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All Instruments: Learn to Play Group Classes (Ages 5-11)

All Instruments: Learn to Play Group Classes (Ages 5-11)
Learn to Play Group Classes for Children
  • Price:  $800
  • Available:  September 7, 2019 - May 2, 2020
  • Instructor:  RCS Faculty
  • Discipline:  Guitar, Percussion, Piano
  • Course Type:  Group Classes, Learn to Play | Sing
  • Student Type:  5 and 6 years, School Aged (4-17)
  • Difficulty:  Beginner

Course Description

Learn to play piano, guitar, and percussion in a group class setting.

  • Piano

    Learn to Play - Level 1

    By the end of this course, budding pianists will be playing simple pieces in C major! Through take-home studies and in-class instruction, Level 1 teaches children foundational musical concepts including time values, tone colours, rhythmic precision, notation, and dynamics, while encouraging the development of proper finger, arm, and body positions.

    Prerequisites: Students will be required to have access to an 88-key piano for practice and to purchase course materials. More information about materials be provided in the first class. A consistent adult must accompany students to each class.


    Learn to Play - Level 2

    Building on the concepts explored in Level 1, Level 2 aims to enhance students' confidence and improve their technique. Students receive instruction in the fundamentals of piano play and study score reading, proper pedal use, phrasing, and other concepts and techniques. The virtues of practice, discipline, posture, and technique are conveyed in a fun, upbeat environment.

    Each student will perform a piece for the group at the conclusion of each week's lesson.

    Repertoire is drawn from a variety of styles, from highly lyrical works to rhythmic pieces. Homework is assigned each week, with parents tracking their child's progress.

    Prerequisites: Piano: Learn to Play Level 1, or permission of the instructor. Students will be required to have access to an 88-key piano for practice and to purchase course materials. More information about materials be provided in the first class. A consistent adult must accompany students to each class.


    Learn to Play - Level 3

    Level 3 studies deepen the link between theory and practice by further developing students' awareness of expression, contrast, and tone. Particular attention is paid to basic musicianship and body awareness, including techniques for expressing tone through use of arm weight. The teacher will lead the class through drills and repertoire from a piano at the front of the room while the students, wearing headsets, play along on individual keyboards. Individualized instruction and feedback are provided on an ongoing basis throughout the course.

    Prerequisites: Piano: Learn to Play Level 2, or permission of the instructor. Students will be required to have access to an 88-key piano for practice and to purchase course materials. More information about materials be provided in the first class.
  • Guitar

    Learn to Play - Level 1

    The Suzuki method is incorporated into the teaching of this course, easing the way for young minds to learn the fundamentals of the guitar, and the diverse musical world it inhabits. Students will learn everything from the care of the instrument and proper posture to developing the physical technique needed to be able to learn simple melodies and chords.

    Please note: A consistent parent or guardian is required to be in attendance at each class to facilitate learning and to guide home practice. Students must bring their own guitar.
  • Percussion

    Learn to Play - Level 1

    Explore the magical world of percussion! This fun-filled, four-session class will introduce students to the power of groove and rhythm. Learn about conventional and unconventional percussion instruments in a lively environment filled with games and laughter. Together, we will experience drums, cymbals, tambourines, triangles, shakers, xylophones, and more!

    Please note: A consistent parent or guardian is required to be in attendance at each class to facilitate learning and to guide home practice.

 
All group classes take place on Saturdays from September 7, 2019 to May 2, 2020.
 
Course Name Age Term Time Instructor  
Piano: Learn to Play - Level 3 8-11 Years Full Year 12:00pm Cecilia Chan REGISTER
Guitar: Learn to Play - Level 1 6-7 Years Full Year 1:00pm Raffi Altounian REGISTER
Piano: Learn to Play - Level 1 5-6 Years Full Year 1:00pm Cecilia Chan REGISTER
Guitar: Learn to Play - Level 1 8-9 Years Full Year 2:00pm Raffi Altounian REGISTER
Piano: Learn to Play - Level 2 6-8 Years Full Year 2:00pm Cecilia Chan REGISTER
Guitar: Learn to Play - Level 2 7-9 Years Full Year 3:00pm Raffi Altounian REGISTER
Piano: Learn to Play - Level 1 5-6 Years Full Year 3:00pm Ann Edwards REGISTER
Percussion: Learn to Play - Level 1 5-7 Years Full Year 3:30pm Ed Reifel REGISTER
Piano: Learn to Play - Level 2 6-8 Years Full Year 4:00pm Ann Edwards REGISTER
Piano: Learn to Play - Level 1 6-8 Years Full Year 5:00pm Ann Edwards REGISTER
Piano: Learn to Play - Level 1 6-8 Years Full Year 6:00pm Cecilia Chan REGISTER