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Piano: Learn to Play (Ages 5-8)

Piano: Learn to Play (Ages 5-8)
Learn to Play Group Classes for Children
  • Available:  September 24, 2022 - June 3, 2023
  • Instructor:  Cecilia Chan, Ann Edwards
  • Discipline:  Piano
  • Course Type:  Group Classes, Learn to Play | Sing
  • Student Type:  School Aged (4-17)
  • Difficulty:  Beginner

Course Description

Learn to play piano in a group class setting. 

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.
 
Course Name Day Dates Time Instructor Tuition  

Learn to Play - Level 1
(Ages 5-6)

Sat Sep 24, 2022 -
Jun 3, 2023
12:00-1:00 pm Cecilia Chan TBC Contact Us

Learn to Play - Level 1
(Ages 5-6)

Sat Sep 24, 2022 -
Jun 3, 2023
1:00-2:00 pm Cecilia Chan TBC Contact Us
Learn to Play - Level 2
(Ages 6-8)
Sat Sep 24, 2022 -
Jun 3, 2023
2:00-3:00 pm Cecilia Chan TBC Contact Us

Learn to Play - Level 1
(Ages 5-6)

Sat Sep 24, 2022 -
Jun 3, 2023
3:00-4:00 pm Ann Edwards TBC Contact Us
Learn to Play - Level 2
(Ages 6-8)
Sat Sep 24, 2022 -
Jun 3, 2023
4:00-5:00 pm Ann Edwards TBC Contact Us
Learn to Play - Level 1
(Ages 6-8)
Sat Sep 24, 2022 -
Jun 3, 2023
5:00-6:00 pm Ann Edwards TBC Contact Us