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An intensive class for absolute beginners. You will learn basic piano technique, including 5-finger patterns and chords, simple pieces, as well as music reading, through individual and group tuition and playing.
Listening to tutor explanation and demonstration Playing with and to others in the class Playing individually to the tutor Listening to others and group discussion aural and theory exercises
This course is suitable for absolute beginners. You will need access to a piano (acoustic or digital) outside class. Willingness to do short, regular practice sessions between classes: at least 10-15 minutes, at least 4 times a week.
You should be careful when playing the piano to maintain good posture and take regular breaks to stretch and relax, to avoid overuse injuries. You will need to complete homework on a weekly basis. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the course learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time.
Notebook, pencil and eraser, and manuscript paper for music notation. Text: Adult Piano Adventures by Nancy and Randall Faber, All-in-one Piano Course, Book 1. Other materials to be supplied by the tutor. During the first session, you will receive guidance from your tutor about how to access the online course material, such as recordings and sheet music.
You can continue with the Piano 1B Fast-track course in the summer term. Morley offers piano courses through all levels up to advanced.