Starts: 11 Jan 2022
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- know the layout of the keyboard and use good posture, hand position
- how to shift hand position between and within phrases
- play simple melodies and accompaniments with some independence and co-ordination of hands
- read and write simple pitch, rhythm and time signatures
- play in front of others with some confidence
Class format and activities
This course will be delivered online. You will be playing a digital piano with headphones, which gives each student total privacy whilst allowing the tutor to "listen in" using another set of headphones. Students will also learn the basics of music notation and some principles of theory.
You should have completed successfully Piano 1B (or equivelant standard).
What you need to know before you enrol
You should be careful when playing the piano to maintain good posture and take regular breaks to stretch and relax, to avoid overuse injuries. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. Your progress towards achieving the learning outcomes will be reviewed throughout the course. 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 i.e.: progression to another course. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time.
What you need
Notebook, pencil and eraser, and manuscript paper for music notation. Text: Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Book 1 [Faber]. Other materials to be supplied by the tutor. You will need to bring your own headphones to the class. To join this class you will need a good internet connection and computer/tablet with webcam and sound.
What you can do next
Piano 1C continues on to Piano 2A in the next Autumn term. Morley offers Piano courses through all levels up to Advanced. You may also be interested in the series of one-day courses Introduction to Reading Music A/B, Kodaly Method, or full-year courses such as Musicianship, Aural Training.