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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Nikos Stavlas
  • Course Code W22CCLA14A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Taught in the digital piano classroom, this course is for those who can play simple pieces and have some music-reading skills. Learn through individual and group tuition and playing, working at around Grade 2 (ABRSM) standard.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate good posture, hand position, warm-up and practice techniques and habits
  • Play scales, arpeggios and exercises in simple major and minor keys
  • Play simple pieces hands together with reasonable fluency
  • Understand and play more complex rhythm patterns (quavers, semiquavers, triplets, dotted quavers) and apply these in performance at the keyboard
  • Recognise and play different dynamics (forte, piano, crescendo, diminuendo, etc.)

Cost

  • Full fee
    £145
  • Concession fee
    £110
  • Class format and activities

    This course takes place in the digital keyboard classroom, with one keyboard per student. 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

    Entry requirements

    You need to have been playing for at least a year or have completed Piano level 2A. You will need to have access to a piano (acoustic or digital) outside class. Willingness to do short, regular practice sessions between classes: at least 20-30 minutes, at least 4 times a week.

    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. 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.

    What you need

    Notebook, pencil and eraser, and manuscript paper for music notation. Text: Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Book 2 [Faber]. Other materials to be supplied by the tutor. The College provides headphones for all students but you are encouraged to bring your own.

    What you can do next

    Piano 2B continues on to 2C (Summer term). Morley offers Piano courses through all levels up to Advanced. You may also be interested in other Music reading, theory & and musicianship courses, such as 'ABRSM Music Theory Grade 3-5', 'Aural training & Musicianship'.