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For those who have had two years' or more tuition, and play at Grade 2/3 (ABRSM) standard. Taught in the digital piano classroom with one keyboard per student with some work on acoustic piano.
Tutor explanation and demonstration Group and individual tuition at the keyboard Playing to and with others in the class Listening to others and group discussion Aural and theory exercises Individual practice and written homework outside class time
This course is suitable for those who have had at least two years’ tuition or equivalent, and are playing confidently at around Grade 2 standard. You will need access to a piano (acoustic or digital) outside class. Willingness to do regular practice sessions between classes: at least 30 minutes, at least 5 times a week.
You will need access to a piano (acoustic or digital) outside class. You will need to do regular practice sessions between classes: at least 30 minutes, at least 5 times a week. 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.
Music scores relevant to the lessons and notebook and pencil. Other materials to be supplied by the tutor. Each student should keep a journal where they can record feedback from the tutor and to reflect on their progress both in class and during their own practice out of college. The College provides headphones for all students but you are encouraged to bring your own headphones to the class.
You can usefully repeat the course next year. Your tutor will advise you when you are ready to progress to the Piano 4A course. You may also be interested in any Music Reading, Theory & Musicianship courses, such as 'ABRSM Music Theory Grade 3/4/5', 'Aural Training & Musicianship '.