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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Nikos Stavlas
  • Course Code W21CCLA13A

What you will learn

A friendly mixed-level class suitable for players with at least one year's previous experience and ability to ready music. Explore new practising techniques and further develop your technique through scales, arpeggios, chords and exercises.

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

  • demonstrate new practising strategies
  • play with greater finger agility
  • demonstrate good hands co-ordination
  • play major and minor scales, arpeggios and chords up to three sharps and flats, according to your level
  • tackle specific piano technique issues according to your level
  • sight-read more confidently

Cost

  • Full fee
    £135
  • Concession fee
    £100
  • Class format and activities

    The classes will be held at the college with additional live streaming for optional online attendance. You have a choice to attend each week either onsite or online. You will work on your piano technique and general musicianship through sight-reading, scales and technique exercises. You will contribute to discussions on peer's performances. You will need to follow and contribute to discussions in English. Music Study can include the use of digital resources such as listening to recordings, watching videos online, using appropriate mobile applications and following Moodle -Morley's virtual learning environment- to enhance your learning inside and outside the classroom. Music study also offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to enhance wellbeing. Music practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment including developing creativity, developing high-concentration levels, building self-confidence, working to deadlines, being able to control nerves and working as part of a team.

    Entry requirements

    This course is for those with the equivalent of at least one years’ experience of playing the piano, or returning to playing after a time away from the keyboard.

    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. Any piano repertoire you would like to work on. Music and other materials will be also supplied by the tutor. If you wish to join this class online you will need a good internet connection and computer/tablet with webcam and sound.

    What you can do next

    Morley offers piano courses up to advanced level; the tutor can refer you to the appropriate level. You may also be interested in the any Music Reading, Theory & Musicianship course, such as 'ABRSM Music Theory Grade 3-5', 'ABRSM Music Theory Grade 6-7', 'Aural Training & Musicianship 1'.