We will learn...
The basis of our music system.
How to play piano either by reading music notation or by rote/ear.
We cover everything you need to start learning about music and piano. From learning how a piano works and the names of the keys to learning how to play a variety of pieces. We will use a combination of learning strategies in the process.
There are exercises and music scores you can download and then work along with me. You will be able to learn on an acoustic piano, digital piano, or electronic keyboard.
We will delve into all the good stuff such as rhythm, names of the notes, music notation, repertoire pieces, technique, scales, arpeggios, chords, and more.
Understand the mechanics of the piano
Play pieces by the two most common learning and teaching approaches:
reading traditional music notation
playing by rote, also known as playing by ear
Start to develop an efficient piano technique
Form a solid foundation in music theory, which will include:
understanding and reading rhythmic notation
understanding and identifying note names
understanding and reading from the music staff
identifying intervals in music
learning how to build major and minor scales, chords, and arpeggios.
Learn and apply the symbols and terminology used to play music with expression including dynamics, articulations, pedal, accents, and other symbols used to manipulate time and sound volume
Discover and develop your own learning style and practice routine that best work for your personality
There are class projects for you to work on, which will enable you to practice what you learn. By the end of this course you will have a great understanding of the basis of music and piano to get you started playing music you have always wanted to learn.
If that all sounds a little too fancy, don't worry, this course is aimed at people new to the piano or who have never played music before. We will start right at the beginning and work our way through step by step.
Who am I?
I'm Eduardo, and I've been teaching and playing as a professional concert pianist for about 30 years. You can hear me play in the course under the lesson "meet your instructor". I enjoy teaching students of all ages since I consider important to pass on my love for music, the piano and also my experience to students of all ages and skill levels. I firmly believe all people are capable to enjoy music by learning how to play a musical instrument. It is my job as a professional teacher to discover my students' learning styles in order to develop the best teaching strategies. I have taught beginner students as young as 3 years old as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students at different universities.
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