Start your piano learning from the very beginning from the comfort of your own home with our online course. Suitable for absolute beginners who wish to learn to learn to play and read music.
Learn the basics of piano playing in this introduction to the wonders of piano music in this online course. You’ll be taught how to navigate the piano keyboard layout and acquire keyboard skills using five-finger patterns. You’ll also learn how to read music notation and through practical exercises in class you will develop your listening skills. As this is a practical course you need access to a keyboard (with 88 keys) or an electric or acoustic piano to play during the online lessons and so that you can practise between sessions. (Please see ‘What keyboard shall I buy?’).
What you will learn
♫ Basic fingering patterns and melodies based around ‘C position’
♫ Keyboard navigation and aural recognition of high and low pitch and intervals
♫ Posture at the piano and correct hand shaping
♫ Reading music notation and recognising symbols for high and low pitch (treble and bass clef) and the musical alphabet
♫ Clapping and reading rhythmic patterns and counting in simple time signatures
How will I learn?
♪ As this is an online course you will need access to the internet.
♪You will need your own electric piano or keyboard with 88 full-sized keys (or an acoustic piano).
♪ You will need to buy a copy of Adult All-in-One Course: Lesson, Theory, Technique Level 1 (Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course) which we use as our class text book.
♪ There will be tutor explanation and demonstration via webcam at the piano to develop hand and finger co-ordination, note reading, aural skills and theoretical study.
♪ You’ll receive plenty of encouragement and feedback on your playing in a group and individually.
♪ You’ll be able to watch videos to help you practice at home online via Google Classroom where you’ll also be able to download worksheets and homework.
♪ To make good progress a regular practice routine is essential. We recommend 20 mins daily.
Are there any requirements before my first lesson?
How to set up my keyboard for my online lesson, What keyboard shall I buy?, How to log onto Zoom, How to log onto Google Classroom links will be sent before the start of the course so for you to read through Please read through all the following documents. Your first lesson will run smoothly and be a really enjoyable experience if you sort out a few of the technical requirements well in advance. This will enable us all to launch straight into a fun and practical first session.
Course timings: 12:00 – 13.30
Course cost: £75