Piano taster

Course Dates: 07/09/19
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

A fun introduction to the piano: learn the names of the notes and where they are, and how to play some simple tunes. Find out whether piano is for you!


What is the course about?

This short course is designed to give you a brief introduction to what learning piano is all about! It is designed for absolute beginners with no previous experience of playing piano or reading music notation.

What will we cover?

- names and patterns of the keys
- simple rhythm values
- finger numbers and movements
- simple alphabet notation (C, D, E, F G).

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- know names of the keys on the piano
- to play a simple tune with one hand
- show some knowledge of simple rhythm values
- understand simple notation.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for absolute beginners in both playing and reading music, it is not suitable for those who have had piano lessons in the past. If you are not a complete beginner please email [email protected] for advice on which course would be most suitable for you.

You need to be able to listen to and follow instructions in English.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through playing in a group, tutor demonstration and explanation. Each student has his/her own digital piano.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no extra costs. There is no need to bring anything to the course.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Our Piano taster classes aim to give you an introduction to learning the piano at City lit.
If you enjoyed this course you may like to join our regular piano programme, for absolute beginners beginning with. Piano/keyboards 1A starting in September. NB: there are multiple dates available for these courses so use the drop-down list on the right hand side of the screen where it says ‘please choose a course date’ to see all available options.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Go for it!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 31/07/2019)
This was a really fun class to do. The tutors were great and explained everything really clearly.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/07/2019)
Good taster course if you’re not sure if piano is for you, and before you embark on a longer course
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 17/07/2019)
Go for it
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 17/07/2019)
As someone who has always wanted to try the piano, i found this a lovely way to get started. I was amazed at how much we learnt in such a short time. The lesson is taught exactly as explained in the course outline, but with the addition of practice while wearing earphones, so no need to be embarrassed if you get keys wrong. The teacher comes around and helps each student on a one-to-one basis too. Give it a go - it is great fun.
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Review by AC / (Posted on 03/08/2016)

Book your place

Course Code: ME930

Please choose a course date 

Sat, day, 07 Sep - 07 Sep '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £19.00
Senior fee: £19.00
Concession: £19.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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Any questions? [email protected]
or call 020 7492 2630

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.


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