Piano/keyboards 3A

Course Dates: 20/09/19 - 06/12/19
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Chryssa Kasma

This fourth year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of a grade 2 standard. Improve your hand co-ordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence. Taught in the digital piano classroom.

Description

What is the course about?

Working with grade 2 standard repertoire at first, you will achieve greater confidence in co-ordination of hands, rhythmical work and a range of dynamics. Improve your musicianship, keyboard harmony skills and aural awareness. You will extend your theoretical knowledge in order to fully understand the pieces you are playing. This course is taught in a friendly and supportive environment and as the course progresses you will begin to encounter some elements of the grade 3 syllabus.

What will we cover?

- Developing dynamic range
- Developing co-ordination skills in variety of articulations i.e. play one hand legato and one staccato
- Technical problems, style and performance skills will be discussed
- Develop practice strategies.
- Repertoire will work from grade 2 towards an approximate grade 3 standard (over the course of the whole year)
- Scales (over the whole year): C, G, F, D and A majors and A, E, D and B minors (harmonic and melodic, 2 octaves, hands together).
- Arpeggios in the same keys (2 octaves, hands separately).

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

- Perform at least 3 pieces on the piano from the class repertoire
- Be able to use gradual dynamics
- Perform 4 major scales and 3 minor scales suitable for the level
- Play using staccato in one hand and legato in the other
- Develop technical exercises to deal with a number of technical problems.

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

Students should have completed Build Piano/keyboards 2 or have equivalent experience as this course draws on material of an approximate Grade 2/3 standard. You need to be able to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

If you are new to Build piano classes, please take a moment to read our blog: Choosing a piano class at City lit which lists our full sequence of piano classes. You could also drop in to one of our advice sessions where we can hear you play and help you choose the right course.

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

Classes are taught through tutor explanation and demonstration, group playing and individual practice (using headphones so the tutor can check individual progress). Sessions will also include aural skills and theoretical study.
To make good progress, you will need to practise regularly: preferably 30 minutes every day.

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

Students should have access to a keyboard or piano for practice between classes, plus material; one or two printed books as decided in class (approx. cost £10 each).
Books for this course are as follows: Piano mix 2 and Graded Pianoforte Studies, second series, preliminary, both from the ABRSM.

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

This course leads to ‘Piano/keyboards 3B’.
You may also be interested in Music theory, Practical Musicianship or Music appreciation courses.

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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Book your place

Course Code: ME287A

Please choose a course date 

Fri, day, 20 Sep - 06 Dec '19

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £151.00
Concession: £115.00

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

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or call 020 7492 2630

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