ADULT MUSIC EDUCATION
Small group classes
at Ainslie Arts Centre
Mondays 11:15am | Tuesdays 6pm | Tuesdays 7pm **
Group format piano lessons for adults who are absolute beginners, Piano 101 introduces students to easy, logical and step-by-step ways to gain familiarity with the piano, by providing the foundations for both the physical aspects of playing and following a written score.
Goals & outcomes: To be able to play short piano pieces with two hands, incorporating melody and harmony, with progressive accomplishment over the year. Students will learn simple improvisation techniques; how to read and respond to a piano score; and begin developing aural and sight-reading skills.
Prerequisite knowledge: None. For absolute beginners. This class is suitable for adults of any age, new to the piano.
About the classes: Classes include: (a) weekly one-hour face-to-face group lessons; plus (b) 24/7 online access to progressive course content, over a term. Terms generally coincide with ACT school term dates. Although enrolment is on a per term basis, the complete Piano 101 course incorporates four successive terms, with each term building on skills learnt in the previous term:
How to Play the Piano – Technique (understanding chords, bass-lines, riffs, scales, improvising)
Learning to Read – Chunking (learning pattern-based sight-reading skills)
Understanding Sheet Music – Reading (extending reading skills in a stylistic context)
Musical Interpretation – Playing (developing technical, reading, and improvising skills)
Piano 101 incorporates a variety of musical genres, including classical, folk, ragtime, blues, jazz, show tunes, popular and film music.
Progressive learning is offered through Continuing Piano 101 and Piano 201 classes in subsequent years.
Full class fee: $285 plus $15 text fee per term
**All scheduled Term 3 Piano 101 classes are CONTINUING.
Please contact us directly to register your interest in a new Piano 101 class. It is important that beginner students are comfortable with the format and we will only commence a new class in Term 3 if we have enough willing starters for an online class.
A new face-to-face class is planned to commence in Term 4.