ADULT MUSIC EDUCATION
Small group classes at
Ainslie Arts Centre
Mondays 10am | Mondays 12:15pm | Mondays 5pm ADVANCED | Mondays 6pm | Fridays 11:15am
Group format piano lessons for adult students with some experience who can already read and play from a score, Piano 201 focuses on improving technique, developing literacy, musical and performance skills, and building a solo and duet repertoire.
Goals & outcomes: To be able to play the piano with better technique, more musicality and more confidence. Both solo and ensemble literature throughout the instrument’s history will be used to demonstrate changes in technical, interpretive and performance practices, and attention will be given to specific exercises for each new piece of music to ensure technique and reading skills continue to be improved. Improvisation skills will also be developed.
Prerequisite knowledge: Piano 101*. This class is suitable for adults of any age, who can read piano music notated for both hands; for continuing beginner piano students up to 5th grade AMEB equivalent, however students ‘returning’ to the piano who have achieved higher level examinations are welcome.
*Piano 201 ADVANCED is a dedicated class for students at a playing level of 6th grade and above.
About the classes: Classes include: (a) weekly one or one-and-a-half hour (depending on class size) face-to-face group lessons; plus (b) weekly online delivery of progressive course content, over a term. Terms generally coincide with ACT school term dates. Enrolment is on a per term basis, with progress being tailored to suit the class and each individual in the class. Repertoire in any term may include:
Baroque keyboard works
Classical and/or Romantic piano repertoire
20th & 21st century musical development and change
Creative playing and practice techniques, including improvisation and free play
Piano 201 incorporates a variety of musical genres, including classical, folk, ragtime, blues, jazz, show tunes, popular and film music.
Full class fee: $285 plus $15 text fee per term