ADULT MUSIC EDUCATION
Small group classes
Ainslie Arts Centre & Online
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, musicianship, performance skills, and building repertoire.
Goals & outcomes: To be able to play the piano with better technique, more musicality and more confidence. Music throughout the instrument’s history will be used to demonstrate changes in technical, stylistic and performance practices, and attention will be given to specific exercises for each new piece of music to ensure technique, reading skills and music theory knowledge continue to be improved.
Prerequisite knowledge: Piano 101 or prior lessons. Piano 201 is suitable for adults of any age, who can comfortably read and play piano music notated in treble and bass staves for two hands; for continuing beginner to intermediate piano students up to 5th grade AMEB equivalent, however students ‘returning’ to the piano who have achieved higher level examinations are also very welcome.
PIANO 201 ADVANCED is a dedicated class for students at a playing and reading level of 6th grade and above.
About the classes: Classes include: (a) weekly one-hour group lessons; plus (b) 24/7 online access to 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, blues, jazz, popular, musical theatre and film music.
Full class fee: $295 plus $30 text fee per term