Beginning Piano (Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti)

PI101 Beginning Piano

Ann Arbor Classes

Meeting day: Mondays
Session dates: January 16 through April 9, 2012
Lesson time: 6:00-7:00pm
Location: Ann Arbor Community Center, 623 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Registration Online: http://atamipianobeginnerlessons.eventbrite.com

Instructor: John Hudson, MA
Equipment: 61 key keyboard (the student must bring keyboard to each lesson)

Ypsilanti Classes

Meeting day: Thursdays
Session dates: January 19 through April12, 2012
Lesson time: 6:00-7:00pm
Location: Christian Love Fellowship Ministries International 1601 Stamford Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Registration Online: http://atamibeginnerspianoypsi.eventbrite.com
Instructor: Cheryl Crawford

Equipment: 61 key keyboard (the student must bring keyboard to each lesson)

Registration fee: $30 per term.

Class fee: $180 may be paid in monthly payments of $60. All payments must be made at the beginning of the month.

Book: $10

Course description

The purpose of these lessons is to enhance the developing student’s skills in the areas of piano.  This class is designed for students with no prior training, but who would like to pursue the skills required to play piano.  Students, ages 8-12 years are especially elevated in their skills when engaging in private lessons.

When learning how to play piano, students can expect to learn hand, eye, and foot coordination.  Sight reading notation on the printed page will be acquired.  Students will obtain the very basics of learning how to play with left hand and right hand together and developing that into a more advance coordination using both hands and feet when appropriate.  The rudiments of music such as the various elements of musical notations will be emphasized.  Students will learn the quarter note, half note, whole note, eighth note, and sixteenth note and other advanced notations depending on how far they pursue their lessons.  Therefore, learning how to count music in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 will be included in this rudiment training as well.