A Foundational Piano Course for Beginners
Beginning Piano is a comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to the core basics of playing the piano. Through these lessons you'll learn the essentials:
- Hand position
- Playing simple pieces with both hands
- Reading music notation
- How to practice notated piano pieces
Our piano repertoire and unique interactive exercises drill the essential concepts of piano playing and will have you playing before you ever read a single note on the staff. Larger musical concepts are deftly intertwined with this hands-on playing practice.
By the end of this beginner piano course, you will understand patterns of keys on the keyboard, be able to play with multiple fingers, and confidently play music pieces at the late-elementary level.
This course is being updated regularly so check back often for more lesson offerings!
What you'll get
What is included in this course and what you will learn
Part I: What We Cover
In Part I you'll learn the core basics of playing the piano and reading music notation. You'll learn how to sit and use your hands on the keyboard, how to read music notes on the music staff, and how to practice your way into playing pieces of music.
Introduction to the Piano
Lesson 1: The Piano and It's History
Playing the Piano: First Steps
Lesson 1: Sitting at the Piano
Lesson 2: The Keyboard
Lesson 3: Playing Your First Keys I
Lesson 4: Playing Your First Keys II
Learning the Beat
Lesson 1: What is the Beat?
Lesson 2: Note Values
Lesson 3: Clapping Exercises
Lesson 4: Keyboard Note Values
Using Your Fingers
Lesson 1: Finger Numbers
Lesson 2: Thinking in Finger Numbers
Lesson 3: Using Multiple Fingers
Lesson 4: Interactive Exercises
Introducing the Staff
Lesson 1: Review of Modules 1-4
Lesson 2: Reading Notes on the Staff
Lesson 3: The Treble and Bass Clef
Lesson 4: Repertoire
The Time Signature
Lesson 1: Introducing Time Signatures
Lesson 2: Time Signature Repertoire I
Lesson 3: Time Signature Repertoire II
Lesson 4: Introducing Ties
Lesson 5: Practicing Ties Repertoire I
Lesson 6: Practicing Ties Repertoire II
Playing with Both Hands
Lesson 1: Introducing Playing with Both Hands
Lesson 2: Exercises I
Lesson 3: Exercises II
Lesson 4: Repertoire
More Notation Elements
Lesson 1: Introduction to Notation Elements
Lesson 2: Tempo
Lesson 3: Tempo Repertoire
Lesson 4: Rests
Lesson 5: Using Rests
Lesson 6: Time Signatures and Augmentation Dots
Lesson 7: 3/4 Time Signatures
Lesson 8: 2/2 Time Signatures
Lesson 1: Introduction to Dynamics
Lesson 2: Dynamics Practice Repertoire I
Lesson 3: Dynamics Practice Repertoire II
How to Practice, Final Repertoire
Lesson 1: Review
Lesson 2: How to Practice
Lesson 3: Repertoire I
Lesson 4: Repertoire II
Lesson 5: Repertoire III
Part II: What We Cover
In Part II of the course, you'll expand the knowledge you earned in Part I by learning new notes values and music notation elements, and by tackling a repertoire of increasing complexity. You'll learn how to play thoughtfully and deepen your general understanding of how piano music works and how to practice it.
Lesson 1: Prologue
Lesson 1: Introducing 8th Notes
Lesson 2: Eighth Notes Clapping Exercises
Lesson 3: Eighth Notes Repertoire I
Lesson 4: Eighth Notes Repertoire II
Lesson 1: Introducing Accidentals
Lesson 2: Accidental Repertoire - Sharps
Lesson 3: Accidental Repertoire - Flat
Lesson 4: Accidental Repertoire - Mixed
Lesson 1: Introducing Articulations
Lesson 2: Articulation Practice Repertoire I
Lesson 3: Articulation Practice Repertoire II
Lesson 1: Extended Positions
Lesson 2: Extended Positions Repertoire
Lesson 3: Changing Positions
Lesson 4: Changing Positions Repertoire
Lesson 1: Intervals - 2nds and 3rds (Steps and Skips)
Lesson 2: Intervals - Repertoire I
Lesson 3: Intervals - 4ths, 5ths, and Octaves
Lesson 4: Intervals Repertoire II
Lesson 5: Intervals - 6ths, 7ths and tritones
Lesson 6: Intervals Repertoire III
West has over 10 years of teaching experience in settings that vary from private studios to college classrooms. In addition to teaching through traditional forms of piano pedagogy, West frequently produces music and teaching materials that cater to the needs of his students.
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