Piano

Beginning Piano Lessons – Call to Register

Call 360-885-6584 to schedule your class.

Classes are held on Thursday evenings.

The student objective will cover basic music skills:

  • Basic keyboard topography and fluent recognition of white key names in relation to black keys.
  • Simple rhythms that prepare students for intervallic reading with entertaining songs that focus on “same,” “stepping up” and “stepping down”.
  • Lines and space notes in treble and bass clefs, melodic and harmonic intervals of 2nds, 3rds, 4ths and 5ths, graduating to reading on the grand staff.
  • Flat and sharp signs.
  • Incomplete measures, tempo markings, eighth notes and rests, using the damper pedal, half steps and whole steps.
  • Introduction of the major scale through the concept of tetrachords.

You will determine with your teacher at your first lesson which piano lesson book will be most appropriate to use (student must purchase their own book).  Students who have had previous piano lessons can bring the materials they have been using to the first lesson.  Bring a notebook and pen as well.  If the student is 10 and younger, the instructor requires that the parent is at the lesson and engaged, this will help with practice and learning at home.  Call 360-885-6584 to schedule your 30 minute lesson. Students are only allowed to miss and makeup one lesson per session due to time constraints.

Intermediate Piano Lessons – Call to Register

Call 360-885-6584 to register.

Classes are held on Thursday evenings.

As the student advances from level 3 to level 6 the objective will cover advancing music skills:

Level 3 (Early Intermediate)

  • Independent movement of the left hand
  • Hands in parallel and contrary motion
  • Multiple chords in a measure
  • More variety of chords
  • Eighth to whole notes, triplets, dotted rhythms
  • Reading notes in most major and minor keys

Level 4 (Intermediate)

  • Scales moving up and down the keyboard at a faster tempo
  • Arpeggios covering 2 octaves
  • Many chords, some 4-note
  • More complex rhythms
  • Sixteenth notes

Level 5 (Intermediate)

  • Scale passages over several measures
  • Melodies may be in both hands
  • More variety of chords including seventh chords
  • More complex rhythms, including sixteenth notes and dotted rhythms
  • More difficult note reading, with ledger lines above and below the staff
  • Level 6 (Late Intermediate)
  • Longer scale passages, some in octaves
  • Melodic lines in both hands
  • Full four note chords in both hands, requiring large hand stretches, large leaps
  • Irregular rhythmic groups between the hands
  • More complicated patterns
  • More difficult note reading, with full chords sometimes on opposite ends of the keyboard

You will determine with your teacher at your first lesson which piano lesson book will be most appropriate to use (student must purchase their own book).  Students who have had previous piano lessons can bring the materials they have been using to the first lesson.  Bring a notebook and pen as well.  If the student is 10 and younger, the instructor requires that the parent is at the lesson and engaged, this will help with practice and learning at home.  Call 360-885-6584 to schedule your 45 minute lesson. Students are only allowed to miss and makeup one lesson per session due to time constraints.

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