This course is for those who are new to piano. You will learn how to read music, play, and some basic music theory.
From beginner to Advance this is a GREAT way to learn to play the Piano without having to take years of formal piano lessons. If you just want to learn to play your favorite Melodies and harmonies then leaning to play functional piano is for you. EXCELLENT Choice for the Novice-Singer/Songwriter or instrumentalist. Topics include: 1) Basic Chord sound 2) Voice leading techniques. 3) How to read a lead sheet. 4) Basic Diatonic Harmony 4) exchanging chords of similar function. 7) Harmonic and Melodic analysis. plus many more advanced topics.
I have 14 years of experience in classical piano and I absolutely love to teach music! When teaching piano, I strive to help my students obtain a solid understanding of the piano, and help them build skills in reading, performance, proper practice techniques, and musical techniques. I also introduce them to a wide variety of repertoire and implement ear training and theory into my lessons so they can become a well-rounded musician. My students are also able to apply what they have learned to their specific musical interests. I teach with a mixture of the Kodaly and Dalcroze methods, and I believe in engaging my students visually, auditorialy, and kinesthetically, so they can have the best learning experience possible!
During my lessons, my student should expect to leave feeling confident and that he or she has learned something new. My students will always be making constant progress!
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Have you always wanted to play the piano? We’re here to help! Get started with these 20 video tutorials hosted by San Diego, CA piano teacher Jordan M, one of our expert instructors with TakeLessons.com. In this free video series, you’ll get an introduction to the instrument and learn a few easy exercises to get you reading music and understanding rhythm!
Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.
Learn about proper posture, hand placement, and other beginner essentials.
Learn about the treble and bass clefs, and tips for remembering the notes on the piano.
Learn what all those sharps and flats really mean, and how to decode your music.
Follow along to master quarter notes, quarter rests, and half rests.
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