Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Teaching Plans and Outlines

Here are some suggested first steps for beginner piano students:

  1. Playing by imitation
  2. Melodic analysis of song for form (AABA, for example)
  3. Five finger hand positions of right and left hands
  4. Tonic and dominant-seventh chords
  5. Rhythm exercises
  6. Sight reading
  7. Transposition
  8. Theory
  9. Technique
  10. Home Practice
  11. Creative work
  12. Block and broken chords
  13. Analysis, melodic and harmonic
  14. Playing the song and observation of cadences
  15. Melodies for the left hand
  16. Technical development through varieties of fingering
  17. Increasing finger independence
  18. Piano pieces without words
For more information about piano classes NJ, contact Barbara Ehrlich Piano Studio.