What is the course about?
This mixed-level course is intended for pianists Grade 2-5 who are returning to playing after a long break but who are unsure of their standard. Taught in a digital piano suite (one keyboard per student), you will receive individual help on a piece of your choice during supervised practice sessions and enjoy group activities to refresh your knowledge of both music notation and piano technique.
What will we cover?
- How to practise effectively
- Refresh your knowledge of music notation
- Sharpen your aural (listening) skills
- Tutor advice for choosing suitable music
- Individual help on a solo piece
- A selected technical exercise (eg. Hanon, Czerny).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Demonstrate an increased awareness of your current level
- Form a clear plan to incorporate future practice goals
- Receive advice on a suitable level of course to join our main programme of workshops.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should be of an approximate grade 2-5 standard and have had regular piano tuition in the past. You will need to bring at least one piece that you have started to (re)learn and can play in part to work on in class practice sessions.
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English, engage in class discussions and take notes in
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- Tutor presentation and explanation, including handouts
- Class discussion and debate
- Supervised practice sessions with individual advice from the tutor
- Students should aim to practice minimum 20 mins/ 6 days per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
- Please bring a notebook and pen
- Please bring at least two pieces of music to practice.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
If you are new to City Lit piano classes, please take a moment to read our blog: Choosing a piano class at City lit which lists our full sequence of piano classes. You could also drop in to one of our advice sessions where we can hear you play and help you choose the right course.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details