What is the course about?
This short course is designed to give you a brief introduction to what learning piano is all about! It is designed for absolute beginners with no previous experience of playing piano or reading music notation.
What will we cover?
- names and patterns of the keys
- simple rhythmic values
- finger numbers and movements
- simple alphabet notation (C, D, E, F G).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- know names of the keys on the piano
- to play a simple tune with one hand
- show some knowledge of simple rhythmic values
- understand simple notation.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for absolute beginners in both playing and reading music, it is not suitable for those who have had piano lessons in the past. If you are not a complete beginner please email email@example.com for advice on which course would be most suitable for you.
You need to be able to listen to and follow instructions in English.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught through playing in a group, tutor demonstration and explanation. Each student has his/her own digital piano.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no extra costs. There is no need to bring anything to the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Our Piano taster classes aim to give you an introduction to learning the piano at City lit.
If you enjoyed this course you may like to join our regular piano programme, beginning with Piano/keyboards 1A starting in September. NB: there are multiple dates available for these courses so use the drop-down list on the right hand side of the screen where it says ‘please choose a course date’ to see all available options.
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