Piano workshop 5

Course Dates: 14/01/21 - 18/03/21
Time: 15:45 - 17:45
Location: Online
Tutors:
Chryssa Kasma

If you play piano at around grade 5 standard, join one of these online workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

Play a wider repertoire and improve your technique. Emphasis is given to developing technical skills, understanding of the structure of pieces, developing ability to shape phrases and extending dynamic range.

If you are unsure which course is best for you, please contact the music department (music@citylit.ac.uk) where our teachers will help you select a class at the right level.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- Repertoire will include pieces by two/three different composers and a selection of studies at a standard approaching grade 5 (increasing in complexity with tutor guidance)
- Technical problems, style and performance skills will be discussed
- There will some sight reading pieces
- There may be opportunity to play duets.
- Scales: all major scales starting on white keys plus Bflat and Eflat majors and A, B, C, D, E, F and G minors (harmonic and melodic, three Octaves, hands together)
- Arpeggios in the same keys (two Octaves.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Recognise and play perfect, imperfect and interrupted cadences
- Recognise and understand modulation
- Make decisions about the shaping of phrases
- Extend your range of techniques
- Demonstrate increased dynamic range
- Use the sustain pedal.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

For this workshop you must be ready to study repertoire at approaching grade 5 standard and the ability to learn repertoire independently is essential.
You need to be able to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

For this online course you will need your own piano, be able to source your own copies of course repertoire-books (see below) and a computer or tablet with a webcam, microphone and reliable internet connection.
We use GOOGLE CLASSROOM to share messages, documents, audio and video files and for you to submit any homework tasks. We use ZOOM (video software) to meet for weekly classes via webcam.
Classes are taught through tutor explanation and demonstration, and playing/listening workshop style. Sessions will also include aural skills and theoretical study
A regular practice routine is essential to progress on this course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Students should have access to a piano (acoustic or digital) for practice between classes and budget approximately
£15 per term for scores. Music may be purchased new or second-hand. Suitable scores may also be available from IMSLP.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

This course comprises of three terms spread across the academic year, after which you may continue to ‘Piano workshop 6’, or you may repeat the course to gain more experience at the same level.

You may wish to support your learning through a focus on reading, writing and hearing music and musical patterns. For more details about musicianship and music theory please visit our blog: Musicianship and music theory at City lit which lists our full sequence of musicianship and music theory classes.

You may also be interested in music history classes. Please click this link: Music history: your guide to the 2019/20 programme which lists our full programme of classes ordered by term, and by day of the week. You may then click on each title to read the full course outline.

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

This an excellent class expertly taught by a highly experienced tutor. The group is friendly, welcoming and very supportive.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/03/2020)
This is a well structured course taught by a highly experienced teacher who is committed and very supportive. I have improved by technique, musicality and confidence in performance. I look forward to each class.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/12/2019)
A good challenge
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 27/11/2019)
Highly recommended
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 22/11/2019)
Take this course if you want to gain confidence playing the piano. It’s thoroughly enjoyable and the teaching is great.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 22/11/2019)
This an excellent course, well structure with an excellent tutor.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 10/07/2019)
Do it
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Review by Bob Salter / (Posted on 24/06/2019)
Go to the City Lit
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Review by Angelo / (Posted on 20/06/2019)
Best Piano Course
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 12/04/2019)
Excellent way of returning to the piano with like minded others. Fun and challenging at the same time
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Review by Robert Salter / (Posted on 22/03/2019)
Excellent for all who wish to improve their standard of playing by regular home practice and performance before the other students in the class
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 07/12/2018)
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Book your place

Course Code: ME236B

Please choose a course date 

Thu, day, 14 Jan - 18 Mar '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £159.00
Concession: £121.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? music@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2630

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