Pop piano introduction

Course Dates: 16/07/22 - 30/07/22
Time: 12:00 - 13:30
Location: Keeley Street
Discover what is involved in learning to play popular piano: how to voice and invert chords, play chord progressions from symbols, and get in the groove. For pianists at grade 4/5 and above.
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Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £33.00

Course Code: ME983

Sat, day, 16 Jul - 30 Jul '22

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Find out how to develop your playing to navigate popular piano styles - playing from chord symbols and copying recordings.

What will we cover?

Keyboard harmony : diatonic chords in major keys and corresponding chord symbols.
Playing in a groove.
Repertoire and types of songs.

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

Play sample grooves.
Have met some famous songs.
Take away ideas for practice.

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

This course aims to develop able pianists. You need to be at grade 4 or 5 at least to take part fully in the practical tasks.
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?

Exercises and routines are practised together with everyone at a digital piano. Some music sheets will be provided.
Some listening exercises will be included.

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


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

Pop Piano 1.

Angele Veltmeijer

Angèle Veltmeijer is a multi-instrumentalist who plays flute, clarinet, saxophone and keyboards. She enjoys playing a wide variety of musics, from folk to jazz and circus to West African highlife. She has performed and toured in Europe and Africa, playing in venues ranging from the Royal Albert Hall to many local venues. She has played live and recorded with Ivy Benson, Orchestra Jazira, Brian Kennedy, Annie Whitehead, Jimmy Somerville, Carol Grimes, Bessa, Alfred Karri Bannerman, Bob Graham, and Big Bands including lead alto in Morley College jazz orchestra, Studio 9 Orchestra, Sussex Jazz Orchestra, Brighton Big Band. Her own ensembles include Angèle Veltmeijer Quartet and Angel’s Horns. Angèle composes and arranges, and her music has been played and recorded by several of the line-ups she has been associated with. Angèle learned to play the saxophone at City Lit with Kathy Stobart whose firm yet compassionate teaching has remained an inspiration. Angèle enjoys passing on the thrill of making music. At City Lit she has taught saxophone, flute, jazz and pop piano, musicianship, jazz improvisation and transcription.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.