Pop piano taster

Course Dates: 20/07/22
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
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 and above who have a command of major and minor scales..
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Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00

Course Code: ME982

Wed, eve, 20 Jul - 20 Jul '22

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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

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What is the course about?

Find out how to develop your playing to navigate popular piano style - playing from chord symbols rather than dots, and copying records.

What will we cover?

Keyboard harmony : diatonic chords in major keys and corresponding 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 a sample groove.
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 piano standard 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.

Sarha Moore

Sarha is an experienced teacher and gigging musician, performing on the saxophone, arranging and composing on the piano, in classical, jazz and world music genres. Her principal band, Bollywood Brass Band, is the UK’s pioneering Indian-style wedding band, performing tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of Bollywood films. Twice nominated for Songlines World Music Awards, the band has performed across the world in concerts, festivals, and Indian weddings in the UK, Europe, India, Thailand and South Africa. Sarha played with Ghanaian Highlife band Orchestre Jazira, and socialist big band, The Happy End. She also plays in the Charlie Mingus jazz cover band Hog Callin’, The Great Yiddish Parade marching band and Freylekh klezmer band. Sarha’s specialist area is World Music, and she has a PhD on the study of the Flattened Supertonic across different cultures. At CityLit she teaches jazz and classical piano, saxophone, world music styles (practical and academic courses), musicianship and music theory.

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.