Very basics of piano, finger numbers, names of keys, C major scale, finger tuck, (song) Twinkle little star.
Whole tones & Semi tones, Major scale TTSTTTS, Sharps and Flats, G major scale, Definition of Octave, Intervals.
Triads, Inversions, Tonic and Dominate, 4 note Chords, Solid and Broken Chords, D major, A little extra talking about Sharps and Flats.
Sheet music: Intervals, Sharps, Flats, Naturals, Dynamics, Musical Italian Terms, Staccato, Legato, Ties
How the Piano Works, Showing my grand piano opened up and explaining the parts and what they do. This includes, soundboard, pin block, cast iron frame, action, dampers, and more.
Minor scales, The rules for: Natural minor, harmonic minor, melodic minor, and the explanation of where they come from.
How to learn songs, for any instrument, this should increase the speed at which you learn songs, or at least help you understand the steps.
How to transpose. To move a melody up or down. Stem direction, how to know which way the stems go.
Time signatures, rests, clapping, strong and weak beats, duple & compound time. Mostly rhythmic topics.
Scale degrees, and their functions. Dominate function chords, chord symbols, Intro to Harmony.
Using your ear to recognize intervals. Hear the intervals in your head. This should help you play by ear.
Relaxing Your Physical Posture, the correct way to sit at the piano, and get the most of your motions into the piano. (Important lesson)
The mental approach to playing piano well. This lesson should help you relax your mind and give you much better results. (Super important lesson)
Intermediate-advanced, rhythm, clapping and exercises. Adds, triplet, doted notes, and more.
Trills, mordents, turns, and ornamentation. Basically those quick little notes and squiggly lines you see in your sheets.
General Overview of Music history. Know how we got to where we are in music! This helps for playing stylistically correct.
Cadences, Perfect, Plagal, Imperfect, Deceptive. It’s like musical punctuation! Also, you get to hear how they sound.
Structural Analysis. learning Binary form, Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, Rounded Binary, and Ternary Form. Great for learning how your pieces are built.
Playing leaps across the keyboard. With and without looking. This should help you play without stopping and looking as much.
Hanon, a finger centric exercise book, used to strengthen the fingers and make them much stronger and faster! This lesson should give you things to practise to help you improve your technique.
More advanced scales, scales in 3rds, 6ths, formula patterns, polyrhythm scales, repeated note scales.
Teach your kids how to play piano. Techniques to teach your kids what you know about piano. Idea’s how to interest your kids in piano, motivate them, and even games to play with them!
Pedaling, reasons for pedaling, what we use it for. Demonstration of with vs without pedal. Different techniques.