This course is for students with little to no piano knowledge and is designed to take a student all the way to playing a song successfully from memory.
Student's will learn note names, piano finger numbers, proper hand position, posture, how to read notes on the staff, how to count rhythms, keep a steady beat, tempo, dynamics, simple 5 note scales, and so much more. In the last lesson, students will have an opportunity to memorize a recital piece and play it for an audience of their choice.
The course includes a PDF workbook with over 40 pages of sheet music, theory homework, and practice tips for the week. There are 12 video lessons and each one is around 20 minutes long. By purchasing this course you get unlimited streaming access to each video from the watch.thedomesticmusician.com site or by using the VHX app on any device.
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Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #1. Students will learn about how to sit at the piano , proper form for arms and hands, finger numbers, and the black keys.
Songs taught: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Hot Cross Buns"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #2. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #1. Students will review how to sit and about hands and fingers, will talk about note values, and learn how to count basic rhythms.
Song taught: "Old MacDo...
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #3. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #2. Students will review concepts learned, begin learning the musical alphabet on the white keys, and learn middle C position.
Song taught: "Ode to Joy"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #4. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #3. Students will review concepts learned, learn the 5 note C scale, and will begin learning how to read notes on a staff.
Song taught: "Yankee Doodle"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #5. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #4. Students will review concepts learned, learn C position, and will learn about treble and bass clefs.
Song taught: "Jingle Bells"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #6. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #5. Students will review concepts learned and will learn all about dynamics.
Song taught: "Frere' Jacques"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #7. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #6. Students will review concepts learned, learn the G 5 note scale, learn about note direction, and begin learning about the lines and spaces on the staff.
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Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #8. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #7. Students will review concepts learned, learn what a chord is and learn all about tempo.
Song taught: "Ode to Joy"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #9. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #8. Students will review concepts learned, learn what a broken chord is, continue reading notes on a staff, and learn what adding a dot to the end of a note mea...
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #10. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #9. Students will review concepts learned, learn F 5 note scale, and 3/4 meter.
Song taught: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #11. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #10. Students will review concepts learned, learn Bb, and continue reading notes on the staff.
Song taught: "Happy Birthday"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #12. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #11.
This is the final lesson in the level 1 course. Congratulations to all of you! You have worked so hard! This week is recital time. You will learn ...