Piano 1 (full year)
Piano 3/4 G/T
Course Code: MU-470-1
Students develop beginning piano techniques through performing a variety of piano literature representing various styles and genres while working through the Adult Piano Adventures Book 1. Skills emphasized include performing with independent parts for right and left hands, note reading using traditional notation, and utilizing current technology to assist in developing basic improvisational and compositional techniques. All students interested in learning piano may participate.
Course Code: MU-570-1
Prerequisite: Piano 1 or audition
Students develop intermediate piano techniques through performing a variety of piano literature representing various styles and genres while working through the first half of the Adult Piano Adventures Book 2. Skills emphasized include identifying and analyzing musical elements and structural characteristics of various styles and genres and utilizing current technology to assist in further development of improvisational and compositional techniques. After school activities, such as recitals and performances, may be required, and grades may reflect such participation. The number of required non-school hour performances and practices during a school year may not exceed 5.
Course Code: MU-871-1
Students perform with and meet the curricular requirements of Piano III/IV - Honors. In addition, this course provides a performance-based curriculum for advanced level learners, focusing on the development of expressive and artistic musical experiences through student driven work to learn the language of music by working through the second half of Adult Piano Adventures Book 2. Refining performance skills, while increasing the ability to read new music at sight are critical to this course. The number of required non-school hour performances and practices during a school year may not exceed 40.