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In this Piano class for Beginners - Level 1 you will get those fingers going in a fun and pressure-free environment whilst learning to read music.

An accelerated course for adult beginners in piano skills, music notation, rhythm training, singing and music appreciation. All styles of music are experienced, from classical through to jazz and funk.

Assumes very little or no previous musical experience. Keyboards are provided with the latest in keyboard lab technology.

Learning outcomes

By the end of these piano lessons, you should:

  • have become proficient at playing the keyboard at a beginners level
  • be able to read music at a beginners level
  • be able to understand rhythmic notation
  • have experienced a variety of musical genres
  • be able to deepen your skills in Piano Lessons for Beginners: Level 2

What will be covered in these piano lessons?

Week 1

  • Overview of the structure of the piano keyboard and music notation
  • Posture and hand position when sitting at the piano
  • Orientation of the five-finger hand position
  • Rhythmic notation, clapping and verbalisation
  • Creating and notating simple rhythm patterns
  • Reading of notes in treble clef C Position
  • Reading notes in bass clef C Position
  • Simple sight-reading, following a score, playing what you see in treble & bass clefs
  • The Grand Staff
  • Mastering simple pieces, hands separately and together

Week 2

  • Co-ordination of two-hand playing
  • Time signature - 4/4
  • Writing and playing 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th intervals
  • Constructing and playing the C major chord
  • Playing left-hand (LH) accompaniment to right-hand (RH) melody

Week 3

  • Learning more notes in treble and bass clefs
  • Tied notes
  • C, G7 and F major chords for LH and RH

Week 4

  • Time signature - 3/4
  • Dotted minim
  • Slurs and legato playing
  • Learning more notes in treble and bass clefs

Week 5

  • Playing and writing in G position
  • Melodic and harmonic intervals in G position
  • The sharp sign

Week 6

  • Writing and playing the G major and D7 chords for LH and RH
  • Block and broken chords
  • Middle C position

Week 7

  • Writing and playing 6th intervals
  • Quaver notes
  • Technical exercises

Week 8

  • Dotted crotchet notes
  • Time signature - 2/4
  • Extended positions for LH and RH

Who are these piano lessons for?

These piano lessons are designed for beginners. No previous knowledge of piano playing is necessary for this class.

What to bring to class

  • Pen and notepad

Textbook

Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course, Level 1: Adult All-In-One Course Lesson Theory Technic (Authors: Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus and Amanda Vick Lethco, ISBN-10: 0-88284-931-X, ISBN-13: 978-0-88284-931-7)

The book can be bought at the following stores:

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Additional information

  • Once you complete this piano course, you may want to deepen and add new skills in Piano Lessons for Beginners: Level 2. Enrol now in our Beginners and Level 2 course and save 10%. See our discounts page for more information.
  • A keyboard or piano for use at home is an advantage.

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Piano Lessons for Beginners: Level 1

<p>Learn to play the piano with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/music">music and singing short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>In this Piano class for Beginners -

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$329 Limited inc GST / $247 / $263.20 / $296.10
Enrol early to avoid disappointment. All classes have limited spaces.
Piano Lessons for Beginners: Level 1

<p>Learn to play the piano with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/music">music and singing short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>In this Piano class for Beginners -

...
$329 Limited inc GST / $247 / $263.20 / $296.10
Enrol early to avoid disappointment. All classes have limited spaces.
Piano Lessons for Beginners: Level 1

<p>Learn to play the piano with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/music">music and singing short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>In this Piano class for Beginners -

...
$339 Limited inc GST / $254 / $271.20 / $305.10
Enrol early to avoid disappointment. All classes have limited spaces.
Piano Lessons for Beginners: Level 1

<p>Learn to play the piano with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/music">music and singing short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>In this Piano class for Beginners -

...
$339 Limited inc GST / $254 / $271.20 / $305.10
Enrol early to avoid disappointment. All classes have limited spaces.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Piano Lessons for Beginners: Level 1

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Piano Lessons for Beginners: Level 1

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