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Introducing Pieces with Purpose (from The Beginner Course)

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Course Description

Introducing Pieces with Purpose offers teachers practical pedagogy for the teaching of elementary repertoire to beginning piano students.

This is a fully online course comprised of video and written materials from The Beginner Course: Establishing Strong Foundations for Young Pianists, a comprehensive course offered by the Frances Clark Center. The full course is available in self-guided and facilitated versions at https://www.claviercompanion.com/courses

This is is a self-guided micro-course. Reflection questions serve as a way to reflect on the material as well as your own teaching and performing experiences. You will not respond to these questions on the platform, but you may wish to complete the activities for your own personal use.

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Session 1: Introducing Pieces with Purpose. Part I (December 3, 2020)
Explore the pedagogical considerations for introducing new repertoire to beginners
2 lessons
1. Elementary Repertoire by Sara Ernst
2. Transcript of Elementary Repertoire Lecture (PDF)
Session 2: Introducing Pieces with Purpose, Part II (December 10, 2020)
Identify and implement different approaches to teaching repertoire
11 lessons
1. Rote and Rote Notation with Lesley McAllister
2. Pagoda by Elvina Pearce
3. Workout, Complete with Sara Ernst
4. Forest Echoes by David Kraehenbuehl
5. Workout, Complete with Rebecca Pennington
6. Thunderstorm by Frances Clark
7. Workout, Partial with Janet Hart, Week 1
8. First Boogie by Sam Holland
9. Workout, Partial with Janet Hart, Week 2
10. Play-Discuss with Amy Glennon
11. Chesire Cat by David Kraehenbuehl
Session 3: A Piece from Start to Finish (December 17, 2020)
Observe a student learn a method book piece over several weeks
4 lessons
1. "Holidays," Scott Donald, Week 1
2. "Holidays," Scott Donald, Week 2
3. "Holidays," Scott Donald, Week 3
4. "Holidays," Scott Donald, Week 4
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● Internet connection (sufficient for video streaming) for accessing the course website

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Copyright

All materials in this course are the property of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, Piano Teach Learn, unless otherwise indicated. Any use or sharing of this material beyond the scope of this course is prohibited.

Publisher Permissions

Thank you to the following publishers for permission to use their teaching materials in this course:

  • Alfred Music Publishing
  • Faber Piano Adventures
  • FJH Music
  • Piano Safari