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Piano technique, music reading, piano pedagogy, teaching beginning piano
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Teaching Elementary Technique and Music Reading at the Piano (from The Beginner Course)

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Piano technique, music reading, piano pedagogy, teaching beginning piano
Course Description

Teaching Elementary Technique and Music Reading at the Piano offers teachers practical pedagogy for the teaching of technique and music reading 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. Quizzes will provide immediate feedback upon submission. 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.

schedule

This course is in adaptive mode and is open for enrollment. Learn more about adaptive courses here.

Session 1: Technique for Beginners (July 16, 2020)
Identify technical goals for beginners, a series of warm-ups for this development, and holistic principles of healthy technique
Session 2: Reading Approaches and Pedagogical Strategies (July 23, 2020)
Key pedagogical strategies for teaching reading
18 lessons
1. Lecture by Sara Ernst, Part 1
2. Lecture by Sara Ernst, Part 2
3. Lecture by Sara Ernst, Part 3
4. Lecture by Sara Ernst, Part 4
5. Lecture by Sara Ernst, Part 5
6. Lecture by Sara Ernst, Part 6
7. Lecture by Sara Ernst, Part 7
8. Lecture by Sara Ernst, Part 8
9. Lecture by Sara Ernst, Part 9
10. Lecture by Sara Ernst, Part 10
11. Lecture by Sara Ernst, Part 11
12. Lecture by Sara Ernst, Part 12
13. Lecture by Sara Ernst, Part 13
14. Lecture by Sara Ernst, Part 14
15. Transcript of Ernst Lecture (PDF)
16. Introducing Landmarks
17. Landmarks Treble G, Middle C, Bass F
18. Landmarks High G and Low F
Session 3: Exploring Approaches to Reading (July 30, 2020)
Various pedagogical approaches to the reading process are explored
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General assistance is available from Kadenze, Inc., through online tutorials and help files. Personalized assistance is available via webform or via email at support@kadenze.com.

Students are responsible for maintaining their own devices and internet connection. This course requires the following technical abilities:

● Internet connection (sufficient for video streaming) for accessing the course website

● Navigate the course website, clicking links, and downloading files

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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