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Teaching Improvisation and Composition (from The Beginner Course)

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Course Description

Teaching Improvisation and Composition offers teachers practical pedagogy for the teaching of improvisation and composition 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.

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

Session 1: Teaching Improvisation to Beginners (December 3, 2020)
A video lecture by Dr. Scott Price
5 lessons
1. Lecture by Scott Price, Part 1
2. Lecture by Scott Price, Part 2
3. Lecture by Scott Price, Part 3
4. Lecture by Scott Price, Part 4
5. Transcript of Lecture by Scott Price (PDF)
Session 2: Steps to Improvisation (December 10, 2020)
A reading and a series of video demonstrations
9 lessons
1. Black Key Single Finger Improvisation with Scott Price
2. Two-Handed Black Key Improvisation with Scott Price
3. White Key Improvisation with Scott Price
4. Question & Answer 1 with Scott Price
5. Question & Answer 2 with Scott Price
6. Question & Answer 3 with Scott Price
7. Free Improvisation with Scott Price
8. Improvised Canon with Scott Price
9. Two-Handed White Key Improvisation
Session 3: Teaching Composition to the Beginning Student (December 17, 2020)
A reading and six video performances
9 lessons
1. Raindrops
2. The Ocean - Picture
3. The Ocean
4. Geese on the Pond - Picture
5. Geese on the Pond
6. Mountain - Letter Name Notation
7. Mountain
8. Bees Pollinate
9. Flowers in the Spring
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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.