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4 Sessions / 1 hours of work per session
Skill Level
Intermediate
Topics
Technique, Piano Scales
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Teaching Piano Skills

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4 Sessions / 1 hours of work per session
Skill Level
Intermediate
Topics
Technique, Piano Scales
Course Sponsor

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy

Course Description

Teaching Piano Skills will give teachers insight into the best practices of teaching and learning scales, chords, and arpeggi at the piano.

This is a fully online course comprised of video and written materials from the following sources: Keyboard Companion, Clavier Companion, Piano Magazine, Teaching Foundational Technique, Inspiring Artistry, From the Artist Bench, and webinars.

This is a self-guided microcourse. Questions at the conclusion of each session serve as a way to reflect on the material in the session 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: Beginning Scales (February 24, 2020)
This session will cover scales finger independence, and thumb techniques.
6 lessons
1. Five-Finger Scales with Marvin Blickenstaff
2. Transcript of Five-Finger Scales Lecture (PDF)
3. Finger Independence with Marvin Blickenstaff
4. Transcript of Finger Independence Lecture (PDF)
5. Teaching Scales with Marvin Blickenstaff, Part 1
6. Transcript of Teaching Scales, Part 1 (PDF)
Session 2: Two-Octave Scales (March 2, 2020)
This session will cover minor scales with Marvin Blickenstaff, and teaching two-octave scales with Scott McBride Smith.
3 lessons
1. Teaching Scales with Marvin Blickenstaff, Part 2
2. Two-Octaves Scales with Scott McBride Smith
3. Transcript of Teaching Scales, Part 2 (PDF)
Session 3: Scale Routines (March 9, 2020)
This session covers teaching scale routines, double-thirds scales, chords and scales beyond major and minor, and fingering.
2 lessons
1. Scale Routines with Marvin Blickenstaff
2. Transcript of Scale Routines Lecture (PDF)
Session 4: Chords and Arpeggios (March 16, 2020)
This session covers chords and arpeggios and teaching fluent chord reading.
5 lessons
1. Chords with Marvin Blickenstaff
2. Transcript of Chords Lecture (PDF)
3. Arpeggios with Marvin Blickenstaff, Part 1
4. Arpeggios with Marvin Blickenstaff, Part 2
5. Transcript of Arpeggios Lecture (PDF)
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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