469-534-4928

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Classes located at PlayQ Studio

2455 Ridge Rd., Suite 120

Rockwall, TX 75087

LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR EACH LEVEL


LEVEL 1
- Familiarity with the black and white keyboard landscape.
- Aural discrimination of high and low sounds as well as loud and quiet.
- Music term “Piano” means quiet or soft.
- Quarter note, half note and the beat value of these symbols in common time.
- Keeping the beat with rhythm instruments and on the piano.
- Distinguishing left and right hands.
- Finger numbers for playing keyboard.
- Introduction to songs that will be used for Kodaly Solfege.
- Introduction to pre-Staff note reading by patterns.


LEVEL 2
- Review all concepts from Level 1
- Characters for C, D, & E and their location on the keyboard.
- Emphasize relationship of the character to their letter name.
- Play simple songs with these notes.
- Aural discrimination of high, middle, and low sounds.
- Music terms “Piano” and “Forte”.
- Identify simple rhythms.
- Introduction of two Solfege terms.
- Play pre-Staff note patterns on the keyboard.


LEVEL 3
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Review all previous concepts.
- Add characters for F & G and their location on the keyboard.
- Emphasize relationship of the character to their letter name.
- Play simple songs with these notes.
- Aural discrimination for music direction.
- Eighth notes and their beat value in common time.
- Addition to Solfege terms.
- Proper hand and finger position at the piano.
- Addition to pre-Staff note patterns and playing them on the keyboard.
- Identify pre-Staff note patterns by ear.
- Clap back simple rhythms.


LEVEL 4
- Review all concepts
- Add characters for A & B and their location on the keyboard.
- Emphasize relationship of character to their letter name.
- Play simple songs with these and other notes.
- Whole notes and the quarter rest with beat value in common time.
- Addition to dynamic terminology
- Proper hand position and fingering for the music scale.
- Addition to pre-staff note patterns, playing these patterns on the keyboard
and identifying them by ear.
- Introduction of staff reading using patterns.
- Identify line and space notes.


LEVEL 5
- Review all concepts.
- Introduce the Treble & Bass clefs together with the Grand Staff.
- Emphasize character to letter and letter to placement on keyboard.
- Introduce the dotted quarter note and its’ beat value in common time.
- Addition to dynamic music terminology.
- Fingering for the C major scale.
- Introduce time signature and measures divided by bar lines.
- Addition to the more note patterns, playing them on the keyboard and
identifying them by ear.
- Learn to read these patterns on the staff.
- Introduce simple methods of composition.
- Read music on staff by pattern.