Study of proper techniques of piano playing. Students must successfully complete each level twice before advancing to the next level.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered Fall and Spring
No textbooks are used. Music is chosen, on the level of the individual student, beginner to advanced, from the various periods of music history: Middle Ages Renaissance Baroque Classical Romantic Impressionism Twentieth Century Post-Modern Contemporary
Course Learning Outcomes
Student will demonstrate increased technical ability by the end of each semester of private lessons.
Student will be able to use personal practice time effectively and efficiently.
Student will demonstrate developing ability for self-evaluation and assessment.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
Students are expected to practice approximately an hour daily, preferably six days a week
Focusing on performing music with technical accuracy
Developing good posture and physical practices that support good playing technique
Growing in an appreciation of the piano and its musical repertoire. Students participate in an end of semester class recital.
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 10
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section.
However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.