MW 3:00-3:50 pm
TTh 9:30-10:20 am
Alfred’s Group Piano for Adults, Book 1second edition by E.L. Lancaster and Kenon D. Renfrow
The Rhythm Bible(without CD) by Dan Fox
As skills improve, additional literature is to be purchased as suggested by the instructor.
Students are required to participate in all class activities and encouraged to practice daily for skill development and acquisition. Students are to conduct themselves in a professional manner so that all students may learn without distraction and disruption. This includes cell phones turned off and no texting.
30% Class Participation (Singing, solfeg, preparing assigned material)
10% Rhythm Bible
30% Weekly Performance Opportunities (Skill Proficiencies)
10% Workbook and Written Assignments
10% Midterm Exam (Performance)
10% Final Exam (Performance, Skill Proficiency Completion, Piano
The instructor reserves the right to cancel or adjust assignments as the course progresses. Students will be informed how this may effect grading.
Piano is a performance class. Students participate daily in individual and group activities. Activities are cumulative in organization, building on previously learned concepts. Therefore, attendance is required for skill development. Students may miss two times without a grade reduction. Each absence, after the two allotted, results in a grade reduction of ten points. Nonparticipation in class equals one absence. Class participation includes all class activities - singing, rhythm decoding, completing written workbook assignments, in class assignments, and preparing daily performance assignments.