Beginning Tract Description
Students will learn how to accompany themselves and others to many songs, including current pop tunes. Students will learn the names of the notes and where they are located on the keyboard. They will also learn the basic 12 triads, how to read lead sheets, and how to play different ratios. Students will also learn basic transposing skills that will be very useful if a particular song is too high or too low for them and how to put it into a key that they can sing comfortably. This course will open so many doors musically for your musician.
Intermediate Tract Description
Students will learn how to accompany themselves and others to almost any song, including current pop tunes. Students will learn the basic 12 triads, plus 7 chord variations. They will learn how to read lead sheets, how to play different ratios, and other rhythm variations needed for a variety of accompaniment styles. Students will also learn transposing skills that will be very useful in putting any song choice into the most comfortable key for their voice.
Mrs. Carroll has a love for all things music. In addition to singing and directing, she has also been teaching piano for 20+ years. She has enjoyed watching the lightbulb come on as students turn the corner from just playing notes to playing music. She has taught all ages from 5 to 65 and knows how to adapt to different learning styles. She also enjoys teaching people how to support their love of singing through accompanying themselves on the piano. This specific piano course is her favorite to teach as it allows the singer to more fully express themselves with very little piano skills, which results in a very enjoyable musical experience in a short period of time. Read more.