CHMS offers training in basic technique and music literacy at the keyboard, and provides performance opportunities for all students as soloists and as ensemble members. Classes are taught in groups in our keyboard laboratory, but students can practice privately with headphones as well.
Notes from our ‘Progress Report’ of August 20, 2016 (week 4 of 5):
Piano 11:45 with Mr. Jim – (4-6 year olds) playing ‘pepperoni pizza’ with all five fingers, ‘Hot Cross Buns’ and starting ‘Old McDonald’.
Piano 12:15 with Mr. Jim – Level 1 (7-10 year olds) are playing ‘pepperoni pizza’ from 1-5 without stopping, reading notes and rhythms, learning Go Tell Aunt Rhody.
Piano 12:45 with Mr. Jim – Level 1 (teens) are practicing chords and ‘pepperoni pizza’, reading rhythms and notes, and learning to play Lightly Row and Go Tell Aunt Rhody.
Piano 1:15 with Mr. Jim – Intermediate class is practicing “Night of the Tarantella” with fast passages.
Piano 1:45 with Mr. Jim – Beginning adults are working on chords in key of C for “Oh When the Saints Go Marching In” using our Alfred Book.
Independent Study: More advanced students receive coaching from the teacher while studying on their own.