Making the most of your Piano or Keyboard

Ref: C2347175

From playing existing music to composing your own, join a friendly online group to discover a range of ways that you can make the most of your piano or keyboard using a combination of Western music theory and practical exercises! Please note- This course will not specifically focus on the technical aspects of digital instruments. We will be using the keys themselves to make music, rather than different buttons.

Course aim

Learn a range of theory and practical skills for a piano or keyboard.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • This course involves practical piano/keyboard exercises. Therefore, you must have access to a piano/keyboard for the duration of each weekly class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Play at least 1 type of scale on a piano/keyboard, such as chromatic, modal, pentatonic or blues
  • Identify the notes in at least 1 musical clef and accurately locate them on a piano/keyboard
  • Accurately interpret at least 1 rhythmic component of playing a piano/keyboard, such as note values, time signature or tempo
  • Play at least 1 type of chord on a piano/keyboard, such as major, minor or seventh
  • Play at least 1 melody on a piano/keyboard, using at least one hand

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Please set up your digital device near to your piano or keyboard, as the weekly sessions will include lots of practical activities.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Making the most of your Piano or Keyboard

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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