Piano Class Syllabus
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Jane Smisor, Lisa, and Lori. Bastien Piano for Adults. San
Diego: Kjos Music Press
class provides the student with introductory-level piano pedagogy and
encourages learning through a variety of approaches including reading
music, piano technique, listening, and improvisation as appropriate to
is mandatory. Lessons missed by unexcused absences will not be
made up. Any conflicts must be resolved with the instructor 48
hours prior to the scheduled lesson. The final grade will be
reduced by one full letter for each unexcused absence.
will include performance accuracy, expressiveness, memorization, and
attendance. These goals will be assessed by rubric.
students are required to perform juried exams at the semester's end in
addition to mastering weekly exercises.
student will learn to read music at a basic level in both treble and
bass clefs. The student will also develop basic psychomotor
skills, fundamental technique, and good posture with respect to the
piano. Affective objectives are for the student to develop an
appreciation for musical literacy and discipline, along with an
understanding that music can be a path to life-long learning,
self-expression, confidence, and collaborative non-verbal communication
as well as a career goal.
|EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A
WORKING BETHANY E-MAIL ADDRESS, AND TO GIVE IT TO ME IMMEDIATELY IF IT
VARIES FROM THE STANDARD FORM, AND TO CHECK IT DAILY
|Any student in this course who has
a disability that may prevent him/her from fully demonstrating his/her
abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so we can
discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and
facilitate the educational opportunity.
|The instructor reserves the right
to change this syllabus at any time.
|cc: Dean Michael Mihalyo|