One-semester course. This course is a continuation of Piano I. Students in Piano II are at a late beginner level and already have a grasp of identifying keys on the keyboard, playing note values as small as eighth notes, reading music in the treble and bass clefs, and basic articulation and technical skills. In Piano II, students will begin to explore the classical repertoire and deepen their understanding of music theory and history. Students in Piano II should expect to begin the course about halfway through Adult Piano Adventures: All-In-One Piano Course, Level 1.
Students in Piano II may choose to supplement their work in this course by registering for Music Theory A in the Fall of 2024. Music Theory will help deepen their understanding of the building blocks of music that they are actively applying to the piano. We cover very basic music theory concepts in piano class but music theory class goes deeper.
Prerequisite: Piano I. *Please note: If your student has some Piano training but you aren’t sure if they are ready for Piano II, please email [email protected] for help in placement.
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Piano II Information
- Example Syllabus
- Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.
- Designed for grades 7-12.
- High school students may be awarded .5 Fine Arts credit upon completion of this course.
- Click here to purchase the course texts.
- Piano Literature: Book 1
- Adult Piano Adventures: All-In-One Piano Course, Level 1
- Required materials
- Ability to record and upload videos to Blackboard
- Acoustic piano or keyboard
- Minimum requirements for keyboards: 88 keys (full-size); weighted keys, sometimes called “hammer action;” on a keyboard stand or table at the appropriate height. Recommended models: Yamaha P71, Roland RP501R, Yamaha P-125, Korg D1. If you need advice on acquiring a piano or keyboard, please reach out to the instructor prior to the start of the term.