Piano lessons are absolutely WONDERFUL for people of all ages.  Whether you are 4 or 99, now is the perfect time to start or continue your piano journey.  I offer a thorough and challenging lesson syllabus for every level.  

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Below is a sample of what my students learn at every level:

WISDOM MUSIC STUDIO PIANO SYLLABUS

BEGINNER

  • Proper Posture and Hand Positions
  • Note/Rest Recognition: whole, half, quarter, eighth
  • Notes on the Staff – Reading
  • Time Signatures/Meter
  • Symbols – Flats, Sharps, Naturals
  • Basic Rhythms –Notes, Rests, Values
  • Ear Training – Level 1-3, through 3rds
  • Intervals, Simple
  • Sight Reading
  • Method Books (will vary according to student need)
  • Dozen A Day© Piano Technique
  • Theory Time© Piano Theory, 1-4

ELEMENTARY-INTERMEDIATE

  • Scales: Major, Minor –natural, melodic, harmonic, 12-tone, blues
  • Arpeggios: Major, Minor
  • Intervals: Simples, Complex
  • Triads: Major, Minor, Diminished, Augmented, Inversions
  • Chord Progressions and Cadences
  • Sevenths and the Circle of Fifths
  • Chord Charts and Improvisation
  • Dynamics and Expression
  • Phrasing and Legato Finger Movement
  • Articulation and Dexterity
  • Fingering
  • Ear Training – Levels 4-8
  • Rhythmic Drill and Dictation
  • Sight Reading
  • Hanon© Exercises
  • Bach Dances and Short Preludes
  • Level 1-3 Essential Keyboard Repertoire©
  • Levels 1-4 Bastien Piano Literature©

INTERMEDIATE- ADVANCED

  • Baroque: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Pachelbel
  • Classical: Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, CPE Bach, Clementi, Field
  • Romantic:  Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Rebikov, Liszt, Prokofiev,
  • Impressionist: Debussy, Ravel
  • Modern: Gershwin, Ellington, Bartok