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THE BEGINNER COURSE:
ESTABLISHING STRONG FOUNDATIONS FOR YOUNG PIANISTS


About the Course

About the Course

The Beginner Course: Establishing Strong Foundations for Young Pianists is a comprehensive online course designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for working with beginning pianists (age 5-8 years old) in the most important year of piano study--the first. Participants will gain an awareness of how elementary concepts and skills lay the foundation for future advancement and success. Applicable to any beginner method, participants experience an overall curriculum that is concept-based with a wide range of approaches focused on student-centered learning.
  • Organized in 5 clearly-defined modules
  • Designed to be completed at your own pace
  • Full course completion time is approximately 36 hours

Topics Include

Topics Include

  • Understanding how children learn
  • Nurturing musical skills and development
  • Exploring creativity through improvisation
  • Building effective collaborations
  • Introducing pieces with purpose and imagination
  • Building successful music reading
  • Creating holisitic experiences with rhythm and movement
  • Inspiring artistry: Developing expressive playing
  • Structuring lesson time and successful goal setting
  • And much more!

Course designer: Sara Ernst. Course contributors: Steven Brundage, Scott Donald, Diana Dumlavwalla, Sara Ernst, Amy Glennon, Janet Hart, Lesley Sisterhen McAllister, Rebecca Mergen Pennington, Scott Price, Angela Triandafillou, Craig Sale (senior editor), Todd VanKekerix.

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The Beginner Course: Establishing Strong Foundations for Young Pianists Self Guided
This accessible and practical course is divided into five clearly-divided modules designed to be completed at your own pace. Each module takes approximately 7 hours to complete with a full course completion time of approximately 36 hours.

Cost: $129
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Access to the course will be provided for 12 months from the original date of purchase.


The Beginner Course: Establishing Strong Foundations for Young Pianists Instructor-Facilitated
For those desiring a more interactive course experience, an instructor-facilitated version is available. In this more intensive version, meaningful, facilitated discussion forums will allow participants to engage with each other and the course instructor on course content and other relevant topics. Participants will receive an official certificate upon completion of the course.

Age Requirement
Students must be at least 16 years old to enroll in the instructor-facilitated version of the Beginner Course, and students under the age of 18 may only complete the course under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by the site's Terms of Use

Cost: $179
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Access to the course will be provided for 12 months from the original date of purchase.

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