piano improve and improvise

Piano Keyboard: Improve Your Ability to Play and Improvise


Every Monday • Fall and spring • 5:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m. • Zoom

January (15 no class), 22, 29 • February 5, 12, (19 no class), 26 • March 4, 11, 18, 25 • April (1 no class), 8

Prerequisite: Some ability to read music

Required: Keyboard and headphones

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Prerequisite: Some ability to read music

Required:  Keyboard and headphones

If you’ve taken music lessons in the past and want to play keyboard, this may be the course for you. Review what you know and improve your skills. We will work on melody (hum or read lines, spaces and scales), add harmony (review chord theory and practice progressions) and improve rhythm (counting waltz, two-step and polka). This method is applicable to sing-along tunes, familiar standards, country and early rock ʼn’ roll—maybe even some jazz and blues. Please provide your own keyboard and headphones or earbuds.  

Instructor: Ani Nuyujukian     Coordinator: Gene Hiegel