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Piano Prep Course

Adult

This course teaches the first few pieces in Suzuki piano volume 1 (four different rhythm variations of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star).

The course starts by learning to play the twinkle variations with each hand separately, then the last few lessons of the course put both hands together, playing in unison. This course usually takes between one and four weeks.

Each piece has a "learning" lesson and a "polishing" lesson. The "learning" lesson teaches the notes, rhythms and fingerings and is complete when the piece can be played reasonably fluently all through. The "polishing" lesson encourages you to improve your posture and tone and also to build up to playing the piece at CD-speed. 

When you have finished the "learning" lessons in this course, you'll be ready to start the "book 1 hands together" course, which contains links out to the hands separate lessons as they become relevant.

Developing a good piano hand position and the dexterity to play at CD-speed often takes most of book 1 so enjoy the process and give it time. 


 Course Materials

 

You will need a copy of:

Suzuki piano volume 1 (New International Edition) book and CD (or mp3s)

or the book can be bought without the CD and the mp3 tracks can be bought as a digital download on Amazon or on iTunes.

and the following pdf download:

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A narrow A4 ringbinder folder with tabs can be a good way to keep your piano paperwork in order.

 

Instructions

Print out the course booklet and the weekly practice sheet using the links in the Course Materials section (visible when logged in), then work through the lesson videos, using the course booklet and your practice sheet to record your progress.

When subscribed to the "Standard" or "Fastrack" Piano options you'll see at the end of most lessons there is the option to send me a video so that I can check the playing and give you feedback. The video uploads can also be used to ask me a question. I look forward to hearing from you.