One problem with studying piano is that early-level students rarely have a chance to play with others in a dynamic musical situation.
Problem solved! Piano Ensemble for Kids is a unique opportunity for young pianists to get ensemble experience that will serve them well for the rest of their musical lives!
Josh Houchin, who has played professionally in a wide range of ensembles for decades, will lead the group in exercises to help with ear training and real-time musical responses. He will also get the group started on standard comping skills so they will be ready to improvise, jam, and participate in other ensembles. (Comping is making up an accompaniment based on the chords in the piece.) Repertoire for the group will be based on skill level and the various musical interests of the participants.
This is a fun way to gain valuable experience playing with other musicians and make new friends at the same time!
|CLASS||Piano Ensemble for Kids|
|MEETING TIME||Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:00 PM|
|DATES||January 25 to April 26, 2017
No rehearsal March 15 & March 22
|LOCATION||C4A Facility, Room 7 (2nd Floor)|
|AGE||7-15 years or consent|
|SKILL LEVEL||Some experience with piano; able to play simple melodies and a few chords.|
|NEXT OFFERING||Fall 2017|