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! Keyboard Band 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!
C4A pianist Rob Sweedler, who is comfortable playing in a variety of styles, 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||Keyboard Band for Kids|
|MEETING TIME||Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 PM|
|DATES||September 13 to December 6.
No class November 22.
Snow day December 13.
|LOCATION||C4A Facility, Middle Room|
|AGE||7-15 years or consent|
|SKILL LEVEL||Some experience with piano; able to play simple melodies and a few chords.|
|COST||$150. Discounts may apply|
|NEXT OFFERING||Spring 2018|