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Piano Discoveries Level 1 Online

Spring 2021 Registration is Open!

PIANO DISCOVERIES LEVEL 1 ONLINE

 

Sing. Play. Learn.

This 12-week online class is an excellent introduction to the piano and basic musical concepts through singing, playing, keyboard exercises, and games. Students will have daily written theory and practice assignments and will learn to read music and play a variety of songs along with their peers. Through singing and playing, students will be able to learn music at a comfortable pace. The teacher will do an individual assessment for each student throughout the class.

Students will need to have a piano or keyboard at home, a reliable internet connection, a phone or tablet on a tripod or table, and some assistance from a parent or caregiver to set up for class and help with practice.

Note: Students are responsible for purchasing their own piano books. (See requirements below)

 

 

Ages: 6 – 9 (rising 1st-grade minimum)
Dates:
  Mondays, February 15 – May 17, 2021 (12 weeks)
Time:  4:30 – 5:30 pm EST
Skip Dates:  March 29  |  April 5
Tuition:  $342 (A $10 late fee will be added after Saturday, February 13)
Location:  Zoom (Details provided in Welcome Letter)

 

Sample Schedule

10 minutes
Welcome and Warm-ups
20 minutes
Piano Games and Presentations
20 minutes
Group Activities
10 minutes
Wrap-up and Review

 

Requirements

6 spaces remaining.

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PROGRAM FACULTY


 

Kelly Nam Piano Lessons

Dr. Kelly Nam
Academy Teaching Artist
Read about Dr. Nam

Dr. Kelly Nam (formerly Soonsook Myung), who lives in Northern Virginia, holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with minors in Music Theory and Music History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Indiana, Bloomington. As a winner of the 2005 Wisconsin Beethoven Competition and many international and national piano competitions, such as the Tenth Age and Musical Journal Competition in Korea, Dr. Nam has appeared as soloist, collaborator, duo-pianist, accompanist, and lecturer throughout the United States. Internationally, Dr. Nam played Chopin concerto No.1 with Korean Symphony Orchestra at Seoul Arts Center in 2001 and made numerous appearances in concert halls worldwide. As a critical pedagogy scholar, Dr. Nam has been a frequent contributor to the CMS, College Music Society and the MTNA, Music Teachers National Association. For her brilliant research in the field of music education and assessment, Dr. Nam was awarded 2010 National Teaching Scholar by Carnegie Academy for the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Prior to joining Mason Community Arts Academy at George Mason University, Dr. Nam taught at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT and the University of Wisconsin, Madison in Madison, WI.