The piano is often described as the musical instrument that provides beginning musicians with the most logical representation of how music works. For the beginning or the experienced musician, piano keyboard skills are both valuable and enjoyable. High School Piano 1 is an entry level course for students wishing to learn fundamental techniques for playing the piano, while developing the ability to read music and understand basic concepts of music theory. Students will learn to play both familiar and original tunes and songs on the piano using standard music notation. Techniques used in music improvisation and composition are also explored. No prior music background is required.
* Prerequisites: None
* Students will need to borrow, rent, or purchase a working piano or electronic keyboard. A web cam or video recording device is required for performance assessments.
* Pending 2021 curriculum review/board approval