what is it?
It doesn’t have to be either of those things! In 14 years of teaching, I’ve learned that even my littlest students (as young as 4-years-old!) are completely capable of creating their own musical compositions. It is amazing and exciting to watch their creativity and confidence grow and they strengthen their musical skills and develop deeper levels of musical understanding.
In this module, I teach basic composition tools that even Level 1 piano students can utilize. We listen to examples of the composition techniques in famous works of music, and practice applying them to our own “practice” composition. In these 5 lessons, your child will learn:
In these 2 lessons, we’ll learn and practice 2 additional composition tools:
I’ll teach ways to spice up the composition by playing with the rhythm of the motive in these 3 lessons, where your child will learn:
Now that we’ve spent many lessons practicing each individual composition tool, we put what we’ve learned into practice to create an exciting piece of music. These final 4 lessons will teach your child:
A piano student who can read staff-note music (minimum of C position) will enjoy using composition to supplement their piano lessons.
Subsribers to my Busy Kids Do Piano program will find this course beautifully fits into the work we do within the courses. (NOTE: Lifetime membership holders have access to this course and do not need to purchase it separately)
Nope! Any piano student can use this course to supplement his piano lessons. If your child can read staff note music and is comfortable playing in at least C position, she can use this course.
If you’re a Lifetime Membership holder – this course is included as part of your membership and you will be able to access it within your membership dashboard!
If you’re a Monthly Member Subscriber, you definitely don’t have to purchase this. I do include a few basic composition lessons in my Level 3A and 3B of the Busy Kids program, but this course is designed to walk your child through a step-by-step approach to composing his own piece of music, and is a fantastic way to strengthen his aural, visual and theoretical skills.