Total learning: 5 lessons
“Learn at your own pace”
- Although the lessons are conducted in a group, each student gets individual attention from the teacher during the segments on repertoire playing. This allows them to either advance steadily or at a more leisurely pace if they cannot find time to practice at home. In this way, each student achieves learning milestones at his or her own pace. You can join the class anytime without worrying about age and lagging behind in class.
“Interesting pieces to engage the learner”
- The course textbooks contain a variety of famous pieces (classical masterpieces, e.g. Für Elise, Turkish March; jazz standards, e.g. Tea for Two; Disney songs, e.g. Sleeping Beauty “Waltz”). For all pieces, Yamaha adds arrangements and opulent accompaniments, and the experience gained from playing them along with orchestras or bands gives the students a special worldview of each piece and nurtures their creativity.
“Establishing stronger foundational skills in a group”
- To further enhance the basic skills developed, students will also experience the joy of playing music together with their classmates, an experience unachievable in an individual lesson setting. Through finger exercises, ensemble playing and also singing melodies, students are effectively trained in acquiring finger technique, good rhythm sense and singing in correct pitch.
“Resources for self-learning”
- Repertoire Book 1 (38 songs) Song list: Happy Birthday To You, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, La Campanella, Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Symphony No. 40 by Mozart etc. Repertoire Book 2 (26 songs) Song list: Für Elise by Beethoven, Nocturne by Chopin, Arabesque by Burgmuller, The Entertainer, I Got Rhythm, etc. Drill Book Finger exercises, ensembles, solfege singing, and music rudiments Video recordings (via app.) Accompaniment and demo tracks for reference (MP3 via app.) The course materials (items 1, 2, & 3) and earphones/headphones are to be purchased separately. Earphones/headphones for mobile phones can be used.