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Dear Parents,

Here you will learn about all that we have covered with your wonderful children during the winter 2018 keyboarding program.

Kindergarten: Through the course, each class focused on one song, and an additional one for the students that completed the song correctly. We started with playing the songs with 1 finger, and then slowly moved to using 5 fingers on C position.

The students were also taught a little bit of music theory and notation in the form of drawing. They learnt how to draw a treble clef, bass clef, quarter note, half note and whole note.

Songs from Oksana Piano Book completed:

  1. Ode To Joy
  2. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  3. Jingle Bells
  4. Angels We Have Heard On High
  5. Farmer in the Dell
  6. The Alphabet Song
  7. Old MacDonald Had A Farm
  8. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
  9. Deck The Halls
  10. London Bridge
  11. Alouette

Grades 1-5:

Some of the students in this class had already had prior experience with playing the keyboard, so we modified the songs to make it harder - incorporating two hands, 5 finger C position, chords and theory.

Students were taught music notation for quarter notes, half notes and whole notes in the form of clapping games where they are made to clap particular notes while the teacher counts in tempo.

Songs completed:

  1. Ode To Joy
  2. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  3. Jingle Bells
  4. Angels We Have Heard On High
  5. Farmer in the Dell
  6. The Alphabet Song
  7. Old MacDonald Had A Farm
  8. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
  9. Deck The Halls
  10. London Bridge
  11. Alouette
  12. Silent Night
  13. Amazing Grace
  14. If You're Happy And You Know It
  15. Heart And Soul
  16. I'm A Little Teapot
  17. Happy Birthday

 

Chords:

C chord

G chord

F chord

Please keep in mind that since this is a group class, and every student learns at the pace of the group, it is expected that some children may be faster than others in learning.  In this group class we all work as a team, so the faster students get to help their study partners.

We offer one-on-one private lessons in Piano, Guitar, Singing, Violin, etc.

Call us at 323-284-7930 for a FREE Consultation.

Thank you very much.

OMG, Inc. Team

www.oksanaschoolofmusic.com


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