What you will learn

Initially you will learn the five fingered hand position which will allow you to play a range of simple melodies such as Oh When the Saints. Single finger chords and rhythmic backing can be added to make full use of the keyboard’s functionality. As you develop you will extend and move away from the five fingered position and open-up an almost endless range of musical possibilities.

Make a Good Sound

Simple and fun exercises, including learning scales, will help to develop a secure technique and a consistent and controlled sound.  Experimenting with the different keyboard voices and backing beats helps you create your own sound and interpretation of the music studied.

Learn to read musical notation

As you learn to play different tunes, you will also be introduced to musical notation. Initially you will learn to read the treble clef (right hand) and chord symbols (left hand). Over time you will learn to read the bass clef and develop score reading.

Play well known tunes

When you have learnt just a few notes, you will be able to play a selection of tunes in different musical styles. These will include arrangements of well known classics such as Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, songs from films and musicals as well as well-known and current hits.