intro_piano_for_adults_884_497.jpeg Horizontal TabsDescription Whether you have very little familiarity with the piano keyboard, or no musical background at all, you will find a rewarding experience in this 3-day workshop with certified instructor and music educator Janice Derian. Friday, April 27, 2018 to Sunday, April 29, 2018 $265 (includes $40 for required books) *K-12 Educators: Earn 14 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. This course is now closed. Whether you have very little familiarity with the piano keyboard, or no musical background at all, you will find a rewarding experience in this 3-day workshop with certified instructor and music educator Janice Derian. Gain a basic understanding of the keyboard, notation, bass and treble clef, time signatures and rhythm as well as the physical approach to playing while receiving instruction on a professional grade electronic keyboard with weighted keys. Learn to play by ear and understand intervals, read music with ease, and use two hands with minimal movement. Enjoy playing a melody with the right hand and simple chords with the left. Fun listening activities and ensemble playing throughout the workshop will promote a greater understanding of basic theory for harmonizing melodies. Each student will be provided with a full-sized Yamaha digital keyboard for their own use during the workshop. In addition, a grand piano will be in the classroom for students to explore. Please join us! Faculty Janice Derian Instructor of Music, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Please bring ear cup headphones that have a 1/4” headphone jack, if possible. 1/8” to 1/4” jack converters will be also available for those who only have headphones with a 1/8” jack. Ear bud headphones are not recommended. Students will be provided with the following books (cost included in registration fee): Musical Moments Student book 1 by Debra Perez. Reflective Moments book 1 by Debra Perez.