Class gets to pick a “blast from the past” song from a list of contents from a songbook. The song is projected on a screen, demonstrated on a portable piano, and broken down by it’s theoretical parts. Regardless of musical background, the students get to understand the melody, harmony, and rhythm style and maybe even some of the history of the composer behind the piece as they learn the song. Optionally, they can be taught to add simple drumming parts with which to accompany themselves during performance. Informative, but lighthearted and nostalgic for pop songs of days gone by, with an added ensemble twist.
“Ms. Liz” has been teaching music theory and piano in Richmond Hill since 1990, and has been involved with various additional local endeavours such as: choir member of Chorus York, piano accompanist for vocal exam students, guest performer at banquets and events, Music Director for Richmond Hill Musical Theatre, and volunteer for music festivals. Accreditation is from the Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT) and the Canadian-based international teachers organization, Music for Young Children (MYCC).
Registrations are closed for this event.