Welcome to Functional Piano

Functional Piano is designed to teach the concepts and fundamentals needed to perform on the piano. It will increase musical understanding beyond just reading notes by teaching students the vocabulary of chords and keys, accompaniment, patterns and improvisational techniques. Students will play melodies in several positions and have the opportunity to participate in ensemble playing. Students will develop good practice habits, and learn techniques to increase the muscular agility and flexibility of their hands.

 At the completion of this course, the student will have learned to play some of the standards of piano repertoire and basic concepts of music.