Our signature First piano lesson is carefully designed so our students can leave their first session playing hands together.
We start with a 15-minute stimulation about piano technique. We use this time to teach students how to manage their arm weight and channel it towards the keys. Our house technique is inspired by the work of Vicente Scaramuzza, one of the world's most famous piano maestros.
We then continue with some Music theory basics. The idea is to provide our first-timers with enough tools to read independently the first exercises of Bartok Mikrokosmos vol. I
If all is successful we then head into completing our Pre-Grade Level 1
Piano lessons for Beginners at WKMT Pre - grade / Levels 1, 2 and 3 Introduction to piano performance Equivalent to pre - grade ABRSM One of the reasons some students decide not to follow the ABRSM syllabus is due to the narrowness of repertoire proposed by these programmes.
Nevertheless, it is fundamental for a beginner piano student to keep on following an organised lesson plan. This syllabus reinforces the skills they need to develop in order to build strong foundations.
Objectives of the first three levels To develop a good understanding of main musical concepts through performing selected piano pieces To develop the habit of practising on a daily basis To develop good piano-posture following the basics of relaxation and breathing management To develop a solid piano technique which can provide the grounds for artistic development. To start developing a deep understanding of musical language and musical expression through piano performance To start understanding how analytic-memory works To develop the skill of performing with an audience To develop the skill of performing da capo a fine To develop a collection of skills necessary to face the challenges proposed by relevant musical scores To start understanding how to use the piano pedals correctly To acquire the technical awareness necessary to perform the pieces of each level at the right speed
Pre - Grade - Level 1
Instrumental skills to develop
Lateral awareness Relaxation Breathing (phrasing) Posture: distance to the keyboard, height and weight Hand positioning Fingering
Minimum skills to be developed Articulations: legato, staccato Fingering Touch sensitivity. Main Chords Hand repositioning Understanding of the weight required on the keyboard Understanding and application of Finger Movement and Forearm Movement
Simple reading skills to develop Keyboard layout awareness Awareness of high and low pitches Note names Imitation of the teacher’s performance Location of middle C Treble and bass clef Note motion: Step, skips and leaps. Slurs and ties Chords (C, G, F, etc.) Time signatures 2/4, ¾ and 4/4 Rests Accidentals Accompaniments Major scale
Behaviour Punctuality and attendance Respect towards the teacher Care of the pedagogic material Homework completion Focusing on the topics presented by the teacher Interest towards music Willingness Perseverance for their studies
Pre - Grade - Level 1 repertoire 3 etudes: Beyer Op. 101 from ex. No 16 onwards, Czerny Op.599 from ex. No 11 onwards 3 Bartok Etudes: Mikrokosmos vol. 1, pieces of your choice from 1 to 12
- 3 pieces from arrangements
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About your host, Piano lessons London by WKMT
Piano lessons London by WKMT commits to provide high-quality piano tuition to students of all levels and ages.
Juan Rezzuto founded WKMT in the year 2010. As a London based company, WKMT has nourished from the local environment, harnessing the creative energies of local and foreign piano teachers and channelling their knowledge into its pedagogical wound: the WKMT teachers team.
Juan Rezzuto brings to London one of the world's most famous piano technique and educational approach to teaching music. These strategies are inherited directly;y from the maestros of the calibre of Bruno Leonardo Gelber, who has opened the proms several times and has recorded with the legendary Jaqueline Dupre.
The holistic approach of WKMT involves the multiple stimulations of students in the fields of musical insight, perspective and experience. WKMT provides everyone with the chance of experiencing the full and generous world of classical music.
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