Subject: Piano Practicum
1. Topic-
To learn to basics of piano practicum and be able to possess the knowledge to use in future endeavors in music.
2. Content-
To understand and be able to recall the notes on the keyboard as well as the notes on the page; being able to correspond the notes on the page with those on the piano. Also possessing the ability to understand basic dynamic and rhythmic functions in music and applying those to the keyboard.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Learning the first 3-5 scales and the first and second octaves in both treble and bass clef; both hands.
2. Being able to sight-read and correspond notes from sheet music to piano automatically.
3. Being able to memorize pieces and play in front of a small audience.
4. Objectives-
1.Learning the play each note distinctly and clear.
2.Learning proper wrist movement and technique.
3.Learning to play full octave scales/using the thumb in proper technique.
5. Materials and Aids-
Faber Piano Lesson Books Grade 1 and Beginner's Book.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Introduce pieces that are interesting to them/let them pick piece they would like to play.
2.Allow each student to obtain a sticker when completing a piece fully.
3. Ask them what they have learned and allow them to play without instruction so they may present their piece.

B. Development-

1. After students have played the piece by themselves give them positive feedback while encouraging them to focus on certain areas which require further practice.
2. Allow them to write the notes on the sheet music in order to facilitate muscle-memory between the music and the keyboard.
3.Work with students on specific areas in need of improvement.
4. Apply dynamic markings and specific areas of technique where needed and play piece with these parts included.
5. Apply positive feedback and mark down areas of improvement in dictation book.

C. Practice-

1. Allow student to play piece at beginning of lesson.
2.Explain technical requirements in the piece.
3.Explain areas of improvement, how to improve them, and where they are on the page.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Compare homework written in dictation book to piece played at beginning of lesson.
2.Include technical requirements (specific fingerings, dynamic and rhythmic markings)and play piece once again.
3.Decide whether to move on or not onto the next piece

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Thi and Vi are at different levels so they would not be requirement to learn at the same pace.
2. Vi would learn the first 3 scales while Thi would learn the first 5.
3.Thi would be expected to play two octaves in both the treble and bass clefs, while Vi would only be required to learn one.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Frequently ask them if they understand what I am talking about.
2.Ask student to demonstrate on either the keyboard on in written form what they believe I am describing.
3.Give students time to play-back and repeat instructions.

G. Closure-

1.Each piece becomes more difficult gradually. Rewards for completing a piece are considered resourceful.
2.Moving forward is important to each student and apply something new as required is key to improving each student's musical skills.

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