House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus MUSI-1181-01 (Piano Class Inst I)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
MUSI-1181-01 (Piano Class Inst I)
|Course ID #||10465|
|Course Title||Piano Class Inst I|
|Course Description||Classroom instruction in keyboard technique fundamentals for students with limited or no piano background. Includes sight reading and selections from solo literature. Open to non-music majors.|
|Required Textbooks||Faber, N. & R., Adult Piano Adventures: A Comprehensive Piano Course - Lesson Book 1, The FJH Music Company Inc., 2001.|
|Learning Objectives||Practicing and mastering various pianos exercises and techniques that will lead to beginner-level piano abilities and understanding.|
|Major Assignments||Classroom assignments from playbook, and midterm and final pieces assigned according to ability.|
|Discussion Topics||Music sight-reading, parts of piano, fingering, musicality, dynamics, performance techniques.|
You get one "free" absence before your lates/absences start to count against your grade in the Attendance category. After that, each absence deducts 5%. Three lates = one absence. No exceptions. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class, a record will be kept, and you will be updated at midterm regarding your progress in this area.
1 absence = 100%
2 absences = 95%
3 absences = 90%
etc. (remember, 3 late arrivals to class (or early departures) equals one absence)
|Determination of Final Grade||
Grading is based on technique, progress, attendance, attitude, prepared-ness, effort, completion of assigned materials, and musical accuracy. There will be a mid-semester evaluation where each student will receive feedback. These evaluations will reflect the relative progress and student grade of each student as of mid-term. These are vital to ensure the most positive and productive outcome for the student.
Final grades will be a breakdown of: 25% Attendance, 25% Class work, 25% Midterm, and 25% Final.
|Final Exam Date||May 13, 2011 - 11:00 AM|
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