|Ms. Carolyn’s Colorado Fun Keys
with Keyboard Encounters Kids by Yamaha
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|“Fun Keys” keyboarding classes present popular piano teaching methods with catchy rhythms, melodies, and chord progressions that students love to practice. The class is divided into practice sessions, working on Essentials and performing with the Ensemble. Students discover the musical patterns and learn to intuit what’s coming next. They enjoy working at their own pace and playing in a group while building their confidence with each song. Ms. Carolyn teaches students how to practice with level arms and curved fingers while strengthening muscle memory playing the repeating patterns.|
|“There is always at least one song in all of us, waiting to get out” Ms. Carolyn|
What a Girl Really Wants
|Fun Keys with Keyboard Encounters Kids by Yamaha playlists:
PlayNSimple Level 2 and Keyboard Encounters Kids Video Excursions
This is an exciting time. PlayNsimple videos are constantly appearing on my Channel. These practice repetition videos keep the “how to’s” of reading music, theory, technique and expression fun. Watch the PlayNsimple practice video "Vienna Waltz - What a Girl Really Wants" and learn chord structures spanning across three skill levels.
|Fun Keys Prep with Keyboard Encounters Kids by Yamaha
Location: Colorado Community Centers; Ages: 7 - 10
Price for four classes: $30.00 Resident plus $10 material fee; Class Size: 4 - 15 students
|This class prepares students for Ensembles. Students learn to practice repetitions in rhythm with audio and video accompaniments. Students play separately and as a group while learning the early essentials of music. Each go home the first class able to play at least one song.|
|Fun Keys Ensembles with Keyboard Encounters Kids by Yamaha Books 1 - 4
Community Centers, studios and homes. Price for four classes: $60.00 Resident plus book and material fees; Class Size: 2 - 8 students
| Fun Keys Ensemble II Ages: 6 - 8
Fun Keys with Music for Little Mozarts
Fun Keys with Keyboard Encounters Kids by Yamaha
Fun Keys Ensemble III Ages: 9 +
Fun Keys with Keyboard Encounters Kids by Yamaha
Fun Keys with Keyboard Encounters by Yamaha
|A comfortable schedule is to take two months of Ensemble classes for each book. Students take eight to twelve months of instruction to complete the Keyboard Encounters Kids by Yamaha four book course. Students who complete these four books are now ready for Keyboard Encounters by Yamaha Ages 10 - Adult Module 3 of 6.|
|Fun Keys with Keyboard Encounters Kids by Yamaha Book 1
Book 1 is reading in the C position with chord shells accompanying your right hand finger melodies. As always you will find your physical motions in rhythm will develop hand in hand with your musical expression.
|Zorba the Greek
Mariza - The Stubborn Donkey
|Book 1 includes the following songs: playing 2 Black Keys, playing 3 Black Keys, e d c song, monkey biz, two by two, the little tree, the big oak tree, rainbow song, b i n g o, lazy leroy, to the circus, tap dance, ping pong, late for school, ode to joy, and our jazz band.|
|Fun Keys with Keyboard Encounters Kids by Yamaha Book 2
Book 2 expands the five finger position and goes beyond using both hands. You will be reading left hand harmony lines, four part ensemble music, accidentals, new time signatures, and add the eight note which is double time or twice as fast.
| Book2 includes the following songs: hammer it out, hansel & greater, twinkle star, the tango, carousel, skateboard, sktbrd improv, some kids, sinfonia, sinfonia, grandfather, bill's goat, marianne, eighth note, skipping, triad, and waltz.mid
|Fun Keys with Keyboard Encounters Kids by Yamaha Book 3
Book 3 is reading the treble C position using chord erercises with threee chord variations, blocked chords and chords (C, F, G7). The repertoire consist of 17th Century French Minuet, 15th Century Harvest Song and Pachelbel - Canon.
A La Française
|Book 3 includes the following songs: the soccer game, old joe clark, the minuet, skip lou in 2, skip lou in 2+, skip lou in 4, america the beautiful, america, john the rabbit, mystery song., the swing, yankee doodle, Pachelbel - Canon in D, dotted exercise, and exercises 1 & 2.
|Fun Keys with Keyboard Encounters Kids by Yamaha Book 4
In Book 4 students play the C, F and G (I,IV,V) chords using both hands and playing the eight chords of the scale. The performance repertoire is Devorak New World Symphony #9, historic Erie Canal, French National Anthem, Au Clair De La Lune, Twelve Bar Blues. After this class you are ready to continue on with Fun Keys with Keyboard Encounters by Yamaha( Adult Module 3 ).
|Bach Fantasy & Fugue
|Book 4 includes the following songs: left hand blues, race cars, largo, this old man, solfege song, Guitar Player, erie canal, ice cream, balloons, man in moon, daff's blues, triad exercise, broken chord, and eightude|
|Fun Keys students practice with keyboards from Yamaha and others. Students experience different keyboard actions including Yamaha's Graded Hammer which helps strengthen student's fingers. Ms. Carolyn helps students match the piano fitting their age, experience and desire.