Class Piano

Course Code:
MVK 1111

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
A course designed for students who desire general keyboard proficiency. Primary emphasis is on development of music reading and playing for personal satisfaction. Course may be repeated for maximum credit of 2 semester hours.


Course Details


Dr. Josh Martin
Office: H15


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Piano for Adults: A Beginning Course: Lessons, Theory, Technic, Sight Reading. Edition 1. 1999. Jane Smisor Bastien, Lisa Bastien, and Lori Bastien. Neil A Kjos Music Co. ISBN 9780849773020.


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 5: Humanities

College-Level Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate works of human culture

H-1 Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements

H-2 Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-3 Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-4 Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

Music Studies Competency: Compare, analyze, appreciate and demonstrate works of music while applying foundational knowledge and skills; including the ability to work independently and collaboratively to prepare performances at the highest possible level.

Mu-1 Create new works of music


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Demonstrate rhythmic control. H3 Behavioral Observation, Jury, Recital, Skills Performance
Demonstrate technique. H3  
Use appropriate musical style characteristics. H1, H2, H3  
Perform music literature. H1, H2, H3  


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The instructor will provide lessons designed to teach students general keyboard proficiency via a combination of lectures, in-class exercises, collaboration, and out-of-class assignments. Students will be assigned a laboratory piano station. Music will be assigned and concepts will be explained in class as each new unit of study is encountered. The instructor will monitor individual progress, and group experiences will be a feature of each class period. The instructor will hold weekly office hours to address further questions and student needs outside of class time. The final grade will be based on class participation and skills performance.

Students are expected to:

  • Arrive to class on time
  • Participate and be focused in class
  • Practice outside of class time
  • Complete all written assignments, quizzes and final exam


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