Piano 1 - Beginners

This course is designed for absolute beginners but is equally suitable for students who wish to consolidate the basic principles of piano playing and general musicianship. We will soon be playing some simple tunes and developing your enjoyment of playing the piano in a fun and creative environment, alongside the group.

Course Content

Your course will provide you with a solid understanding of piano playing and music in general, you will develop your piano playing and consider topics such as:

Basic harmony and theory
Developing a repertoire of simple tunes
Developing good posture
How and what to practice

We will learn as a group but inevitably each learner will develop at their own pace. We will explore a range of music from simple pieces to some more challenging ones as appropriate to your level. We will explore some ensemble (group) pieces appropriate to everyone?s ability and level.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

This course is open to all and there are no specific entry requirements, although music knowledge of basic music theory will be useful and level 1 literacy is an advantage as handouts will be distributed at different times to reinforce learning.

First Class Requirements

Pen and paper

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance is recommended so you can get the most out of the course and not fall behind.

Assessment Methods

There is no formal assessment on this course although you will be able to identify individual goals and later reflect on your development. Your tutor will assess your learning and progress during the practical nature of the classes.

Further Study Options

There are other piano classes here that you can progress onto when you're ready.

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice and guidance that is not answered in this outline please email

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees and finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email or drop in to our main reception area.

Please note that this class is taught on electronic keyboards rather than pianos (one keyboard per learner).