Afterschool Piano Lessons with the Mobile Music School

Mobile Music School<br />Image: mobilemusicschool.ie
NEWS / 23 November 2017

Afterschool Piano Lessons with the Mobile Music School: Composing and Experimenting with Music Our piano lessons have gotten off to a flying start this year! Returning for their 5th consecutive year of teaching music education programmes to students, the Mobile Music School are back this year to deliver after school piano lessons.

The Mobile Music School offer piano lessons as part of their extra-curricular programmes for both primary and secondary schools. Ideal for beginners, improvers and advanced performers alike, these music lessons aim to incorporate the musical interests of pupils. Students are given the option to sit grade exams, learn for fun or prepare for a state examination.
 
The Value of Music Education
These highly engaging and fun music lessons are specifically designed to ensure that students receive all the benefits of music education.
Mobile Music tutor Ben comments:
"My main aim when teaching is to strike a balance between prescribed material as included on local centre examination syllabi from RIAM, ABRSM etc., along with allowing my students to dictate the course of their own learning and musical tastes. I consider it very important to spend a portion of time at the start of each term asking students to set some personal goals for their playing and practise. I often ask students to choose three of their favourite songs or pieces to learn, either by ear or using sheet music."
 
 
Chart Music Helps Students to Experiment
Current Top 40 music is an excellent source material for learning about harmony and chord progressions. The chords in current pop are generally extremely simple, and one tends to hear the same three or four chord progressions come up again and again. This provides an excellent access point for students to begin learning about harmony. With each piano lesson, our aim is for students to experiment and compose their own music using similar common chord progressions as a starting point.

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