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Music Exploration Workshop for Young Piano Students
Gan, Ying Han

2011, BM, Kent State University, College of the Arts / School of Music.

YING HAN GAN MUSIC


MUSIC EXPLORATION WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG PIANO STUDENTS (49 pp.)


Advisor: Dr. Donna Lee


With how piano lessons are taught today, piano teachers constantly face the dilemma of time distribution within a lesson. Due to practical reasons such as parents’ expectation, upcoming performances and pressure from society norms, piano teachers would normally succumb to dedicating most of the lessons to performance repertoire. Nevertheless, understanding and obtaining knowledge of related musical subjects is indubitably vital in the musical growth of young piano students.


This “Music Exploration Workshop for Young Piano Students” was organized in hope of acting as a solution to the dilemma mentioned above. This workshop consisted three classes targeting young piano students from ages six to fifteen. The first class of this music workshop, “Down the Time Tunnel of Music”, held on Friday, November 19th 2010 covered music history, focusing on important composers for piano as well as significant pianists. The second class, “Expressions in Piano Playing”, held on Friday, January 21st 2011 introduced different ways to achieve musical expressions in piano playing. The third and last class of this music workshop, “How to? The art of Practicing and Preparing for an event” held on Friday, February 4th 2011 provided helpful information and tips to achieve efficient practicing as well as effective performing.

Donna Lee, Dr. (Advisor)
Jerry Wong, Dr. (Committee Member)
Bill Sallak, Dr. (Committee Member)
Gianna Commito (Committee Member)

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