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PianoTV school

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The PianoTV school is a series of step-by-step, online, interactive lessons in a group course format. Click here to learn more about the format of classes.

The beginner stage of piano runs from Complete Piano Path, Level A for complete beginners, through CPP-2, for advanced beginners. Click here to check out the piano classes at this stage.

The intermediate stage begins with CPP-3, which is equivalent to Grade 3 piano. Click here for more information on Grade 3, and the next intermediate level, Grade 4.

Lesson timeline: Lessons are taught from September through the beginning of December, and then January through April. Generally speaking, There are no lessons in the summer. Students are encouraged to find their own projects to enjoy at this time. 

To learn more about class timelines, openings and registration, click here.

All lessons include weekly pieces to learn, lesson plans and weekly checklists, video tutorials, weekly technique and sight reading exercises, and the opportunity to participate in a high-quality group forum and receive feedback on your pieces from me. To see an example of what a class lesson looks like, click here.

Class openings: Since these are group courses, they only open once per year, in August. That way, everyone can learn together, working through the same material at the same time. Please join the waitlist for any class you’re interested in joining, so you’re the first to know when class opens, and to get access to special promotions.

Beginner Classes

CPP-A for complete beginners. It, and its follow-up class, CPP-B, can be done in one of two ways:

  1. As a two-semester set of 26 lessons (ideal for students who want to progress at a regular pace)
  2. As an accelerated class with 13 lessons (one semester)

Going the first route, one would be ready to begin Grade 1 (CPP-1) after two years of study, whereas the accelerated route prepares students to begin Grade 1 after one year.

All classes at this level have 26 lessons each, and they run from September – April. Each class has two semesters (13 lessons per semester). This means each level takes one year to complete, allowing for extra time in the summer to continue working on material at your own pace.

Course Info

The Complete Piano Path Level A course is for complete beginners. It’s a 2-semester program walking you through the fundamentals.  You’ll enjoy a group environment, live feedback sessions, and much more. Depending on your starting point, you can decide if you’d like to do this class in 2 semesters (26 lessons) or an accelerated 1-semester version (see “accelerated” class below).

Classes will open in August 2024. Join waitlist.

Course Info

The Complete Piano Path level B course is for progressing beginners, and is the continuation of concepts learned in CPP-A. It features 2 semesters of step-by-step instruction, and group camaraderie – just like CPP-A. An accelerated version of this class is open as well (see “accelerated” class below).

Classes will open in August 2024. Join waitlist.

Course Info

The Complete Piano Path Level A&B: Accelerated is a fast-paced preparatory class. Semester 1 is a condensed version of CPP-A, and semester 2 is a condensed version of CPP-B. Each semester is 13 lessons. This class is best for people who have played piano previously (perhaps as a child) or who are adept at another musical instrument. It is not recommended for the average complete beginner.

Classes will open in August 2024. Join waitlist.

Course Info

The Complete Piano Path Level 1 (CPP-1) for advancing beginners is equivalent to Grade 1 in the RCM/ABRSM. It consists of 26 lessons with roughly one piece per week (more if you include some of the supplemental pieces). This course has a short list of required books, which you’ll be expected to order at the beginning of lessons. 

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Course Info

The Complete Piano Path Level 2 (CPP-2) course is for advanced beginners, and is the final beginner stage in piano before moving on to the intermediate levels. It features 26 lessons, a similar amount of pieces, and a short list of required books just like with Level 1.  

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Intermediate Classes

CPP-3 and CPP-4 are for early intermediate students, and they feature the following:

  1. 26 lessons divided between two semesters (one year of study each)
  2. CPP-3 has an overarching theme for each semester (semester 1: sonatinas, and semester 2: baroque dance suite)
  3. CPP-4 has two main themes: developing technique through etudes, and deepening proficiency with chords.

There are less pieces to learn in these classes than in previous classes. In CPP-3, quite a few pieces are to be selected by students from a long list, allowing for a more customized learning plan. CPP-4 has a bit of flexibility with piece selection (comparable to CPP-2), but everyone will work on around 2/3rds of the same material.

Course Info

The Complete Piano Path Level 3 (CPP-3) for early intermediate students is equivalent to Grade 3 in the RCM/ABRSM. It consists of 26 lessons with roughly 2-3 pieces per month, in addition to some supplemental pieces. This course has a short list of required books, which you will be expected to order at the beginning of lessons. See the RCM syllabus (Grade 3 section) to get a sense of what kinds of pieces are at this level. The focus for Level 3 are sonatinas and baroque pieces.

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Course Info

The Complete Piano Path Level 4 (CPP-4) for intermediate students is equivalent to Grade 4 in the RCM/ABRSM. It consists of 26 lessons with roughly 2-3 pieces per month, in addition to simpler supplemental pieces. This course has several required books which you will be expected to order at the beginning of lessons. See the RCM syllabus (Grade 4 section) to get a sense of what kinds of pieces are at this level. The focus for Level 4 are technical development and chords via etudes and Romantic/Modern music. This class is brand-new and will run for the first time in September 2024.

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Class Format

The Complete Piano Path classes use three main platforms:

  1. Zoom (for weekly live feedback sessions)
  2. A private forum (where recordings and notes are shared)
  3. Teachable (the platform all of the class lessons can be found)

All live feedback sessions are recorded and occur on a weekly basis. The private forum is independent of social media platforms, and is a lovely space in which to connect. 

Screenshot of the forum homepage.

Things to remember:

  • The Zoom feedback sessions are optional to attend, but highly recommended. Not only will the sessions enhance your understanding of the pieces you’re learning, but it’s a great way to share camaraderie with your fellow learners.
  • The Zoom sessions occur weekly, with each session at a different time (to accommodate diverse time zones). They are all recorded, so if you are unable to attend, you can catch them later.

Class timelines and registration

Fall classes:

On August 19, 2024, the following classes will open for registration:

  • CPP-A (Orange)
  • CPP-A/B accelerated (Forest) 
  • CPP-B (Tangerine)
  • CPP-1 (Periwinkle)
  • CPP-2 (Green)
  • CPP-3 (Purple)
  • CPP-4 (Navy)

Note that the colours are to organize the groups on the calendar and in the forum. They can be thought of as “team colours.”

Also note that all classes are taught over two terms: September – December, and January – April. When you register for a class, you are registering for both terms.