MUSC 158: Beginning Piano

Credits 2
Quarter Offered
Distribution List
Academic Elective

This course is designed for the beginning student with little or no keyboard experience. Students will become proficient in note reading by interval and note name, rhythm/rest values, and use of chords in C, G and F. Maximum enrollment, 8 students. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)


Instructor permission

  1. Note reading by interval and note name.
  2. Rhythm/rest values.
  3. Technique and hand position in major/minor keys.
  4. Use of primary chords in C, G and F.
  5. Additionally, students will receive an overview in music history, including the style periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary, and the primary composers of these eras.