Basic chords (triads and the 3 most important 7th chords, in all 12 keys)
Accompaniment (LH) techniques
Separation of hands, (juggling melody/improvisation with bass lines and accompaniments)
Rhythmic stability during improvisation
Initial 2 hour class:
Theory: Basic chords, blues form
Rhythm: working with shaker egg
Technique: introduction to Bass lines and Accompaniment
These concepts will then be more deeply explored and expanded upon in the 8 subsequent individual lessons.
Online Private Classes and the Pieces
These concepts will be explored via at least 2 pieces: a group piece (everyone playing the same) and a piece chosen by the student (in discussion with Park).
The goal of the individual piece is to make the student’s own personalized arrangement. The piece can be almost anything, from jazz to traditional to classical. It can be from a recording or from a written-out already-existing piece. But this will just serve as a starting point, as we will take it apart and put it back together again.
We will develop the group piece together, with the idea that we can play it together at the “graduation” concert.
Final 2 hour class
To be determined, based on the needs of the class.
- 2 two hour in-person group classes in the beginning and during the program
- 1 one hour in-person private class
- 8 one hour online private classes
- Teaching Assistants: Ms Ann Huang and Ms Sunshine Lo