MUSC 130 Group Piano Instruction I • 2 Cr.


Provides basic keyboard experience for non-majors and prepares the beginning music major for the piano-competency requirement. Studio instruction includes basic music reading, keyboard technique, interpretation, and simple chording.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify piano keys by name and find their representation on the music staff.
  • Identify key signatures and play their Major scale patterns on the keyboard.
  • Identify note values and play melodies with rhythmic accuracy, both in class and through practice assignments.
  • Interpret the nuances of music trerminology at the piano keyboard.
  • Play both one- and two-hand pieces reading from manuscript both at sight and through outside practice demonstrating proper posture, hand position, and reading technique.
  • Play from memory a piece learned in class.