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Contemporary Piano / Keyboard Lessons

“I believe in using the entire piano as a single instrument capable of expressing every possible musical idea.”

 

-Oscar Peterson

The Music Shed's Pop Piano and Keyboard Courses caters to everyone, from beginners to advanced learners. We only offer private classes for this course.

To ensure that students receive the highest quality lessons, our piano instructors are highly qualified professional pianists, with a minimum Diploma in Music, and complete Grade 8 in classical piano. 

Students will undergo a structured study of piano and music theory, with a Pop and Rock repertoire. 

Learn on an actual instrument

 

Students will learn how to play and perform on a traditional upright acoustic piano or electronic keyboard.

 

Up for a challenge?

Take on the internationally recognized Rockschool Piano or Rockschool Keys syllabus, and allow our instructors to tutor you through grades Debut to 8.

Curious to know what it's actually like to play the piano? Pop by our studio for a 1-1 trial class today.

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Rockschool Piano Syllabus

 

  • Debut 

  • Grade 1

  • Grade 2

  • Grade 3

  • Grade 4

  • Grade 5

  • Grade 6

  • Grade 7

  • Grade 8

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Rockschool Keys Syllabus

 

  • Debut 

  • Grade 1

  • Grade 2

  • Grade 3

  • Grade 4

  • Grade 5

  • Grade 6

  • Grade 7

  • Grade 8

Trinity Keyboard Grades

 

  • Initial 

  • Grade 1

  • Grade 2

  • Grade 3

  • Grade 4

  • Grade 5

  • Grade 6

  • Grade 7

  • Grade 8

Commonly Asked Questions

 

 

What is the difference between Contemporary Piano and Classical Piano lessons? 

 

Contemporary Piano has a contemporary syllabus, which exposes students to a modern repertoire that encompasses (but is not limited to) genres such as pop, rock, and jazz. Classical Piano has a classical repertoire, following the ABRSM syllabus. In both Contemporary and Classical Piano, students are required to learn music theory as they develop aural skills and sight-reading skills.

 

Foundationally, students will go through a very similar learning route as they learn the basics. At a later stage in their learning journey, contemporary music students often have an improvisation component that requires creative composition skills and theoretical knowledge to improvise spontaneously (one of the defining elements of jazz). Classical pianists follow stricter stylistic guidelines as they master harmonically complex masterpieces from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods.

 

What is the difference between a piano and a keyboard?

 

A piano is an acoustic instrument, whereas a keyboard is an electric instrument. The touch and feel might be different on some keyboards that do not have weighted keys, as piano keys are weighted. The keyboard also can give you a wide array of different digital instruments such as organ sounds, strings, synthesizers, etc. Apart from that distinction, they are basically the same. Much like acoustic guitar vs electric guitar. Play one, and you can play the other!

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