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Last Revised: January 1, 2009
Sample Course Description — Unstructured Course: Performance.
Course: Piano I Credit: 1.0 Grade: 9th
This is a one-year high school fine arts course designed to teach the student basic piano methods and music theory. Students learn the musical staff, notes, timing, measures, scales, hand positions and fingering, and musical terms. Students will learn to play simple musical pieces that use both hands, including the left hand for chords and notes. Students are expected to practice outside of the scheduled instruction time, complete theory assignments, and perform at a year-end recital.
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  • Jenkins, Mary. Piano for Adults: Method and Theory, Book 1. Midtown, OH: Homeschool Piano Courses, 1999.
  • theory assignments = 25%
  • weekly method assignments = 25%
  • practice time = 25%
  • recital = 25%
The student will earn 10 points for each hour of practice logged.
Grades for this portion of the course will be assigned as follows:
  • 110-120 hours = A
  • 95109 hours = B
  • 80-94 hours = C
Textbook assignments are graded on the percentage basis.
The recital grade will be given by the piano instructor.

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