Level 1


Welcome to Level 1!

Download and print the following “Video Tracker” to help you keep track of which videos you have finished watching:
(Click on the image to open the PDF)

LESSON 1.1 | GETTING TO KNOW THE PIANO

In this short video, our volunteer Alaina introduces us to the piano, the correct sitting posture, and how to play notes.

THEORY 1.1 | LEARNING THE WHITE NOTES

In this lesson, Esther teaches us all about naming the white notes on the piano.

PDFs for this lesson:
1) Name the White Notes!
2) ANSWER KEY Name the White Notes!

LESSON 1.2 | THE C MAJOR SCALE

In this lesson, Sam shows us how to play the C major scale on both the right and left hand. We also learn a bit about dynamics, speed, and articulation.

THEORY 1.2 | INTRODUCING RHYTHM!

In this lesson, Anna teaches us all about the types of notes, counting beats, and rhythm.

PDFs for this lesson:
1) Rhythm Practice with “A Tisket A Tasket”

LESSON 1.3 | MAKING A C MAJOR TRIAD

In this lesson, Justin shows us how to play a C major triad.

THEORY 1.3 | READING THE TREBLE CLEF

In this video, Rushali teaches us all about drawing and reading notes in the Treble Clef. Remember: FACE for the spaces and “Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge” for the lines!

PDFs for this lesson:
1) Blank Treble Clef Staff Page

LESSON 1.3 | PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER!

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the end of level 1! In this final video, Maxine teaches us how to play some short songs putting together all of the skills we’ve learned so far.

PDFs for this lesson:
1) Sheet Music for Lesson 1.4