|August 22 to December 8, 2017
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:30 to 6:20pm
Stillwater Public Library
Instructor: Nataša Kaurin-Karača
Course Information and Prerequisites
An interest in learning to play piano.
Mode and Style of Teaching
Exams and Assignments
About The Instructor
|Ms. Nataša Kaurin-Karača is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Aural Skills, Class Piano, Music Fundamentals, and Music Appreciation.
She has been playing piano since a very early age, and teaching Class Piano at Oklahoma State University since 2006. Her research interests include aural skills acquisition, pedagogy, and perception of timbre. In addition to teaching, Nataša has been a music director of Stillwater Chamber Singers since 2010. As a promoter of new music at Oklahoma State University, she has served as a music director of the “Frontiers” new music ensemble.
Nataša received her B.M. in Music Theory and Education from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and her M.M. from The Ohio State University under the tutelage of Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt.
|All students will be required to purchase
Alfred’s Basic Adult All-in-One Course
This is a tentative schedule of topics that will be covered throughout the semester. With each topic several repertoire pieces will be assigned according to the learning pace of individual students and the whole group.
Aug 22 & 24
|Introduction to playing position, clefs, and rhythm|
Aug 29 & 31
|The grand staff and time signatures|
Sep 5 & 7
|5-finger patterns; melodic and harmonic intervals|
Sep 12 & 14
|Major scales; simple and compound meter|
Sep 19 & 21
|Introduction to C and G major chords; harmonizing melodies|
Sep 26 & 28
|F-major chord; G7 chord; cadences, improvisation|
Oct 3 & 5
|Expanding the 5-finger position; flats and sharps|
Oct 10 & 12
|Introducing damper pedal|
Oct 17 & 19
|Chords and Blues progression|
Oct 24 & 26
|Minor scales; syncopated rhythm|
Oct 31 & Nov 2
|Arpeggiated chords and styles of accompaniment|
Nov 7 & 9
Nov 14 & 16
|Triads and seventh chords; lead sheet symbols|
(will not meet
Nov 28 & 30
|Preparation for the final performance|
Dec 5 & 7
Drop or refund policy
In the event you cannot attend the course, a 100% refund is available through 8 a.m. on the Monday of the week prior to the class start date. A 50% refund is available through Friday at 5 p.m. No refund is available on the first day of classes. Email or call for more information on dropping and adding non-credit classes offered through OSU Arts & Sciences Outreach.
If you have disabilities and need accommodation, please contact Student Disability Services at 405.744.7116.