Mr. Walker's Piano 1 Class

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

Music is life. Life is learning. Learning is ever changing. Change is fascinating.

Students, please remember to a pencil to every music class.

Periods 2, 3, 5 and 6 at OHS.

Period 7 on Days 1 & 5 at Brookside School.

Period 7 on Days 2,3,4 and 6 at the Park Center.

*Attention Parents and Students*

Please go to the bottom of this page to see the Rubric for Piano Class.

Please email me for instructions to join the Remind app. The codes will be distributed in class.

Remind App-Piano Class

914-762-5740 ext. 2365

Piano Class 1 at Ossining High School will be fun and educational. Room 105 is where the magic happens. Regular practice and showcases of talent continue to influence the creativity of our students.

Materials- Headphones, Headphone adapter,

Books- Alfred Level 1 Adult All In One Course (Palmer/Lethko/Manus)

The Joy of First Year Piano- Agay

Early Piano Classics- Bastien



Michel Camilo

Bebo Vald├ęs


piano class 2

Piano class 3

piano class 4

Red Garland

Martha Argerich

Monty Alexander

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Hazel Scott

George Shearing

Valentina Lisitsa

Art Tatum

Piano Class Rubric 1819

Ossining High School

60107-1 Piano I60106-1

60106-1 SUNY Piano I


Instructors: Susan Kafer, Neil Walker

Purpose: This course will provide basic piano instruction in a group setting. Emphasis is placed on correct piano technique, the reading of traditional notation, and artistic expression through performance. Students will work progressively through the Alfred Level I Adult Piano Method. Additional repertoire will be provided and selected on an individual basis with the instructor.

Objectives: Piano I/SUNY Piano I students will

Read and perform piano music in C and G positions

Accurately read and perform basic rhythms at the piano

Perform progressively more advanced music throughout the year in class recitals

Begin exploring non-positional repertoire

Develop pianistic techniques to allow artistic expression through performance.

Requirements: Students must come to class with materials and be ready to work independently at the keyboard for the class period. The instructor will work individually with each student for a limited time throughout the class. Students will set individual goals with the instructor in an ongoing basis and progress at their own rate. A minimum of 3 in-class recitals will be scheduled each marking period for assessment purposes.

Piano Night : On May 29th, an evening recital in the OHS Auditorium will showcase students in the Piano Program. Participation in this recital is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged.

Mid-Term Exam: Student will select a piece approved by the instructor which represents his/her progress in the class to perform in the Mid-Term Class Recital.

Final Exam: Student will select a piece approved by the instructor which represents the culmination of his/her progress in the class to perform in the Final Class Recital.