Introduction to Piano Music Composition

First Name
Chiara
Last Name
Lo Faro
Course Summary

This course takes place in a weekly 45-minute class over an average duration of 20 weeks. For those ready to begin learning the basic components of composing piano music, celebrated artist and instructor Chiara Lo Faro, has created a comprehensive and accessible lesson plan for students of all ages. As a basic course, students can expect to cover a review of musical scales if needed, musical ornamentation lessons, and the beginning steps of musical improvisation and composition. 

Course Duration
20 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$30.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Chiara
Last Name
Lo Faro
Number of years of relevant experience
20 Years
Study Details
Language Diploma: Italian, English, French, German: Final score 100/100
Liceo Linguistico "Archimede", Acireale, Italy
Piano performance - final mark 8/10
Conservatory
B.A. Political Science and International Relations. Final score 108/110
LUISS Guido Carli International University, Rome, Italy
Music theory and rhythmic reading, solfège, transposition, rhythmic singing, sight reading, melodic dictation. Final mark: 9/10
Conservatory
Diploma in history of music
Conservatory
Diploma in complementary harmony
Conservatory
Musicianship specialization
Berklee Online

Course Details

This is a beginner's course for musical composition designed for students who have already achieved a base level understanding of musical theory. However, a review of musical scales and other concepts will be provided if needed. Notes and chord progressions will be reviewed in-depth while instructor Chiara Lo Faro helps students incorporate rhythm and chord techniques to add musical ornamentation to their sound. When the student is ready to move forward, the instructor will guide them through the process of improvising for the first time. This will allow students to play music intuitively, without guidance. This is the first step of music composition.

About Ms. Chiara Lo Faro: Chiaro Lo Faro started musical training at the young age of seven with a simple keyboard. Later, she moved on to explore Western classical piano and began excelling through several advanced conservatory exams in Italy on topics including; harmony, singing, ear training, transposition and more. She was selected to receive a full scholarship by the European Union to be part of a project requiring 100+ hours of music making which contributed to Chiaro Lo Faro’s first studio track at the young age of 15. Currently, she is a singer in her band while teaching students from around the globe one-to-one online, as well as in person. Her multi-linguistic abilities allow her to pass on her education to students from all nationalities.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 3 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since, long term courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

About Teacher

Chiara Lo Faro started musical training at the young age of seven with a simple keyboard. Later, she moved on to explore Western classical piano and began excelling through several advanced conservatory exams in Italy on topics including; harmony, singing, ear training, transposition and more. She was selected to receive a full scholarship by the European Union to be part of a project requiring 100+ hours of music making which contributed to Chiaro Lo Faro’s first studio track at the young age of 15. Currently, she is a singer in her band while teaching students from around the globe one-to-one online, as well as in person. Her multi-linguistic abilities allow her to pass on her education to students from all nationalities.

Prerequites

As a beginner’s course, no prerequisite courses are required before enrollment. Students will need to have a piano or keyboard (online keyboards may be accepted also if no other option is available), as well as pen and paper for note-taking. Those enrolling in this course should ensure they have not only the time to commit to the 45-minute weekly online sessions, but for practicing between classes as well. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to enroll in an intermediate level piano music composition course.

Weekly Schedule

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Mon 05:00 AM - 05:45 AM America/New_York
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period
Question
Can this course be customized?
Answer
Yes, the course can be customized.
Question
Can students of all age enroll to learn this course
Answer
Students aged 15 or above can join this course.

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