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Foundation for Music Theory

 The piano is an important part of learning about music theory and exploring music notation/sequencing programs. Although students are able to undertake either topic without prior piano knowledge, the entire process is simplified through the use of at least minimal piano skills.  (Please note: "piano" refers to an electronic keyboard with weighted keys  or touch-sensitive key capabilities, as well).
  • Four of the MENC Achievement Standards can be met through piano performance:
        #2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
        #3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniment
        #4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
        #5. Reading and notating music.