Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4

Level 1 Piano Pedagogy Course

This level explores effective ways to teach the foundations of technique and musical artistry to beginner students, starting from the initial contact with prospective clients, through first lessons and beyond. Emphasis is on developing proper articulations, beautiful tone production, and exploring ways to fully engage the student in the creation of music. While designed with beginners in mind, skills and strategies learned apply to all levels of piano instruction.

Option 1

Course Begins September 1, 2022

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What's Included?
  • 2 pre recorded sessions per month 
  • 1 live Q & A session per month via Zoom, followed by a peer-led chat with group members for support and teaching ideas(recording available)
  • Interactive private Facebook Group for members, including assignment feedback 
  • Supplemental articles and handouts (downloadable PDFs)
  • Level 1 course contents available for a full year
  • Once level is completed, access to the Alumni Group for continued support and learning. (The Alumni Group is peer-led and does not involve the participation of Irina Gorin)

2 Extra Months free: July & August 2023

Schedule & Access

DATES: September 2022 - June 2023

DURATION: 10 months

EXTENDED ACCESS to session videos for this level may be purchased for $5.95/month after completion of the course

Pricing

10 monthly payments of $79.95 September 1/2021 to June 1/2022, or 1 payment of $799.50

Course Content

 

Level 1: Tales of a Musical Journey step by step teacher’s guide plus:

1. Parental Education. Initial Interview

2. The first piano lesson. Posture. Development of the imagination

3. Listening to music activities

4. Role of relaxation. Hand position

5. Manipulating of students hands techniques

6. Playing by ear. Finger exercises

7. Sound production. Wrist development

8. Ear Training. Beat and Rhythm

9. Notation

10. Artistry and Expression

11. Dynamics. Pace of teaching

12. 5th finger

13. 2 note slurs

14. Legato. Practice strategies

15. Playing hands together. Parent-Teacher conferences

16. Staccato. The r8th noole of creative actuates

17. 8th notes.

18. Harmonic intervals

19. Improvisation. Mindful practicing

20. Public performances

Option 2

Start Anytime (Pre-Recorded)

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What's Included?
  • 20 pre recorded sessions 
  • Supplemental Articles and Handouts (downloadable PDFs)
Schedule & Access
Start anytime! You will have 10 months to complete the course.
 
Need more than 10 months? EXTENDED ACCESS to session videos for this level may be purchased for $5.95/month after the first 10 months.
Pricing
COST: 10 monthly payments of $59.95/month (2 sessions/month) or 1 payment of $599.50/year
 
UPGRADE OPTION: Those purchasing Option 2 can upgrade to Option 1 at any time by contacting Irina Gorin
 
 
 
Course Content

 

Level 1: Tales of a Musical Journey step by step teacher’s guide plus:

1. Parental Education. Initial Interview

2. The first piano lesson. Posture. Development of the imagination

3. Listening to music activities

4. Role of relaxation. Hand position

5. Manipulating of students hands techniques

6. Playing by ear. Finger exercises

7. Sound production. Wrist development

8. Ear Training. Beat and Rhythm

9. Notation

10. Artistry and Expression

11. Dynamics. Pace of teaching

12. 5th finger

13. 2 note slurs

14. Legato. Practice strategies

15. Playing hands together. Parent-Teacher conferences

16. Staccato. The r8th noole of creative actuates

17. 8th notes.

18. Harmonic intervals

19. Improvisation. Mindful practicing

20. Public performances

Level 2 Piano Pedagogy Course

Level 2 builds on the foundations learned in Level 1, exploring the next steps in technique, artistry, and repertoire.

Prerequisite: Pedagogy Course Level 1

Option 1

Course Begins September 1, 2022

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What's Included?
  • 2 pre recorded sessions per month 
  • 1 live Q & A session per month via Zoom, followed by a peer-led chat with group members for support and teaching ideas (recording available)
  • Interactive private Facebook Group for members, including assignment feedback 
  • Supplemental Articles and Handouts (downloadable PDFs)
  • Access to Level 1 Pre Recorded Sessions, and downloadable PDFs
  • Level 2 course contents available for a full year
  • Access to the Alumni Group for continued support and learning. (The Alumni Group is peer lead, and does not involve the participation of Irina Gorin)
Schedule & Access

DATES: September 2022 - June 2023

DURATION: 10 months

EXTENDED ACCESS to session videos for this level may be purchased for $5.95/month after completion of the course

Pricing

10 monthly payments of $79.95 or 1 payment of $799.50

Course Content

1. Choosing the repertoire

2. The Process of working on a Musical Composition

3. Phrasing

4. Musical Journey 1A Solos (pedagogical and performance analysis) part 1

5. Musical Journey 1A Solos (pedagogical and performance analysis) part 2

6. Musical Journey 1A Solos (pedagogical and performance analysis) part 3

7. Supplemental Early Elementary Repertoire part 1

8. Supplemental Early Elementary Repertoire part 2

9. Scales

10. Duets and Ensembles

11. Musical Journey 1A Etudes and Duets (pedagogical and performance analysis)

12. Scales (continued) Solid and broken chords. Arpeggios

13. Musical Journey 1B solos (pedagogical and performance analysis) part 1

14. Musical Journey 1B solos (pedagogical and performance analysis) part 2

15. Musical Journey 1B solos (pedagogical and performance analysis) part 3

16. Polyphony

17. Anna Magdalena Bach’s Notebook (pedagogical and performance analysis)

18. Technique: Double Notes, Octaves, Alberti Bass

19. Etudes

20. Czerny-Germer Selected Studies (pedagoglcal and performance analysis)

 

Option 2

Start Anytime (Pre-Recorded)

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What's Included?
  • 20 pre recorded sessions
  • Supplemental Articles and Handouts (downloadable)
Schedule & Access

Start anytime! You will have 10 months to complete the course.

Need more than 10 months? EXTENDED ACCESS to session videos for this level may be purchased for $5.95/month after the first 10 months.

Pricing

10 monthly payments of $59.95/month (2 sessions/month) or 1 payment of $599.50/year

UPGRADE OPTION: Those purchasing Option 2 can upgrade to Option 1 at any time by contacting Irina Gorin

Course Content

1. Choosing the repertoire

2. The Process of working on a Musical Composition

3. Phrasing

4. Musical Journey 1A Solos (pedagogical and performance analysis) part 1

5. Musical Journey 1A Solos (pedagogical and performance analysis) part 2

6. Musical Journey 1A Solos (pedagogical and performance analysis) part 3

7. Supplemental Early Elementary Repertoire part 1

8. Supplemental Early Elementary Repertoire part 2

9. Scales

10. Duets and Ensembles

11. Musical Journey 1A Etudes and Duets (pedagogical and performance analysis)

12. Scales (continued) Solid and broken chords. Arpeggios

13. Musical Journey 1B solos (pedagogical and performance analysis) part 1

14. Musical Journey 1B solos (pedagogical and performance analysis) part 2

15. Musical Journey 1B solos (pedagogical and performance analysis) part 3

16. Polyphony

17. Anna Magdalena Bach’s Notebook (pedagogical and performance analysis)

18. Technique: Double Notes, Octaves, Alberti Bass

19. Etudes

20. Czerny-Germer Selected Studies (pedagoglcal and performance analysis)

 

Level 3 Piano Pedagogy Course

Course Begins September 1, 2022

Prerequisite: Pedagogy Courses Level 1 and Level 2

This level explores further repertoire appropriate for young students advancing in their piano studies.

Option 1

Course Begins September 1, 2022

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What's Included?
  • 1 pre-recorded session per month 
  • 1 live Q&A session per month via Zoom, followed by a peer-led chat with group members for support and teaching ideas (recording available)
  • Interactive private Facebook Group for members, including assignment feedback 
  • Supplemental Articles and Handouts (downloadable PDFs)
  • Access to Level 1 and Level 2 Pre Recorded Sessions, and downloadable PDFs 
  • Level 3 course contents available for a full year
  • Access to the Alumni Group for continued support and learning. (The Alumni Group is peer-led, and does not involve the participation of Irina Gorin)
Schedule & Access

10 month course; September 2022-June 2023

BONUS: 2 months free access (July & August 2023)

EXTENDED ACCESS to session videos for this level may be purchased for $5.95/month after completion of the course

Course Content


1. Sonatinas and Sonatas

2. Variations, Rondos, Concertos

3. Bach. Six little preludes

4. Bach. Twelve Little Preludes

5. Bach. Inventions and Sinfonias

6. Romanticism. Robert Schumann

7. R. Schumann. Album for the Young (pedagogical and performance analysis)

8. S. Maykapar. Biryulki. (pedagogical and performance analysis) Part 1

9. S. Maykapar. Biryulki. (pedagogical and performance analysis) Part 2

10. S. Maykapar. Biryulki. (pedagogical and performance analysis) Part 3

 

 

Option 2

Start Anytime (Pre-Recorded)

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What's Included?
 
 
  • 20 pre-recorded sessions
  • Supplemental Articles and Handouts (downloadable)
Course Content


1. Sonatinas and Sonatas

2. Variations, Rondos, Concertos

3. Bach. Six little preludes

4. Bach. Twelve Little Preludes

5. Bach. Inventions and Sinfonias

6. Romanticism. Robert Schumann

7. R. Schumann. Album for the Young (pedagogical and performance analysis)

8. S. Maykapar. Biryulki. (pedagogical and performance analysis) Part 1

9. S. Maykapar. Biryulki. (pedagogical and performance analysis) Part 2

10. S. Maykapar. Biryulki. (pedagogical and performance analysis) Part 3

 

 

Level 4 Piano Pedagogy Course

Course Begins September 1, 2022

Prerequisite: Pedagogy Courses Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3

This level explores further repertoire appropriate for young students advancing in their piano studies.

Option 1

Course Begins September 1, 2022

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What's Included?
  • Bonus Levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Monthly Q&A (4th Tuesday of the month 10am EST)
  • Access to Private Facebook Group
Schedule & Access

10 month course; September 2022-June 2023

BONUS: 2 months free access (July & August 2023)