Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

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.

One Payment

  • 20 prerecorded sessions 
  • 10 live Q&A sessions on Zoom
  • Supplemental Articles and Handouts (downloadable PDFs)
  • Access for 12 months from your start date
Start anytime! You will have 12 months to complete the course.
 

EXTENDED ACCESS to session videos for this level may be purchased after completion of the course.

Monthly Payment

  • 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

Start anytime! You will have 12 months to complete the course.
 

EXTENDED ACCESS to session videos for this level may be purchased after completion of the course.

Intensive Monthly

  • 4 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

Start anytime! You will have 12 months to complete the course.
 

EXTENDED ACCESS to session videos for this level may be purchased after completion of the course.

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.
  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.

One Payment

  • 20 pre-recorded sessions
  • 10 Live Q&As 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 the Alumni Group for continued support and learning. (The Alumni Group is peer lead, and does not involve the participation of Irina Gorin)

Start anytime! You will have 12 months to complete the course.

Need more than 10 months? EXTENDED ACCESS to session videos for this level may be purchased for after the first 12 months.

Monthly

  • 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 the Alumni Group for continued support and learning. (The Alumni Group is peer lead, and does not involve the participation of Irina Gorin)

Start anytime! You will have 12 months to complete the course.

Need more time? EXTENDED ACCESS to session videos for this level may be purchased for after the first 12 months.

Intensive Monthly

  • 4 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 the Alumni Group for continued support and learning. (The Alumni Group is peer lead, and does not involve the participation of Irina Gorin

Start anytime! You will have 12 months to complete the course.

Need more time? EXTENDED ACCESS to session videos for this level may be purchased for after the first 12 months.

Piano Pedagogy Level 2 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

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

One Payment

 
 
  • 10 pre-recorded sessions
  • Supplemental Articles and Handouts (downloadable)

Start anytime! You will have access to your course for 12 months.

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

Monthly

 
 
  • 10 pre-recorded sessions (1 per month)
  • Supplemental Articles and Handouts (downloadable)

Start anytime! You will have access to your course for 12 months.

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

Intensive Monthly

  • 2 pre-recorded sessions per month for 10 months 
  • 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)

Start anytime! You will have access to your course for 12 months.

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

Course Contents

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