Janci Bronson, associate teaching professor of music, class piano and pedagogy, recently utilized an Iowa State Miller Open Education Mini-Grant to create a free, open-access video resource in piano education. Bronson’s YouTube education channel is designed to support student virtual learning within group piano or private lessons. Currently, the channel houses a Level 1 video series. Bronson will be producing a Level 2 series for the spring 2022 semester.
The educational channel includes a Level 1 playlist for group piano and covers the following key topics: beginning keyboard technique, sight-reading, transposition, scales, arpeggios, chords, harmonization and improvisation. Each video includes closed captions, brief descriptions, suggestions to related videos and chapters.
View samples of level 1 videos:
Sight-Reading: Reduction Practice; Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata; Beyer’s Study Op. 101, No. 66
Multiple octave major scales: “C Fingering;” Demo: Sonatina in C Major, Op. 36 No. 1 by Clementi
Triad Qualities: major, minor, augmented, diminished; Demo: Chopin Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28. No. 4