Piano Class at Omaha South High School


Caren Kilian, Instructor

If you always wanted to learn how to play the piano, but didn’t have the time to practice or the money to purchase a keyboard then Piano Class is the perfect class for you! If have some previous piano experience but are interested in learning more about music and would like to have various performance opportunities this is also the class for you! This class is a great way to fulfill the Fine Arts requirement as there are no prerequisites and you must take this class before you can take the Music Technology class.

Classes are kept small, 20-24 per class; this allows instruction to be tailored to the individual student’s needs. A more advanced player will play more advanced pieces, while a beginning player can concentrate on the basics of music and fingering on the piano. The class proceeds at a rate at which the student can have success.

Students wishing to continue learning Piano after passing Beginning Piano Class with an A or a B can enroll in the Advanced Piano Class for their remaining high school years with the instructor's permission.

Beginning players will learn/participate in the following:

  •        Basic keyboard skills using both hands including scales, chords and 5 finger position
  •        Basic music theory including scales, chords, rhythm, harmony and form
  •        Different styles of piano music and some music history
  •        Performance etiquette as a performer and as an audience member
  •        Basic composition techniques to compose a piece for piano
  •        Perform solo and ensemble music at piano recitals

Recital Dates for 2018-2019

  • Advanced Piano: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 in 545, Open House, 6:30-8:30 PM, students signup for a 10 minute time slot
  • Advanced Recital: Monday, October 22nd, 2018 in 148, 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
  • All Piano Students: Monday, December 17th, 2018 in theater and 148, 3:30, 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
  • Advanced Piano: January TBA, 2019: In House Magnet Recruitment in the cafeteria, students sign up for one period OR
  • Advanced Piano: Thursday, January 17th. 2019 Open House from 6:00-8:00 in Room 545, students sign up for a 10-15 min time slot
  • Advanced Recital: Monday, March 25th, 2019 in 148, 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
  • Honors Advanced Piano: April 10-13th, 2019 District Music Festival, Place: OPS High School, Times: TBA
  • Senior Piano Recitals: Monday, May 6th, 2019 in 248, 5:00 and 6:30 in theater
  • 9-11th grade Piano Students: Monday, May 20th, 2019 in theater at 3:30, 5:00, 6:30, 8:00 and in 148 at 5:00, 6:30, 8:00



 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize 
Beginning Piano Class SyllabusCaren Kilian 8/3/2018UnknownDownload
Advanced Piano Class SyllabusCaren Kilian 8/3/2018UnknownDownload

Caren Kilian

caren.kilian (@ops.org)

(402) 415-6872 (cell)
(531) 299-9230 (voicemail)

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