Well, for once I am living up to my talk. Here is my post about my piano camp at the University of West Florida, if you care. ;)
Okay. So it started last Monday, and we were there every day from ten to five, except Friday which went later cuz of our concert. There were eleven kids besides me. (It was awkward at first.)
We had ear training first, which started out torturous. We were taught to sing using do-re-mi (it seemed a lot easier on Sound of Music...) We also learned all the different intervals and how to recognize them by sound. We did melody and rhythm dictations, which were terribly tedious and torturous.
After ear training class, we went to collaborative piano, which was my favorite class. :) We got to sight read some music and were assigned duets and solos and trios to learn over the week and, ideally, perform Friday night. In collaborative piano we also learned some about accompanying for choirs and such.
|This is Geoffrey and me with our collaborative piano teacher, Professor Riley, who reminded me of Cinna from Hunger Games. He was stinking awesome.|
After that came piano painting. Which was fun. :D And also kind of stressful. But everything turned out okay!
After that we had lunch. Which I liked. :D
Then we had theory class, which I was scared about but ended up loving. I was scared because before this camp, I really truly knew next to nothing about theory. But my awesome teacher helped me greatly and I feel like I learned a lot!
|Our awesome theory teacher, Dr. Coleman, Geoffrey, and yours truly!! ;)|
And then we practiced. And practiced a little more.
And went home.
And practiced a little more.
After five days of that, it was concert time!
|Our WONDERFUL teachers for the week: Dr. Hedi Salanki-Rubardt, Professor Blake Riley, and Dr. Michael Coleman. :) These people know their stuff...|
|My awesome duet partner x)|
And yeah! That was my week! It was educational, yes, but also very very VERY fun. :)