PIANO & VOICE LESSONS

In person or online lessons available!

It has been a joy to teach piano and voice since 2006!

Kathryn Carpenter Studio, M.A.

Piano lessons can include:

* Traditional piano

* Classical music

* Improvisation on hymns, jazz standards, or other popular forms

* Improvisation on chords/arranging

* Chords and theory

* Piano method books

* Students can pick their interest in piano study!

Vocal lessons can include:

* Vocal technique

* Vocal warm ups

* Classical voice (opera), jazz, gospel, and Christian music

* Topics discussed in voice study/technique: posture, relaxation, resonance, tone placement, diction, breathing, vibrato, vocal styles, and other topics!

For more educational resources, check out the blog & free sheet music on this website!

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PIANO/VOICE LESSONS ON SKYPE OR ZOOM

Contact Kathryn for more information!

 
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Piano for Beginners (Online Class)!

Introduction to piano!

$14 per class ($56 total for 4 classes)!

Contact Kathryn if interested!

(3 students needed in order to do the class)!

 

FINGER EXERCISE BOOKS FOR PIANO LESSONS

 

ONLINE PIANO CLASS: CREATIVE PIANO FOR THE BEGINNER!

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Online class for the beginning pianists through Udemy! 

* Includes 52 minutes of teaching

* Learn the basics of piano

* Includes sheet music

* Learn "Jingle Bells" & "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star!"

* Click photo to preview class!

 

MUSIC EDUCATION RESOURCES

Create Music in the Key of C

Click photo to download a FREE copy of "Create Music in the Key of C"

* These are the fundamentals and foundation for the key of C and improvising within this key!

* Includes C major scale (both hands)

* Includes C major, F major, and G7 (both hands), as well as chords inversions!

* Includes the main chords in C major: C, Dm, Em, F, G7, Am, and B dim

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FREE SHEET MUSIC: FINGER EXERCISES, AND MUSIC THEORY FOR STUDENTS

Other sheet music is available through: www.sheetmusicplus.com (Kathryn Carpenter)

FINGER EXERCISE NO. 1 & NO. 2 (C MAJOR)

Finger Exercises No. 1 & No. 2 (C major)

* Click on the photo to download a FREE copy of the finger exercises No. 1 & No. 2

* Includes C major and G7 chords in the left hand!

* Excellent for practicing C position for both hands!

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FINGER EXERCISES NO. 1 & NO. 2 (G MAJOR)

* Finger Exercises No. 1 & No. 2 (G major)

* Click on the photo to download a FREE copy of finger exercises No.1 & No. 2 in G major!

* Includes G major and D7 chords in the left hand!

* Excellent for practicing G position in both hands!

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C-D-E-F-G & "JINGLE BELLS"

Click on photo to download a FREE copy of "Jingle Bells!"  PDF accompanies the video below!

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THE C SCALE ETUDE

Click on photo to download a FREE copy of "The C Scale Etude!"  This etude includes the ascending and descending C major scale!

C scale for right hand and left hand

* Employs various rhythms

* Includes C major and G7 chords

* Utilizes the Alberti bass for the ending

* Includes parallel motion C scale and contrary motion C scale

* Study piece for C major scale

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JAZZ VOCAL WARM UP NO. 1

Jazz Vocal Warm Up No. 1

* Click on photo to download a FREE copy of "Jazz Vocal Warm Up"

* Jazz vocal warm up for sopranos (soloist, choir, or ensemble)!

* Includes jazz 6th chord and inversions

* Employs piano accompaniment

* Starts in the key of C and moves to G major!

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"Jingle Bells" Tutorial & C-D-E-F-G

Learn to play a easy version of "Jingle Bells" and the beginning notes C-D-E-F-G for piano!

FREE sheet music available above!

 

FINGER EXERCISE COLLECTION IN F MAJOR!

Finger Exercise Collection (24 exercises in F major)!

* Click on the photo to download a FREE copy!

* 24 finger exercises in key of F major (piano)

* 5 note finger exercises (F-G-A-Bb-C)

* Exercises to gain proficiency in the 5 note pattern of F major

* Employs F major and C7 chords


As a teacher (piano instructor), I have used these exercises (mostly in C major, adapted some of them) over the past nine years. As many method books move quickly, it is wonderful to employ these finger exercises as repetition in order to learn F-G-A-Bb-C as well as F major and C7 in both hands! In addition, the repetition gives the student a sense of accomplishment and knowledge in the key of F!

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FINGER EXERCISES NO. 1 & NO. 2 (D MAJOR)

Finger Exercises No. & No. 2 (D major)

* Click on photo to download a FREE copy of finger exercises No. 1 & No. 2

* Includes D major and A7 chords!

* Excellent for practicing D position in both hands!

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CHORDS!

Major Chords Part 1

Learning major root chords and inversions!

 

Major Chords Part 2

Learning major chords (root position) and chord inversions!

 

Minor Chords

Learning minor chords (root position) and chord inversions!

 

Dominant Chords

The dominant chord is usually the fifth chord of any key!

C7 (V7 - fifth chord of F major)!

Common Dominant Chords:

C7 - C E G Bb = 5th chord in the key of F

D7 - D F# A C = 5th chord in the key of G

F7 – F A C Eb = 5th chord in the key of Bb

G7 – G B D F = 5th chord in the key of C

E7 – E G# B D = 5th chord in the key of A

A7 – A C# E G = 5th chord in the key of E

E7 – E G# B D= 5th chord in the key of A

 

"The Blues Got Confused"

Did you know there are two blues scales?! Yes! Major blues & minor blues!

Another sources, says there are other blues scales as well!

C Minor Blues: C-Eb-F-F#-G-Bb-C

Eb Major Blues: Eb-F-F#-G-Bb-C This piece includes C minor blues and the parallel C major blues! Source: Jazzology, pg. 30

 

"The Land of the Whole Tone" (Original Piece)

The Whole Tone Scale is such a fantastic scale with a far away sound and feel!  There are really two patterns; once you know the patterns, you can invert the chord and know them all!

 

Jazz Method for Kids

Jazz Method for Kids (Piano)

* An exciting study of jazz, blues, and improvisation for piano students, teens, and kids!

* Supplemental method for students wanting an introduction to jazz chords, blues, and improvisation

* Method is all music (instruction or theory explanation not included)

* For the intermediate piano student

* Blues exercises

* Includes ii-V-I progressions in the key of C

* Includes root chords for 6th chords, M7th chords, m6th chords, m7th chords, and dominant 9th chords!