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Course Cost: $400
Due by January 2, 2018

Instructor: Dr. Se-Hee Jin

Recommended Textbook:
Adult All-in-one Course:
Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course, Level 2

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Introduction to Piano II

Dates: January 17, 2018 to May 2, 2018

Times: Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm to 6:20pm

(Link to Introduction to Piano I)


Introduction to Piano is designed to be a fun, group-oriented introduction to playing the piano. Intended for adult beginners, the course is open to anyone aged 14 and up.

The course covers a wide range of classical, folk and jazz repertoire. Students will learn the basics of music notation, rhythm, harmonization and piano technique.

Individual and group projects will be tailored to the level of each student. Class will culminate with a final performance at the end of the semester.

Non-credit and open to the general public.

Course Information and Prerequisites


Intro to Piano I or equivalent experience; able to read music notation including rhythm, note on both treble and bass clefs, dynamic and basic chord markings (i.e. C, F, G7) and play it on piano instrument, using both hands together.

Recommended Equipment

Students should have access to a piano or keyboard for daily practice.

Mode and Style of Teaching

Class develops visual understanding and kinetic keyboard manipulation through studying and performing diverse piano repertory, sight-reading, chord progressions and harmonization. It is an opportunity for students to learn at their own pace, and to enjoy making music as a group.

Exams and Assignments

This is a noncredit course, so no quizzes or tests will be administered. Grades will not be assigned. The final performance will be open to the public.

Weekly Schedule

Week 1 - (Jan 17) Review: Key of C Major, A Minor; extended positions of each hand

Week 2 - (Jan 22 & 24) Review: Key of F Major, D Minor; new time signature: 6/8 meter

Week 3 - (Jan 29 & 31) Key of G Major and E Minor, scales and primary chords

Week 4 - (Feb 5 & 7) Chromatic scales

Week 5 - (Feb 12 & 14) Inversion of triads

Week 6 - (Feb 19 & 21) Two-part writing

Week 7 - (Feb 26 & 28) Seventh chord review

Week 8 - (Mar 5 & 7) Seventh chord and inversion

Week 9 - (Mar 12 & 14) Dotted rhythm; key of Bb Major

Week 10 - (Mar 19 & 21) NO CLASS (Spring break)

Week 11 - (Mar 26 & 28) Key of G Minor, Diminished triads

Week 12 - (Apr 2 & 4) Augmented triads

Week 13 - (Apr 9 & 11) Key of Eb Major

Week 14 - (Apr 16 & 18) Review

Week 15 - (Apr 23 & 25) Preparation for the final performance

Week 16 - (Apr 30 & May 2) Final performance

About the Instructor

Dr. Se-Hee Jin

Dr. Se-Hee Jin, a native of South Korea, has been acclaimed for her keen musical intelligence and exquisite sensitivity. Dr. Jin currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Piano at Oklahoma State University and has concertized throughout the United States, Canada, and Korea, continuing her solo recital projects and concert series on contemporary music.

As a solo pianist, Dr. Jin has been featured in various recitals including concerts at the Weill-Carnegie Hall, Kaufman Music Center, Bentley Recital Hall, and Seiji Ozawa Hall. She has participated in the Tanglewood Music Festival as a recipient of the Leonard Bernstein Fellowship and the Banff Summer Arts Festival in Canada. Dr. Jin has also continued her collaborative performances with distinguished musicians in the States and abroad. Her recent collaborations include duo and chamber performances with Kenneth Grant (Eastman School of Music), Nancy Ambrose King (University of Michigan), Kathleen Winkler (Rice University), and Celeste Johnson (University of Missouri-Kansas City). She has appeared in Backstage Pass on WXXI-FM Classical 91.5, Women in Music Festival, the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition and Winners' Concert, Festival of Contemporary Music, and various series of chamber music concerts.

Dr. Jin is the Founder and Music Director of the American Living Composer Series. The new music concert series has presented portrait recitals of Charles Wuorinen (Pulitzer Prize winner, 1970) and Louis Karchin (Professor of Music, New York University) in several venues in Rochester and New York, NY. The most recent concert featuring faculty members of Oklahoma State University presented compositions by John Harbison (Pulitzer Prize winner, 1987; Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) at the Gilcrease Museum of American History and Art and Oklahoma State University in March 2017.

Dr. Jin holds her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music under Natalya Antonova. She graduated from Ewha Womans University (Seoul, Korea) with a Bachelor of Music degree.

Drop or refund policy

In the event you cannot attend the course, a 100% refund is available through 8 a.m. on the Monday of the week prior to the class start date. A 50% refund is available through Friday at 5 p.m. No refund is available on the first day of classes. Email or call for more information on dropping and adding non-credit classes offered through OSU Arts and Sciences Outreach.

If you have disabilities and need accommodation, please contact Student Disability Services at 405-744-7116.

Program Coordinator

Christine Nichols