Welcome to the Piano Lab
The Piano lab program uses the group piano approach for piano instruction. Students begin with the basics of playing the piano, such as posture, hand positions, and finger numbers, and progress to reading music notation. Although the structure is a group piano class, student progress is monitored during each lesson and students may continue to progress at their own pace. The Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Series is the basis of the curriculum; however, other supplemental sources are incorporated into the curriculum as well. Students are given
various opportunities to compose and improvise. Performance skills are stressed and practiced daily as students are given
opportunities to perform during class.
All first- through third-grade students receive keyboard instruction in the state-of-the-art Roland piano lab. Fourth- and fifth-grade
students may choose to take piano as one of their arts electives.
Meet the Teacher
Mrs. Gibson began playing the piano in the 3rd grade. It is through the piano that she began her love of music. She has played in various venues accompanying instrumentalist, soloists, and choirs. She has also taught piano privately. Her favorite venue is to play piano for the worship band at her church.