Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from your instructor

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Physical Warmups

    • Introduction

    • Alignment: Head, Neck and Spine

    • Alignment: Pelvis and Sitting Bones

    • Alignment: Full Body Exercises

    • Upper Body Exercises

    • Shoulder Excercises

    • Hands, Wrist and Finger Exercises

    • Integrated Practice

    • Checkpoint

  • 3

    Piano Warmups

    • Introduction

    • Step One: Chords and Leaps

    • Step Two: Rotations

    • Step Three: Forearm

    • Step Four: Fine Motor

    • Checkpoint

  • 4

    Mental and Musical Warmups

    • Brain Gym

    • Gordon Music Learning Theory

    • Orff Schulwerk Part One

    • Orff Schulwerk Part Two

    • Dalcroze, Laban and Kodaly

  • 5


    • Overview

  • 6

    Next Steps...

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...


Dr Jan McMillan

Jan is a performer, pedagogy specialist and collaborative artist and has continued her passion for the industry and her students throughout her career in many countries and a variety of settings. She specialises in creative teaching for all ages and levels and has published a variety of papers and a book chapter. She supervises post-graduate students and continues to instigate novel approaches and research. She motivates her students and teacher trainees to their highest levels with a nurturing approach.