PFG Music Services  
  Music Lessons
(in person or via "Skype")

What you can learn at PFG Music:

  1. For Beginners (Keyboard)
    • Piano Adventures by Randall and Nancy Faber
    • A very popular course with teachers and students
    • Lesson books and plenty of supplimentary books
    • A good prep for the RCM piano grades (Royal Conservatory)
  2. Royal Conservatory Piano (and Theory Co-requisites)
    • Exams are held three times a year – Winter, Spring and Summer
    • Grade 8 piano, together with Advanced Rudiments are accepted as a grade 12 high school credit in Ontario
  3. Christopher Norton "Connections" for Piano
    • This eight-book set is a graded program
    • Provides an excellent way of learning the melodic, harmonic and rhythmic language of contemporary popular music styles (Jazz, Latin, etc.)
  4. Beginner Guitar
    • Learn the basics thoroughly
    • Read notes, musical signs, strum chords, sing and learn lots of songs!
    • Focuses on ages 6-15 years old
  5. Popular Piano and Keyboard Styles
    1. Play by chord – play chords in a variety of rhythm patterns
      • Read "leadsheets", add fills, runs, etc.
      • You choose your favourite songs to work on
    2. Play from sheet music – Thousands of today's (and yesterday's) popular songs are available on sheet music, solo piano and easy piano editions
    3. Play by ear – Best method for playing melodies and chords by ear
    4. Specific styles – What's your main interest? Rock, blues, pop, jazz, new age, country, movie themes, broadway, latin, gospel?
  6. Jazz Piano and Theory
    • Most effective methods by the best authors and jazz educators
    • Repertoire comes first, then: improvisation, harmony, chord voicing, comping, and many more topics
  7. Jazz improvisation for all instruments
  8. Modern Keyboard Harmony
    • Chords, inversions, voice leading, chord progression, voicings, harmonization of melodies, reharmonization, transposition, harmonic analysis of tunes
  9. Relative Pitch Training
    • Play back (or write down) melodies by ear, scales, chords, chord progressions, rhythmic patterns
    • Essential to all musicians