Keyboarding

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Mr. Irizarry teaches two levels of keyboarding, Keyboarding 1 and 2. Most students who take Keyboarding 1 will move on to take Keyboarding 2.

Keyboarding 1 Students build fundamental piano techniques while learning to read music, acquire and apply knowledge of basic music theory, and explore the role of keyboard music in history and culture. Beginning pianists develop skills in analytical listening and explore musical creativity in the form of basic improvisation and basic composition. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend and assess learning in the classroom.


Keyboarding 2 – Students build on previous piano techniques and skills through reading music, acquiring and applying knowledge of music theory, and exploring the role of keyboard music in history and culture. Students learn repertoire from various styles and time periods, exploring the historical influence keyboards have had on music performance and composition. Students explore the basic tools of music technology (i.e., MIDI keyboards). Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend and assess learning in the classroom.


Gabriel Irizarry is the director of Choral activities, and Keyboard instruments at Lakeland Senior High School.  He is in his 4th year teaching at Lakeland High School  and is a graduate of the Florida State University where he studied classical voice as well as Music Education with an Emphasis in Choral Music.  He has served as Choral director at several Polk County Schools including Mulberry High School and Kathleen Middle School.  He actively performs in several performing ensembles around Polk County and is also a member of Festival Singers of Florida , Florida Music Educators Association and American Choral  Directors Association.  Recently, he has accepted a position with Disney’s Voices of Liberty as a performer. 


Mr. Irizarry has a website to help students keep up with assignments and post new assignments. Click here to visit that link.