Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Piano for Singers 112039/2805/2223/1/60
Study guide

Piano for Singers 1

Academic year 2022-23
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 1
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice within Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Anthonis Luc
Other teaching staff: Proot Stephanie, Van Kerkhoven Joost
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2022 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Educational organisation (text)

Group-oriented education

Prerequisite competencies (text)

The piano level is checked at the start of the lessons.

Preferably, the student has finished a piano preparatory training (Flemisch Parttime Art Education DKO 2nd grade) with notions of polyphonic, classical, romantic and/or 20th century literature, briefly approached from appropriate techniques.

If not, the student will at least have sufficient musical baggage from a training with another instrument, from which musical-historical and motoric notions of style were acquired.

A choral education as background is recommended.

Students who do not have the required starting competencies and are nevertheless admitted to B1 are recommended to enrol for piano in the DKO.

Learning outcomes (list)

2.2 The student makes progress through independent study.
The student has learnt techniques to make an efficient study plan and to follow it.
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
The student explores techniques (tempo, timing, intonation, timbre, development of motifs, phrasing, form, listenting skills etc) to master the interpretation of existing piano repertoire.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student can play existing piano scores and/or accompaniments.
The student can play existing piano scores and/or accompaniments of a simple level of difficulty.
4.1 The student has knowledge of the broader cultural and (musical) historical context.
The student can place the repertoire played within its musico-historical context.

Course content

See the vademecum.

- Playing of existing keyboard music (see representative repertoire list)

- Orientation to the keyboard and awareness of tonality: for this purpose, scale play may be appropriate for the student.

- Pianistic skills: playing posture; simple use of pedals (syncopated legato); attention to phrasing and articulation (distinction legato, portato, staccato); dynamics.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Piano at your disposal.
Scores (to be borrowed from the KCA library or purchased on the teacher's advice).

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours60,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic practical assessment30,00
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment during the examination series30,00Januari
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment during the examination series40,00Mei/juni
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00