Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Piano for Singers 112039/3029/2324/1/84
Study guide

Piano for Singers 1

Academic year 2023-24
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: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


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 refined his or her 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.
The student can make basic simplifications of accompaniments by reducing the basic harmonic material.
The student can harmonise melodic lines.
The student can make simplifications of accompaniments by reducing the basic harmonic material.
The student can make chord progressions him- or herself.
The student can make simple chord progressions him- or herself.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student can play existing piano scores and/or accompaniments of a simple level of difficulty.
The student can play existing piano scores and/or accompaniments of an average level of difficulty.
4.3 The student reflects critically on him- or herself and his surroundings.
The student knows the various working methods required to develop piano playing without the score.

Course content

See vademecum.

- acquire relevant technical and musical independence at the keyboard in function of supporting vocal practice.
- learning to play simple accompaniments correctly & to re-arrange/simplify difficult accompaniments so that they become playable.
- practical knowledge of chords, accompaniment patterns, etc. - being able to perform these fluently and correctly.
- being able to compose your own accompaniment using the above building blocks.
- acquire technical independence using pieces from the traditional piano repertoire or jazz piano practice.

For the study of the traditional 'classical' piano repertoire one should choose 'piano secondary subject'.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Piano or keyboard at your disposal to practice
Scores & sound files will be made available via Digitap learning environment.

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

Evaluation (text)

January: artistic evaluation via video recording.
June: artistic evaluation via live performance.
Continuous evaluation throughout the academic year.