This class is for intermediate students with some experience who have completed the Bastien Level 1 book. Level II students should be prepared to learn and understand: Proper seating and hand positions, basic music concepts such as whole, half, quarter and half notes/rests, dynamics and play in varying time signatures, concept of the damper pedal, inharmonic spellings, tempo markings, and major scales. Students are taught using the Bastien method. Keyboard or piano to use for home practice is strongly recommended. This class requires the purchase of a music book.