Self-directed Study Sheet 26

Nicole playing the piano with her teacher

  1. Observation: Think about what you see and hear in the video.
  2. Interpretation: What can you reasonably infer about the person's musical engagement?
  3. Formative assessment: Suggest a Sounds of Intent Level, Domain & Element
  4. Summative assessment: Suggest a summative assessment (Domain, Level, E•A•X)

Nicole plays the tune of She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain in F sharp major while her teacher sings and plays the tune an octave lower with simple chords in the left hand. Nicole stops playing after the first phrase and her teacher has to encourage her to continue, which she does. This shows that Nicole can play a part shared by others and, with encouragement, will play an entire melody.

Domain, Level, Element:

I.5.A – performs simple pieces simultaneously with others sharing a common part

Summative assessment:

I.5.Achieving … performs or improvises pieces as part of an ensemble at the level of ‘Initial’ in the UK public examination system (Observe that here, the ‘ensemble’ is taken to be a piano duet on a single keyboard)