Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy​​

Group Piano with Victoria Kreiter        Spring 2024

All students are required to do a project for this class. Speak with your mentor for instructions.

Location: 324 E. Dewey St. Buchanan, MI Suite 101
Contact: Victoria Kreiter
Format: In Person
​Classes begin January 8th.

Monday: 3:30-4:15 and 4:20-5:05

Tuesday: 4:00-4:45 and 4:50-5:35

Thursday: 4:00-4:45 and 4:50-5:35


Course Description

Lab 45 uses the Piano Express Curriculum. A fun and game-oriented program that helps students reach their highest goals in piano.
Each lesson begins with an “assessment” time. In the first half of the lesson the student attempts to get as many passing scores as possible from their song books using the online software connected to their digital piano. The teacher is always roaming and making sure students are on task.
The second half of the lesson is “discovery” time. This is where students will learn new material that focuses on theory, technique, sight-reading, ear-training, and improvisation. Students will use their piano express books, as well as other provided material throughout the semester.
Other methods and supplementary materials are used throughout the semester such as learning games in the class and performance practice with the option of participating in a recital.

Group Piano Syllabus

​​​*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class.

​Teacher of Record: Mandy Jankoviak