Young Beginners


As young as four exploring music lessons through touch, sight, sound, and fun!

Intermediate


Building upon the basics to expand their horizons!

Advanced


Excelling and contributing to society!


 

Young Beginners.

What they learn

How to Read Music Begin learning how to perform musical notation.

 

Basic Sight Reading By using a combination of rhythm theory and music notation flash cards beginners develop the necessary skills to sight read.

 

Pre-Theory-The basic building blocks of music. Learn how to read and write rhythms and notes.

 

Exploring Sounds Developing the ability to explain sound using musical terms.

Why we’re different

Fun and Interactive We use a variety of games and activities to make learning fun for younger kids while instilling musical concepts.

Creative Beginnings During music lessons beginners are encouraged to be creative in a number of different ways. After learning some of the basics, kids start creating their own music.

Improvisation Learning to create melodies without sheet music.

Composition Expressing their musical abilities on paper. Each little composer brings home at least three of their very own compositions each year.

Benefits

Helps Children in School Dr. Frances Rauscher performed a study giving evidence that piano lessons produces long-term improvement of spatial-temporal reasoning in preschool children. He found that preschoolers scored 34% higher when tested in this area than preschoolers without piano training. 

Because spatial reasoning is useful in physics, math, and computer science, our young beginners have a head start in school and their future careers.

Fine Motor Skills Playing the piano involves very specific actions with precise timing, which improves our young beginners’ fine motor skills.

 

Improved Concentration Piano lessons require a great deal of focus to interpret musical symbols into a performance this improves their ability to concentrate.

Confidence After young students work hard on their pieces and develop the courage to perform in front of a group, they acquire confidence that can be carried into many other aspects of their life.

 


 

Intermediate.

What they learn

 

How to Read Music Independently Students are able to learn the majority of sheet music on their own using concepts studied during piano lessons.

 

Sight Reading Developing the ability to play new music correctly on the first try.

 

TheoryLearn about music notation, major scales, and simple chords and how they apply to performance and composition.

 

Ear Training Using sound, students cultivate the ability to identify instruments, intervals, chords, pitch, and other musical elements.

Why we’re different

 

Creativity During piano lessons students learn the more creative aspects of music such as improvisation and composition alongside the more traditional ones such as performing sheet music, sight reading, and ear training.

 

Improvisation Students are instructed in traditional jazz and classical improvisation.  Musical improvisation consists of learning to create melodies without sheet music.

 

Composition During piano lessons instruction is given in different areas of music composition including rhythmic notation, simple chord progressions, chord tones, applied scales,phrasing, and musical organization. Each student brings home at least three compositions each year.

 

Musical Exposure By encouragung students to identify, perform, and create music in an assortment of genres including classical, jazz, pop, and world music, they develop an appreciation for a wide variety of music.

Benefits

 

Self Discipline At the intermediate stage of piano lessons students learn the value of hard work and self discipline through consistent practicing, which is needed to perform well and accomplish their goals.

 

Improved Math Skills Students gain a better understanding of fractions through exposure to in-depth rhythmic note ratios.

 

Performance & Contribution Students are encouraged to perform and make recordings or their work. This stretches students to contribute to other people’s lives in ways they may not have before.

 

Love for Music Because of students’ understanding of music, most begin to develop an authentic love and appreciation for music that they carry with them throughout their life.

 


 

Advanced.

What they learn

 

Reading Music Throughout piano lessons students learn to play any piece of sheet music without the help of the instructor.

 

Advanced Sight Reading At this level, students now focus on playing more complex music correctly on the first try.

 

Advanced TheoryIn advanced theory students learn about complex rhythms and music notation.  Students also learn how to use modes of major scales, minor scales, and complex chords to help with performance and to create compositions.

 

Transcribing Students develop the ability to listen to a recording and transcribe it into musical notation.

 

Arranging Music The ability to take a piece of music and make it fit for a given instrumentation or change certain stylistic elements.

Why we’re different

 

Creativity We value when students use their creativity to develop their own personal style and help them use what they have learned from lessons to share their creativity with others. 

 

Improvisation During piano lessons students are instructed in traditional jazz and classical improvisation.  Musical improvisation consists of learning to create melodies without sheet music.

 

Composition Instruction is given in different areas of music composition including complex rhythmic notation, complex chord progressions, chord tones, applied scales, phrasing, and musical organization. Each student brings home at least three compositions each year.

 

Contribution We help encourage and provide opportunities for advanced students to contribute their hard work to others.

Benefits

 

Fueling Students’ Love for Music Advanced students have developed an appreciation and love for music. Now lessons provide them with the means to fulfill their musical goals and further motivate them. 

 

Life Skills Piano training helps develop many different life skills including responsibility, time management, and self discipline. These skills will be invaluable to students’ personal lives and future careers. 

 

Contribution Throughout piano lessons advanced students are not only able to enjoy their hard work but are able to give enjoyment to others.