Classes meet once a week in small groups where parents actively participate allowing for fun, exciting, and engaging activities for children and parents alike!
For children ages 4 to 10, we offer a “big picture” approach to piano lessons.
All courses include:
• Ear Training
• Improvisation and Composition
• Ensemble Playing
• Creative Movement
4 – 5 year olds
Students begin to read music and play actual songs from “The Very Young Pianist” method. Stories, fun characters, and lots of creative play make for an exciting musical experience!
1st – 2nd graders
Keyboard, singing, note reading, ear training, and creative movement are the focus of this class designed especially for the 6-7 year old beginner. Additionally, guitar and recorder are introduced as the course progresses. Reading music and playing keyboard songs are balanced with playing by ear, improvising, and writing original songs.
3rd – 5th graders
This class offers a combination of keyboard, singing, guitar and recorder. Using materials specifically designed for the older beginner, these students excel in reading music and chord charts for piano and guitar. Emphasis is also placed on improvisation in various styles, and on original composition.
Classes are also offered for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers that offer a variety of musical experiences including:
• Hands-on instrument playing
• Active listening
• Creative movement
• Story telling using the keyboard
“Babies Make Music”
Newborn – 18 months
45 minutes of weekly music classes with baby and mommy or daddy, designed to give parents ideas for music making at home using simple instruments, movement to recorded music, singing, rocking, and bouncing.
“Clapping, Wiggles, Bounces and Tickles”
18 months – 35 months
Toddlers develop a sense of rhythm, pitch matching, active listening and movement through singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Creative music making for toddlers!
3 – 4 year olds
Preschoolers are introduced to the keyboard by “playing” stories. Dinosaur day, teddy bear day, and train day are a few of the theme-based lessons these young music makers explore using the keyboard, small instruments, singing, and creative movement.