Around the World and at the Keyboard
Introductory classes to prepare younger students for group piano - starting at age 5
Children gain cultural awareness, develop their listening and vocal skills, move towards becoming musical literate, and gain control of their bodies. With the accentuation of higher-level skills such as symbolic thinking, concentration, memory, and self-expressions, the children are better prepared for instrumental study.
At the Keyboard Year 1
Introductory method for groups of young beginners - ages 6-9
- Lays groundwork for keyboard success
- Fosters pride and excitement in making music both independently and with other.
- Approaches music reading both aurally and visually. Aural method emphasis helps students build a natural bridge to reading.
- Maintains holistic approach to music learning
- Features a variety of activities which lay the foundation for success at the keyboard such as:
- Dancing and drumming to nurture the child's rhythmic devclopment
- Singing to nurture the child's tonal development.
- Composing and musical dictation to nurture the child's literacy skills and development.
At the Keyboard Years 2 & 3
Subsequent years of this introductory keyboard method refine the physical and aural skills developed in year 2.
- Introduces much-loved piano repertoire.
- Develops and enhances comprehensive musicianship at the keyboard
- Refines body control and ear tuning
- Improves the ability to read and play with fluency.
- Further challenges the child to acquire and master more advanced technical skills.
- Continues to build foundation for life-long instrument playing.