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Curriculum for Beginner Students:
For each concept, students will receive 3-7 songs that help reinforce what they are learning. We use concrete visuals to demonstrate how various concepts are employed in music. We provide our students with the curriculum by organizing albums with songs. Aside from the albums, we provide additional books and theory assignments that are carefully tailored for the level of each student.
This is a plan-proposal of 10 lessons for BEGINNERS: Colorful music theory with songs: "Yankee Doodle", "Twinkle Little Star" and "Old MacDonald" with CD accompaniment. Reading the notes is an interesting process with many steps.
Several of the concepts that beginner students will learn include:
Key Names
Finger Numbers
How to play Position Middle C
Right Hand notes
Left Hand notes
Directions/moving up and down on the piano
How to play notes for the R.H. on the top five lines on the staff and learning how to play the L.H. notes on the bottom five lines on the staff.
How to draw line and space notes on the staff.
How to write and play notes in order.
How to write and play skipping notes.
Understand the concepts of skipping and stepping in music.
Program and Curriculum for Intermediate and Advanced Students:
Intermediate and advanced students are taught a repertoire that includes Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary pieces. Students continue to develop performance technique, sight-reading and music theory skills. Students learn basic composition skills. Lessons are taught through creative learning techniques in a very hands-on environment.
ABRSM exam:
We are excited to announce that we are offering preparation for ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) testing. Preparation for these tests requires additional commitment from students and parents. Parents should monitor that their children practice at least 30 minutes of piano every day, along with any theory homework they may have. It is strongly encouraged that students take two piano classes a week, especially when the testing dates are coming up. Additional information about these nationwide tests can be provided upon request.
Curriculum for Theory Classes:
Our theory classes include counting of various rhythm, learning intervals, chord inversions, chord progressions, music dictation and ear training. All exercises and techniques are taught to students in a logical sequence, developed through our school’s methodology.
Group classes:
Our unique group classes provide a fun and engaging environment for students. Our use of two pianos in the studio allows students to learn interactively by listening and learning from each other.
Mommy and me:
Mother/daughter classes provide an interactive learning environment where a parent and child can learn fundamentals of piano and music theory together.