Musician Intro (ages 6 - 7 )
Students learn beginning music concepts through singing, ear training,
note reading, keyboard solo and ensemble playing, rhythm ensemble
and creative activities. This course provides a strong basis for
further musical study. Parents share in class time.
Young Musician (ages 6 - 7)
A two year program, 55 minutes weekly
The Young Musician course introduces beginning students to keyboard
performance and note reading in a holistic program, including
the organized development of pitch, rhythm, solfege singing, keyboard
and movement activities. Parent involvement in class and at home.
Prep Intro (ages 8 - 11)
4 - 45 min. sessions
An exciting introduction to keyboard / piano playing. Sessions
include ear training, solfege singing, note reading, composing,
and solo and ensemble playing. Parents are involved.
Prep (ages 8 - 10)
A 11/2 year program, 55 minutes weekly
The Keyboard Prep course is designed for children ages 8 through
10 who are studying music for the first time. This motivating
program develops the student's basic musicianship skills through
ear training, solfege singing, keyboard performance and writing
music. Parent involvement encouraged.
Musician (advanced course)
A 2-year program, 55 minutes weekly
The Keyboard Musician course is for students who have completed
Harmony Road Book 4, Young Musician Book 4 or Keyboard Prep Book
3. Students continue to develop performance skills through the
study of varied repertoire styles, technical studies, sight-reading
songs and three and four part ensembles. Ear trainings expanded
to include dictation, recognition of tonal centers and chord progressions.
Transposing becomes an easily accessible activity. Students learn
to accompany themselves while singing solfege. Two part singing
and artistic repertoire encourage expressive musicianship. Harmonic
training develops an understanding of accompaniment styles. Students
are given step by step techniques to develop their own creativity
through music composition. In this program students become acquainted
with major composers and their place in music history. Parent
Music Camp (Summer - Ages 4 - 6)
Junior Music Camp provides an activity oriented musical experience
for four to six year olds. Camps meet two hours daily for one
week. Each day a different theme is explored through music and
craft activities. Focus themes include Teddy Bears, Dinosaurs,
Carnival of Animals, Peter and the Wolf, and The Nutcracker.