Children love to play games and learn by playing. In piano group lessons, they "play and play". They play the games together in their piano class and play the games' songs on the piano.
It is a progression from the activity of playing to the sophisticated reading of music symbols.
The lessons are highly structured and organized in a sequence that directly aligns to child development milestones.
Other teachers in the piano studio are Rachel Johnson, elementary music teacher and Paige Leger, musician as well as Principal and Head of School at DeBeau MicroSchool.
Check out this great video of the children playing a game that goes along with the sheet music "Plainsies Clapsies"
A beautiful personalized five by seven foot mural is available to teachers. The setting of the mural relates to children. Many of the game songs and activities are depicted. It makes the lesson come alive for the children. Contact me at 337-888-0237 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about ordering your personalized mural.
Small group piano lessons help to develop a well-rounded child. Students become music readers and develop other important skills such as:
This piano book is used for our lessons. It is based upon the Kodály method of teaching. The Kodály method is a very logical way of teaching music literacy and offers the following unique features:
Our piano music is taken from an extensive collection of children's songs, including folk songs from other cultures, game songs, art music, and the music of the classical masters. This style of piano class music transitions to more sophisticated piano literature enabling students to gain an appreciation of all styles of music.