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Your little one loved Music Pups® and Eurhythmics, and now you’re really starting to see his love for music and learning. If you’re ready for the next step (or even if your family is just jumping into music), the Piano Powers program is the perfect way to introduce your little Beethoven to the fundamental skills and concepts of music and playing a real instrument.
Designed as a two-level program, Piano Powers gives your student the tools, skills, and passion for learning that will help her transition smoothly to private lessons in piano or any age-appropriate instrument.
Our trained instructor will have her singing, tapping out rhythms, analyzing patterns, playing in an ensemble, and learning to create happy and sad sounds, which all aid in the development of cognitive, social, and emotional skills. Classes also teach ear training and keyboard performance, with a group recital at the completion of Level 2.
With an expert and supportive instructor and motivation from her peers, Piano Powers is a powerful way for your child to develop the skills and passion for a lifetime of music.
The first class aims to introduce young piano learners to basic concepts of music including rhythms, dynamics, direction of notes, and white key names, and so forth. In a small group setting, they will listen to each other’s playing, sing along songs and do rhythm games, and play the keyboard. At this level, parental participation is required.
“My First Piano Adventure for the Young Beginner Lesson, Book A” by Nancy and Randall Faber with CD
Students will learn:
- White Keys and Black Keys
- Explore Finger Numbers
- Dynamic Mark: f and p
- Quarter Note, Half Note, Whole Note
- Bass Clef and Treble Clef
- Musical Alphabet on White Keys
- Direction of the Notes
- Repeat Sign
- C Five Finger Scale
This is a next level class engaging students with note reading on the staff, time signature, hand position change, and intervals, and so forth. The students will perform more songs on the keyboard. Parental participation is optional.
“My First Piano Adventure for the Young Beginner, Lesson Book B” by Nancy and Randall Faber with CD
Students will learn:
- Line and Space Notes
- Step and Skip on the Staff
- Music Alphabet on the Grand Staff
- Dotted Half Note
- Dynamic Mark: mf
- Time Signatures: 4/4 and 3/4
- Quarter Rest
- Intervals: 3rd and 5th
What do we need to have or buy for this program?
You’ll need a keyboard with at least 61 keys or a piano at home to participate in the class and practice between classes. We highly recommend designating a comfortable spot in your home with minimal distractions for the best learning experience.
How long do we stay in the program? What happens after we finish?
Piano Powers is intended to be a two-level program. Learning basic piano skills is a great way to prepare your child for success in any future musical pursuit. Students participate in Level 1 and Level 2, then may choose to begin private lessons in either piano or another instrument.