Private lessons are an excellent choice for students of all ages, providing the most individual learning setting.
In private lessons, students are taken through the Suzuki method and Excellence in Music workbooks. Students learn how to play by ear, read music, improvise and compose, and more.
Some benefits of private lessons include:
• individual attention •
• personal connection •
• tailored to individual learning needs •
• ease of scheduling •
• learn completely at your own pace •
Learning the piano with someone else is double the fun! Partner lessons are a great way for family members, friends, or beginners close in age to learn how to play the piano together.
The Suzuki Method and Excellence in Music workbooks or Piano Safari are used in partner lessons, along with theory games and other aspects of music education woven in.
Some of the many benefits of partner lessons are:
• accountability and mutual support •
• motivation to practice •
• learning by watching another person learn •
• collaborating and playing duets •
• sharpened listening skills •
• friendship •
• more fun! •
Small Group Lessons and Classes
Group lessons are a fun and engaging way for new students to explore music and the piano together.
For long-term group lessons, Suzuki or Piano Safari are used.
There are also a variety of shorter-term options to choose from - current group class offerings are listed below.
Suzuki Starter Class
This is an introductory class designed to prepare families with children ages 3-7 for starting Suzuki lessons. In these classes, parents have the opportunity to learn more about the Suzuki philosophy and learning approach, as well as the role they play in their child's music education. Children have the opportunity to become acquainted with the teacher, learn some foundational skills at the piano in short segments, and learn from each other. Throughout this course, families will gain the building blocks to set them up for success in Suzuki lessons.
Families who wish to continue in a small group are invited to do so upon request.
Mondays 10:00-10:30 am • 7/12/21-8/16/21 (6 weeks) • REGISTER
Wednesdays 5:00-5:30 pm • 7/14/21-8/18/21 (6 weeks) • REGISTER
Group Piano for Pre-Teen & Teen Beginners
This is an introductory course for teen beginners to learn piano basics in a collaborative learning setting of up to 4 students. Students will learn foundational skills at the piano and will each get to choose a song to learn and perform for each other at the last class. If your teen wants to find out if piano is for them, this is a great way for them to try it out before making a long-term commitment!
Mondays 4:00-5:00 pm • 7/12/21-8/16/21 (6 weeks) • REGISTER
Group Piano for Adults
This is an introductory course for adults to learn piano basics or expand their current piano skills in a collaborative learning setting of up to 4 students. Students will learn foundational skills at the piano and will each get to choose a song to learn and perform for each other at the last class. This course is perfect for the casual adult learner - whether you are seeking to play piano as a hobby or you want to pursue it more deeply, this is a great place to start!
Mondays 7:30-8:30 pm • 7/12/21-8/16/21 (6 weeks) • REGISTER
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Performing is a crucial part of music education. It helps students stay motivated, encourages strong practice habits, allows students to hear each other play and support each other, and can leave students with a strong sense of accomplishment when they have prepared well for their performance.
All lesson packages include free monthly performance classes during the school year (September through May), with the exception of December and April. Two day/time options are available each month and students are encouraged to perform as often as possible.
Each year, there is a Winter Recital and a Spring Recital. Other optional performance opportunities will also be offered upon availability to students who wish to participate. These may include festivals, achievement days, and competitions.