Let's Play Music

Are you interested in music or piano lessons for your child?  

Let's Play Music is a 3-year music theory course that emphasizes total musicianship through piano playing, singing, note reading, ear training and classical music. The ideal starting age is 4-6 years old (in the fall), although older children would enjoy as well. This really is the best way that I have found to teach music and piano to children!

Music educators have long taught that the young child learns best through play, experience and discovery.  As the name says, "Let's Play Music" is all about play, and a vast majority of the advanced musical concepts the children master are taught through singing, dancing, puppet shows and games. You will definitely enjoy this!

The curriculum is organized into three sequential years. The first year, we use engaging games and songs and incorporate Tone Bells to teach staff awareness and rhythm reading skills. The second year, we transfer these skills to playing the piano where we also learn chord notation, intervals, and harmonic improvisation. By the end of the third year, students are playing piano at level 1-2, transposing music, composing their own music, sight-reading music, and are prepared to excel in further private piano instruction.

First year students are new to Let's Play Music.  The ideal age is 4-5, however children as old as 6 may register.  Classes are held once a week and parents attend twice a month.  There are 15 lessons per semester, each 45 minutes in length.  Students learn solfeggio hand signs and singing patterns, rhythm reading and performing, staff reading, primary chord recognition and classical music training. 

Second year students have successfully completed the First Year of Let's Play Music instruction.   There are 15 weekly lessons per semester, each 50 minutes in length.  Parents attend once per month Students learn to play cadences and scales on the piano, self accompany, add correct chords to a meld, distinguish intervals and chords by ear, and read intervals and chords on the staff.

Third year students have successfully completed the First and Second Years of Let's Play Music instruction.  Each semester the 15 weekly lessons are now 55 minutes in length.  Parents still attend once per month.  Students learn to play cadences and scales in 5 different keys, recognize 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures, learn classical form, ABA, and theme/variations.  They also learn to improvise, transpose and even compose their own music!  Upon completion, students are playing at an intermediate level and prepared to excel in further private piano instruction.

Registration for 2015-2016 is now open!

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