P R E L U D E
Piano Programs for Young Musicians
The PRELUDE PIANO PROGRAMS for young musicians encompass two formats:
Piano-Discovery Classes for children ages 18 months – PreK contain age-appropriate activities for young musicians. Toddler Tunes classes are for children ages 18 months – 3 years; and Music in Me/More Music in Me classes are for children ages 3 – 5.
Activities are geared toward developing musicianship skills leading to piano classes. The piano is one of many instruments used in these classes. Finger plays aim at developing piano fingers; solfege singing transfers to the piano as students progress through the classes; rhythm patterns on the big gathering drum find their way into songs on the piano in later classes, etc.
The Piano Classes for kindergarten students (Harmony Road) and first grade students (Young Musician) integrate three curricula to insure that young students are exposed to all elements of music necessary for playing the piano. The Harmony Road Music Course, the All-in-One Lessons A and B, and PianoFonics® address four areas of basic piano skill development. (Click on the curriculum links below for more information)
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS ~ CONTACT INFO
Children explore music through keyboard and percussion ensembles and activities, ear training and solfege singing, movement, rhythm and finger games. Music in Me classes are for the Preschooler, ages 3 – 4. More Music in Me classes are for the Pre-K student, ages 4 – 5. Piano or keyboard at home is mandatory. Parents share in the group experience.
15 WEEK SEMESTERS • 45 – MINUTE PIANO CLASS • $270 Class Tuition* + $35 Materials Fee [*Deposit of $75 required on or before August 15. After August 15, class tuition is $295]
|HARMONY ROAD:||Kindergarten: 5 to 6 years old||Two sequential semesters|
|YOUNG MUSICIAN:||Grade 1: 6 to 7 years old||Two sequential semesters|
The PRELUDE Piano Classes for kindergarten and 1st grade students expose young children to the basic building blocks of music through beginning piano activities and songs.
15 WEEK SEMESTERS • 60 – MINUTE PIANO CLASS
*Harmony Road 1 or Young Musician 1: $385 – Tuition includes materials. [*Deposit of $75 required on or before August 15. After August 15, tuition is $410]
**Harmony Road 2 or Young Musician 2: $300 – Tuition does NOT include materials. [**Deposit of $75 required on or before August 15. After August 15, tuition is $325]
These classes include a variety of core experiences for young musicians:
1) ear training with solfege singing and by-copy keyboard playing;
2) ensemble and percussion activities for rhythmic development and listening skills;
3) music reading readiness training with directional interval reading;
4) drumming for hand awareness and left/right orientation as well as development of a steady pulse; and,
5) fun with piano friends.
Keyboard or Piano at-home required. PianoParent helpers share in the class time and are guided in at-home PianoPlay activities.
|SUMMER INTRO CLASSES||Ages 3 to 7 years||Eight three -day Summer Sessions|
Summer Intro classes provide an excellent introduction to PRELUDE classes…the best way to observe your student’s reaction to the class format and material. Summer Intro classes are one-week sessions, with classes held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, making a total of three classes per session. Download the Summer Intro Class Schedule for exact dates and times.
Three 45 – Minute Classes per session • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for one week
Hello Music: Ages 3 – 5 and PreK ~ $60 including materials
MusicTime: PreK, Kindergarten and Grade 1 ~ $60 including materials
"I am absolutely convinced that music study not only provides a unique opportunity for an exceptional adult/child relationship to unfold but also encourages recreation and recreative expression in the adult and senior community.
To this end, I have created a space for both young and old to embark upon a musical journey that will hopefully last a lifetime."