|Little Musicians - Piano|
Developing the child using the language of music, children quickly develop the skills of aural enhancement, amazing reading aptitude, two handed flexibility in playing, creativity through improvisational games, all in a fun environment. Suitable for students from 5-7 years, this course features a full range of musical skills including aural development, singing, music reading, playing and composition.
About the Class
Age: 5-7 years
Class Size: 6-8 children
Parental Involvement: Last 10 minutes of class
Lesson Cost: $24
Lesson Duration: 1 hour
Benefits for your child:
Nurtures your child's imagination and creativity
Creates a learning environment that integrates music, expressive language and peer interaction
Challenges your child through activities that promote problem solving, making choices and expressing ideas
Allows your child to have an active role in development of musical activities
Do I have to purchase a keyboard when my child begins the Little Musicians Course? What kind of instrument should I buy?
Yes, you need to have an instrument at home. It can be any type of keyboard instrument as long as it has sufficient key range; it must have standard-size keys, accurate tuning and be in good-working condition. It is ideal to provide the child with a good instrument as early as possible.
Why are electronic keyboards used in class?
The keyboard instrument is the ideal tool to obtain basic music abilities because:
It can produce constant, accurate pitch to help train the ear.
The individual notes are laid out in a clear way.
Even for small hands, it is easy to produce a sound.
Using an electronic keyboard will expose children to a variety of orchestral sounds.
What instrument will my child learn to play?
In the “Little Musicians” (LM), the emphasis is on music fundamentals instead of on the acquisition of technical mastery of any instrument. LM uses electronic keyboards. However, students develop basic keyboard skills, which can be transferred to the piano. Through a variety of musical subjects taught in class, the elements learned can be applied to the study of any musical instrument or voice.
What about learning other instruments?
At Kids on Keys we feel that the keyboard is the most appropriate instrument to begin on as it requires co-ordination from both hands, and students learn to read both treble and bass clefs. We have found that after learning on a keyboard picking up another instrument is much easier.