Introduction to Music at the Piano (6-7 Year Olds)
Age: 6-7 years of age upon entry into introductory classes
Note: The piano curriculum is sequential, must be taken in order, and is designed to begin in the summer semester. This is our introductory level. Families must purchase an approved keyboard for class use and home practice.
Your summer 2020 virtual piano package includes:
- One 45 minute Zoom Parent Welcome
- One 45 minute Zoom Student Welcome
- Three 25 minute Zoom Reading Sessions
- Access to a Google Classsroom with step by step instructions to master four summer goals
- Two 30 minute private lessons (scheduled individually and completed via Zoom or in person as safety guidelines allow) with a South Florida Music piano instructor
Due to the anticipated number of children in this level, Zoom sessions will be divided into two groups. Please register for the group that has the most convenient times for your family. Should you need to adjust the time of one element of the package, contact our office for assistance.
- Group A
- Parent Welcome on Thursday, June 11 at 7:00pm
- Student Welcome on Saturday, June 13 at 10:00am
- Reading Sessions on Saturdays June 20, June 27, and July 11 at 9:30am
- Group B
- Parent Welcome on Friday, June 12 at 8:00pm
- Student Welcome on Saturday, June 13 at 12:00pm
- Reading Sessions on Saturdays June 20, June 27, and July 11 at 10:00am
Home Materials (Included in Advertised Price): A Children’s Music Book and CDs/Digital Downloads of Course Music, Parent Guide *Materials must be picked up from a South Florida Music Instructor’s house prior to participating in the Parent Welcome on June 11th or 12th!
Terms and Conditions: Due to the virtual nature of this package, no refunds nor credits will be offered beyond Friday, June 12th. The Parent and Student welcomes are mandatory as they provide an overview and foundation to the structure of our summer piano education. The scheduling of private lessons is the responsibility of the enrolled family; unless pre-approved by the South Florida Music instructor, all private lessons must be completed prior to July 31.
Description: Music At the Piano is a unique method for groups of young beginners based on an aural approach to musical literacy that provides a natural pathway to reading. This curriculum capitalizes on the children’s love of group music making to provide an introduction to piano playing, along with singing, composing, improvisation, transposition, and reading music. The parent/caregiver works alongside his or her child both in the classroom and at home. New songs and material will be presented each week, so regular attendance is essential. Children must complete each semester of Music At the Piano successfully in order to move to the next level.
Musical Goals: Play a melodic instrument (piano); Further ensemble skills; Read, write and sing advanced musical notation; Demonstrate a steady beat through the playing of melodies and harmonies individually and in an ensemble; Develop concepts of form, dynamics, tempi, articulation and timbre; Develop the ability to memorize mastered songs and perform them individually and/or in a group performance; Demonstrate the ability to transpose melodies learned to other musical positions; Further develop home practice skills
Developmental Goals: Increase bilateral gross and fine motor skills; Advance cognitive and language development; Demonstrate symbolic thinking; Set and accomplish goals through practice; Strengthen body awareness and self-regulation; Build on social, emotional, and self-help skills