Music at the Piano Year 1 Guild Prep (6-7 Year Olds)
Age: 6-7 years of age
Class Length: 1 hour, once a week
Duration: 3 weeks
Note: This class is NOT an introductory class, but rather a review of the summer fall, and spring curriculums. Our next introductory session will begin in June. Please contact our office for further information.
Description: Music At the Piano Year 1 Guild Prep is designed as a review course to aid in the child’s preparation for the National Guild of Piano Teachers Guild Examination. This three week review will cover the songs learned in the first year of group piano study.
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