Music at the Piano Year 2 (7-8 Year Olds)
Please Note: Online registration for this level is now closed. If you are interested in our piano classes, please contact our office for assistance.
Age: 7-8 years of age (successful completion of Music at the Piano Year 1 is required to enter this level)
Your summer 2020 virtual piano package includes:
- One 45 minute Zoom Parent Welcome (Choose from Thursday, June 11 at 8:00pm or Friday, June 12 at 7:00pm)
- One 45 minute Zoom Student Welcome (Saturday, June 13 at 9:00am)
- Three 25 minute Zoom Reading Sessions (Saturdays June 20, June 27, and July 11 at 10:30am)
- 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
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.
In the second year of this sequential curriculum, more advancing repertoire will be introduced as children build on their piano foundation. Proper technique and music literacy remain at the forefront as children develop as young musicians. South Florida strives to provide a variety of both individual and group performance opportunities as safety allows, including local recitals/concerts, National Guild exams, and for year 2 children, an option to join our annual Disney Performance group!
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