Music at the Piano Year 3 (8-9 Year Olds)


Age: 8-9 years of age (successful completion of Music at the Piano Year 2 is required to enter this level)

Class Length: 1 hour, once a week LIVE on Zoom

Duration: 13 weeks (Saturdays, September 12-December 12, no Zoom Class Thanksgiving Weekend)

Materials: This course will continue to use the Faber Piano Adventures Level 2B Books from the summer semester. You will also receive access to the South Florida Music Piano 3 Digital Resource Page.  If you were not enrolled in the summer semester, please contact our office for assistance.

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Description: Music at the Piano Year 3 is a continuation of the Music at the Piano curriculum. This course is designed for children who wish to further develop their piano education while remaining in a group setting. Advancing repertoire will foster further development of reading music,  singing, composing, improvisation, and transposition. The parent/caregiver works alongside his or her child both on Zoom and in the home environment. New songs and material will be presented weekly, so regular attendance is essential. Children are required to successfully complete each level of Music at the Piano in order to advance.

Proper technique and music literacy remain at the forefront as children continue to develop their musicianship. South Florida Music strives to provide a variety of both individual and group performance opportunities each year, including local recitals/concerts and National Guild exams. Please note that availability of all performance opportunities is based on local health and safety requirements.

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