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)
Take Home Materials (Included in Advertised Price): Faber 2B Classics, Lesson, and Performance Books *Materials for virtual classes must be picked up prior to the first week or may be shipped for an additional fee. Contact our office for details!
Your summer 2021 piano package includes:
- One Zoom Parent Welcome (Thursday, June 17th at 7:00pm)
- Four 1-hour live classes, via Zoom (choose section below)
- Access to a digital Piano Year 3 Resource Page
- One 1-hour private lesson (scheduled individually and completed no later than August 31st, 2021) with a South Florida Music piano instructor
Virtual Class Options:
- Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am (June 19-July 17, No Class July 3)
- Saturdays, 1:45-2:45pm (June 19-July 17, No Class July 3)
Description: Music at the Piano Year 3 is designed as an extension of the Music at the Piano curriculum for children who wish to continue their piano education in a group setting. Advancing repertoire will continue to build upon musical reading, 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 on the next level.
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, including local recitals/concerts and National Guild exams, as safety allows.
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