Music at the Piano Year 4
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music at the Piano Year 3 is required to enter this level
Your summer 2022 piano package includes:
- Four 1-hour group classes
- One 90-minute parent theory class (Thursday, June 16 from 7:15-8:45pm OR Thursday, July 14 from 5:30-7:00pm)
- Faber 2B Popular, 3A Lesson and 3A Performance Books
- Access to a digital Piano Year 4 Resource Page
- One 1-hour private lesson (scheduled individually and completed no later than August 31st, 2022) with a South Florida Music piano instructor
- Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am (June 18 – July 16, no class July 2) at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Pinecrest
By registering for an in-person class, you agree to adhere to specific health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please visit our Terms and Policies page to review these guidelines, which you will also accept upon registration.
Description: Music at the Piano Year 4 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. 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 each year, including local recitals/concerts and National Guild exams.
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