Music For Little Mozarts
These fun, dynamic group classes are designed to introduce children between ages four and six to the joy of music in a relaxed environment.
Although primarily a piano class, students also participate in musical games, singing, rhythm movement, and playing percussion instruments to assist in their understanding of the fundamentals of music.
Students are encouraged to sing and play together as a class, and also individually to improve self-esteem and confidence.
Why begin piano at four years old?
Research has shown that formal music tuition is most beneficial from a young age.
Playing the piano helps your child develop their aural skills, which contributes to development of other musical skills.
Around 70 to 80 per cent of aural skills are acquired at a young age, much the same way children can learn languages. Music is a language.
Why piano as a starting instrument?
Keyboard/piano is the easiest instrument for children to learn at a young age with limited fine motor skills and hand strength.
Other instruments, for example the guitar, are often too difficult. The piano makes learning to read music easier as the notes in the music relate directly to keys on the piano.
Keyboard instruments have fixed pitch, which means the student doesn’t need to tune their instrument before playing it (unlike other instruments such as guitar, drums, woodwind, brass).
Why group lessons?
Studies have shown that, in general, children under the age of eight learn best in social, group environments.
Private music tuition for young children is often too demanding, and not dynamic enough to keep their interest.
Also, young children often lack the attention skills necessary for a thirty minute class.
There are many reasons why our group lessons are so successful:
- Singing as a group develops listening and aural skills.
- Motivation from peers helps to achieve goals
- The ability to play along with others reduces pressure on individuals.
- Confidence is achieved by students performing solos when they are ready.
What instrument do I need at home?
Any keyboard with full size keys and at least five octaves is all that is needed for the first two years.
Touch sensitive keyboards (that is, keyboards that can play soft and loud) are preferred but not necessary.
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