We teach Theory and Technique alongside of learning individual pieces, emphasizing the fundamentals of music. Students explore, discover and create their own music. We use a series of books from Alfred's Basic Piano Library that stresses intervallic reading of notes. Students play a variety of styles from folk to classical and pop. As students progress, we can prepare them for RCM practical performance and Theory exams.
Experiencing and exploring music in the whole body provides a fun and fundamental ability needed in all musicians. Students develop an internalized relationship between gross and fine motor skills.
Our Piano Program provides opportunities for Students to build on skills from the age of 6 through University Music preparation and Adulthood.
Payment is collected upon registration in order to secure a lesson time. Parents will be notified of the term dates prior to the first lesson. There are no make-up lessons for missed group classes.
Group: maximum 6 students per class. Includes Off-Bench-Activities such as playing xylophones, djembe drumming, balls, and trampoline.
Trio: 3 students per class. Includes Off-Bench-Activities such as ipads, playing percussion, xylophones, drumming, balls, and trampoline.
To sign up contact firstname.lastname@example.org Please include age of student, previous experience, if you want group, trio or private and preferred lesson days and times.
Meet our Teacher: Lisa M. Jones
Location: Hollis Avenue Home-Studio Scarborough
There are no lessons on Labour Day Monday, Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 31st Halloween, Winter Break, Family Day Monday, Spring/March Break, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day Monday.
Private students CD Projects!
Students have the opportunity to participate in sharing music and performing for each other in our Recitals.
Purchasing a Keyboard?
If you are planning on purchasing a keyboard there are a few things to consider:
Own an Acoustic Piano?
How long has it been since it has been tuned? An Acoustic piano must be tuned at least once a year!
Why do we suggest starting piano lessons at the age of 6 or older?
In order to begin piano lessons the child must know something about reading, recognizing numbers 1 through 5, know Alphabet letters A through G, know something about taking direction, and must be able to sit still for about 10-15 minutes while focusing. Students can develop basic musicianship skills such as beat keeping, clapping rhythms, understanding musical elements such as pitch high and low, tempo fast and slow, form AB and gross motor skills in our Orff Music for Children classes.