Beginner Class Lesson Format:
A piano class offers students the best value (more instructional time for the same or less tuition). The same concepts and materials are used for piano class as for other formats. However, piano classes often progress the most quickly of all students, because of the joy of creating music with friends!
Classes will have up to 4 students (each student has their own piano or digital piano to play in class as a rule). The class may also include duets and trios, and group music theory games (Music Mind Games) for reinforcing lesson material.This is the perfect format for students who want to see quick progress. Parents, you won't have to "nag" much about practicing - students will want to learn their music at home to keep up with classmates!
Recommended for ages 7 and up, perfect for siblings/friends/neighbors who would like to carpool.
Open Class Times:
The tuition is found here: Tuition
Technology/Theory Lab Time
The technology in the studio is intended to provide students with additional opportunities to build and reinforce various musicianship skills. Encore Studio provides an individualized program of music theory fundamentals, ear training, music appreciation/music history, and rhythm drills. This is based on the National Federation of Music Clubs’ levels of music theory. Also, students may play their assigned music with MIDI disks and a digital piano for accurate practice. Notation software is available for those who participate in composition activities. During this time, students may also be asked to work on theory worksheets or books, since they have the most success doing this in a monitored setting. Students will be scheduled to use the Lab tools before or after their lesson. Students are expected to respect all studio property - to use equipment carefully, and only for instructional music purposes. Any damage or theft becomes your responsibility. If students are creating problems, the studio reserves the right to discontinue their equipment use, or in extreme cases to dismiss them from the studio.