“Give me a piano and I will give you music.” --Yohann Dafeu
Piano has been called the best instrument for children to learn, and we agree! There are so many ways children can express themelves with the wide range of notes and sounds available on the piano. Children also love the visual format of the piano, where all the notes are stretched out in front of them, waiting to become music. We keep our lessons fun and our activities varied, so your child feels excited to share what they’ve learned each week.
In order to ensure success, we do require that piano students have a keyboard or piano at home to practice on. If purchasing a keyboard or digital piano, we recommend those that have weighted keys, as they are more similar to acoustic pianos. Full-sized pianos have 88 keys, but a 61-key model is sufficient.
“If I cannot fly, let me sing.” --Stephen Sondheim, composer
All children are natural singers, having learned to imitate sounds and songs as infants and toddlers. Voice lessons give your child that rare opportunity to really think about how to sing well, and what’s more, to have one-on-one time with an instructor who is only listening to them. Young voices have a magical charm to them, and we love to bring out the natural ability in our voice students. You will see a blossoming self-confidence in a child who has learned to hold herself confidently, smile, and project her voice out to the world!
To ensure success, we ask that voice students have a way to play digital audio at home (such as a laptop, tablet, or smart phone).
“The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself.” --Ludwig van Beethoven
Today, guitar lessons. Tomorrow, rock star! There are so many wonderful sounds to be made with the guitar--it can provide as much driving rhythm as a drum, or be as beautifully melodic as a violin. Children love to learn songs they can play guitar and sing to, as well as solo classical and popular music. Guitar students gain dexterity, patience, and a solid sense of rhythm. Your child’s guitar lessons will prepare him for joining a church or school band, writing his own songs, or even forming a band of his own!
For successful lessons, we ask that students have a guitar of their own to practice on at home, either acoustic or electric. Guitars range in sizes, and most young beginners require a junior size (not to be confused with a toy guitar, which we do not recommend). Local music stores that sell guitars can help find the perfect size for your young guitarist.