Introduce your child to the piano with playing and listening games in a fun group environment to develop basic skills at the instrument.
This is an introductory course to music; it aims to prepare children to learn piano. Students will discover the instrument and the notes by playing, improvising and composing. They will be sensitized to the musical vocabulary and the good posture at the instrument. They will develop their listening faculties, memory and concentration. The class' objective is to give the child the desire to learn music, and thereby, the piano.
This course will allow the child to deal with concepts such as: the note names and their order, the exploration of the piano, knowledge of the keyboard, right, and left hand fingerings, good body and hand posture , the pulse, the basic dynamics, attentive listening and interaction with others, basic music reading and writing as necessary for learning music theory.
The child will learn these concepts through games, improvisation and composition, to wake all the senses: listening, applying the concepts at the piano, singing, etc. These activities will be adapted to the context of learning, along with the skills and experience of the child. Improvisation will take an important part as it leaves room for creativity . This encourages children to be creative, interact, listen, be spontaneous and involve their emotions. This course provides a smooth transition between music awakening classes and the serious practice of a musical instrument or simply to the novice child who has expressed interest in the instrument.
The course is offered in 3 levels (fall, winter, spring). It is indeed recommended that the child complete a full year of piano initiation before continuing with private lessons.
5 to 6 years old
Required equipment for the student
Note that all our groupe classes are given in French
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