Piano is a good way to relax and is a wonderful outlet. It helps to develop fine motor skills and allows for the use of imagination. Not only that but it gives us the opportunity to play at home, in front of others or even gives us potential to be part of a band or ensemble.
Things Students will learn in class:
As a musician, there are 5 different areas that we want to develop. we want to work on our theory, technique, ear training, songs and improvisation. Students will learn how to read notation as well as play by ear. They will learn how to play music, and also what makes the music sounds the way it does and why. Students learn everything from how to sit and parts of the piano to scales and technique. They are able to learn a wide variety of songs and even learn to improvise to either a backing track or accompaniment of the teacher.
Students can learn one of two ways. They are welcome to have the standard lesson that most music schools will use (Adults usually choose this approach). On the other hand, they can use games to accomplish the goals of enjoyment and learning (great for children, but also fun for adults). We have developed a successful way of linking games and learning through using the likes of Pokemon cards. Students ‘level up’ and use their musical abilities to achieve goals and quests in the lesson. This Gamification process has seen outstanding results as far as students’ interest in learning music, musical growth and practice.