Group keyboard classes

The perfect beginning for children aged from four to seven years providing a systematic and enjoyable way for them to learn a keyboard instrument.

Group classes also provide an excellent start for students who may later want to learn to play another instrument as the stimulating and educationally sound musical activities included in the program promote general musicianship skills.

Areas covered in the program include:

  • Singing songs - a basic way of enjoying music, developing a range of repertoire through songs with different style and developing sensitivity and expression as well as phrasing, tempo and dynamics;
  • Singing Solfege - to develop accuracy of pitch and rhythm;
  • Looking at harmony - to develop children's skills so that they can create simple accompaniments to a given melody and to build a foundation for improvising and composing music;
  • Reading and writing music notation - to develop an intellectual understanding of musical elements and the ability to 'hear' a piece of music away from the instrument;
  • Ensemble playing - to gain an understanding of rhythm and pulse, to look at each part and to recognise how it contributes to the piece as a whole and to become aware of orchestral tone colours and the importance of the balance between parts;
  • Solo repertoire - where children learn complete pieces of music with the help of appropriate technical exercises and, through performance, develop musical confidence and gain the satisfaction of playing on their own.

Summary

Age Range4 – 5 and 6 - 7 maximum of 8 students in each class
Standard

Goals

To engender in very young children a love of music through active participation.

To introduce and develop understanding of basic musical concepts through a sequential program.

To provide the skills necessary to play a keyboard instrument.

To encourage and to help to prepare young music students for future learning and involvement

Group keyboard terms and times

There are four terms in a CYCM calendar year and 10 weeks to each term, within each term students receive eight lessons.

Class program, maximum eight per group:

Saturday:

10am - 10:45am age 4 - 7yrs old, beginners (FULL)

11am - 11:45am age 4-7yrs old , beginners (FULL)

12pm - 12:45pm (Advanced group) (FULL)

Beginners classes for Term 1, 2017.
Cost: $124.00

Beginners erolment for Term 2, Friday 3:30pm until 4:15pm - now open

See CYCM Calendar.