Piano lessons are offered as an individual or joint activity. The individual lesson is 45 minutes; the joint lesson is 90 min.
For younger children grades K-2 I recommend a joint lesson. In this setting two children spend some of the time learning the theoretic side of music together for 30 minute, with lots of musical activities to share with each other. The emphasis in this program is to have the social and musical experiences of playing together. The second part of the hour is spent on individual piano lesson and it enables each student to acquire the skills for piano playing and to explore individual interests.
I like to introduce different styles of music: Traditional (classical), Jazz and Popular music. In addition, I encourage the children to create melodies, practice writing music and improvise.
Sharing Meetings take place twice a year. The first Sharing Meeting is for students only. This is an opportunity to get new ideas by listening to other students, and perform in front on their peers. Every child presents one piece of his/her choice– a well-known song, original composition, or a little presentation on a specific style in music. At the second half we all “Jam” together, working on a team project, which includes piano, drums and percussion. I strongly believe in playing in a group as a powerful tool in music education.
The end of the year sharing meeting is for parents to come and enjoy the progress the students made during the course of the year.