These special programs allow the younger student to experience the thrill of individualized instruction, while building the foundation of coordination and healthy technique within a specialized curriculum. Early Start faculty members have extensive experience and interest in teaching younger students. Programs vary by instrument and age.
EARLY START GUITAR
Playful characters and original stories and games teach note names, techniques, and songs designed to share our love of music. Children should begin on an appropriately sized (½ or ¾) classical guitar. For advice on obtaining an instrument for your child, please call (585) 454-4596.
Fee: $10 registration fee; $33* fee per half-hour lesson (includes the group class). Schedules and fees are arranged by appointment with the Dean’s Office. With enrollment in Early Start Guitar, families pay reduced fees for one Music FUNdamentals or Children’s Dance class, and reduced fees for other ensembles. (Fees are as of Summer 2019.)
GROUP PIANO EXPLORATIONS FOR CHILDREN
Marie Crasta, Instructor
Age 5: Mondays, July 8-August 12, 2019, 4:00-4:50 pm
Age 6: Mondays, July 8-August 12, 2019, 5:00-5:50 pm
Join us for this fun, musical introduction to the piano that melds together the best of traditional piano method approach with innovative Gordon music learning theory. Students are introduced to keyboard choreography, beginning piano technique, rhythm, and note patterns, while engaging in singing and playful musical activities both at and away from the piano keyboard. Students who are ready can begin individual lessons in Fall 2019.
This class will use the book Music Moves for Piano: Keyboard Games - Book A, which can be purchased through this website: https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/music-moves-for-piano-keyboard-games-book-a-book-g7216
NOTE: Acoustic piano (or a digital piano with 88 full-size, weighted keys) in the home is encouraged but not required for Piano Explorations. An instrument is required once students begin individual lessons.
Fee: $10 registration fee. $102* tuition. Extra material fees will apply (School will give information about book purchasing options at the time of registration). (Fees are as of Summer 2019.)
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