Piano

Please note that group classes not meeting the minimum enrollment are subject to a reduction of class length (minutes per session) or class cancellation.

 

Music for Little Mozarts (MLM)

AMUSE’s piano program for the very young child teaches the basic fundamentals of playing piano in the ways in which young children learn, through singing and moving. Students develop listening and reading skills, as well as those of improvisation, technique, ensemble playing and composition. Repertoire includes contemporary and classical music, familiar childhood songs and popular soundtracks. Performances and ensemble parties are planned at the end of each session. Our program for the very young child is based on Music for Little Mozarts, an award winning series by Alfred Publishing Company and supplementary ensemble and repertoire materials. If you are a current group piano student, please feel to contact your teacher to determine your class level.  Piano rental available. 12 weeks. $240, plus materials. 

No classes on Thursday, 11/23.

Book 1

Day Dates Times Ages
Thursday 9/21 to 12/14 4:30-5:20pm Ages 4 – 6 Register
Class designed for students with no prior piano experience.

Book 2A

Day Dates Times Ages
Thursday 9/21 to 12/14 5:30-6:20pm Ages 5 – 7 Register
Prerequisite: MLM 1 or equivalent 

Book 3B

Day Dates Times Ages
Wednesday 9/27 to 12/13  3:30-4:20pm Ages 5 – 7 Register
Prerequisite: MLM 3A or equivalent

Book 3C

Day Dates Times Ages
Wednesday 9/27 to 12/13 4:30-5:20 Ages 5 – 7 Register
Prerequisite: MLM 3B or equivalent


Book 4A

Day Dates Times Ages
Wednesday 9/27 to 12/13 5:30-6:20 Ages 5 – 7 Register
Prerequisite: MLM 3 or equivalent

Book 4C

Day Dates Times Ages
Thursday 9/21 to 12/14 3:30-4:20pm Ages 5 – 7 Register
Prerequisite: MLM 4B or equivalent

 

 

Certificate of Merit Prep Piano (CM)
The Certificate of Merit program at AMUSE is designed to prepare students for the MTAC Certificate of Merit Exams offered each year. Students will learn both music theory and level-appropriate performance literature. Piano rental available. 12 weeks. $240, plus materials. 

No classes on Thursday, 11/23 and Friday, 11/24.

Level Day Dates Times
Prep Wednesday 9/27 to 12/13 6:30-7:20 p.m. Register
Level Prep/1 Friday 9/22 to 12/15 3:30-4:20 p.m. Register
Levels 6-10 Thursday 9/21 to 12/14 7:00-8:00 p.m. Register
Levels 3-5  Friday 9/22 to 12/15  4:30-5:20 p.m. Register

 

 

Bastien

 AMUSE’s piano program for elementary and middle school students is designed to teach the fundamentals of piano using the Bastien series. The students will learn basic theory, musicianship, proper piano technique, and how to read music. Solo and ensemble performance skills will be taught by the teacher. Piano rental available. 12 weeks. $240, plus materials. 

Teacher placement only.

Level Day Dates Times
Level 1/2 Saturday 9/23 to 12/9 4:00-4:50 p.m. Register

 

Level Day Dates Times
Level 3 Saturday 9/23 to 12/9 3:00-3:50 p.m. Register

 

 

 

Premier Piano Adventures (PPA)

AMUSE’s piano program for elementary and middle school students is designed to develop the basic skills of playing piano, including those of listening, improvising, and composing. There is emphasis on correct posture, hand position, fingering, accurate rhythm, articulation, music theory and musical expression. Students will learn to read music through solo and ensemble repertoire consisting of contemporary, classical, familiar childhood songs and popular soundtracks. This program utilizes the acclaimed series Faber Piano Adventures and Alfred’s Premier series, as well as supplementary ensemble, theory, and repertoire materials. At the end of the session, all piano class students will perform in a recital. If you are a current group student please feel free to contact your teacher to determine your class level. Must have piano at home. Piano rental available. 12 weeks. $240, plus materials. 

NOTE: Parents of new students are encouraged to participate in an orientation session, held at the beginning of the first class meeting.

Level 1A

Day Dates Times Ages
Monday 9/25 to 12/11 3:40-4:30 p.m. Ages 7-12 Register
Prerequisite: PPA Level 1A is designed for students with no prior piano experience -or- students continuing from MLM 2B.

Level 1B

Day Dates Times Ages
Tuesday 9/26 to 12/12 3:40-4:30 p.m. Ages 7-12 Register
Prerequisite: PPA Level 1A or equivalent.

Level 1D

Day Dates Times Ages
Monday 9/25 to 12/11 4:30-5:20 p.m. Ages 7-12 Register
Prerequisite: PPA 1C or equivalent

Level 2/3

Day Dates Times Ages
Tuesday 9/26 to 12/12 4:30-5:20 p.m. Ages 8-12 Register
 Prerequisite: PPA 1 or equivalent

Level 4

Day Dates Times Ages
Tuesday 9/26 to 12/12 5:30-6:20 p.m. Ages 8-12 Register
  Prerequisite: PPA 3 or equivalent

Advanced Level

Day Dates Times Ages
Monday 9/25 to 12/11 5:30-6:20 p.m. Ages 8-12 Register
Teacher Placement

 

 

Adult Piano

Beginning

Day Dates Times Ages
Tuesday 9/26 to 12/12 6:30-7:15 p.m. Teens and Adults Register
(For students with no prior piano experience.)

Intermediate/Continuing

Day Dates Times Ages
Tuesday 9/26 to 12/12 7:15-8:00 p.m. Teens and Adults Register
(For students continuing from Level 1 -or- students with some prior piano experience.)