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 for Winter 2014. Piano rental available. 10 weeks. $189, plus materials.
|Wednesday||1/15-3/19||5:30-6:20 p.m.||Ages 4 – 6||Register|
|Thursday||1/16-3/20||3:00-3:50 p.m.||Ages 4 – 6||Register|
|Saturday||1/18-3/22||10:00-10:50am||Ages 4 – 6||Register|
|Friday||1/17-3/21||3:30-4:20pm||Ages 5 – 7||Register|
|Saturday||1/18-3/22||11:00-11:50am||Ages 4 – 7||Register|
|Wednesday||1/15-3/19||3:30-4:20 p.m.||Ages 5 – 7||Register|
|Thursday||1/16-3/20||4:00-4:50pm||Ages 5 – 7||Register|
|Wednesday||1/15-3/19||6:30-7:20 p.m.||Ages 5 – 7||Register|
|Wednesday||1/15-3/19||4:30-5:20 p.m.||Ages 5 – 7||Register|
Premier Piano Adventures (PPA)
AMUSE’s piano program for elementary aged children is designed to develop the basic skills of playing piano, including those of listening, improvising, and composing. Students learn to read music through solo and ensemble repertoire consisting of contemporary, classical, familiar childhood songs and popular soundtracks. Technical skills include correct posture, hand position and articulation concepts. This program utilizes the acclaimed series Faber Piano Adventures and Alfred’s premier series, as well as supplementary ensemble, theory, and repertoire materials. If you are a current group student please feel free to contact your teacher to determine your class level for Winter 2014. Piano rental available. 10 weeks. $189, plus materials.
NOTE: Parents of new students are encouraged to participate in an orientation session, held at the beginning of the first class meeting.
|Monday||1/13-3/17||3:40-4:30 p.m.||Ages 9-12||Register|
|Tuesday||1/14-3/18||3:40-4:30 p.m.||Ages 7 and 8||Register|
|(PPA Level 1A is designed for students with no prior piano experience -or- students continuing from MLM 2B.)|
|Monday||1/13-3/17||4:30-5:20 p.m.||Ages 9-12||Register|
|Tuesday||1/14-3/18||4:30-5:20 p.m.||Ages 7 and 8||Register|
|Prerequisite: PPA 1A or equivalent|
|Prerequisite: PPA 1B or equivalent|
|Prerequisite: PPA 2B 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. 10 weeks. $189, plus materials.
|Levels Prep-2||Thursday||1/16-3/20||5:00-5:50 p.m.||Register|
|Levels 3-5||Friday||1/17-3/21||4:15-5:15 p.m.||Register|
|Levels 6-10||Friday||1/17-3/21||5:15-6:00 p.m.||Register|
Saturday Class Piano
Back by popular demand, group piano classes have returned on Saturdays to AMUSE! Can’t make it to piano classes during the week? These are the classes for you! Two different curricula will be presented: Students aged 4-7 will delight in participating in our renowned Music for Little Mozarts program; 8-12 year old students joining our acclaimed Premier Piano Adventures will experiencing the joy of playing music from the very first lesson. Come see what the buzz is all about and start playing piano TODAY! Piano rental available. 10 weeks. $189, plus materials.
|Music for Little Mozarts, Book 1||Saturday||1/18-3/22||10:00-10:50am||Register|
|Music for Little Mozarts, Book 2A||Saturday||1/18-3/22||11:00-11:50am||Register|
|Premier Piano Adventures, Level 1||Saturday||1/18-3/22||12:00-12:50pm||Register|
|Premier Piano Adventures, Level 2A||Saturday||1/18-3/22||1:00-1:50pm||Register|
Teens and Adults
AMUSE’s piano program for teens and adults gets students quickly playing their favorite melodies and songs while developing basic music concepts and fundamental skills. Major and minor five-finger patterns and primary chord progressions are introduced to enable adults to play popular and folk standards. Piano rental available. 10 weeks. $189, plus materials.
|Tuesday||1/14-3/18||6:30-7:15 p.m.||Teens and Adults||Register|
|(For students with no prior piano experience.)|
|Tuesday||1/14-3/18||7:15-8:00 p.m.||Teens and Adults||Register|
|(For students continuing from Level 1 -or- students with some prior piano experience.)|