KiddyKeys Preschool Music Gets Rave Reviews!
Friday, July 10, 2015 by Andrea Bentz | Young Students
KiddyKeys is a fresh and innovative approach to teaching piano and music exploration to young children. Engaging, energetic and highly educational, the KiddyKeys program focuses on the piano, teaching music concepts and music appreciation to young children. By appealing to individual learning styles, this original music program enables children to explore the piano through improvisation and easily learn music concepts. It's a great way to prepare children for school or for future piano lessons. Our primary goal is to lay a solid foundation for your child's education. Music is a proven component of that process.
In KiddyKeys, children have so many learning opportunities – all in the name of fun! Here's a sampling of what children learn:
- Rhythm and movement exercises that develop fine and gross motor skills
- Recognition of notes and note values
- Counting exercises to help recognize numbers and develop math skills
- Building of memory skills through repeated music terminology
- Introduction to the music staff and piano keyboard
- Creative development through improvisation, composition, and keyboard exploration
- Development of interpersonal skills through group interaction
- Improved hand-eye coordination through experience with rhythm instruments and the keyboard
- Reinforcement of listening skills by discerning high and low, as well as loud and soft sounds
- Recognition of the music alphabet, colors, and shapes with worksheet activities
- Music story time focusing on composers, music terminology, and character development
- Weekly life lessons incorporating positive emotional and social skills to build self-worth
Adult Students - Valued and Encouraged
Friday, July 10, 2015 by Andrea Bentz | High School and Adult
Adult Students = Valued Music Partners
Adults, consider keyboard/piano lessons! I know how adults considering piano lessons can think:
- There’s not enough time
- I will be terrible at the piano
- Lessons will be intimidating
- I don’t care for classical music
- I don’t have a piano
I totally understand these thoughts and many more that discourage adults from trying piano lessons. However, lessons for adults are vastly different than children’s lessons! For example:
- Your needs and ambitions are primary. You will learn the music you love. You can even learn only the part of the piece that you love best!
- My methods will get you through the basics quickly
- You will create improvised music in a style you like from the first lesson
- We will focus on the positive
- You can record any part of the lesson. Need to remember exactly how your fingers should fit on the keys in the passage? We will video or snap a picture!
- You can start on a keyboard and continue to use a good-quality keyboard if you wish
Research shows that there is nothing better for the brain than piano study! Using both hands on the keyboard to produce music engages every part of the brain. There are few efforts as satisfying as producing beautiful music, either. You will find the time to practice as you learn music you enjoy. Making music is good for the soul and great for the brain, too!
Adults can stop in for a conversation about lessons and their music goals, free of charge. I’d be happy to see you!
The Amazing Benefits of Music Study!
Thursday, July 9, 2015 by Andrea Bentz | Benefits of Music
This four minute video contains a wealth of information in a easy to follow animated format. Enjoy!