(60 mins weekly lesson with parents’ sharing time)
A three-year learning program for children to experience activities that lead to ‘Musical Literacy’ and readiness for individual instrumental learning. ‘Musical Literacy’ means the ability to play by ear and by reading notes. This program also includes singing to nurture the child’s aural development, creative as well as structured movement, playing instruments and ensemble work, ear training, and guided listening. This developmentally sound approach to music literacy builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory, and self-expression. The children start to work with written musical patterns, too.
Music Makers lays the groundwork for keyboard success.
Year 2 and 3 introduce much-love piano repertoire, develops and enhances comprehensive musicianship at the keyboard, refines body control and ear tuning, improve the ability to read and play with fluency, further challenge the child to acquire and master more advanced technical skills, and continues to build a foundation for life-long instruments playing.
The benefit of learning keyboard in the group:
- develop children’s confidence and skills
- overcome nervousness about performing for others
- respond spontaneously
- inspire motivation by learning from each other
- developing teamwork and cooperation
- refine discipline and patience
- encourage creativity and innovation
- build interest in music and in practice
- improve hand coordination in handling musical instruments
- * opportunities to explore and experiment with various types of musical instruments
Making music can also raise young people’s aspirations and achievement at school, and provide wider personal and communication skills in real life, not least the skill of continuous learning.