Research on music and the brain has convinced more schools to adopt a class piano program as part of the academic curriculum. It has been proven that playing piano/keyboard instruments develops left brain/right brain skills and spatial and cognitive reasoning skills and that these learning techniques directly correlate to advanced reading, math, and science skills.
The piano keyboard is also an outstanding medium to connect visual and tactile skills. Through the use of a sequential curriculum and digital technology, visual, aural, tactile, physical, and creative senses are developed and enhanced. Students from 5th through 12th grades have the opportunity to take class piano lessons as part of the daily instructional program or after school hours.
Elementary piano class introduces basic piano skills and music theory to 1st through 4th grade students. Our goal is to teach students that music is a gift that transcends all languages, and to understand that they should use their talents to glorify God.
In the class, students begin by learning to identify the notes on the piano and strengthening their hand coordination and fingering skills with scales and other playing exercises. Students are also taught to read music by learning how to identify notes, rhythms, and symbols.
We incorporate fun songs, games, and videos to achieve these goals. In addition to our regular weekly classroom instruction, private lessons are available afterschool with multiple options available.