Make music a natural part of your child’s life by letting them start young. Our classes will now allow young children the possibility to explore the piano, developing reading, writing and singing skills and increasing their pitch awareness and spatial recognition.
There are many reasons why Piano Lessons are good for children,here are our top 4!
1. Piano lessons help children perfect their natural learning processes. Music is a language, and children are programmed to absorb languages. Studies have shown that kids can most easily learn new languages when they start at a young age. Piano lessons help children develop the very same skills needed to accomplish language arts, like reading. In piano, students learn how to follow directions, scan written materials, think critically, create solutions and translate writing into action. For example, students must look at each note, measure and phrase and decide how to play each note to make the music come to life. Many children have become much better readers after starting piano lessons
2. Piano lessons help children learn how to stay focused and achieve goals. Piano lessons help children set specific goals and then work towards reaching these goals. Each new piece of music a student learns requires a specific set of skills and playing habits. To achieve these goals students must learn to stay focused and study each note, measure and phrase to understand how to play the song. In doing this students learn to think critically and creatively as they decide how to make the music come to life. Staying focused over time develops good study habits that become natural. This is important because learning to practice good habits that match their goals shows children how to make their dreams come to life!
3. Piano lessons help children develop courage. It takes courage to face challenges without letting our anxiety and worries get the best of us. Piano lessons help students learn to accept challenges such as learning a difficult song, as well as to perform pieces in front of teachers, friends, and families at recitals. Lessons also help kids learn the importance of keeping a positive perspective despite difficulties. Learning to handle uncertainty and stress in a way that minimizes anxiety and maximizes creativity is a valuable life tool. We all need practice at this!
4. Piano lessons teach children to persevere. A key part of accomplishing anything difficult is not to give up easily. As children grow, piano lessons teach kids to try and then try again if they don’t initially succeed. Piano lessons teach students how to adjust their expectations if they can’t initially master a tough song or skills, and to tackle these big goals by taking small incremental steps.
Deborah Morgan-Jones, Business and Education Consultant – Trainer – Teacher, British National, Cambridge, UK.
Deborah’s formal classical Piano training began at the age of 9yrs. Grade 5 Cambridge Examinations Board Level achieved and Piano continued to be a significant part of her life as a recreational and social past-time. Formally trained in sight-reading and theory, she believes the only way to learn is through a thorough knowledge of piano music construction (much like learning a language) from the very beginning, but keeping it fun and interactive with lots of hands-on practice.
Deborah is an experienced and qualified teacher of Art (Sussex University) and English (TEFL/TESOL England) for varying age groups and educational settings, from Kindergarten (a current P/T Teaching Post) to University Faculties to Community Groups. Also a certified Teacher Trainer under the Ministry of Education in Baghdad, tasked to deliver new teaching methodologies and materials into Primary School classrooms under the ‘English for Iraq’ continuous programme along with a team of other International Trainers. Community and Children’s Charity Trustee project work across the world has often integrated Music, Art and Languages and as such I have been involved with teaching children all of these skills and disciplines.
From Deborah “Young learners are my passion! I believe their learning experience should be fun and encouraging, yet professionally sound as the firm foundation for their future progression and lasting skills.”
Our classes will be taught in groups of 5 kids, for children as young as 4 to 10 years of age. We will have lessons on Fridays and Saturdays. Please check the schedule for more information.