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  Beginner to advanced piano lessons  

  When to start?   

When is the right time to begin piano lessons? Research shows that children between the ages of two to three years old are at their peak of creativity and independent thinking and possess this until they reach school-going age. This period may be an excellent time to enroll them in music appreciation classes and, eventually, beginner individual piano lessons. 

 

To know if your children are ready for individual piano lessons, take them for a trial lesson. By observing their interaction in class, you can see if they are in tune to start beginner piano lessons. You can also discuss the path you would like your children to take upon piano lesson enrollment with the teacher.

ATCL Piano Recital

The journey of teaching a total beginner from young till achieving her Diploma

Piano lesson for beginners

Students doing a Duet during lesson

  Group lessons versus individual lessons  

Enrolling your child in group lessons could be a good start, especially for the young between 3 to 4 years old, as the lessons usually focus on music appreciation skills. As they progress in the group lessons, you can decide, based on progress results whether individual piano lessons will be the next step for your child.
 

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Music workshop for students

My unique & effective individual lessons

Ultimately, individual piano lessons are the way for someone who hopes to play and learn at one's pace. I usually take in students from the ages of 4 or 5. My private lessons are effective because :

 

  • They are tailored and customized for different individuals according to one's pace

  • specially designed syllabuses using carefully selected teaching materials that cover sight-reading, technical dexterity, ear training, and more

  • integrating music technology, which includes interactive apps, backing tracks, and various teaching software 

  • pre-scheduled workshops or group study for a group learning environment

  • performance  opportunities like recitals and competitions (online and in-person)

  • teach students ways to practice productively to bring their playing skills to the next level

  • promoting healthy playing methods with an emphasis on proper fingering and techniques for good hand positions

  • incorporating off-the-bench activities and educational music games for a fun learning environment

  • in-depth music appreciation with score analysis & music theory

  • providing systematic and organized lessons with the use of valuable printable materials like worksheets, practice trackers, exam planners, and much more

  • using accessories like an adjustable piano bench and pedal extender to cultivate good posture

  • For ONLINE lessons - having an appropriate online set-up with multiple cameras and shared screens for a favorable learning

  • more than 30 years of invaluable teaching experience with students of all ages. Journeying with them through beginner, intermediate, and advanced grades

Off-the-bench activities that make learning FUN

Printables
Learning the RIGHT WAY from the Beginning
Good posture
 piano adjustable bench
pedal extender
Pedal extender
Adjustable bench
Note strips
Note labels
Developing good posture

Step-by-step progress of Young Beginners                      

 1st month 

During 4th lesson - a 5 year old student played duet with me 

(Introduction to posture, note values, fingering, rhythm, aural & overall music appreciation)

 2nd month 

Within 2 months - a 6-year-old doing note reading on the app

(More in-depth on note reading, theory, listening & playing skills) 

 3rd month 

Within 3 months - a 6-year-old onto the second repertoire book 

(Attempting various pieces, techniques & overall cultivating musical sense) 

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