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We are a professional music school that is designed to give your child a comprehensive music education of the highest quality.

We continue the musical tradition of the famous Russian and Western European Schools of music.

We promote high standards of musicianship in our students by providing an education in various music disciplines such as private instrument instruction, music theory, music history, solfege, and choir.

All of our classes are designed to supplement private instrument instruction in order to cultivate well rounded young musicians.

Instruments

Piano

Piano lessons Our piano program mixes two approaches to instruction: a traditional form developed over the 20th century in Russia (the former Soviet Union), and the American School of Music approach. In the traditional method, the teacher is the leader and unquestionable authority, in contrast to the new American approach in which the student is the leader, guiding the teacher in terms of the repertoire choices and the intensity of the learning process. According to the American School, each child has an individualized pace of learning rather than the traditional method’s rigid structure which requires forced adherence to a stiff lesson plan applied equally to each child regardless of the level of interest and skill.

At the beginning of the learning process, we emphasize developing strong reading skills, correct hand position and posture, and the ability to keep the beat. Once the students develop these three basic skills, we devise an individual lesson plan, which includes developing sight reading skills. This plan often involves studying piano music written for children by such major classical composers as J.S. Bach, J. Haydn, L. Mozart, W.A. Mozart, P. Tchaikovsky, R. Schumann, as well as contemporary composers and artists. Students also may choose jazz, music from movies and musicals, rock and other genres.

Each selection is based on the child’s interest and willingness to learn a particular piece.

By listening closely to what our students want to have in their repertoire, we achieve great results through this individually tailored approach.

For those students who wish to challenge themselves further, we provide opportunities to participate in piano competitions and festivals.

Each selection is based on the child’s interest and willingness to learn a particular piece.

By listening closely to what our students want to have in their repertoire, we achieve great results through this individually tailored approach.

For those students who wish to challenge themselves further, we provide opportunities to participate in piano competitions and festivals.

Piano lessons

Violin

Violin lessons

Our approach to violin instruction consists of a mixture of two methods: traditional and Suzuki. The Suzuki method is based on playing by ear and imitating what the teacher presents during the lesson (some call it rote teaching). Our violin instructor uses the Suzuki method with students, ages 3.5 thorough 7. This creates a relaxed and playful atmosphere, so that the student and the parents who are invited to participate during the lesson feel comfortable and enjoy their lesson. The traditional method focuses on developing strong reading skills, and works best with students ages 7 and older.

From the beginning of the learning process, our violin instructor puts a strong focus on posture, the right form, and the correct way to get the right sound. Some of the best students who have studied with our violin instructor now play professionally in orchestras around the world.

Violin lessons

Voice

Voice lessons, Young Girl / Child Singing
People of different ages and backgrounds are able to learn how to sing. One of the most important elements in the study of voice, breath control – a proper way of breathing, will become the initial focus during voice lessons. Along with breathing exercises, the instructor will introduce vocalizes (vocal exercises), and will work on other technical aspects of singing, such as singing on pitch, producing a healthy and unforced sound, sustaining a legato phrase, etc. Further, the instructor will introduce an appropriate repertoire, based on the student’s progress and development, to incorporate all the elements mentioned above. The goal of voice lessons is to gain the proper technique of singing, so that each individual will be able to sing to the best of his/her ability, any repertoire of their choice.
Voice lessons, Little girl with microphone

Guitar

Guitar lessons, Boy with toy electric guitar
Students enrolled in our Guitar program will start their musical journey by learning the fundamentals.
This includes; how to read music and tablature (internet tabs), proper technique and posture while playing the guitar, music theory and rhythm.
Each individual will learn, develop and apply these skills through various exercises and songs.
Once these skills are acquired, the student can then begin to express themselves through the many styles guitar has to offer; Classical, Jazz, Rock, and many more.
Guitar lessons, An attractive young teenage woman with an acoustic guitar

Composition

Composition lessons
Composition is all about expressing oneself through sound- in particular, organized sound- which we call music. This class explores music of all song styles, popular, classical, modern, baroque, and examines the underlying structure beneath the music. There is a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of music theory and classical harmony, as this is the basis for music from Bach and Beethoven through pop songs you hear on the radio today. Students will learn in depth what intervals, scales, and chords are. Learning how different chords and scales fit and move together is the key to understanding how to create your own music. In this class the student will create music of their own as they learn more about music theory. The skills learned in this class are of immense value to any musician.
Composition lessons, Blank music sheet and pencil

Musical Theatre-Voice/Acting Classes

Each class begins with vocal, physical and theatrical techniques designed to give young performers valuable performance training.  Participants work on character, singing, movement and acting within the framework of a short scene and song from a popular musical.  The sessions ends with students giving an informal performance to demonstrate the skills they have learned.

Music History/Music Theory

During our Music History/Music Theory monthly seminars students are engaged in not only understanding the theory of how a piece of music was written, but also the time and place from whence it was derived. Students are encouraged to think like the composer as they are studying a piece, which in turn means they create a simple listening log that includes a few representative works along with notes of personal historical importance. Students will understand a difficult technical passage and be able to memorize it if they also understand the rhythmic, harmonic and structural significance it has to the piece as a whole.
We believe it to be important to listen to works of music and discuss them as a group, getting past the initial opinions and using the group dynamic to pull apart the more complex ideas of musical form, performance, and historical relevance.
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