childhood is an ideal time to expose children to a variety of positive
musical experiences. Music education can enhance a student’s listening
skills, attention span, and critical thinking abilities; encourage
development of fine motor skills; and lead to increased self-confidence and
Kids®” is an engaging comprehensive group music program, designed to help children
discover the world of music through music games, ear training, solfege singing,
rhythm activities, and keyboard playing.
Each student has a joyful learning experience gaining a wide range of musical skills and establishing a lifelong love of music. These courses are designed to develop both the individual's and the group's musical skills using a carefully planned sequence that guarantees fun and success.
Class time activities cover many aspects of musicianship while accommodating children's attention spans, establishing a solid musical foundation that can be applied to any future instrument.
Classes are carefully organized into small groups of parent-child teams according to children's age, skill level, and musical goals.
Each semester, students begin a new, exciting, and challenging book that includes music pieces, theory, sight-reading, ear training, and technique activities.
Annual recitals and performances at the end of each semester provide opportunities for students to perform.
As students progress they will graduate as independent musicians who can read, write, perform, understand, and love music.
The Keys for Kids® curriculum is designed to take advantage of children’s remarkable ability to develop musical skills at an early age – and have lots of fun in the process! Students from ages 3 to 11 follow a sequence of courses appropriate to their age and abilities. There is always a good place to start, regardless of age or past experience.
Keys for Kids courses are strategically designed with age-appropriate activities and musical exercises selected to impart a well-defined progression of musical concepts and skills. The specific sequence of musical concepts outlined in the workbook for each course have been carefully chosen to complement the capabilities and attention span of children of all ages. The course is a fun, interactive, social, and encouraging learning experience that creates a musical bond between parents and children that results in a real appreciation and understanding of music.
While classes are taught on the piano, children develop a wide range of musical skills and knowledge that will be useful for any instrument they may later choose. Music is mental, physical, and emotional and Keys for Kids® helps children develop all three aspects while having fun and building self-confidence. With the Keys for Kids® methodology students can start at any age:
Teeny Keys© (3 to 4 year old beginners)
A dynamic one year course with fun ear and rhythm training activities, movement, solfege singing, keyboard playing, and learning to read music. The elements of music are presented in a colorful, interactive, and unforgettable way with movement and stories reinforcing musical concepts. Child and parent bond as a music team with workbooks providing weekly exercises in class and at home. Children develop a firm musical foundation in an enjoyable and encouraging environment.
Mini Keys© (4 to 5 year old beginners)
An exciting first music experience with age-appropriate introductions to solfege singing, keyboard playing, ear and rhythm training, movement, and reading music. The elements of music are introduced in an interactive way to best take advantage of a child's memory and enthusiasm. Child and parent bond as a music team both in class and at home. Enjoyment and encouragement are emphasized as children develop a firm musical foundation which can be applied to any future instrument.
Kinder Keys© (6 to 7 year old beginners)
A comprehensive beginner’s course incorporating all of the Mini Keys® activities (modified for the more advanced abilities of this age group), plus creative and ensemble activities. A wide variety of games and exercises inspire enthusiasm and confidence, and reinforce musical concepts. This engaging and exciting environment introduces children to the same notation and techniques used by generations of musicians and composers. Child and parent work as a music team in class and at home with workbooks providing weekly exercises.
Super Keys© (8 to 12 year old beginners)
A fast-paced, comprehensive beginner’s course incorporating an introduction of the Kinder Keys® activities, plus more advanced music theory and exercises that take advantage of this group’s greater ability to analyze patterns (melodies, harmonies, rhythm, etc.) and memorize. New musical elements are reinforced through a variety of individual and ensemble keyboard activities. Students learn to transpose, compose, perform solos, and develop ensemble technique by being part of a keyboard orchestra. Parent participation is strongly encouraged.