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Ooen House and Instrument Petting Zoo: Sun Sep 11 2016. Register online.
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See May 2016 Performance Gala Video!
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Curriculum    

KFK GROUP CURRICULUM


Compared to traditional private piano lessons Keys for Kids curriculum is all-inclusive and comprehensive. Children sing solfege, move to music, play rhythm instruments, play the keyboard (solo and ensemble), and join in a broad variety of music appreciation activities (ear training, music theory, music history and analysis, music notation, composition, etc.).

While classes are taught on the keyboard, 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. 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© (starting age 3- 4)
This program will jump start your child’s journey of musical learning. Children develop their imagination through immersion in rich and varied array of listening activities, singing, rhythm instruments, and expressive movement. Through carefully planned activities children are introduced to music in a positive and enjoyable way while beginning to learn to read rhythms, musical symbols, and basics of music notation. Children develop confidence in their skills and musical ability, learn piano geography and play simple short songs on the piano. Initial keyboard playing activities engage the use of large motor skills appropriate to this stage of their physical development. Child and parent bond as a music team in class and at home.

Parent participation:
  Parent/ child interaction is an important part of this class
Terms: 36 total weeks (1 year divided by two 18-week semesters), leading to Mini Keys
Weekly class schedule: One class per week. See the class schedule here
Tuition: click
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MINI KEYS© (starting age 4.5-5)
Children develop their musical ear for melody, rhythm, and harmony through listening activities, singing, expressive movement, echoing and copying, imitation, partner games, aural activities, and playing piano and rhythm instruments while learning to read rhythms, musical symbols and notes on the staff. Initial keyboard playing activities comprised of ensemble music leading to short solo performances. The elements of music are presented in a colorful, interactive, and unforgettable way with movement and stories reinforcing musical concepts for an enjoyable and comprehensive musical experience.

Parent participation:  Parent/ child interaction is an important part of this class
Terms: 1.5 years of study divided by three 18-week semesters, leading to Kinder Keys
Weekly class schedule: One class per week. See the class schedule here
Tuition: click
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KINDER KEYS© (starting age 6- 7)
This comprehensive dynamic class encourages independence, creativity, and self- expression based on the more advanced abilities of this age group. A wide variety of games and exercises inspire enthusiasm and confidence while reinforcing musical concepts. The elements of music are introduced in an interactive way to best take advantage of a child's expressive reaction, memory, and enthusiasm. The joy of expressing music is emphasized as children develop deeper feeling and understanding of music through ear and rhythm training, music theory, movement, solfege singing, keyboard solo and ensemble playing, and music notation, which can be applied to any future instrument.

Parent participation:  Parent/ child interaction is an important part of this class
Terms: 1.5 years of study divided by three 18-week semesters, leading to Super Keys 2
Weekly class schedule: One class per week. See the class schedule here
Tuition: click
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Private lessons and Group class combo: Some Kinder Keys graduates demonstrate an exceptional capacity for accelerated music learning. These students may take advantage of the unique combination of comprehensive Keys for Kids group classes for advancing their general musicianship skills with specialized individual attention in private lessons for developing their performing ability and piano technique, for a truly incomparable music education experience. 

 

SUPER KEYS© (starting age 8- 12)
This fast-paced comprehensive program incorporates more advanced music theory, keyboard technique, keyboard solo and ensemble playing, arranging and improvisation, singing, and sight-playing 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 exceptional listening skills and ensemble technique by being part of a keyboard orchestra. Children develop a firm musical foundation in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Parent participation:  Parent participation is strongly encouraged
Terms: 2.5 years of study divided into five 18-week semesters, leading to Mighty Keys group keyboard program and private lessons on any instrument
Weekly class schedule: One class per week. See the class schedule here
Tuition: click
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Private lessons and Group class combo: Some Super Keys students demonstrate an exceptional capacity for accelerated music learning. These students may take advantage of the unique combination of comprehensive Keys for Kids group classes for advancing their general musicianship skills with specialized individual attention in private lessons for developing their performing ability and piano technique, for a truly incomparable music education experience. 

 

    KeyMan