Lessons are Tailor Made for All Ages and Needs
Music for Little Mozarts is the pre-school curriculum we offer for students from ages 3 to 5. Lessons are carried out in a one-to-one setting. This curriculum centres around characters including Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse who introduce students to musical ideas and concepts in a fun and enjoyable way. Young Pianists who have transitioned through this curriculum have a strong sense of rhythm, constant tempos as well as a substantial knowledge base before they start formal lessons. This pre-school curriculum serves specifically as an introduction to the piano/keyboard in contrast to other programs which are designed to introduce students to any instrument.
School Age Students
Using the YM Piano Studio Lesson Structure, young students begin covering fundamentals of reading, musicianship, aural, technique and theory from the very beginning. Students are allocated to a teacher who has experience and the right temperament to engage young children. These teachers have been trained to explain musical concepts in a clear and logical way using language that young children can understand and relate to. Relevant music games and activities are an integral part of each lesson in order to engage young students and keep them focused and interested throughout the lesson.
Adult & Senior Students
Some students choose to begin or continue their piano studies at a later stage of their life. More and more retiree age students are finding this the optimum time to begin learning because of the extra time they can dedicate to practice. Consequently they become excellent students. Mature age students and Senior students find it delightfully satisfying to be able to learn to read and play music shortly after starting lessons.Before you commence we sit down with you and establish your goals, realistic practice commitment and your preferred style of music. Lesson books and theory books are appropriately selected according to age.
AMEB Exam Students
We offer Students the option to prepare and sit for AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board) exams, which provide students on completion with internationally recognised grading.
YM Piano Studio offers preparation for preliminary grade, grade 1 to through to grade 8 and Certificate of Performance, AMus and LMus levels.
The syllabuses used include Piano for Leisure Syllabus, Piano Comprehensive Syllabus and the Collaborative Syllabus. We also offer preparation for Theory grades from grade 1 to grade 6 as well as Musicianship Grade 1 to 6.
We also understand that piano exam preparations may suit some students more than others.
Below are some advantages of exam preparation:
Provides a useful and specific goal for students to work towards (long-term and short-term)
Provides an opportunity for students to prepare and polish pieces
May ensure teachers and students are covering other aspect of music that may otherwise be overlooked such as aural, sight-reading, general knowledge
Provides an opportunity for students to develop mental and performance stamina
May help students prepare physically and mentally for performance pressure
Provide another opinion of progress (ie. Besides the teacher)
Receiving bonus points towards university entrance scores with some Universities