Programs 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 individually or in small groups with a maximum of 4 children per session. This curriculum centres around a litlle bear name Beethoven Bear and a Mouse named 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 bank before they start formal lessons. This preschool 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 playing and theory at a basic level. These students are allocated to a teacher with experience with younger children. These teachers have been trained to explain musical concepts in a clear and logical way using language that younger children can understand. Relevant music games and activities are an integral part of each lesson in order to engage younger 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 and realistic practice commitment and lesson books and theory books are selected age appropriately. Studio Recitals and end of year concert provide social opportunities for students to encourage each others progress and catch up over refreshments.
AMEB Exam Students
We offer the option for Students to prepare and sit for AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board) exams, which provides 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 syllabus’ used include Piano for Leisure Syllabus, Piano Comprehensive Syllabus and Collaborative Syllabus. We also offer preparation for Theory grades from grade 1 to grade 6 as well as Musicianship Grade 1 to 6.
Piano exam preparations may suit some students more than other.
Below you will find 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