The Preschool Musos Learn to Play Piano & Keyboard Program introduces children to all fundamental musical skills such as :
- Playing Tunes
- Reading Music
- Writing Music
- Understanding Music
Lesson Format and Activities:
Each Lesson will contain a mix of activities to develop well rounded musical skills,give variety and review new concepts in different ways.
- Technique exercises
- Exploring and Learning about a new Musical Concept
- Playing Tunes
- Playing Performance Pieces
- Listening and moving or playing Hand percussion
- A Flashcard Quiz
- Sight reading
- A creative improvisation
Students are required to set aside time each week between lessons to review and develop these skills through the week’s requested homework ( currently written in each child’s music diary).
A Minimum of 4 Sessions of playing at home of homework are suggested. Playing at home sessions should be based on adequate repetition and improvement in the ease of playing set homework with good concentration rather than specific amounts of time.hence sessions may vary from 5 minutes to 15 minutes.
Finding a set time for playing at home is highly recommended with parental supervision and assistance at all times.
Homework typically consists of:
A Technique exercise(s)
One or more Tunes
A performance piece
Flashcard quiz review
What children will learn:
- To Play separate hands and both hands together.
- Reading and Playing Notes across 4 octaves
- Reading and Playing Rhythms
- Reading and Playing a variety of Dynamics,Tempi and Meter
- Reading and Playing Melodic and Harmonic Intervals
- Reading and Playing Major, minor and 7th Chords and Chord Charts.
- Reading and Playing Tetrachords and Triads,
- Reading selected Major and minor Scales and Arpeggios
- Playing a variety of articulations including staccato and legato
Each week a new musical concept will be explored and relevant Tunes and Performance music will be selected to assist in the understanding of the concept.
Suitable Age: 3 – 5 years
Lesson Length: 30 minutes each week
Class sizes: Individual, Shared or Small Groups of 3 – 5
Stage 1 Beginner- 9 Levels
Stage 2 Preparatory – 4 Levels
Stage 3 Preliminary – 4 Levels.
Each Level should take approximately 1 terms ( 3 months)
Children can change to the Junior Course if their age and ability is appropriate.
Individual $35 per week via direct debit
Shared $24 per week via direct debit
Individual lessons can be started at any time within a term and require 14 days or 2 lessons notice in writing to discontinue.
NB Individual lessons only can be deferred twice per term when 24 hours notice in writing is given and an alternative time can be found. Deferred lessons are not applicable for shared or group lessons.
Shared and Group lesson bookings are made for full terms but can commence whenever a new class is ready.
Wendy’s Music Diary Method,Theory book and Backing trax per level. A Technique book and Performance music per Stage.
Currently Wendy’s Music provides all books at the first lesson and the cost is added to the first lesson fee.
Some books are still available in Hard copy but progressively Wendy’s books and materials are becoming available only as digital downloads.
Cost of a set of books per 1B,C,D, 2B,C,D,3B level can vary from $29.97 digital copies to $46.99 hard copy for Method, Theory and digital trax
For a full stage 1A, 2A, or 3A costs can vary from $57.99 a set of digital copies with hard copy Performance book to $84.98 hard copies and digital trax.
NB Performance book prices vary.
Students are required to have an instrument to play on at home however an instrument will be provided by the teachers or studio at lessons.
The minimum level of quality suggested is a 5 octave touch response keyboard, but parents should expect to upgrade their instrument within 1- 2 years to a digital piano.A keyboard stand, stool and power adaptor are also required.
A digital piano or acoustic piano are suitable for the entire program.
For assistance in obtaining an instrument or equipment,, please explore the information page “Obtaining an Instrument” from the Menu on the left of this page.
Ready to commit to weekly lessons?
Once you are completely satisfied that you are ready to commit to weekly music lessons for yourself or family member, then the next step is to complete the enrolment form found by clicking the button below.
Lessons can often start within a few days once your enrolment form is received!
The enrolment form requires your contact details, student details and payment information.
Please ensure you complete the enrolment form fully to avoid processing delays.
Please download the form, complete it then scan and send it back to us via email asap.
Obtaining an Instrument page
It is essential for all students learning to play an instrument to have a reliable and correctly sized instrument to play on at home as well as lessons.
Wendy’s Music Studios provide a Piano, Digital Piano, Keyboard, or Drumkit for this lessons, however for all other instruments students are required to provide their own for lessons and at home.
Instruments such as Violins, Guitars, Flutes and Saxophones come in different sizes suitable to different ages. Prior to purchase it is suggested you undertake a Free assessment lesson and have your child measured to ensure it is suitable.
Once you are sure of size, then visit our online shop to make your purchase and have an instrument delivered to your door with the confidence to know that we have taken the time to choose only instruments we believe will provide you with value and a suitable quality to get started.!
Similarly Music Stands, Amps and tuners are available in Wendy’s Music Studios however students of Violin, Singing, Guitar, Drums, Flute and Saxophone are strongly urged to obtain a Music Stand and in some cases an electronic tuner.
Visit our online shop and have it delivered to your door!