Online Video Classes
We are in the process of compiling video courses for each of the Harmony Road children’s classes.
All of our classes can be taken online or in person.
- Toddler Tunes – Ages 16 months – 3 years – $225 per course, payable in monthly installments of $50 per month -a course runs an average of about 20 weeks, 30 minutes weekly-
- A joyful first music class shared by parent and child. Singing, finger play, movement, keyboard
playing and rhythms encourage active involvement and develop the child’s “inner music”.
- Music in Me – Ages 3 – 5 years – $325.00 per course, payable in monthly installments of $65 per month -a course runs an average of about 20 weeks, 45 minutes weekly-
- Music in Me is a dynamic readiness program for young children with emphasis on ear
- training, solfege singing, movement, keyboard activities, pitch and rhythm awareness.
Creativity is stressed. Parent involvement in class and at home.
- Harmony Road – Ages 3 – 5 years – $375.00 per course, payable in monthly installments of $75 per month -a course runs an average of about 20 weeks, 60 minutes weekly-
- The Harmony Road course is carefully constructed for children to learn the basic building
blocks of music. Emphasis is on ear training, solfege singing, keyboard playing, ensemble
and rhythm activities, movement and music creativity. This exceptional course gives the
student “inner hearing”, which makes transposing, improvisation and composing easily
accessible in their musical studies. Parent involvement in class and at home.
- Young Musician Book 1 – Ages 6 – 8 years – $375.00 per course, payable in monthly installments of $75 per month – a course runs an average of about 20 weeks, 60 minutes weekly-
- The Young Musician course introduces beginning students to keyboard performance and
note reading in a holistic program, including the organized development of pitch, rhythm,
solfege singing, keyboard and movement activities. As students advance they experience
composing and lyric writing. Students eventually create their own arrangements. Parent
involvement in class and at home.
- Keyboard Prep – Ages 8 to 12 years – $375.00 per course, payable in monthly installments of $75 per month – a course runs an average of about 20 weeks, 60 minutes weekly-
- The Keyboard Prep course is designed for children ages 8 through 12 who are studying
music for the first time. This motivating program develops the student’s basic musicianship
skills through ear training, solfege singing, keyboard solo and ensemble performance,
composing and arranging. A strong program to build self confidence and music skills.
Parent involvement is encouraged.
Private lessons are also available for: Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Ukulele, Percussion and Voice
Registration and Payments are due one week before classes start.
Wakefield Music and Performing Arts is located 2155 Airbase Road, Mountain Home, ID 83647
Please contact us for Group Class Schedules! We have new classes starting all the time!
Private lessons starting whenever you are ready!
Music educators and piano teachers have enumerated the many advantages of group piano teaching including the valuable learning atmosphere it fosters. Studies have also found that group instruction is effective in developing both performance and musicianship skills.
Group Lesson Advantages include:
- Develops confidence in playing for others. – Weekly performance opportunities
- Aids students in developing rhythmic security. – Playing together and rhythmic games
- Develops concentration by maintaining one’s own part while hearing others play. – Ensemble playing
- Allows students to broaden their musical experiences. – Improvisation, arranging, composition, ensemble playing
- Exposes students to a variety of music. – Both piano music and other genres
- Strengthens family bonds in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. – Younger students learn and experience music with the help of their parents.
- Allows the teacher to present music fundamentals in a shorter time and more effectively than if she were making the presentation to individual students. – Magnet board, reading and theory games
- Fosters an atmosphere that is conducive to the effective teaching of skills such as listening, pitch matching (ear training), singing, rhythm, movement, and music appreciation. – Activities that are fun to experience with others
- Facilitates the performance of ensembles leading to the study of voicing and orchestration. – Experiencing the joy of making music together
- Establishes a sense of group spirit and group dynamics that increases motivation. – Positive peer pressure
- Fosters the development of communication skills. – Speaking and playing in front of others
- Allows students to learn from peers and parents as well as from teachers. – Parents and students learn to relate to each other
- Provides a setting where drills and exercises can be more interesting and motivating. – Challenges students to keep improving and try harder
- Increases attention span, allowing the lesson time to be longer than private lessons. – Varied activities and learning experiences (multi-sensory learning