Mt. Home Group Piano Classes –  Fall Semester Starting September 2017

  • Toddler Tunes – Ages 16 months – 3 years – $50 per month • $250.00/Semester
    30 Min. Weekly • Starting Mondays Sept. 11th at 3pm
    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”.
  • More Music in Me – Ages 3 – 5 years –  – $65 per month • $300.00/Semester
    45 Min. Weekly • Starting Tuesdays Sept. 5th at 3:15pm
    More 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 – $75 per month • $375.00/Semester
    60 Min. Weekly • Starting Mondays Sept. 11th at 3:30pm
    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  – $75 per month • $375.00/Semester
    60 Min. Weekly • Starting Thursdays Sept 7th at 5:00pm
    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.
  • Piano Street for Teens and Adults – Ages 12 and up – $75 per month • $375.00/Semester
    60 Min. Weekly • Starting Mondays Sept 11th at 5:30pm
    Our Piano Street program is a unique and motivating experience designed specifically for teen
    & adult beginners. Students are introduced to many musical concepts through ear training,
    note reading, use of chords, solo and ensemble playing and composing. You will be amazed at
    what you can play after only 4 sessions!

Also available are private lessons for: Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Guitar, Ukulele

Registration and Payments are due one week before classes start.
The Music School is located at: 2155 Airbase Road, Mountain Home, ID 83647
www.Wakefield-Music.com (208)599-5517

Twin Falls Group Piano Classes –  Spring Semester Starting January 2018

  • Toddler Tunes – Ages 16 months – 3 years – $50 per month • $250.00/Semester • 30 Min. Weekly
  • 30 Min. Weekly • Starting January 9th Tuesdays 9:30 am or Jan. 13th Saturdays 9:30 am.
    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”.
  • More Music in Me – Ages 3 – 5 years –  – $65 per month • $300.00/Semester • 45 Min. Weekly
  • 45 Min. Weekly  • Starting January 9th Tuesdays 1:15 pm or Jan. 13th Saturdays 10:00 am.
    More 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 4 1/2 – 6 years – $75 per month • $375.00/Semester • 60 Min. Weekly
  • 60 Min. Weekly • Starting January 9th Tuesdays 5:00 pm. or January 12th Fridays at 4:00 pm.
    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 – $75 per month • $375.00/Semester • 60 Min. Weekly
  • 60 Min. Weekly • Starting January 9th Tuesdays 4:00 pm. or Jan. 13th Saturdays 12:00 pm.
    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 – $75 per month • $375.00/Semester • 60 Min. Weekly
  • 60 Min. Weekly • Starting January 9th Tuesdays at 6:00 pm or January 12th Fridays at 6:00 pm 
  • or Jan. 13th Saturdays at 11:00 am.
  • 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 encouraged.
  • Piano Street for Older Adults – Ages 50+ – $75 per month • $375.00/Semester • 60 Min. Weekly
  • 60 Min. Weekly • Starting January 9th Tuesdays at 7:00 pm or Jan. 13th Saturdays at 1:00 pm.
    Our Piano Street program is a unique and motivating experience designed specifically for teen
    & adult beginners. Students are introduced to many musical concepts through ear training,
    note reading, use of chords, solo and ensemble playing and composing. You will be amazed at
    what you can play after only 4 sessions!

Private lessons starting whenever you are ready for:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Guitar, and Ukulele.

Violin, viola, cello rentals are available.

Registration and Payments are due one week before classes start.
The Music Academy is located at: 684 Suite A Blue Lakes Blvd. Twin Falls, ID 83301
www.Wakefield-Music.com (208)599-5517

 

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:

  1. Develops confidence in playing for others. – Weekly performance opportunities
  2. Aids students in developing rhythmic security. – Playing together and rhythmic games
  3. Develops concentration by maintaining ones own part while hearing others play. – Ensemble playing
  4. Allows students to broaden their musical experiences. – Improvisation, arranging, composition, ensemble playing
  5. Exposes students to a variety of music. – Both piano music and other genres
  6. Strengthens family bonds in a friendly encouraging atmosphere. – Younger students learn and experience music with the help of their parents.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Facilitates the performance of ensembles leading to the study of voicing and orchestration. – Experiencing the joy of making music together
  10.  Establishes a sense of group spirit and group dynamics that increases motivation. – Positive peer pressure
  11. Fosters the development of communication skills. – Speaking and playing in front of others
  12. Allows students to learn from peers and parents as well as from teacher. – Parents and students learn to relate to each other
  13. Provides a setting where drills and exercises can be more interesting and motivating. – Challenges students to keep improving and try harder
  14. Increases attention span, allowing the lesson time to be longer than private lessons. – Varied activities and learning experiences (multi-sensory learning