In Piano for Kids, students are led through a program called the Simply Music Piano method in a pair or in a group. In Simply Music, students learn to play the piano with the song’s pattern on the student’s fingers. This way the focus is on learning by doing, and getting the hands on the keyboard, instead of trying to decipher the notes on a sheet of music. Studies show that attempting to both decode and play at the same time slows down the learning process. Once a more experienced player emerges, students are trained to read music and progress independently as a musician. In addition to building a repertoire of music, lessons incorporate music theory, singing, accompaniment, and the reading of sheet music.
In paired or group lessons, the shared learning environment provides a unique space where students work on songs together and are challenged and rewarded through games. The result is a class experience that is fun, interactive, and performance-based. Additionally, shared lessons result in increased accountability and support: motivating the student to focus on his or her home practice.