Classical Music Composer: Beethoven
Classical Music Composer: Mozart
KiddyKeys Character: Skip
KiddyKeys Character: Melody
In addition to the two programs described below, we also have awesome summer camps great for both new and continuing students ages 4 to 8.
KiddyKeys is a modern and engaging approach to teaching piano skills and music concepts to preschool children ages 2½ to 5. Our methods enable and encourage children to learn about the piano and music in ways that best meet their needs, maximizing their ability to understand and enjoy what they are learning. Our classes are kid-tested and parent-approved, and we've got the data to prove our success!
Weekly improvisation on the keyboard, music theory, and composition are combined with the traditional elements of music and movement, school readiness skills, and character development (find examples in our Scope & Sequence Chart). In KiddyKeys, children have so many learning opportunities — all in the name of fun!
KiddyKeys & Company has been specially crafted for younger children, ages 1½ to 3, with an accompanying adult. A child is never too young to learn about the piano and music, and we're setting the ideal stage. After KiddyKeys & Company, children can move on independently to a KiddyKeys class, and then to piano lessons if desired. Each child in KiddyKeys & Company will be actively engaged in the music class, learning and developing skills that they'll use in school and beyond.
KiddyKeys & Company gives each child and their adult partner the opportunity to happpily sing, move, and learn beginner music concepts together in a caring learning environment. The wonderful, original KiddyKeys books and songs will be shared with each child while they interact and play music with their classmates. In addition to teaching music, KiddyKeys & Company classes focus on the development of fine and gross motor skills, positive social skills, and identification of letters, numbers, and colors.
|KiddyKeys||KiddyKeys & Company|
|Age range||2½ to 5||1½ to 3|
|Rhythm and movement exercises that develop fine and gross motor skills|
|Recognition of notes and note values|
|Counting exercises to help recognize numbers and develop math skills|
|Building of memory skills through repeated music terminology|
|Introduction to the music staff and piano keyboard|
|Development of interpersonal skills through group interaction|
|Improved hand-eye coordination through experience with rhythm instruments and the keyboard|
|Reinforcement of listening skills by discerning high and low, as well as loud and soft sounds|
|Music storytime focusing on composers, music terminology, and character development|
|Weekly life lessons incorporating positive emotional and social skills to build self-worth|
|Creative development through improvisation, composition, and keyboard exploration|