Piano Melodies Studio has been offering piano lessons since 2008!
Because the piano is such a visual instrument, piano lessons are a great introduction to music!
Lessons include a balance of musicianship, theory, technique, repertoire and music history.
Students are taught with variety of materials based around the Royal Conservatory of Music system.
Exams are optional goals that are agreed upon by teacher, parent and students
MUSICIANSHIP: Students will learn with the help of solfege how to make music and play expressively.
Students will explore both the sound, patterns and structure of even the simplest pieces in order to learn to play music that sounds good. As a helpful tool to enhance reading music.
THEORY: Music theory is taught not just through work books, but through practical application of pieces and analyses
TECHNIQUE: How to play piano efficiently is encouraged through a full body approach to technique. In order to avoid injury and enhance playing skill and musicality
MUSIC HISTORY: Topics of music history and style are incorporated into lessons.
Piano Melodies Studio offers individual, weekly piano lessons for all levels
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Rudiments (New Level 5, 6, 7 and 8 theory)
Basic, and Intermediate Harmony (Harmony 9 and 10)
History 1: An Overview, History 2: Renaissance to Classical, History 3: 20th Century to Present (History 9 and 10)
All theory classes follow the RCM syllabus
(All theory classes are ran on an as needed bases and are not always available)
Young Students (30 min)
Lessons for 3- 5 years old!
Folk songs are taught through singing and rhythm,while incorporating keyboard elements.
Students will learn how to:
Sing and play solfege patterns
Keep a steady beat
Recognize and play rhythms
learn basic musical symbols
Parents should be prepared to stay for lessons and practice with their child(ren) at home
Beginner (45 min)
Lessons for 6-11
With the use of solfege students learn scales, pattern recognition
Music reading is taught by guide notes and patterns and is reinforced with sight reading and theory books
Pieces are RCM based with an emphases on student/ teacher duets
Later Beginners and Adults (45 min)
12 years old and up!
It is never to late to start piano lessons!
Focus is on chording and scales to develop keyboard geography
Lessons are suited to students goals
Intermediate/ Advanced (45-60 min)
Repertorie mainly consists of pieces from the RCM syllabus
supplemented with other genres
Theory lessons (30-45 min)
All theory levels!
Basic theory knowledge
Placement exam prep
Theory for corresponding RCM exams
Students require a maintained, tuned instrument to practice on at home
All students are expected to practice every week and read lesson notes and assigned homework. This ensures progress is made and makes lessons more enjoyable.
The studio has a no refund lesson policy.
Please provide 1 weeks notice to cancel a lesson. No refunds will be granted for no-show lessons.
One months notice is required to terminate lessons
Any lessons canceled by the teacher will be made up at a time mutually agreed upon
The teacher maybe have to reschedule or cancel lessons due to performances
Annual student recitals
Other performance opportunities include:
Participation in music festivals
Master classes and group lessons
Visits to local seniors home