Music Lessons

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. 

 

Lessons offered

Piano Melodies Studio offers individual, weekly piano lessons for all levels

Young Students

Beginner

Intermediate 

Advanced

Theory lessons

 

Theory Classes

  • 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:

Recognize pitches

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

Studio Polices

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

 

 

Performance Opportunities

 

 

Annual student recitals

Other performance opportunities include:

Participation in music festivals

Master classes and group lessons

Visits to local seniors home

 

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Red Deer, Alberta / pianomelodies@shaw.ca/ 403-618-8340