Our unique group lesson "prerequisite" to private lessons. Through our combined teaching experience of more than 50 years, the instructors of Musical Chairs have created an innovative introductory music class designed to build a strong music foundation prior to beginning private instruction. Our four areas of focus are:
* Note Reading * Ear Training * Sight Reading * Rhythm Essentials *
Once these basic skills are mastered separate from the instrument, children can move into specific instruments with more confidence and significantly less frustration.
Two classes offered:
Tuesdays, 11:45 - 12:15 (for half day dismissal)
Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:00
Fall session runs: August 31st - Dec. 14th
Location: Queen of Angels Elementary School
A minimum of 4 students is required to create a new class. Parents are welcome to collaborate with friends for a day and time that works for you and we'll provide the instructor!
Step into Piano is phase II in our early childhood music program. Ideally, children will have completed a year or two of Step the Beat prior to entering Step into Piano, but this is not required. With Step into Piano. we offer a group option for children to begin learning basic piano skills. Children will work with various tools to learn notes on the keyboard as well as the staff. They will practice using rhythm and begin learning to read music. Each class will have keyboard time where children work directly on the instrument. The benefit to this program is children learn basic piano skills in a more affordable (and often more fun) group setting. They emerge better prepared for private lessons in piano as well as other instruments.
Location: Queen of Angels - Voss Music Suite
Thursdays, 3:15 - 3:45 pm
Fall session runs: Sept. 2nd - Dec. 16th.
A minimum of 4 students is required to create additional early childhood music classes in Chicago. Parents are welcome to collaborate with friends for a day and time that works for you and we'll provide the instructor!