This is a great opportunity to try out the unique class style of the internationally successful Harmony Road Program. The demonstration will consist of 20-30 minutes of sample course material followed by a brief informational session with open Q&A time, during which the instructor will answer all of your questions about class placement, scheduling, and the basics of how our system works. All ages are welcome.
The MSC Program is designed for students and families who are looking for a customized program tailored to their individual studying pace and interests. Theory lessons and 30-minute Lab time are options to be included in all the private lessons. Students have the option to participate in different events throughout the year, including recitals, festivals, auditions, master classes, and competitions, with the opportunity to earn certificates, ribbons, medals and trophies when participating in activities.
For more serious students, we offer preparation for the Music Teachers’ Association in California Certificate of Merit (CM) exam (for piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, harp and oboe), MSC Guitar evaluation, and the National Piano Guild audition.
Minimum Lesson Length Requirement for CM students:
CM Level Prep. to 2 30 mins lessons
CM Level 3 to 5 45 mins lessons
CM level 6 and up 60 mins lessons
Private Lessons: MSC Program
One-month Trial Lessons
We offer new students the option of 4 week trial lessons with no upfront registration fees. Students have the option to enroll for the remainder of the school year after the trial lessons. The lessons includes 4 30-min lab.
Music in Me(ages 3.5 to 5)/More Music in Me(age 5)
This dynamic readiness program is structured so that your child will learn to play music the same way he or she learned to speak-by listening, repeating and responding. Even parents or caregivers with no musical background can attend, take notes, and coach daily at home. Music in Me contains the basic elements of rhythm, melody, pitch, dynamics phrasing and form. Concepts are learned through keyboard playing, solfege singing (naming notes using do-re-mi), movement activities and the use of rhythmic instruments. As your child develops a trained ear and learns to create and perform music in a non-competitive environment, he or she will develop coordination, concentration and self-confidence. This layered natural approach emphasizes the ensemble aspects of music and it is wonderful preparation for further studies. Parents are fully involved in class and at home. (Two 16-week courses)
Harmony Road (age 5 to 6)
The Harmony Road course is carefully constructed for children to learn the basic building blocks of music. The emphasis is on ear training, solfege singing, keyboard playing, ensemble rhythm activities, movement and music creativity. This exceptional course gives the student “inner hearing”, which makes transposing, improvisation and composing easily accessible in their musical studies. The program makes the best use of the many orchestral and contemporary sounds possible on a digital keyboard. Parents are fully involved in class and at home. (Four books, 18-weeks each)
Young Musician (age 6 to 8)
The Young Musician course is an age specific layered program, which introduces beginning students to keyboard performance and note reading. It is a holistic program which includes the organized development of pitch and rhythm, solfege singing, Keyboard and movement activities. Parents are fully involved in class and at home. (Four books, 18-weeks each)
Keyboard Musician (advanced course)
This is an advanced course for those who have completed Harmony Road Book 4, Young Musician Book 4 or Keyboard Prep Book 3. Students continue to develop performance skills through the study of various repertoire style, technical studies, sight-reading songs and three and four part ensembles. Ear training is expanded to include dictation, recognition of tonal centers and chord progressions. Transposing becomes easily accessible. Students learn to accompany themselves while singing. Two-part singing and artistic repertoire encourages expressive musicianship. Harmonic training develops an understanding of accompaniment styles. In this program students become acquainted with major composers and their place in musical history. They also receive step-by-step instruction in composition to develop their own creativity. Parental involvement is encouraged.
Private Lessons for adults