Piano Lessons Designed for the Student's Learning Style
Kindermusik Educator for Young Children
Redmond - Bellevue - Kirkland - Woodinville
My primary goal as a piano teacher and Kindermusik educator is to facilitate a joyful connection with music that enriches all areas of your child's development. Music education is about more than learning to play an instrument or sing. Piano lessons and Kindermusik classes are about music education and language, expression, math, relationships, reasoning and the list goes on!
But, ultimately music education should bring joy, and when it does, the other benefits come about naturally.
Whole Child Development
Multiple Domains of Learning
Teaching across multiple learning domains: cognitive, musical, social, emotional, and physical, we strengthen the foundation for a variety of skills and enrich the growth of the whole person. For example, a piano lesson teaches note reading, while also increasing literacy skills and fine motor control at the same time. A music class develops a toddler's musicality, but also creates bonds with friends and caregivers. These benefits are not accidental, but the goal of whole child learning.
Creative & Unique Piano Lessons
Play, Sing, Drum, Create
Using a variety of methods and materials, we find the best approach for teaching your child to play the piano. We focus on foundational piano skills, musical expression, theory and technique, combined with singing and drumming to reinforce melody and rhythm patterns. I keenly observe how your child processes information and design the lesson to accommodate your child's primary mode of learning whether it be visual, auditory, kinetic or a combination.
IS MY CHILD READY FOR PIANO LESSONS?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A KINDERMUISK CLASS?
Developmental Readiness Is Key for Piano Lessons
Fine motor control -- can isolate the fingers individually on a keyboard, playing one key at a time with each finger
Pre-reading skills -- starting to decode words and can track a sentence with their eyes and fingers
Can sustain attention to an age appropriate academic subject, such as coloring for 20 minutes
Has some interest in the piano! Piano isn't the only instrument to begin lessons on. A child should have a genuine desire for the instrument they study. Piano, though, is one of the best!
Beginning Skills Neccessary for Piano Lessons
Discover the Joy of a Kindermusik Class
Excellent foundation for early learning, brain development, and private music lessons by combing joy, music and community!
Sing, dance, play and imagine in every class!
Classes for babies to age 10 with the adults who love them, or independently for ages 3 and up.
Designed for the window of growth from birth to age 9, which research shows is when a child should be introduced to music instruction to create a musical sensibility and have the most impact on all developmental domains. (Cuttietta, Dr. Robert, "Raising Musical Kids", 2019).
Kindermusik: Whole Child Development
Learn More About the Benefits of Music Education for Children
The Profound Impacts
Music Education and Piano Lessons
"Everyday listening skills are stronger in musically-trained children than in those without music training. Significantly, listening skills are closely tied to the ability to: perceive speech in a noisy background, pay attention, and keep sounds in memory."
Strait, D.L. and N. Kraus, Biological impact of auditory expertise across the life-span: musicians as a model of auditory learning. Hearing Research, 2013
"When we sing or create music, we use all the parts of the brain: left, right, front, and back. All these parts collaborate. That is very unique! Music is complex; that is, it uses so many aspects of a person's being."
Hanne Deneire, composer. Quoted in "Appreciating Music as a Foundational Aspect of Creativity" by Joanne Foster. Feb. 3, 2018