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Piano Classes for Beginners
FALL SEMESTER - 2022
(Aug. 29, 2022 through Jan. 28, 2023)

Open House Registration Classes: Mon, Aug. 31, 2022 – Sat, Sept. 3, 2022

Parents of new or unregistered students meet at the scheduled time of class.
Remember: Monday, Sept. 5th is Labor Day! No classes.

Class times are flexible based on your busy schedule.
Call 360-256-4670

Young Musician Course (YM)

Beginning ages 6 years and 7 years

  • 18 Weeks per semester (4 semesters)
  • 50 Minutes per week
  • Parent participation recommended

A musicianship course for 6- and 7-year-olds.   Emphasis is on keyboard skills, reading, and composing, while maintaining a strong singing and ear-training program.  Graduates progress to the Keyboard Musician course.
 

Keyboard Prep (KP)

Beginning ages 8 years through 11 years

  • 18 Weeks per semester (3 semesters)
  • 50 Minutes per week
  • Parent participation — optional

Elementary age children, who are too old for the Harmony Road course, may still enjoy the benefits of the Harmony Road method through Introduction to Keyboard classes.  This curriculum includes ear training, reading, and ensemble on keyboard performance.  By playing keyboard instruments that provide a stimulating variety of tone color, the group becomes a musical ensemble which stimulates individual effort.  Students also learn through singing and through the use of percussion instruments. 

 

The goal of the course is to develop each student’s fundamental musicianship and introduce basic keyboard skills.  Graduates progress to the Keyboard Musician course.

Keyboard Musician (KM)

  • Graduates of HR, YM, and KP programs
  • 18 Weeks per semester
    (4 semesters)
  • 50 Minutes per week
  • Parent participation – optional

Advanced (Adv)

  • Graduates of KM  program
  • 18 Weeks per semester - (4 semesters)
  • 50 Minutes per week 
  • Emphasis on Music Theory

Adult (12 years – adult)

  • 18 Weeks per semester – (2 semesters)
  • 50 Minutes per week
  • Sight Reading
  • Theory
  • Ear Training
  • Improvisation

Aside from the actual playing of the key board, Brandon learned to interact with other children in a common learning effort. Playing a solo at the beginning of class motivated him to practice--a pleasant introduction to homework--and it also satisfied his need for competition as he tried to play without error.

- Dottie Lorbeer

As a parent I appreciate that his lessons are well organized and effective. My kids show real improvement every semester. This is not play time or organized day care, but serious music training. The bonus is that my kids still enjoy attending classes because they are fun.

- Eric Munger

My three children have learned piano from Mr. Bolton, each since the age of four and a half. Much older now, they each embrace music, as he has always made it positive and never burdensome.

When they learn to make music, children have a gift they can give back to the world.

- Dr. Linda Beale