(617) 277-4593

Keyboard Games Pre-K & K

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If you have questions, email Early Childhood Music Coordinator Krista Jadro kjadro@bmsmusic.org.

At Brookline Music School, we value offering classes that are research-based and provide developmentally appropriate instruction to our students. Our classes help children to develop the skills necessary for formal music learning and a lifelong enjoyment of music. Keyboard Games is the perfect extension of the Early Childhood Program, providing students with both musical understanding and piano skills in a creative, engaging, rich and fun class.

In Keyboard Games students learn to:

  • Improvise, play by ear, transpose, and harmonize
  • Sing and play
  • Perform with comfort and fluency in a variety of social settings
  • Play with technical ease and freedom from muscular tension
  • Listen to and perform music with understanding
  • Think about music in the context of a meter and a tonality
  • Become independent music thinkers

Keyboard Games:

  • Is based on research
  • Is versatile, adaptable and developmentally appropriate for many levels of skill
  • Helps students to learn music as an aural art – ‘sound before sight’
  • Builds lifetime skills through movement, chanting, and singing
  • Is creative – students make music from the beginning
  • Develops the entire musician
  • Internalizes improvisation skills and musical understanding

KEYBOARD GAMES A: Pre-K (4 years old by September 1st)


KEYBOARD GAMES A: K (5 years old by September 1st)

Keyboard Games A is a two-term class (A1 and A2) that includes singing, chanting, moving, responding to musical patterns, creating at the keyboard, and playing short pieces. Classes help students recognize the sounds of music using syllables, imitate musical patterns accurately, sing in tune, move with the beat, and develop beginning piano technique and keyboard skills using rote instruction. Includes piano book with CD.

KEYBOARD GAMES B: Pre-K and K (for students that have completed Keyboard Games A1 and A2)

Keyboard Games B is a two-term class (B1 and B2) that builds on the skills learned in Keyboard Games A. Students continue to acquire a listening and performing music pattern vocabulary, improvise vocally and on the piano, create with different elements of music, such as rhythm, pitch, harmony, and form, and performing with technical freedom and comfort. Pieces are both melodic and rhythmic, and include solos, duets, ensemble playing, improvisation, blues and jazz. Includes piano book with CD.

 

Class Sections for NEW STUDENTS Term I (Fall 2016)

Each class has a maximum of 4 students. There is a materials fee of $20

Class Age Day Time Length Starts Instructor Cost  

KEYBOARD GAMES A1

PK: 4-5 M 3:00* 15 wks, 50 mins

9/19/16

Maria Mandico $425 plus
$20 materials fee
Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A1

PK: 4-5 Th 2:00* 15 wks, 50 mins

9/22/16

Cathryn Fassbender $425 plus
$20 materials fee
Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A1

PK: 4-5 Sa 3:00* 15 wks, 50 mins

9/24/16

Cathryn Fassbender $425 plus
$20 materials fee
Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A1

PK: 4-5 Sa 4:00* 15 wks, 50 mins

9/24/16

Cathryn Fassbender $425 plus
$20 materials fee
Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A1

PK: 4-5 Su 10:30* 15 wks, 50 mins

9/25/16

Maria Mandico $425 plus
$20 materials fee
Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A1

PK: 4-5 Su 2:00* 15 wks, 50 mins

9/25/16

Cathryn Fassbender $425 plus
$20 materials fee
Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A1

PK: 4-5 Su 2:00* 15 wks, 50 mins

9/25/16

Maria Mandico $425 plus
$20 materials fee
Register
Class Age Day Time Length Starts Instructor Cost  

KEYBOARD GAMES A1

K: 5-6 Tu 3:00* 15 wks, 50 mins

9/20/16

Krista Jadro $425 plus
$20 materials fee
Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A1

K: 5-6 Su 11:30* 15 wks, 50 mins

9/25/16

Maria Mandico $425 plus
$20 materials fee
Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A1

K: 5-6 Su 3:00* 15 wks, 50 mins

9/25/16

Cathryn Fassbender $425 plus
$20 materials fee
Register

* CLASS FULL. Please call (617) 277-4593 for more information on additional class times or to be added to the wait list.