Piano for All Children
A program for children with exceptionalities
At Brookline Music School, we are committed to offering music education to all children. Our research-based piano classes provide developmentally appropriate, creative, and engaging instruction, guiding children to develop the skills necessary for formal music learning and a lifelong enjoyment of music.
The goal of Piano for All Children is to provide developmentally appropriate piano instruction to children who fall outside the range of typical development in the social, psychological, cognitive, motor, or emotional realms.
Piano for All Children offers adapted Keyboard Games classes with:
teachers trained to work with children with exceptionalities
resources and support throughout the term to promote success
smaller class sizes – capped at three students
options for students to follow the curriculum in private lessons or shared classes (two students)
In Keyboard Games students learn to:
Improvise, play by ear, transpose, and harmonize
Sing and play piano
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
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
Brookline Music School considers each child’s need and strengths, and also offers children the opportunity to participate in integrated classes.
Call 617-277-4593 for class times.
If you have any questions, please email Director of Early Childhood Education Krista Jadro at firstname.lastname@example.org.