Music Moves For Piano


Music Moves for Piano teaches student musicians to hear what they play and play what they hear in engaging, creative and fun classes.

Lesson activities sequentially apply what research says about how children best learn music and encourage students to listen, think, move, sing, improvise and perform. Students develop solid piano technique and keyboard skills through solos, duets and improvisations. Four students is the maximum per class.

In Music Moves for Piano 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

PLEASE NOTE

  1. This class is a full year program comprised of two 16 week terms. New students are encouraged to start in the fall term, or can join an ongoing class in the spring depending on availability.
  2. This is a drop-off class. Parents are invited into the classroom for the last 5 to 10 minutes of each class.

Frequently Asked Questions

Enroll Today! Call 617-277-4593

Book A1 - Pre-Kindergarten

(4 years old by September 1, 2018)

Day Time Start Date Teacher Per Term (16 weeks) Full Year (32 weeks)
Wednesday 1:30pm 9/12/2018 Cathy Marks CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL
Thursday 2:00pm 9/13/2018 Tahlia Cott $488.00 + materials $976.00 + materials
Friday 1:00pm 9/14/2018 Cathy Marks $488.00 + materials $976.00 + materials
Sunday 2:00pm 9/16/2018 Siu Yan Luk CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL
Sunday 3:00pm 9/16/2018 Siu Yan Luk CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL

Materials rate: $20

Book A1 - Kindergarten

(5 years old as of September 1, 2018)

Day Time Start Date Teacher Per Term (16 weeks) Full Year (32 weeks)
Thursday 3:00pm 9/13/2018 TBD $488.00 + materials $976.00 + materials
Thursday 4:00pm 9/13/2018 TBD $488.00 + materials $976.00 + materials
Friday 3:00pm 9/14/2018 Tahlia Cott CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL
Friday 4:00pm 9/14/2018 Tahlia Cott $488.00 + materials $976.00 + materials
Sunday 9:30am 9/16/2018 Siu Yan Luk CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL

Materials rate: $20

Book 1 Prep - 1st Grade

(6 years old as of September 1, 2018)

Day Time Start Date Teacher Per Term (16 weeks) Full Year (32 weeks)
Thursday 5:00pm 9/13/2018 TBD CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL
Friday 5:00pm 9/14/2018 Tahlia Cott $488.00 + materials $976.00 + materials
Sunday 11:30am 9/16/2018 Siu Yan Luk $488.00 + materials $976.00 + materials

Materials rate: $20 in Fall & $35 in Spring

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Semesters 2018-2019

Music Moves For Piano Classes have two semesters:

  1. FALL semester begins on September 11, 2018
  2. SPRING semester begins on January 29, 2019

Students registered for classes in Fall Term are automatically reenrolled in Spring Term.

More info available at School Calendars

School Calendars

Fees & Aid

  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $35 registration fee per student ($50 per family)
  • There is a $15 fee per term for payment plans
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study

BMS is committed to removing any financial barriers. Tuition assistance is available.

Tuition Assistance

Questions?

Do you have any questions about this class?
Call 617-277-4593 or email info@bmsmusic.org

Faculty


Krista Jadro

Krista Jadro

Every child has the potential to learn music. Music learning begins before birth and flourishes with exposure to and interaction with music in a rich, creative and playful...(more)

Tahlia Cott

Tahlia Cott

Teaching children to learn music in a similar way in which they learn language provides children with exposure and context that fits in with how they developmentally learn...(more)

Cathy Fassbender Marks

Cathy Fassbender Marks

All children have the potential to learn music, and early music classes foster lifelong music development. Because music aptitude begins before birth and does not stabilize...(more)

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