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Our Programs

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We offer three programs for beginners

​   Little KeyNotes      ages 5-6     

For our youngest students, this curriculum uses games, singing, colouring and prop-work to introduce students to the musical alphabet, notes of the piano, 5-finger C position and basic rhythms. Each week students learn a new note and explore songs based around themes such as Animal Alphabet, On The Farm and Under The Sea. Lessons are 30 minutes in length.

   Storytellers     ages 6-8  

Songs in this program are used to illustrate popular stories such as Goldilocks, The Gingerbread Man and Jack and the Beanstalk. Through playing and singing the songs, students learn keyboard geography, finger numbers, rhythms and musical elements. Workbooks are available in either Pre-reader or Reader versions (having pitch notation), dependent on age and prior knowledge of the student. Lessons are 45 minutes long.

Connections (age 9+)

Foundations 1 and 2

   KeyNotes Play     ages 9-11     

This reading-based program for older beginners covers rhythm, keyboard geography, pitch notation and fingering, and introduces reading strategies such as landmark notes and directional and intervallic reading. Repertoire is aimed at the older student and features cool backing tracks! Lessons are 45 minutes long.

Keyboard geography in Little KeyNotes

There are three additional levels for continuing students:

All program consist of a series of workbooks with clearly defined learning objectives. Students are monitored weekly and upon achieving the objectives, graduate to the next level. On completion of Foundation 2, students will have developed a solid level of proficiency and understanding and be ready to move on to private lessons and, if they wish, an exam syllabus.

Lesson Information 

LESSON LENGTH      45min 

                                     30min Little KeyNotes

WHERE                        51 Cross St

                                      Fairfield 4103

                                      

WHEN                          From 27 April 2024

TIME      12.15pm    Little KeyNotes

                   

               1pm           Storytellers

                   

               2pm           KeyNotes Play

Singing to embed learning
Learning to write rhythms in the Storytellers class

How to Sign Up 

Read the Terms and Conditions below then call Alex on 0410 704 385 or email the form on the Contacts page.  A Waiting List may be in operation for some classes.

All students begin with a 3-week no-obligation trial period, payment for which is required in advance. Please note that your child's place cannot be secured without this

Group Lesson Terms and Conditions

 

  • The KeyNotes Program teaches early piano skills to young beginners using touch-sensitive keyboards.  Before enrolling, it is recommended that all students have a suitable instrument at home for practice, that is, an acoustic or digital piano with weighted/semi-weighted/touch-sensitive keys. I will be happy to advise if you need help choosing a suitable instrument.

 

  • Classes are 45 minutes in length and are held weekly (30 mins for Little KeyNotes).  Keyboards are provided in class.

      

  • Terms are 9 weeks in length. Lessons are invoiced termly in advance and are payable within 4 weeks.  An additional $10 Materials Fee is applied per term.

                 

  • In the case of student absence, NO MAKE-UPS are offered but catch-up material will be emailed after the lesson.  In the event of teacher absence, a substitute teacher will be appointed or the lesson will be cancelled and parents notified in advance by email or text.  A refund or credit will be given.

  • Please provide at least 4 weeks notice of intention to leave to allow your space to be given to someone else. 

  • Parents are not permitted to be in the room during class. 

  • Students are expected to respect the class environment at all times. If a child is not settling or is continually disruptive, they will be asked to leave.

  • Photographs may occasionally be taken during the lesson for marketing or social media purposes: please advise in writing if you DO NOT wish your child to participate.

  • All parents will have access to the group piano Facebook page which will enable you to keep up with news and class activities.  

  • Finally, I want your child to have the best experience! Please avail yourself of the following opportunities to engage and discuss your child's progress:

  • Facebook

  • Parent's Watching Week (Performances) once-a-term 

  • Termly feedback

  • Contact me directly via email/phone at any other time.

Learn more about the benefits of group lessons here:

To find out more about KeyNotes Music, visit the website:

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To book your child's spot, call Alex on 0410 704 385 or email your details here

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