For what should I look when purchasing a keyboard?
- 88 keys is best! Buying a smaller keyboard means it will have to be replaced in a couple of years with a full-sized (88 keys) keyboard or piano.
- Be sure the keyboard has a damper pedal, or the plug-in ability to add a universal pedal later. Students begin using the damper pedal in the first year.
- The keyboard should be touch-sensitive. In other words, can you create loud and soft sounds by varying your touch on the keys?
- The keys should be full-sized. This is one of the many reasons that I do not recommend using a toy keyboard. It will only frustrate the student.
- Buy the best quality for your money, so it will last. Yamaha Clavinova, Roland, and Kawai are excellent brands.
How long is the enrollment contract?
You are enrolling for the school year. A new registration form is filled out every new school year.
Is a piano required to take piano classes?
Yes, either a piano or a touch-sensitive keyboard is required in order to take piano/keyboard classes.
Do you know of any available pianos?
www.pianoadoption.com has free pianos. If you are in need of one, check it out! Facebook Marketplace and Craig's
Why do you require hand washing?
All students should wash their hands just prior to class simply because this keeps the spread of germs down, and the keyboards, instruments, and materials clean.
May I leave my children and run an errand?
You are responsible for your children when they are on the property. If in the unlikely event an emergency should arise, your presence would be needed.
What are your policies?
The policy sheet is available upon request.
Do I need to wait until the beginning of a semester to join a class or start lessons?
Provided that classes are not full, families who are new to Musical Notables Studio are welcome to join at any time during the semester at a prorated fee. If classes are full, you will be placed on the waiting list.
Why should I pursue early childhood music education for my child?
- Music awakens and stimulates neural pathways in the brain that are associated with higher forms of intelligence, such as abstract thinking, empathy, mathematics and science.
- Music's melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory. Remember singing the ABC song to learn your ABC's?
- Studying music helps children establish good listening habits, which are essential for achievement in school.
- Overall, music activities are perfect for child development. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement, stimulates the brain and fosters physical coordination!
Musikgarten music & movement classes are a great way to prepare for future instruction in piano, voice, and other instruments, & studies show that children learn best through music & movement!
To request a registration package call 214-643-3922 today!
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