What is Let's Play Music? Let’s Play Music is a fun music theory course for your child which begins at age 4-6. This three year program solves the problem that a child is most ready to learn music at an early age, but his fingers and letter skills are not yet ready. We take full advantage of the brain’s ability to absorb musical concepts and teach skills in an age appropriate way. Solfege hand signs, folk songs, games, imagination and creativity are important components of each lesson.
Why Let's Play Music? "In Let's Play Music not only do we teach piano, we develop sight reading, harmony, melody, and rhythm skills in such a way that children internalize these skills, and become talented! Our students can read music and know what the music sounds like in their head, so sight singing, harmonizing, composing and improvising become second nature. People will say the child is “talented”, but we know it was from the right education and exposure at the right time. After completing our three year curriculum, students are prepared to pursue private piano lessons or other instrumental instruction and will continue to demonstrate high musical ability throughout their lives." https://www.letsplaymusicsite.com/lpm/why-lets-play-music
Curriculum The curriculum is organized into three sequential years, six semesters. In 1st Year, we use engaging games and songs and incorporate Tone Bells to teach staff awareness and rhythm reading skills. In 2nd Year, we transfer these skills to playing the piano where we also learn chord notation, intervals, and harmonic improvisation. By the end of 3rd Year, students are playing piano at level 1-2, transposing music, composing their own music, sight-reading music, and are prepared to excel in further private piano instruction. Find out more:
Students are introduced to the 5 lines and spaces of the staff, sing the major scale on solfege syllables with hand signs, learn to keep a steady beat, match pitch using a minor 3rd, play melodies, and ostinati on tone bells, learn the three primary chords on the autoharp, and much more!
Students learn to divide and subdivide beats, read rhythmic notation patterns, distinguish major and minor tonalities, play steps and skips from the staff onto tone bells, and much more!
Second Year: Introduction to Keyboard
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Students are introduced to the keyboard, learn C position, middle C, identify and play intervals of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, play primary cadences on keyboard, accompany themselves on the keyboard, and much more!
Students play keyboard in contrary motion, learn the major scale, sing in harmony, learn more complex rhythmic notations, learn more names on the staff, learn the names of the white keys on the keyboard, and much more!
Third Year: Piano Skills
Students learn all note names on the staff, identify accidentals, are introduced to transposing, play level 1 piano repertoire, learn about key signatures, ABA song form and much more!
Students learn to build and identify a triad, find the root in a triad, and invert triads. They learn 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures, more rhythmic notation and adding a chord to a melody, melodic dictation, compose their own piece to perform at a recital and much more!
Our Teaching Philosophies
The foundation of the Let's Play Music curriculum is based on proven philosophies and research about the way children learn. We are a comprehensive music course that develops the total musician.
When will classes be taught?
Classes follow the school schedule with Red Balloons beginning in August. Click here to see the schedule for this upcoming year.
How much is it?
What's included in the cost of Let's Play Music? Click here to see!
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