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Adult Piano Classes

Explore the Benefits

Alabanza Music classes are intended to nurture your natural musical ability and awaken a lifelong love of music via our internationally renowned Musikgarten curriculum. 
Classes at the keyboard in small groups allow adults to experience the delight in making music with others, while at the same time encouraging the development of rhythmic competency, listening skills, singing, and music-reading.  Doing solos (individual renditions) within a group setting, helps manage and overcome performance anxiety. In fact, according groundbreaking research “performing music-through singing, drumming and dancing- all resulted in participants having higher pain thresholds in comparison to listening to music alone.” 

GREAT NEWS!         It's never too late!

Enjoying Piano & Spanish is for:

Anyone who took lessons as a child and quit
Anyone who took lessons in the past but can't remember much
Anyone who learned the traditional way but wants to learn to play by ear
Totally clueless beginners who have never studied any Music
In other words,

ANYONE who wants to have fun playing the piano,

regardless of the age and stage of life you're at!

If they could do it, you could too!

What makes this Piano class different?

The aural approach in this group class provides a natural pathway to true music literacy. Following a sequential programme which builds a solid foundation in technique, the ability to play by ear, reading music, ensemble playing and music appreciation, with a diverse repertoire of music from home and around the world, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish!

Activities include:

Playing Songs by ear

Sight-singing

Sight reading on keys

Reading Notation/Sheet music

Composing

Dictation

Aural Recognition

Drumming

Dancing

Singing

Conversing in Spanish

and much more!

Keep the learning going at home

We encourage and support continued musical play and learning at home with families. We'll provide you with important information on the impact of music on the brain via our newsletters and access to our e-learning page with suggested home activities and video guides.
You'll also have ready resources at your fingertips with your Course Book, Notation Cards, Digital Download & CD for Practice & Listening with quality recordings. Using these at home will increase your involvement in the learning process and foster the love and appreciation of music, language, culture and the discipline of practice.

Course Tuition

Parrandero Semester: Sept-Jan [4 months]

Special discount for 65yrs+

Materials

Course Book, Notation Cards, Digital Download/CD for Practice & Listening

Instruments

Students are encouraged to bring their personal instrument & equipment to class. In-class rental available

LOCATION/S & SCHEDULE/S:
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SESSION DURATION
50 min session

alternating weeks (8)

 

PROGRAMME LENGTH

3 levels:

16 sessions at each level

DELIVERY METHOD

In-Person & Online

"Music has positive affects on people's emotions and creativity. When we sing together, we synchronize our breathing and feel more connected. Music is also an effective, almost magical medium for learning and retaining information, [because] it activates three different centers of the brain at the same time: language, hearing, and rhythmic motor control. By inducing emotions, it also creates a heightened condition of awareness and mental acuity. Words paired with music are far easier to retain. As an example, most of us can remember the words and meanings of songs we haven't heard for years. Isn't it interesting how you still remember your ABCs?"-

Don McMannis, psychologist and therapist, 

Edutopia, March 19, 2009