A master class lesson is a shared experience. Three or four children, depending on their age and repertoire, are assigned to a teacher for an hour. During this hour, the teacher will teach each of the students individually while the others watch. By watching the other students, your child will be motivated and will learn much about playing the instrument. Parents attend the entire hour to observe and take notes of interest from all of the students' lessons. Please prepare a polished piece to play for the masterclass. This means something you can already play easily, so that you can gain the most from the teacher’s comments.
These are organized by book level. In a group repertoire class, musical techniques and playing skills can be worked on as the students play their common repertoire together.
As Dr. Suzuki teaches, music is a language. It is a "first" language. If we look at very young children, we can easily see that music is not categorized into dance, song, and instrumental technique. It is all one thing: ask a two year old to sing, and they are likely to move at the same time. When we play music with only our fingers and brain, we a learning music as a "second" language. It is imperative to regain and grow from the language we are born with,
With this in mind John will be having students dance, sing, and play for each other's dancing. Musical repertoire will be drawn from the early Suzuki books, as well as from traditional American dance music. Dances will be based on traditional square, circle, and line dances. Parents will be expected to participate. The workshop repertoire will be flexible with some on the fly changes in order to meet the developmental needs of each individual.
Group Piano Explorations
Rediscover the fun of music making, guided by your intuition! Our electronic piano lab gives you the rare opportunity to create melodies in a musical conversation together with the other piano students. Here is your chance to tap into your creativity and artistry for a rewarding musical time. Let yourself go!