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Preschool Group
Piano Classes

The Stackhouse Piano Studio offers Preschool Group Piano Classes for children as young as four years old.

Our Preschool Group Piano Classes are specifically designed to be engaging and age-appropriate, with a focus on developing musical skills through play and exploration. We use a variety of fun and interactive activities to introduce young children to the world of piano, including singing, movement, and games.  We use a variety of teaching methods and resources, including colorful visual aids and interactive technology, to help our young students develop a foundation in music theory and piano technique.

First-time beginning students ages 4-6 are recommended to begin in the Music for Little Mozarts group classes before transitioning to Group Piano Classes.  Please explore our class offerings below and read our FAQs to learn about all our opportunities for preschool students!

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The Benefits of Preschool Group Piano Lessons

or "Why I Love Teaching Preschoolers in Groups, and why you'll love it too!"

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Fun & Motivating

The group nature of the class can make beginning lessons less intimidating and much more fun! Playing music with others can help inspire and motivate students to practice more during the week.  Songs, games, and activities are SO much more fun when shared with piano friends!

02

Structured Learning

Group piano classes follow a structured piano curriculum that helps ensure all students progress together. Parents will receive an email after every lesson, which contains their practice assignment, recordings and videos, and links to online exercises and games.

03

Performance Opportunities

In addition to an in-class recital at the end of the term, low-pressure performance opportunities occur weekly in group piano classes, so students can perform whenver they're ready.  These small performances help build self-confidence and make bigger performances easier!

04

Highly Cost-Effective

Group piano lessons are more affordable than private lessons, but still give your child access to the best instructor and curriculum available!  Group classes are 40 minutes, but only cost half the price of private lesson tuition!

What does a typical group class look like?

Group piano classes are highly structured to make the most of our time together - AND so we have time to have FUN together, too!  Here's a typical preschool group class:

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Sing the Hello Song together, followed by another movement activity or song.

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Review pieces and technique from the previous class.  

3

Introduce new material through storytelling and song.

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Practice new concepts and pieces at the piano.

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Reinforce new concepts through games and activities.

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Master new concepts through written or online activites.

What Your Child Will Learn in One Semester:

01.

Basic note values & rhythm reading

02.

Piano key names & keyboard geography

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Basic note pre-reading off staff

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Proper Beginning Piano Technique

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Musicality & Artistry in Performance

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Curriculum

Written to provide appropriate instruction for ages 4-6, the Music for Little Mozarts piano course is a comprehensive approach the develops listening and singing skills along with a solid foundation in piano technique and performance.

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Practice

Students enrolled in preschool group piano classes are expected to practice at home.  Students must have a piano or keyboard at home before enrolling in the course.  Parents should help their child practice at least 15 minutes per day, at least 5 days per week.

Free Demo Class!

Register now for a free demonstration class.

If you've never seen a group piano class before, it can be hard to imagine how it works.  Register now for a free demonstration class and I'll be happy to show you!

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Open enrollment for beginners, Ages 4-6!

Enroll now for Fall 2024

Fall enrollment is open!  We are currently accepting: 

  • new beginniners, ages 4-6

  • students with less than one year in piano lessons, ages 4-6

  • who have a piano or keyboard at home for practice

 

Fall classes are 15 weeks and begin the week of August 19, 2024.
Class schedule is determined by interest and student availability.  On your enrollment form, please indicate your availability in detail to be placed in a class.

Have more questions about preschool group piano classes?

Check out the answers to our most frequently asked questions below. 

Still need help? 

Fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page and I'll be happy to assist you!

  • How do group piano classes differ from group music classes, and which one is more suitable for my child's needs?
    It is recommended that preschool students successfully complete at least one Music for Little Mozarts group class and/or the Introduction to Piano course before beginning Preschool Group Piano Classes. Music for Little Mozarts group classes are focused on general musicianship skills and do not require a student to practice piano outside of class. Students may take the Music for Little Mozarts classes as many times as they desire - there are 3 "levels" available, but they may be repeated if desired. Preschool Group Piano Classes do require practice with parental help outside of lessons, as do private lessons. If you do not yet own a piano, or cannot balance parent-led piano practice outside of lessons, the group Music for Little Mozarts classes would be the best fit. Families who are ready to commit to daily parent-led piano practice outside of lessons may join the Preschool Group Piano class.
  • How long are the group piano classes, and how often are they held?
    Preschool Group Piano Classes meet once per week for 40 minutes.
  • How much do group piano classes cost?
    Preschool group piano classes are $90 per month, or the semester may be paid in full for a small discount. This fee includes: - All weekly lessons - Access to online course materials - One in-class performance at the end of the semester ​ At enrollment, all students are assessed a $20 studio fee to help keep our studio running smoothly. ​ Parents are responsible for purchasing all necessary books and materials at the beginning of the semester. ​
  • Will the teacher provide materials such as sheet music and textbooks?
    Parents are responsible for purchasing all materials required for class. This may include, but is not limited to, music books, sheet music, flash cards, workbooks, plush characters, etc. Parents must have access to email and My Music Staff for weekly practice assignments.
  • What curriculum is used in the classes?
    Our group piano classes use the Music for Little Mozarts Piano Course to make the transition from Music for the Little Mozarts to piano classes familiar and FUN!
  • Can I drop my child off?
    Parents of preschool students are encouraged to attend the majority of their child's classes. Preschool students tend to need daily help practicing, so it is best to observe what we are playing during the lesson so that you can help them at home. You are always welcome to record any part of the lesson to refer back to it later.
  • Does my child need a piano?
    Yes. Students must have a piano in the home prior to enrolling in group piano classes. If you need recommendations for a first instrument, I will be happy to provide a list of acceptable instruments at various price points.
  • What is the level of commitment required for group piano classes, and is there a minimum enrollment period?
    Group Piano enrollment is for the semester (15 weeks.) Parents and students should be commited to practicing at least 15-20 minutes per day, 5 days per week outside of class.
  • Will my child have the opportunity to perform in public or participate in competitions?
    Preschool students enrolled in group piano classes will have a small in-class performace during the last class of the semester. Preschool group piano students are not eligible for competitions, adjudicated contests, or studio classes, but may join these events once they have entered 1st grade and enroll in traditional private piano lessons.
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