Children's Music Education  

Every one of our music courses focuses on developing the student's ear, using their voice, and playing instruments (starting with the piano at four years old) as they learn how to read and write music.

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Jitterbugs & Beebopper

 

The ISM Early Childhood programs offer interactive, contemporary courses for our youngest beginners. In age-specific classes, students become engaged through experiencing a wide variety of segments of musical and educational activities. Lots of musical fun, taught by qualified teachers in an unpressured classroom environment. Lots of fun!

Our courses include:

Jitterbugs Music – Age 2

Introduction to early music fundamentals such as: $14 for 30 minutes per class

  • Beat and rhythm – using percussion

  • Aural – Listening skills

  • Pitch – singing songs

  • Movement and action

  • Musical craft

  • Musical games

Additional Benefits:

  • Nurtures Creativity

  • Emphasis is on the children having fun

  • Students learn to share, take turns and work with others

Beebooper Music - Age 3

This age-specific program aims to develop all aspects of early music fundamentals for this most receptive age group. It is at this age that we can open the door for children to learn music as a language. $16.50 for 45 minutes per class

Segments include:

  • Pitch through a structured vocal program of original and known favorites

  • Music with movement and physical response

  • Creativity

  • Gross and fine motor skill exposure

  • Rhythmic response using percussion instruments

  • Correlation of sounds

  • Listening skills through music appreciation

  • Elementary notation and rhythmic reading and writing

  • Social and verbal interaction, discipline, control, concentration, etc.

All this and more, with fully qualified and friendly teachers. They Love it!

Pianorama Junior Course (Ages 4 – 6)

This course comprises all the elements required to develop musical and technical skills for the young beginner. The curriculum is specifically written to encompass a wide range of musical activity, which enables concentration levels to be kept at the optimum during the lesson. A focus on developing a musical ear accelerates the process of achievement. 

 

In each 45 minutes weekly lesson, the students experience the following

  • Musical Games – Fun activities involving learn skills

  • Music Appreciation – to develop listening skills and through actions understand musical structure;

  • Theory – intellectual confirmation of music notation and theoretical elements;

  • Percussion – practical experience of learning rhythmic patterning;

  • Singing – pitch and vocal expression through original, contemporary songs;

  •  Aural (Ear) – to train the musical ear for faster comprehension;

  • Piano tuition – technical development, with solo and ensemble experience

*Grouped by age in small classes

Pianorama Primary Course (Ages 7 – 12)

This course is aimed for students with no previous experience in piano tuition. The focus primarily is to teach the piano as the practical instrument, whilst simultaneously developing strong aural and theoretical skills. Teaching in a group environment for this age is particularly beneficial from the learning perspective, as the students enjoy learning together and aspire to reach standards set by one another. With regular home practice, the students fly through this curriculum and can feel progress from the early stages, which in turn encourages them to continue through to more advanced levels.

The course includes: (45 minutes weekly lesson)

  • Aural – to develop a musical ear both melodically and rhythmically.

  • Finger Gym  – to develop technically.

  • Repertoire  – graded pieces covering all musical styles.

  • Harmony – practical understanding of harmonic processes.

  • Ensembles – to enjoy playing different parts as a group.

  • Theory – consolidation theoretically of music and rhythmic notation and additional music elements.

  • Music Appreciation – to analyze popular musical classics.

  • Musical Games – to enjoy test learned skills through fun activities.

*Grouped by age in small classes.

A comprehensive musical education developing not just the technician but also the musician!

Advanced Course Levels

$24.50

Pianorama Intermediate Course

Intermediate Course is for Junior Course graduates, to further expand musical and technical skills acquired thus far. The students learn to become more musically independent and work at a more comprehensive level. The course covers repertoire, technique development, solfege aural concepts, harmonic extension, theory worksheets and ensemble, and individual practical work.

 

 

Pianorama Extension Course

Extension Course is for Primary and Intermediate Course graduates. All musical styles of repertoire with an expanded technical development program are covered at this level.  This, together with the acquired musical awareness, enables the teacher to work with the students in a broader field including composition, improvisation, keyboard harmony and extended theoretical components. In our Australian schools, many students will present for the AMEB theory exams, having completed the set syllabus for this level in the Extension curriculum. In our international schools, the examination curriculum in each country for specific theoretical levels are also covered in the Extension Course.

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