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What makes our preschool piano lessons better?

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What makes our preschool piano lessons better?

Our preschool piano lessons are virtually unmatched.  Most teachers will not accept a student until 7 or 8 years old. Why is that? There is a gap in most music curriculums that do not cover the pre-literate preschool aged child. The curriculum we use with our young preschool students is what makes us stand out.  It was developed in house by our founder, Andrew Ingkavet and is called the Musicolor Method.  It is currently being taught to music teachers all over the world through an online training course and curriculum. What makes the...

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How old should my child be for private music lessons?

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How old should my child be for private music lessons?

As parents, we want the best for our children and we are usually anxious about getting it right.  Here in Park Slope, we all know the competition for preschool, day care and elementary schools begins at birth! You can usually get a sense of your child’s interest in music by around the age of 2 or 3.  They will be singing along with songs in the car or asking you to play a certain song over and over again.   And at some point, they may even ask you, “Can I learn to play ____?(guitar, piano, flute or whatever). So when should we start getting...

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Inside a music lesson – it’s more than just sitting on the piano bench

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Our music lessons are fun! We not only want our students to learn how to play songs.  We also want them to understand the concepts of music theory which make it easier to transfer to other instruments.  Many of our students have started at the keyboard and then added other instruments like ukulele, guitar, recorder, flute and lap dulcimer to name a few. In our Musicolor Method™ curriculum, around the 3rd or 4th lesson, we introduce solfeggio, which was invented over 1000 years ago in Italy!  How crazy amazing is that?  Somehow, the French...

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We’re Hiring Music Teachers

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We’re Hiring Music Teachers

Park Slope Music Lessons has several positions available for part-time piano teachers. We would consider vocal and other instruments, but you should have a basic familiarity with piano and basic technique. About Park Slope Music Lessons We focus on working with young children ages, 3 1/2 and up, giving them the basics of music beginning at the piano keyboard.  We use a unique non-traditional method called The Musicolor Method™. The position is ideal for someone who lives near to Park Slope, Brooklyn and can travel to student’s homes in...

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Spring Music Recital June 18 2016

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Spring Music Recital June 18 2016

A super Spring Music Recital is headed your way. We’ll have 26 of my students performing uplifting music from Beethoven to Katy Perry to Andrew Lloyd-Weber to the Beatles to music from Hamilton and beyond! Saturday June 18 2pm -3:30pm(?) Open to the public Park Slope Library 6th Avenue at 9th Street Lower level auditorium – there is wheelchair ramp and...

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Summer Music Lessons 2016 in Park Slope Brooklyn

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Summer Music Lessons 2016 in Park Slope Brooklyn

  The summer semester will run for 6 sessions from June 29 – August 11 (no lessons the week of July 4 through 8). Here’s the options. Piano Using The Musicolor Method™ Ages 4 and up 30 Minute private lessons Including all materials, books and sheet music First 2 lessons are trial lessons at $65/each Subsequent summer lessons are $59/each payable in advance You will need a keyboard or piano – here’s some piano and keyboard recommendations. Guitar Using the Musicolor Method™ Ages 7 and up 30 Minute private lessons...

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January 30 is the 2016 Winter Recital

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January 30 is the 2016 Winter Recital

Our Winter Recital is tomorrow. 28 kids performing after months of preparation everything from Beethoven to Bruno Mars, Carole King To John Williams, Harold Arlen to Hoagie Carmichael, Taylor Swift to Andrew Lloyd Weber – even some Jimi Hendrix. Big day for all! We’ll post videos soon and may even try a little live...

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Happy Holidays! Felix sez “Meow!”

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Happy Holidays!  Felix sez “Meow!”

What a great year it has been.  Wishing you all a wonderful holiday and see you in the new year.  The recital is coming January 30, so don’t forget to practice!

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Holiday Sing-Along Party & Music Salon

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Holiday Sing-Along Party & Music Salon

All the students are doing fabulously well, and especially with their Christmas / Holiday songs.  Somehow having a hard time finding any Hannukah songs besides the Dreidel Song.  Anyone want to send me one? Because our Winter Recital is not until late January, we have started a tradition of Holiday parties hosted at one of the student’s homes.  This is a great way we build community amongst our “music friends” as one of my little boys likes to say. So check your inbox for the Evite from me.  Space is limited so we had to...

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