Life skills through music lessons for kids 4+ in Park Slope & surrounding neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY

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Ukulele for kids: what size should I get?

Ukulele for kids: what size should I get?

By on Feb 3, 2017 in Blog, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

There are several sizes of Ukulele.  This instrument, from Hawaii, has had a major resurgence in the last decade or so. (If you’ve never heard of Jake Shimabukuro – just google him now.) And why not?  It’s so fun!  And portable! Plus you can get a really nice one for less than $100. The four most common sizes of Ukulele are Soprano Concert Tenor...

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Recital Awesome-ness January 2017

Recital Awesome-ness January 2017

By on Jan 31, 2017 in Announcements, Blog | 0 comments

Wow, what a great set of concerts we had on Saturday! Life Skills It’s truly amazing to see what our kids can accomplish with some directed focus, guidance and perseverance. These skills translate into wonderful life success skills and you may already notice them surfacing in areas like school, sports and homework. But, I think this photo truly captures the...

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Winter Music Recital at Park Slope Library January 28, 2017

Winter Music Recital at Park Slope Library January 28, 2017

By on Jan 27, 2017 in Announcements, Blog | 0 comments

Tomorrow is our big day. We have two concerts scheduled at the Park Slope Library at 9th street and 6th Avenue. 11:30 am 2:15pm As we have grown, we’ve had to create two separate concerts as the auditorium would not fit us.  Plus, I’m afraid of tiring out our audience with multiple renditions of Hot Cross Buns! 🙂 We’re going to have some great...

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What will my child learn in their first piano lesson?

What will my child learn in their first piano lesson?

By on Jan 10, 2017 in Music Lesson, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

When you’re searching for a music teacher for your child, you want to get a feel for the teacher.  What is a lesson like?  What’s their philosophy?  What can I expect? We have taught hundreds of kids in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn over the last decade.  The secret to our success is in the fun we bring to the lessons right from the start. If you hated...

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What makes our preschool piano lessons better?

What makes our preschool piano lessons better?

By on Nov 28, 2016 in Blog, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

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...

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How old should my child be for private music lessons?

How old should my child be for private music lessons?

By on Nov 9, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

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...

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

By on Oct 1, 2016 in Blog, Music Lesson, News, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

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...

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We’re Hiring Music Teachers

We’re Hiring Music Teachers

By on Aug 25, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

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...

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Spring Music Recital June 18 2016

Spring Music Recital June 18 2016

By on Jun 10, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

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

Summer Music Lessons 2016 in Park Slope Brooklyn

By on May 16, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

  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...

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January 30 is the 2016 Winter Recital

January 30 is the 2016 Winter Recital

By on Jan 29, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

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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