Welcome Brooklyn Parents
Private in-home music lessons for kids 4+
Park Slope Music Lessons has been serving our community since 2007
Our Music Lessons Build Confidence Instantly
We Get To Playing Right Away And Empower Every Kid To Make Music Instantly!
Does your child love music? Wish you could sign them up for music lessons but afraid they’ll be turned off forever due to the boring, complicated lessons you had as a child?
Or maybe you heard that you need to wait until your kids are old enough to take lessons?Traditional teaching methods are terrible. They make so many people feel dumb and untalented just because they couldn’t understand the bad teaching. It’s not the student’s fault – it’s the teacher! This is so sad because so many people have been turned off from music forever feeling like they did something wrong.
Music is a universal gift! And it’s been proven to improve brain development in kids to the tune of one entire academic year. That’s like skipping a whole grade by taking music lessons!
But how is it possible to teach in a way that everyone understands regardless of age or ability?
We use color to do this in a way that’s simple, intuitive and direct.
Kids learn a song in the first 5 minutes of their first lesson. And they feel fantastic! What a boost of confidence!
This method is called the Musicolor Method and it has been proven all over the world. Want to see it in action? Click the Get Started button to book a call. We’ll match a teacher with your child to come to your home for two trial lessons. We’re certain you’ll see and hear magical results and want to continue.
We begin with children as young as 3 and 4 years old, grounding them in the basics of keyboard skills, music theory, harmony, solfége, rhythm and reading music. The instruments range from piano/keyboard to guitar, ukulele, strumstick, dulcimer, recorder and basic percussion.
WHO IS PARK SLOPE MUSIC LESSONS?
The school began with founder Andrew Ingkavet teaching from his living room. After years of a long waiting list and having to turn away students, he began working with other master teachers who shared his philosophy of life skills through music. Today, the school has 13 teachers, all trained in the Musicolor Method® and advanced degrees from major universities and conservatories from all over the world.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
We created a student-centered curriculum for music:
HOW MUSICOLOR METHOD WORKS
- We label fingers, keys and “sheet music.”
- Finger exercises disguised as songs.
- New patterns weekly build technique
- Instant boosts of confidence
- Chords follow
- Notation moves through 6 phases
- Phased learning of traditional music notation
- Skills transferrable to school, work, social/emotional
WE TEACH THESE INSTRUMENTS
MORE THAN TEACHERS ROLE MODELS
Our fabulous staff of patient, caring teachers have been hand picked, thoroughly vetted and trained in our unique curriculum and philosophy. Many of them have specialized and advanced degrees from top schools like Juilliard, Oberlin, Mannes, NYU, Boston University and Berkley School of Music.
MASTERY IS A PROCESS
We recommend all children start with at least 6 months of piano/keyboard. Because it is physically easier to produce sound, and is visually logically laid out, it builds a foundation quickly and makes comprehension faster. This makes transferring to ANY other instrument much quicker, enjoyable and understandable.
REVIEWS FROM OUR PSML PARENTS
Andrew taught piano and then guitar to both my son and daughter, and he was great with both of them — energetic, attentive and patient. He’s got a good sense of humor and communicates a love of music, and he struck a good balance between finding things they enjoyed doing and making sure they were learning and progressing. He’s easy to deal with and communicative with parents; I appreciated his emails with links to articles or practice tips, and his efforts to create community among his students through recitals or the occasional musical get-together. Highly recommended.
October 23, 2017
If you want your child to learn and have fun with patient, creative and highly skilled musicians – this is the place and the method! My daughter and son are so thrilled with their lessons in piano and guitar. They look forward to their lessons every week and eagerly practice – on their own. Andrew is truly a gem. 🙂
October 8, 2019
Last April 2016, my daughter 6 yo started taking for her first time piano lessons and by June she was able to participate in a performance singing and playing two songs with two hands. I don’t have too much musical skills but i know when a method is effective so I was very happy to witness this. We love Andrew and his way of teaching. He is engaging, funny and understands kids mind. This last September I signed up also my son, 9 yo, and he is happily learning guitar!
October 31, 2016
3 STEPS TO MUSIC LESSONS
Click Get Started
Learn about our school, instruments, policies, curriculum and teachers
Schedule 2 In-Home Trial Lessons
The aim is to establish rapport between your child and the teacher. And to make sure your child is enjoying the process and the practice!
Join for the School Year
After the trials, you can keep your time slot for the semester ( September through June )