Preschool classes for those beginning piano study uses the Faber Preschool Piano Method books with CD to form the core of an exciting music program designed for older 4, 5 , and 6 year olds who have not begun first grade. Very young students learn music fundamentals in a positive and creative environment where games and fun musical activities reinforce basic concepts. Students participate in a weekly 30-minute class (students perform for each other and concepts are introduced and reinforced) and a 15-minute private lesson (focuses more on the actual playing of the pieces and reviewing as needed). Class size is small, and parents are required to attend the class and lesson.
Private Instruction in Piano is available to students from age 6 through adults at all levels.
Group Piano Classes are available for beginners. Three classes are offered: 6-8 year olds, ages 11-14, and adults. Class offered with 5 students enrolled.
Academy piano students have won at the state auditions for the Alabama Music Teachers Association (AMTA). They also represent our program at many universities and colleges throughout the United States as piano performance, piano pedagogy, and music education majors. Students have also participated in the local Alabama Federation of Music Clubs hymn and solo auditions receiving superior ratings.Frequent Recitals afford students an opportunity to perform on a regular basis. Students may play in as many recitals as the instructor and parent feel they are prepared for. One recital each semester is designated for preschool children. Printer Friendly Version of Recital Selection Form
Performance Practices are informal performances/mini master classes where students come on a day prior to the recital to perform for an Academy Music Instructor and other students playing that day. This is a fantastic way for private teachers, students, and parents to be able to make some last minute corrections before the "big" performance at the recital.Printer Friendly Version of Performance Practices Form