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Begin Music At A Young Age!
Our Pre-K Music Exploration program makes a fantastic introduction to music for kids between the ages of 3 ½ - 5 years old. Our Pre-K instructors teach our youngest students how to read musical notes, identify rhythms, to count while singing, and most importantly to have fun making music. This is an excellent choice for those children who are interested in music, but are not able to concentrate for a full 30 minutes at the piano. Each Pre-K music exploration class is split between learning with the piano and rhythm instruments, and with an instructional emphasis on building the foundational skills for continuing their musical study as they get older. Studies have shown that children in the Pre-K age range age retain not only the foundations of the musical principals, but also the positive associations and personal development that come from expressing oneself through music. Some of our best 8 and 9 year old students started in our Pre-K classes and have progressed through our academy to study a variety of different instruments. Although it varies from student to student, children at age 4 are able to study piano or violin for a full 30 minutes and we recommend private instrument lessons at that stage.




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How old does my child have to be to take a Pre-K Exploration class?

Our minimum age requirement is 3 years old.  At this age, we teach your toddler the basic fundamentals of hearing and understanding music in order to prepare them for a future instrument.  All instruction uses the piano as well as percussion to help instill the fundamentals of music. Parents are welcome to participate.

How old does my child have to be to take private piano or violin?

We highly recommend that the child be 4 to 4 ½ to begin piano or violin lessons.  For younger students age 3+ we offer our wonderful Pre-K Exploration Class.