AN INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC AND PIANO FOR AGES 4-6
What Is KinderBach?
The KinderBach program is the perfect way for young children to begin the process of learning how to play the piano. It is considered a "bridge class" because it teaches all of the essential skills kids will need to be successful when they move on to more formal private instrument lessons later on. The skills children learn in KinderBach include listening skills, note recognition, beat and rhythm, patterns, keyboard fingering, and tone intervals for a firm foundation of music.
During KinderBach lessons, students participate in a variety of fun activities in addition to playing electronic piano keyboards, including puzzles, games, singing, dancing, and watching short videos. A group of animated characters, including Dodi the Donkey and the Beat Bugs, help the kids learn how to navigate the keyboard and understand note values. The KinderBach program starts with simple activities that allow the kids to become familiar with the landscape of the keyboard. Then, as the program progresses, they learn to play a variety of simple pre-staff songs as they develop their understanding of music concepts.
KinderBach lessons are taught in small groups (2 to 4 students per group). Lessons are 30 minutes long and take place once a week. Each level consists of ten lessons. There are currently a total of 5 levels of instruction, for a total of 50 lessons in the program.
For students who wish to continue beyond KinderBach, we offer an extension program, called "Melody Masters", which teaches students how to identify notes and play music that is written on the treble clef staff (right hand only). There are an additional 20 lessons in the the Melody Masters program. Once enrolled in a program offered by Joyful Melodies, there is never any obligation to commit to a minimum number of lessons. You can stop at anytime throughout the program.
KinderBach Tuition Rate:
$75.00 per month. $50 per month for each additional sibling. Although KinderBach is designed as a group class, private lessons can be arranged at rate of $110 per month.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT THE KINDERBACH PROGRAM?
"Coming from a family with zero musical talents, I enrolled my son in Kinderbach solely based on all the research about the benefits of music for young children. A teacher myself, I knew musical exposure helped with cognitive as well as sensory motor skills, but I had no idea how much my son would gain from this interactive program. Danielle is a gifted and patient instructor who integrates a variety of methods to engage and entertain. My 5 year old graduated Kinderbach with so much more than a knowledge of how to play piano. I've seen the benefits span so much wider than I ever envisioned. This is a fantastic opportunity to invest in your child's future!" -Laura H.
KINDERBACH CLASSES ARE TAUGHT IN THE MUSIC ROOM AT PLAYQ STUDIO:
2455 Ridge Rd., Suite 120
Rockwall, TX 75087
(In the same shopping plaza as Chiloso and Kid to Kid)
The next Level One KinderBach Sessions will begin September 8th, 2020. The following days/times will be available:
Mondays 2:45-3:15 pm
Mondays 3:30-4:00 pm
Mondays 4:15-4:45 pm
Mondays 5:45-6:15 pm
Tuesdays 3:30-4:00 pm
Tuesdays 4:15-4:45 pm
Tuesdays 5:00-5:30 pm
Thursdays 2:30-3:00 pm
Thursdays 3:15-3:45 pm
Thursdays 4:00-4:30 pm
Thursdays 4:45-5:15 pm
Thursdays 5:30-6:00 pm
*KinderBach students are entitled to a 50% discount to play at PlayQ Studio on their scheduled lesson day each week. (They can play all day for just $5.50).