While our early childhood program builds the foundation for music learning, our outstanding instrumental lessons give your older child the opportunity to become proficient at an individual instrument. Nightingale Music proudly uses the Wagner’s Group Piano Method as it has considered the refinement of the elements of many educational systems utilized throughout the years to teach piano. Some have a few, but Wagner’s incorporates them all. Namely, ear-training, composition, improvisation, piano technique, reading, writing, ensemble, singing, rhythmic activities away from the keyboard, duet playing, sight-reading, pattern recognition, chord recognition, movement and listening. Helps students develop a love for music, and a skillful means of expressing themselves. Includes and supports the parents by supplying a Parent Guide, and by including them in the classes. Endeavors to make music a personal and enduring part of students’ lives. Strives to break the cycle of regret uttered by countless thousands of individuals, “I wish I had not quit” by:
- Constantly adjusting to the needs of the students,
- Praising accomplishments,
- Encouraging a realistic practice schedule,
- Providing songs students like to play,
- Modeling a positive attitude,
- Keeping the classes interesting and motivating,
- Demonstrating musical skill – to show the students what is possible,
- Providing a realistic and appropriate reward system,
- Promote social skills in our music classes.
We will listen to the parents and the students, and adapt accordingly. Provide the environment and direction for a progressive program of music study.