International School of Music - Nepean

Music Education for all Ages

Pianorama Primary Course

For 7 – 12 year olds grouped in age in small classes


This course is aimed for students with no previous experience in piano tuition. The focus primarily is to teach the piano as the practical instrument, whilst simultaneously developing strong aural and theoretical skills. Teaching in a group environment for this age is particularly beneficial from the learning perspective, as the students enjoy learning together and aspire to reach standards set by one another. With regular home practice, the students fly through this curriculum and can feel progress from the early stages, which in turn encourages them to continue through to more advanced levels.

 

The course includes:

  • Aural – to develop a musical ear both melodically and rhythmically.
  • Finger Gym  - to develop technically.
  • Repertoire  - graded pieces covering all musical styles.
  • Harmony – practical understanding of harmonic processes.
  • Ensembles – to enjoy playing different parts as a group.
  • Theory – consolidation theoretically of music and rhythmic notation and additional music elements.
  • Music Appreciation – to analyse popular musical classics.
  • Musical Games – to enjoy testing learnt skills through fun activities.

A comprehensive musical education developing not just the technician but also the musician!