Music Lessons FAQ
It's so much more than piano class! Together, you and your child will use the keyboard to develop a solid foundation in music. But there's so much more to beginner music classes keyboards and note reading!
You'll have the opportunity to unlock your child's creativity as they compose their own pieces every semester. You'll play games to train their ear so they hear music differently. You'll learn to match pitches with our voice and learn how to sing in two part harmony. You'll even learn to read rhythm and percussion lines for ensemble playing. In your final third year, you'll continue keyboard, theory, and singing and you'll have an introduction to guitar and recorder for a band like ensemble experience.
Your child's highly comprehensive foundation can take them anywhere and ensures their success in any instrument they may choose in the future.
Beginner Music Classes is for students who have never studied music.
Ages 4-5 Very Young Beginners,
Ages 5-7 Beginner Music Classes,
Ages 7-9 Older Beginner Music Classes.
Accelerated Programs are for students entering 3rd grade and older.
Accelerated Piano Program (APP) Accelerated Orchestra Program (AOP) and Accelerated Band Program(ABP)
The age to begin private study on an instrument really depends on the instrument. Call our front desk and they can give you information on the recommended ages to begin students on specific instruments.
All private lesson students are required to have a good quality instrument for at home practice. New England Music Academy has a rental program that is easy to start, easy to stop and can be rent to own.
Unlike other activities, most of your child's learning will be at home during practice, not during lesson time. To master skills learned in lessons, it's important to develop a regular, quality, goal oriented practice routine most days of the week.
Yes! We want you to learn together with your child. Your involvement in Beginner Music Classes and at home is key to your child’s success. Attending class together and sharing practice time at home is a wonderful way to make memories. Because of the tendency for distractions, unregistered siblings should not be in class.
For Accelerated programs and private lessons you are not required to participate.
BEGINNER MUSIC CLASSES: Your child will feel completely at ease with our unique approach to student performances. Your student will absolutely love sharing their music with others.
ACCELERATED PROGRAMS: Your child will be invited to participate in two formal performance opportunities each school year. Formal performances are encouraged but not mandatory. Your Accelerated student will also have the option of participating in several casual performance opportunities throughout our school year.
PRIVATE LESSONS: In traditional private lessons your child will be invited to two formal performances per year.
Classes and collaborative lessons give your child the perfect environment for developing music skills through fun, noncompetitive, classroom activities that naturally draw students into the learning process. In our one hour classes, your child will have more time to master skills through theory games, duets, and ensemble playing. Also, collaborative learning creates a more relaxed learning environment and creates friendship bonds through music.
Our teachers are dedicated to ensuring a high quality classroom experience for everyone. Because of our classroom setting, any disruption by one affects everyone in the classroom. Therefore, unregistered siblings should stay at home. If there is an unexpected situation where a sibling must attend class, call the office and have your child sit quietly with you in the classroom.
We believe every child should have access to quality music education. Therefore, we do our best to accommodate the needs of all children. Our teachers are skilled at developing lessons suited to optimal learning. For success in classes, every child should be able to work cooperatively with teachers, peers and parents in class and at home.
Easy! simply click HERE to enroll in classes. For private lessons, fill out the private lesson form.
to enroll complete all three steps in the enrollment process.
Your year tuition is paid in 9 equal monthly installments via auto pay. Our worry free enrollment allows you to stop lessons with a 30 day notice to our front desk.
Priority Registration in May secures your student's preferred lesson day and time for the fall and ensures our best tuition rate. In June, all time-slots not filled during May Priority-Registration will be offered to waitlisted and new students.
CLASSES: If you must miss a class, call the office. Your child may be able to attend their same class on a different day. Also, you can have the home assignment sent to you by email or you can attend your lesson via Zoom. Make ups are not guaranteed.
PRIVATE: If you must miss a class, call the front desk and let them know if you would like to attend by ZOOM or if you would like an assignment sent home.
Severe inclement weather, teacher illness or outbreaks of illness, classes may be held remotely. Widespread power outages or other local emergencies beyond our control may cause class cancellations.