New! -COMING FALL 2018-
Absolute Piano Early Childhood Music Program
Group Lesson Session for Young Children
Our experienced team have established an 8 week group lesson music introduction curriculum for young children.
The lessons have been designed to create a fun + hands-on experience to learn the fundamentals of music: notes, symbols, singing, playing the piano and body movement. The core of music is in the voice and the body- Rhythm and theory are introduced through singing and movement: the most natural and comfortable outlet for the young students.
We strongly encourage parent participation in the home, through worksheets and videos of lessons provided to the parents.
Absolute Piano's mission is to spread the joy of music and playing the piano to as many as we can reach of our younger generation. Studies have shown that music is a boosting factor in children's education, psychological and physical behavior.
Music is one of the greatest gifts for ourselves and others, and our team at Absolute Piano are happy to provide the first steps of musical education for our future generations.
Music has its own language and forms that has to be understood in order to perform.
Just like learning letters and grammar for a language, one would need to learn the fundamentals such as pitch and notation to read music and play. Do Re Mi Theory and Piano are for learning such fundamentals to understand the musical language to play a piano or any musical instruments before moving on to private lessons. Each class and study materials are designed by teachers from major music conservatories who have years of experience in music education for young children, utilizing ’Solfege’ which is a comprehensive method of learning music that explores musicality and deepens understanding of music by learning sight-reading, rhythmic training, and music theory.
Do Re Mi Theory
Introductory Music Theory Class (1 Class/Day | 8-week course)
- Learning and understanding basic music notation (Staff, Clefs, Scale, Note, Rhythm, etc.)
- Weekly music theory homework with chant practice
- Understanding steady beat and learning how to perform different rhythms
Schedule A) Tuesday 3:00 - 3:45PM (45 minutes)
Schedule B) Sunday 10:00 - 10:45AM (45 minutes)
Do Re Mi Piano
Introductory Piano Class (1 Class/Day | 8-week course)
- Learning note names, solfege, and rhythm
- Learning how to play notes on an acoustic piano
- Learning how to play simple songs on a piano
- Weekly note spelling and solfege homework
Schedule A) Tuesday 4:00 - 4:45PM (45 minutes)
Schedule B) Sunday 11:00 - 11:45AM (45 minutes)
Catherine began studying piano at age of four. In 2007, she started her professional training in composition with composer Jun Min, Ahn in Korea. Since then she has written for various combination of chamber orchestra, chamber ensemble, choir, and also computer music. She also collaborated with dancers, theatre, film, and art installation.
Catherine completed her Bachelor's degree in Music Composition at University of Hartford-the Hartt School in West Hartford, Connecticut, where she studied composition with Larry Alan Smith and Ken Steen(Computer Music), and piano with David Westfall, Paul Rutman and Susan Cheng. Catherine was selected for a Kountz Fellowship 2013-14 based on her commendable work during the course of studies at University of Hartford.
Catherine finished her Master's degree in Classical Music Composition at Manhattan School of Music under guidance of Richard Danielpour. She is currently based in New York City and acting as co-founder and executive administrator for Sforzando Composers Collective, which is an association of four composers from Manhattan School of Music. Her four new compositions were premiered in 2017-18 during Sforzando Composers Collective Concert series.
Catherine is also actively working as a private piano instructor, currently teaching K-12 and adult students in the city.
Tomoko Shimizu is a music therapist and pianist born in Japan. She began piano at age of five, and solfege at age of six. She studied piano performance at Toho Gakuen Music High School in Tokyo, Japan. While she was at school, she was introduced to music therapy by the late Dr. Tomoaki Shinoda who was the executive director at Japan Music Therapy Association. After graduating, she started studying in Music Therapy at Kurashiki Sakuyo University, Okayama.
In 2009, she entered Berklee College of Music, for which she was awarded the Berklee World Scholarship for four consecutive years, to continue her music therapy studies and pursue her career as a music therapist. She was also recognized for her excellent contributions to her home-town, winning the Mie International Exchange Award. After she completed a 7 months music therapy internship at an assisted living facility in Hartford, CT, she received her B.M. in Music Therapy in 2013. In the summer of 2013, she has moved to New York and been actively working as a piano instructor teaching piano, solfege and music theory for children and adults with and without special needs at her home studio in Brooklyn.
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**Special Price on Piano Purchase/Rental for Early Childhood Music Program Students!
- Purchase: 5% discount
- Rental: 1 month free (minimum 6 month rental required)