Now registering for September 2018
ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
FOR SEPTEMBER 2018
Thursday 13th September 2018
Address: 71B Brighton Road
Back of the Methodist Church
We will also have Irishtown, Dublin 4 classes beginning in September 2018
Music classes for children
Our #Sharp Kids classes are a fun and lively introduction to music, in preparation for the learning of the piano and other musical instruments. Suitable for 3 to 6 year olds, this training will begin to develop beat, rhythm, pitch and aural awareness, laying good foundations for the future. Based around songs and musical games (taught sequentially), this is a wonderful and fun introduction for your child who is not quite ready to start the piano but wants to get started!
What’s the best way to begin?
The best way to start learning a musical instrument is to start as early as possible, having fun exploring music through singing & movement while at the same time developing the all-important ‘ear’ and a love of music.
It is all about unconscious learning, and at a more appropriate age, the actual symbols are then introduced.
Rhona Gouldson, Director
What method do you use?
It is such an effective and fun way for the children to learn, and I see them growing and developing as intelligent happy young musicians. We believe that all children are inherently musical and these classes give children a love of music, which they will have for life! Music is the universal language and a wonderful channel for expressing a wide range of emotions. Those who take a couple of years of #Sharp Kids will learn much faster at the piano than those who start piano without it.
Tünde Hodosán, #Sharp Kids Tutor
The #Sharp Kids Programme is run under the auspices of The Piano Academy of Ireland, now celebrating it’s 12th year, is run by husband and wife team, Dr. Archie Chen and Rhona Gouldson-Chen. Rhona met Archie when she hired him to cover her studio (formerly Rathgar Piano) while travelling in 2003 and they have been playing and working together ever since.
To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand.”