Our primary curriculum is Piano Adventures by Randall and Nancy Faber. This series exposes the student to a variety of musical styles as they develop music-reading and piano-playing skills.
After completing this series, students work on standard classical repertoire (music by master composers such as Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven), along with their favorite genres such as hymns or pop music, while continuing to study theory, history, composition, technique, sight reading, and ear training.
Every student learns a variety of styles throughout the year, such as folk songs, Christmas music, hymns, and duets.
Well-Rounded Musical Training
All students receive a solid grounding in technique and theory so they can understand the structure of music, and learn music faster.
Students practice sight reading and listening skills (ear training) to improve their abilities in listening, concentration, notation, and more.
Sharing music with others is an essential part of being a musician. Students perform in a variety of annual events including studio recitals, NFMC Festivals, and Certificate of Achievement. I also help students prepare to play in church when desired.
Students benefit from recitals and festivals in several ways:
- They learn polished pieces they can easily play anywhere.
- They are held accountable to practice.
- Increased confidence and poise.
- Their progress is celebrated.
- By hearing other students perform, they discover new songs, and get inspired to keep advancing.