PianoAlpharetta provides a cozy, fun and organized teaching studio where students feel comfortable and study for many years, in most cases, during their education. Every student starts a musical journey under our guidance when they first enter through our door so it is our part to provide a smooth and lifelong pathway.
Aside from utilizing a personalized piano method, PianoAlpharetta teachers also tailor their teaching to the strengths, weaknesses and interests of the individual student by understanding their personalities and combining or inventing materials for their program. Students learn ear-training, theory, sight-reading, and eurhythmics as additional parts of their lessons. Mainly to show ways of discovering their own creativity, we encourage them to improvise on the piano by teaching harmony and showing the endless possibilities of piano playing. Throughout the years with different recital opportunities, students are able to perform pieces of their own and from the classical or popular repertoire for their parents, relatives and friends. Also another emphasis of our teaching is the worldwide knowledge of music genres, music history and art that we teach with fun games and craft assignments.
Every aspect of learning music has a place in the student's life and provides a personal improvement, both mentally and emotionally.
Concentration - Reading music requires total concentration. While playing the piano, the student must concentrate on reading two lines of music, while using ten fingers, both ears, and one or both feet. Learning to play the piano allows a child to exercise all these skills in a constructive manner.
Hand-eye Coordination - Children who take piano lessons often perform better in sports because reading music develops hand-eye coordination.
Coordination - Piano lessons help students develop manual dexterity (Definition: Skill and grace in physical movement).
Discipline - Through weekly piano lessons, consistent practice and performance, students graduate to a higher level of self-discipline.
Creativity - Music inspires creative thinking and encourages children to explore their imagination.
Memory Development - Memorizing music involves visual, aural, analytical, and kinesthetic (muscle) memory.
Self-Confidence - Performing on the piano in front of a teacher, a family member, other students, or an audience instills confidence and helps a child to overcome shyness.
Self Esteem - Completing a difficult task, such as learning a new piece of music, can be very rewarding. This allows a piano student to feel good about what they have achieved. Knowing they are becoming skilled pianist, while experiencing each accomplishment of learning a new piano piece, gives a child pride in themselves.
Sociability - Piano lessons encourage a child to reach out toward new friendships by sharing a mutual interest in piano or performing the piano in front of peers. Piano lessons help children to gain the confidence needed to grasp opportunities for social interactions.
Satisfaction - The knowledge that their latest piano piece has been mastered, or their hardest Major scale has been conquered, teaches satisfaction in their achievements.
Improves Study Habits - Playing the piano is a step by step process which teaches a child to set goals and how to accomplish them.
Gaining a Lifelong Skill - Once a student learns to simultaneously read music and play the piano, they may carry this skill and derive great enjoyment from it for life.
And it makes you happy!
On top of all the good aspects of learning, having the love of music brings light to our lives. Music is all around us and makes the world a better place!