Merriam School of Music offers a comprehensive lesson offering in the area of classical piano music. This generally refers to piano music written between the late 1600’s – early 1900’s. Common “classical” composers include Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Brahams, Liszt, or Rachmaninov.
The Merriam School of Music offers courses beginning as early as 4 that begin to expose students to repertoire from this era, and as early as 6, students can begin specializing in this study.
Merriam offers it’s own examination system, named ‘KEYFEST’, for the certification of progress and results tracking. We also prepare students for Royal Conservatory of Music examinations should they want to include them as a part of their study.
Students of Merriam School of Music’s Classical Piano courses, regardless of level or age, will be taught a comprehensive set of skills that equip them for both future entrance into classical music schools, or completion of either / both the RCM and KEYFEST exam systems. The skillset is broader in scope than what RCM examinations require, meaning that a student can study the Merriam Curriculum while preparing for an RCM exam, if that happens to be a goal.
The long-term goals of our courses is to leave students with a knowledge base and skill set which encourages a high performance level, while also building musicality for a mature interpretation and sense of satisfaction.
Each class takes place between one teacher and one student, for either 30 or 60 minutes.
Parents may request to attend the class with their child, although we leave that decision up to each individual teacher. Please keep in mind that our rooms are fully monitored and every classroom has large open windows to the hallway so that parents can always monitor what’s happening.
The classes will occur at the same location, time, and day of week throughout the year, except for holiday periods, or make-up weeks.
Levels / Ages offered:
Merriam School of Music offers classical piano study at all levels, although we recommend a group format for at least the first 2 years of study. Students in private study can learn with no prior experience, all the way to extensive professional experience.
Merriam offers 3 distinct levels of teacher experience and qualification, so that we can adequately cater to the wide range of learning styles, difficulty levels, and ages who seek piano study with us.
Classical Pianos Lessons
|Length:||30 / 60 min|
|RCM Exam Compatible:||Yes|
|Start Date:||Throughout the year|