GROUP CLASS & AGE QUESTIONS
At what age is a child ready for piano or some kind of instrumental lessons?
|This is by far the most frequently asked question about music instruction. Our experience shows that children who function at a 6-year- old level or higher--no matter what age they are-- are most likely to have a positive experience in instrumental instruction. A personalized assessment may reveal that your 4-year-old functions like a 6-year-old (visually, auditorially and socially). Our experience indicates that a child who functions at this minumum level, (no matter what their age,) has a great chance of having a positive experience as they learn to play an instrument. And remember, A POSITIVE BEGINNING IS A MUST!|
What do you offer for 2-year-olds?
We have three different classes for 2-year-olds.
Why does The Music Place offer voice lessons for children as young as 4 years old?
believe that it is important to know how to sing correctly BEFORE the
voice changes. Simple tools which help the child use air, not pressure,
when they sing help students move through the vocal changes which
occur during puberty. This helps the child avoid damaging his or her
voice during this rapid season of growth..|
Children who have no previous experience are encouraged to begin in a group class. (Voice is one of the only instruments for which we find group learning to be at least as effective as private instruction-- this is partly due to the value of hearing and singing with others. Voice classes for 4-year olds include Vocal Ensembles, All Arts, Summer Performance Camps and private vocal instruction. See the current schedule of all group classes…
My 4-year-old child is more interested in singing than learning about instruments, what do you have for him?
Questions about Early Music Awareness™
Do EMA students take anything home to help them learn?
Each child receives two handouts at the end of every class. One handout is a cartoon-like picture of a child playing the instrument that they learned about that day, the other is a picture of the note or music theory issue that they explored
What if EMA parents know nothing about music?
|At the end of each class, we have a 15 minute reset time scheduled before the next class. During that time the teacher explains to the parents what the children learned about and what the handouts mean. This helps parents who have no musical background to keep tabs of what the children are learning.|
What if I have more questions?
|Please feel to call our office or contact us by e-mail if you have more questions after browsing our website. God bless you!|
Questions about Christian Emphasis
I have noticed that your advertizing indicates a Christian emphasis. Are you affiliated with any particular religious church, denomination or organization?
We are Christian-owned and operate our business on Biblical principals. Although all of our administrative staff and most of our faculty are Christians representing a wide variety of churches and backgrounds, we employ teachers of all faiths and cultures who are committed to treat every student and family with love and respect.
|Are any religious materials used or presented in any classes or lessons?|
Upon request only. Judeo-Christian families may request faith emphasis classes or materials. In the summer, for example, we offer a Judeo-Christian emphasis Musical Theatre Camp as well as a Christian Worship Arts camp. Christian Emphasis EMA is also available.
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Actual Customer Testimonials:
"We have recommended to many of our friends. We love the place. It has totally helped our daughter to not only know the notes but to truly have fun with them! We love the teacher(s) and wish them all the very best. - " -- Happy parents
"Our daughter, Melissa, loves her music class, and she looks forward to the recitals. She's made friends and become more confident. We'd recommend the Music Place to anyone. -- Melissa's parents, Kathy & Matt, Los Gatos" .
I tell everyone who will listen about the amazing introduction to music that our daughter is getting with the Music Place. People are always amazed when a 3-year old explains that she played an oboe last week and is going to play a piccolo next week! Most importantly, our daughter can't wait for music class & asks to go every day. -- The Pace Family