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By joining us, you are starting the journey of discovering the beauty and joy of piano and music-making. A journey like no other!
Playing piano: Gift for Life!
Your free-of-charge, complimentary visit is the opportunity to share our lifelong passion and love for piano, the opportunity to experience our teaching environment, share our goals and teaching philosophy, and help us decide together on the best teaching program that fits your needs!
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Piano Lessons Program: Introduction, Early Beginner (age 5, up):
Kids naturally love music! This course is carefully crafted to nourish that natural inclination. It introduces youngsters to the beauty and fun of music and piano without pressure or serious practice expectations. This introductory course is taught in private or small-group lesson format. Taught by an enthusiastic teacher, this course becomes a fun interaction and exchange of thoughts while developing basics with a focus on interest and appreciation for music and further piano study.
Take advantage of our New Student Special Offer and introduce your child to the amazing World of Piano! Piano: FUN for LIFE!
Piano Lessons: Introductory and Beginner Levels, All ages
We pay special attention to "HOW TO" and introduce our beginner students to this truly magical world of piano and music. Our approach is tactful, gentle, considerate and focuses on much more than just the notes, scales and pieces. Our goal is our students' life-long involvement, friendship with and enjoyment of music. While others promote facilities, numbers and flashy/marketable features, we wish to highlight our lifelong passion and our love for what we do, our desire to share with our students our excitement backed by over three decades of experience. And more: we live with music, raising our own kids with music - today they are award-winning University graduates, yet trained, Diploma pianists and teachers.
While current trends of the technology age have seriously entered our and our kids' lives, experts (and most importantly us, parents!) believe that there has never been a more important time for nurturing those time-tested values - beautifully developed thru the study of the piano; family, sharing, patience, cooperation to name the few.
Why Private Piano Lessons?
Simply put - For the very best results!
We have not opted for profitable group classes in deciding on our teaching format. Instead, we have chosen PRIVATE LESSONS. Only by taking the PRIVATE LESSONS will a student receive individual attention and a customized lesson plan tailored to the personal rate of progress.
Private Piano Lesson Program Popular/Leisure and RCM Program
Our private piano lessons are customized to our student's specific needs. There is no "one size fits all" approach at Clarkson Piano. The best thing about our private lesson teaching format is that we start by listening to your needs, followed by the customized program that fits best a particular student's needs and desires. Aside from The Royal Conservatory of Music Program, we are happy to provide lessons to children, teens and adults interested in more relaxed, leisure piano. However, even for that teaching approach, we use proven, well-known methods such as Bastien, Fletcher, Berlin, Alfred's, Faber & Faber and more.
The Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum is an easy-to-follow, comprehensive teaching program that incorporates all that is essential to transform a student beginner into a skilled musician and pianist. Behind the RCM curriculum is over a century of experience, generations of students and teams of the finest educators in constant search for the very best in the musical educational field. In simple terms, the Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music program is a true hallmark of quality music education, thought coast-to-coast and recognized internationally. RCM is the only program that offers high-school credits, tax and RESP benefits. Most of all, we are convinced that the RCM program is a well-structured, comprehensive teaching program that successfully balances the values of traditional music instruction with the expanded needs of 21st-century students.
I invite you to take part in the preparation and completion of piano and theory examinations with The Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations. Students who use the curriculum of The Royal Conservatory of Music are following a well-balanced course of study that blends the century-long tradition with Innovation and is internationally recognized.
The positive and constructive feedback received after each examination is designed to contribute to students' sense of accomplishment and to help set future goals. As your local RCM Examination preparation centre, I look forward to making the examination experience positive for students, parents and us - teachers! If you have any questions about RCM Examinations and the examination system, do not hesitate to contact me or call us at 416.837.7381 - Welcome!
Private Piano Lessons for Adults:
Music is forever! It's never too late. Decide on the style of music and your rate of progress: Doing it just for fun and love of it, or should you wish to study the RCM Program and prepare for RCM exams (NO age limit!) - we are here and ready for you!
A piano can be enjoyed throughout life: adults and seniors that play the piano or participate in piano study benefit greatly from music's soothing, stress-relief effect and experience far less loneliness and depression... The international medical community suggests a strong link between healthier life and participation in a piano - from lower blood pressure, better memory skills, and active social life ...to a better quality of life!
The scientific and medical communities recognize and promote the beneficial effects of piano study and participation in music that, remarkably, help even those challenging conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and dementia. Please visit the link connecting to the PBS article and program: " When memory misses a beat, music can offer dementia patients new meaning."