Piano Friends


Time: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 3:30/4:15/4:45 | Saturday 9:30/11:00 AM
Duration: 45 minutes / 15 weeks
Currently accepting students for semester: Fall 2018
To Register Register online below or call registration desk at 718.622.3300 x211
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Age: 5-6 Years Old (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
Type: Instrument Friends
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks
  • Tuesdays 3:15 pm (FULL), 4:00 pm, 4:45 pm (FULL)
  • Wednesdays 3:15 pm, (FULL) 4:00 pm (FULL)
  • Saturdays at 9:30am, 10:15am, 11:00am
Duration: 45 Minutes
Class Size: 4
Price: $500
  • Ivan Arteaga
  • Anna Freedman
  • Shayna Dulberger

Interested in another instrument? We also offer Violin Friends and Guitar Friends.

More than just an introduction to the piano, students learn essential music skills from sight-reading music to orienting their fingers on the keyboard in a fun group setting. This program features the Musical Monsters™ curriculum designed to prepare students for private lessons through interactive note-reading and ear training games. Traditional beginner songs, play-along tracks and online resources keep students practicing all week long. Students learn how to combine individual parts together for group ensemble pieces which strengthens their rhythmic skills. With only four students per class, each child receives individual attention while the interactive games motivate each other to advance to the next level. This class runs for two 15-week sessions, each concluding with a recital. In the first semester, students orient their playing on the black keys of the keyboard and learn solfege and notation to develop their understanding of pitch and rhythm. Students learn how to move their fingers in time and coordinate switching from one note to the next in sync. In the second term, students begin to combine hands together and explore the white keys of the keyboard. Each group learns how to improvise and compose original music, through the guide of the teacher. These creative elements keep students engaged with the piano and encourage them to explore the instrument further.

This class is available for pod learning. Have a pod and interested in signing them up for a course? Click Here.

Instrument Friends
An engaging introduction to private instruction, our group instrumental classes friends classes feature a low student-to-teacher ratio so that students get an enriching balance of individual attention and peer support. These group classes in violin, piano and guitar are stepping stones toward formal private lessons in a lively group format. Students learn essential musical elements such as basic sight reading, notation and instrumental technique. Caregivers receive materials to keep the learning going at home. Creative activities such as improvisation, composition and interactive musical games keep the students engaged and excited about each class. These classes are designed as a year-long class, divided into two 15-week semesters. At the end of each 15-week semester, students perform in a group recital, building confidence and performance skills in a supportive environment.
Registration Info
Do you want to register for a class? Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars, who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have. For complete information on our registration process and policies please click here