Piano Friends

Project Info

Project Description

Age: 5-6 Years Old (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
Type: Instrument Friends
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks
  • Mondays at 3:15pm
  • Tuesdays at 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 4:45pm
  • Wednesdays at 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 4:45pm
  • Saturdays at 9:30am, 10:15am
Duration: 45 Minutes
Class Size: 4
Price: $580
  • Hauen Joo (Mondays)
  • Ivan Arteaga (Tuesdays)
  • Shayna Dulberger (Wednesdays)
  • TBD (Saturdays)

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 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 help them motivate each other to advance to the next level.
Fall Semester (15 weeks)
  • Students orient their playing on the black keys of the keyboard and learn solfege and notation to develop their understanding of pitch and rhythm.

Spring Semester (15 weeks) 
  • Students begin to combine hands together and explore the white keys of the keyboard, five finger scales and familiar melodies. Each group learns how to improvise and compose original music.
Interested in this class? Click HERE to fill out an interest form.
Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact kris.mandapat@bkcm.org and fill out the financial aid application.
Instrument Friends
An engaging introduction to private instruction, our group instrumental friends classes feature a low student-to-teacher ratio (4 students per teacher) so that students experience an enriching balance of individual attention and peer support. Students learn essential musical elements such as reading notes, technique and ear training.  Caregivers receive materials and play-along tracks to help continue the learning 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 yearlong offering, divided into two 15-week semesters. At the end of each 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