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
Share With Your Friends


Age: 5 – 6
Type: Group Class
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks
Schedule (Spring):
  • Tuesdays at 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 4:45pm
  • Wednesdays at 3:15pm, 4:00pm
  • Saturdays at 9:30am, 10:15am, 11:00am
Duration: 45 Minutes
Class Size: 4
Price: $495
Instructor: Ivan Arteaga (Tuesdays), Shayna Dulberger (Wednesdays), Anna Freedman (Saturdays)
Piano Friends Level 1 (Fall Semester Only) Piano Friends Level 1 is for beginners who have little or no formal experience on the piano. Students explore the piano through creative play, music games and improvisation, while learning to read basic notation and developing fine motor skills and body awareness. In addition to playing traditional beginner songs, students use their imagination to create original compositions. Piano Friends Level 2 (Spring Semester Only) Students who have had one semester of Piano Friends Level 1 or prior experience on the piano continue to build their piano skills in this class, diving deeper into finger patterns, hand positions, note names and rhythmic notation. Students begin to combine individual parts to create group ensemble pieces, original compositions and improvisations.
Instrument Friends
In the Community Music School, we encourage our youngest learners to join these engaging group classes, where the low student-to-teacher ratio ensures that students get both individual attention and support from their peers. At this age, students are naturally curious about how instruments create melodies and rhythms. Instrument Friends classes capitalize on this interest to teach essential musical elements such as basic reading, notation and instrumental technique, which are stepping stones toward formal private lessons. At the end of each 15-week semester, students perform in a group recital, building confidence and performance skills that prepare them for private lessons.
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