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How to Bring Kindermusik Home

Posted Wednesday, September 17 in News

To get the most out each of your Kindermusik classes, you want to be able to bring all of that music and movement from class home with you. Kindermusik @Home Materials offer everything you need to do just that! Listen to your class music During a good portion of Kindermusik class, you and your child… Read More

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5 Things You Should Not Hear When Your Child is Practicing for Music Lessons

Posted Tuesday, September 16 in News

You’re busy working in the kitchen getting things ready for dinner that night or typing away on the computer putting things together for a presentation at work and you hear your child practicing in the other room. You stop for a minute and listen… Is your child’s music practice really supposed to sound like that?! … Read More

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PCS Skillmasters Awards Program in a Nutshell

Posted Monday, September 15 in News

A central part of the Piano Central Studiosprogram, our Music Skillmasters Awards Program provides the framework to help ensure your child receives a well-rounded music education. To make sure parents have an understanding of how the Skillmasters Awards Program works, here is a brief description of each of the seven Skillmasters categories and the possible… Read More

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What and Why of the PCS Skillmasters Classes

Posted Wednesday, September 10 in News

Piano Central Studios offers students and their families the wonderful opportunity of regular Skillmasters performance classes at our studio locations. What is Skillmasters class? Replacing the usual private and semi-private lessons, Skillmasters class serves as an opportunity for students to learn more about music in a group setting. An hour in length, students cover a… Read More

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Ways to Help Your Child Practice the Piano – or any Instrument!

Posted Tuesday, September 9 in News

Consistency in practice, though absolutely necessary, can be extremely difficult to establish as a matter of habit, especially for younger students. As the parent, sometimes it can be difficult knowing how to best help your child learn how to practice. At times the process can sometimes seem frustrating. Whether you’re new to the whole practice… Read More

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How to Maximize Communication with Your Music Teacher

Posted Monday, September 8 in News

Your child’s musical success greatly depends on the relationship you build with your child’s teacher. How exactly do you develop a strong relationship with your teacher? Just as with any relationship, communication ranks at the very top of the relationship-building list. Here are just a few tips to get you started on communicating well with… Read More

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How to Make a Practice Game Plan for Music Lessons

Posted Tuesday, September 2 in News, Tips and Resources

Everyone knows practice is a must for every music student. A big must. Somehow however, there seems to be a disconnect between knowing the importance of practice and actually doing the practicing. What could be the cause? A big part of the issue arises from a lack of planning ahead. Practicing requires a specific time… Read More

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4 Ways to Prepare for Music Lessons

Posted Monday, September 1 in News, Tips and Resources

Ready…Set…GO! At least, that’s where you want to be able to do at the beginning of the new school year. All ready and set to race ahead into new adventures! To be sure you’re ready for the gun to sound, you’ll want to make sure that you have everything in order so you can jump… Read More

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Meet the Composer: J.S.Bach

Posted Monday, September 1 in News

Name: Johann Sebastian Bach Born: March 21, 1685 Died: July 28, 1750 Country of Origin: Germany Musical Period: Baroque Period (1600-1750) Famous Works: The Well Tempered Clavier, St. Matthew Passion, B-Minor Mass and St. John Passion Biography J.S. Bach came from a long line of musicians. In fact, by the time J.S. Bach arrived the… Read More

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7 Ways Kindermusik Preps Your Child for Music Lessons

Posted Thursday, August 28 in News

While Kindermusik provides the environment and encouragement needed for a child to progress to his or her developmental potential, it also fully prepares students to easily transition into the private lesson setting. In fact, Kindermusik students start lessons much more advanced than the average beginner student. Why? Kindermusik graduates come to lessons for the first… Read More

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