Summer is here! This is such a fun time of year for our families, as we get to spend time with our children and our children get to spend even more time doing the things they love. If your child has ever shown interest in piano lessons but hasn’t had time during the school year to get it going, then you are going to love this summer program offered by Piano Pathways. Check out all the details about this awesome program below!
Every student will have a fun, first experience at the piano with piano camps for beginner kids and teens! Piano Pathways’ week-long piano camps were created to expose kids to playing the piano in a positive, group-class environment. The camps are Monday-Friday and end with a fun Celebration Day. If your child has ever asked about piano lessons or shows interest in creating music at home, these camps are the perfect way to introduce children and teens to the piano. We guarantee they will have fun and learn to play the piano with this successful, first approach!
The camps are grouped by children’s ages: 7-10 and 11 and above. (Sorry, our camp for 6-7 year olds is full!) These piano camps are held in Piano Pathways piano lab, where every child is at his or her own instrument. While students are playing, we have background accompaniments playing with every piece. So the campers sound like they are playing with a live band! Parents are amazed at what their children learn during the camp week, and love getting to see their children show off at the Celebration Day. Students love the group environment, as they love to interact and play with other children their age. With the camps, students use and get to keep the piano book “Way Cool Keyboarding” with CD accompaniment. We encourage students to download this CD to their computers or even iPod to play along with at home, just like we play along with these tracks at the camp. If the family doesn’t have a piano at home, that’s ok! Anyone interested in learning to play piano is still encouraged to attend the camp, with or without a piano at home. Students can still listen to and sing or dance with the music at home—it’s that much fun!
Students will spend 9 o’clock to noon with the camp teachers. Each day will be a blend of piano playing, camp activities and games, and snack time. Many games and reinforcement activities are played throughout the week, such as “The Amazing Race,” “Bang,” and a scavenger hunt. Students jump into playing on the black keys of the piano right away on the first camp day. By camp day 2, students shift to the white keys in C position, and from there on, students are playing hands together and accompanying melodies with chord shells. By the end of the week, your child will understand keyboard-playing and music-reading basics such as rhythm reading, limited reading on the music staff, and playing many songs hands together. Students will experience playing in a variety of musical styles, including lead sheets or chord charts, improvisation, and even ensemble pieces with students on different parts. The kids are playing from day one and by the end of the week have an impressive program to share with their families.
There are limited openings for the following camp weeks: June 9-13 (ages 7-10), June 16-20 (ages 7-10), July 7-11 (ages 11 and up), July 14-18 (ages 7-10), and July 21-25 (ages 7-10). For more information on how to register, please call Rebecca at 225-767-0030.
About the Studio:
Piano Pathways, LLC, is owned by Rebecca C. Bellelo, Ph.D. The studio was created with the idea that every person is musical, and music is for every person. The studio offers a variety of classes and programs for students of all ages and skill levels—private lessons, group classes, and recreational music making classes for children and adults. Besides the students’ weekly lessons and classes, events are hosted throughout the year for our community, such as themed recitals, piano parties, and other social gatherings, so that every student is celebrated for his accomplishments and progress at the piano. We are conveniently located on Perkins Road between Bluebonnet and Siegen.
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