Pickering Music House
               ..not your average piano lesson!

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Classes

 MUSIC PUPS  Ages 0-5 

Music Pups® is a fun, dynamic, musically enriched environment for newborns and children up to 5 years of age.  It is an informal music and movement program that nurtures young children by motivating parents and caregivers to engage in musical activities with their child.  Singing, movement, rhythm instruments and playful props encourage children to experiment with music in their own ways.  Children observe others keeping a beat and singing and are encouraged to join in whenever they are ready... informal and fun.The first few months and years of life are the most important in a child's musical development, and we encourage the participation of very young children, including infants.  Early exposure greatly enhances a child's music development.  The Music Pups® experience creates students who more fully develop their pitch and rhythm skills, and are more responsive to music in general.  Your little students will be highly motivated to continue their studies in other musical programs such as the MYC Sunrise and the MYC keyboard-based programs. 
This is a very fun program using different styles and genras of music, from all over the world.  Siblings can join this class together under one parent/caregiver.

Music Pups® is offered in (4) 10-week sessions beginning in October, January and March and June.
Cost is $160/ block (10-week session) and includes music book and CD of all songs used in class and 10 lessons.



 SUNRISE Ages 2-3 (pre-keyboard)

Sunrise is an exciting and innovative pre-school music program that brings learning through singing, rhythm and games. This specially developed music curriculum includes lots of songs and movement and incorporates listening activities.  Children develop listening awareness, fine motor skills, social interaction, confidence and attention span while interacting with the Sunrise music friends Buddy Croak the Frog, Mellow Yellow the Dog, and Buzz the Fly...Add the Sunrise music story bears, and we have the makings of an exciting musical adventure.

The Sunrise music year is divided into (3) 10-week lesson blocks beginning in October, January and April.
Cost is $160/ block (10-week session) and includes workbook, CD, finger puppet, rhythm instrument, Sunrise backpack and 10 lessons.





 SUNSHINE  Ages 3 1/2-4 (beginner piano)  

This beginners keyboard program is designed to introduce young children to music in a positive way.  Students at this age benefit from contact with other children and parents in a class environment.

Sunshines learn the music alphabet from A-G, recognize patterns by ear and are able to play them on the keyboard.  They learn listening skills and team participation.  The program includes large muscle movements in beat and rhythm, as well as fine motor movements in rhythm instrument ensemble playing.  Sunshines learn fun songs that help reinforce concepts, as well as enhance fine motor skills in individual fingers through games and finger play. By the end of the year, Sunshines are playing in C major and middle C positions and are reading from the staff.  Fun pre-reading exercises -such as like and different sorting, looking for patterns with visual aids, gluing and colouring- are part of the program. 

Regular keyboard practice is a required element of this program, but practices should be kept short (5-10 minutes a day) and fun!!  Students will get to play in a recital at the end of the music year. 

The Sunshine program runs for 36 weeks from September through to June.
Cost is $750 for the year.  Payments are to be made with post-dated cheques, dated the 1st of the month for 10 months (September - June) $75.00 each cheque.
There is a $195 registration fee (which includes registration, books, materials and taxes).  Materials include 3 large Music Books, MYC canvas carrying bag, CD, teaching aids (tin sheet & magnets, etc) and Homework/Activity Book.




 SUNBEAMS  Ages 5-7 (beginner piano)

Sunbeams is a fun, high-energy level that is interactive, enthusiastic and team building.   This level incorporates games, singing, solfege, rhythm, ensembles, compositions, patterns and a variety of means to teach this well-rounded program. Keyboard geography is taught through introductions to the 'critters' and by the end of the course Sunbeams will know their C and G Major Scales and a minor, harmonized with bridges.  The majority of learned staff notes are covered on both the treble and bass clefs by the end of the year.

Regular keyboard practice is a required element of this program, but practices should be kept short (10-15 minutes a day).  Students will get to play in a recital at the end of the music year. 

The Sunbeam program runs for 36 weeks from September through to June.
Cost is $750 for the year.  Payments are to be made with post-dated cheques, dated the 1st of the month for 10 months (September - June) $75.00 each cheque.
There is a $195 registration fee (which includes registration, books, materials and taxes).  Materials include 3 large Music Books, MYC canvas carrying bag, CD, teaching aids (tin sheet & magnets, etc) and Homework/Activity Book.





 MOONBEAMS   Ages 8-11 (beginner piano)

Moonbeam students want 'quick results' and the songs, ensembles and keyboard repertoire are designed to support their growing sense of independence.  These students learn quickly through means such as patterns, the circle of 5ths, signing, solfege, rhythm dictations, ensembles and composing.
Moonbeams learn the Major Scales of C, G, D and F as well as a and e minor.  The patterns learned through harmonizing scales with chords allows students to begin transposing materials and composing their own music.

Regular keyboard practice is a required element of this program, approximately 20-30 minutes a day.  Students will get to play in a recital at the end of the music year. 

The Moonbeam program runs for 36 weeks from September through to June.
Cost is $750 for the year.  Payments are to be made with post-dated cheques, dated the 1st of the month for 10 months (September - June) $75.00 each cheque.
There is a $195 registration fee (which includes registration, books, materials and taxes).  Materials include 3 large Music Books, MYC canvas carrying bag, teaching aids (tin sheet & magnets, etc) and Homework/Activity Book.





  

*Ages indicated are used as a guidline only.  Class levels are flexible.
**My Choice is taught as Moonbeams at PMH.  Moonbeams go up to age 11.
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