All So i Heard Music students enroll in weekly private music lessons in their instrument — piano, voice, guitar, drums, music production, songwriting, and more.
So i Heard Music provides private music lessons according to our teaching methodology, inspired by the Kodaly Method for Music Education, which takes into account differences in the ways and rates at which children learn. All of our lessons utilize technology and recording software as a means of motivating students to practice. As part of the lesson experience, students learn traditional theory and techniques. Once a piece is rehearsed, and up to speed, the instructor gives the student a chance to record their work.
We encourage students to be creative and write their own songs! Through this method we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the motivation levels over those seen with typical private lesson methods.
While we customize the approach to each student, weekly lessons usually do conform to an underlying structure. Within a typical lesson, students may encounter reading exercises, rhythmic exercises, hand coordination exercises, and maybe even songwriting and music recording assignments!
Once students reach an intermediate level, as determined by their instructor, they can apply to play in our Band Program, which opens up additional performance and recording opportunities. At this level, students can play shows, write and record their songs, and become a well-rounded musician. It pays to practice!