At So i Heard Music, piano lessons are unlike any other.
Students are taught traditional techniques with the help of modern technology. Is the lesson a computer lesson? Absolutely not! We teach all of our students how to read music, in addition to proper hand position and posture. Instructors follow the So i Heard Music Method of instruction, which focuses the educational approach on each student. Our instructors tailor a specific plan to each student so that lessons always are as exciting and as fun as possible.
While the approach is custom to each student, the 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!
Beginner piano students usually start with our first-level piano books and soon move on to playing simplified melody-only versions of their favorite pop songs. Pop music keeps things fun while the student continues to work on their technique. As they progress through the basics, eventually students are exposed to left-hand right-hand playing. With this technique, they soon will be able to play chords and melodies at the same time! Throughout this part of the process, teachers may record certain parts of the lesson, to be used for fun and to provide instant feedback.
Once piano students reach an intermediate level, as determined by their instructor, they can apply to play in our Band Program, which also opens up 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!