Melissa Fowler’s holistic approach features a variety of activities which will develop the musicianship of the children without pushing them faster than they are ready to go mentally, emotionally and physically. Music learning will be approached through movement, listening, instrument play, singing, games and visual symbols and then applied at the piano. The concepts listed above will be taught the same way language is learned, first by hearing and recognizing musical patterns and later by reading and writing them. Early experience with careful,analytic listening can improve auditory processing and listening comprehension which will later aid in their reading ability. Hear it, sing it, move to it, play it then learn to read it and write it!
- Basic Musical Concepts (Up, Down – High, Low)
- Piano Orientation (Black Keys – White Keys)
- Steady Beat and Rhythm Patterns
- Playing and Reading Music
- Ear Training
- Finger Coordination
- Composing Simple Melodies
- Singing and Movement Activities
Lessons In Life
- Confidence and Poise
- Self-respect and Satisfaction
- Creativity and Self-expression
About The Instructor
Melissa Fowler Mellissa Fowlerâ€™s journey with music began at an early age singing with her grandmother and in church. After getting involved in choir and musical theater in high school she decided this was what she wanted to pursue as a career. While attending Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA, she was afforded the opportunity to travel abroad with a gospel choir for missions. Her love of theater grew as well and she played various lead roles in the spring musicals and directed the fall One Act Festival her Junior and Senior year. Mel received her Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and Bachelor of Music education in 2001 and 2003. After completing her degrees, she taught high school and middle school chorus and drama for several years before taking a different direction with her music. She became a missionary and full time worship leader at the International House of Prayer in Atlanta as well as teaching private voice and piano lessons. After transitioning to the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO, in 2010, Mel became voice faculty for Forerunner Music Academy at IHOPU (International House of Prayer University). There she helped write and establish their current vocal curriculum which is used school wide. Melâ€™s passion is to see her students find their true unique voice and enjoy the process. Although classically trained, Mel teaches both traditional and modern styles while staying rooted in sound technique.
SESSIONS ARE 8 WEEKS, AND BEGIN EVERY QUARTER IN THE FALL, WINTER, SPRING AND SUMMER.
October Â 7 Â â€” December 2
Januray 9 – February 27
March 13 – May 8
(Max number of students is 6)
8 Lessons. Tuition $160 + $20 Books and Materials.
You must have some sort of a keyboard at home for your child to succeed and feel comfortable in class
No refund for student absence
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