Angela Barker 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
Dr. Angela Barker has a background in music education with a Bachelor of Music Education from Shorter University in Rome, Georgia; a Master of Music in Music Education from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin; and a PhD in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. She received her KodĂˇly certification from the University of North Texas and Silver Lake College. Her teaching experience includes early childhood music classes for children, ages 6 months to 5 years; general and choral music at elementary schools in Texas and Virginia; and graduate and undergraduate courses in music education at the University of Oklahoma, Georgia State University, Silver Lake College, and Boston University. She has directed numerous childrenâ€™s choirs and is currently Director of Childrenâ€™s Choirs at Parkway Baptist Church in Duluth/Johns Creek. Dr. Barker has taught both private and group lessons for young pianists, and works especially hard to ensure that the pace and focus of each lesson leads the student to experience music in positive and meaningful ways. Weekly lessons are geared toward making learning fun and interactive with the goal of helping each student develop a lifelong enjoyment of music and playing the piano.
2 Summer Sessions
4 weeks each Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 –Â 2:45
Session 1 – May 30 – June 23
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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