A ‘Wunder’ful Option for Preschool Music Students!
Until fall 2020, M&P has directed our 3.5 to 5-year-old musicians into one of our group/foundational music programs, but we know that a group setting is not a fit for every student and family and during a pandemic there is an even greater need for options for these young learners.
Along with opening a new building in the fall of 2020, we were also pleased to introduce a New Piano Program for Preschool-Aged Children – WunderKeys Piano for Preschoolers – a unique blend of music and imagination nourishes the intellectual and creative minds of young children.
Written by Andrea and Trevor Dow, and with piano teachers and their preschoolers in mind, WunderKeys takes young children (ages 3.5 to 5) on a magical journey where they acquire the piano skills, keyboard awareness, and rhythmic understanding needed for a successful future at the piano.
Designed for a one-on-one piano lesson setting, Wunderkeys Piano for Preschoolers encourages exploration of the piano in ways that are accessible and age appropriate. Lessons are geared toward having young children understand everything they will need to know before learning to read notated music. Students learn symbol-to-sound recognition, practice finger independence and coordination, improve aural awareness, play long sounds and short sounds on black keys, play high sounds and low sounds on black keys, play sounds moving higher and lower, and learn math skills to assist musical understanding.
WunderKeys is a real-deal, one-on-one piano program that keeps preschoolers excited, motivated, and begging to learn more! We look forward to this new journey with our families as we inspire our preschool musicians. Tuition $295, materials $20 per term. Yearly registration $35 per student (max.$70 per family)
M&P … leading the way in Calgary music education – see you at the studio!