… a unique program for preschoolers ages 3 to 5
for a head start in music, math and life
A head start in Music...
An encouraging first experience in music lessons is critical to your child’s enjoyment of the piano. The WunderKeys Program has been designed to be that and more!
WunderKeys lessons are tailored to meet the needs of preschool-aged children and to ensure that their first music lesson experience is positive and enjoyable.
Designed as an all-encompassing piano lesson, students participate in five different unique activities during their lesson time, ensuring they remain focused, engaged and happy.
Throughout the 3 book series, your child will develop piano and music skills that will allow for a smooth transition into mainstream piano method books.
Beginners in this program start with no prior piano or music experience and finish with solid keyboard awareness, an understanding of rhythmic notation, and the ability to play simple pieces with both hands.
Practicing at home requires no prior musical knowledge on your part. Easily laid out homework sheets guide you and your child through several fun activities each week. These are designed to both reinforce what was learned in the lesson and create “bonding on the bench” time at home.
During WunderKeys lessons, your child has the opportunity to participate in fun activities both on and off the piano bench, which have been created to build confidence, increase enjoyment and solidify important music and math concepts.
These activities include: musical math songs, patterning activities, finger poem exercises, book work, and music card games.
A head start in Math...
It is no secret that music, and specifically the piano, is built around mathematical principles. This fact is highlighted by numerous studies revealing the piano to be a powerful tool for developing mathematical thinking.
It is, however, relatively unknown that there exists a window of opportunity during the preschool years when learning the piano can facilitate neural connections in the brain needed for mathematical understanding later in life.
Knowing that this window of opportunity is relatively short and with the aforementioned research in mind, the WunderKeys Program was developed to make the most of these important years.
Through this program, your child will get a head start on the math concepts they will be learning in Kindergarten. WunderKeys students finish the program with a solid understanding of patterning, sorting, grouping, classification, counting, number recognition, “more than/less than”, one-toone correspondence and more.
Not only will they be familiar with these important mathematical concepts, but their first experience with math wi Lill be one that is both enjoyable and approachable, in which they were made to feel successful.
A head start in Life....
For many students beginning the WunderKeys program, this is their first experience one-on- one with an adult other than their parents. It’s their first opportunity to be independent, to feel as though they have ownership over their own learning, and to feel pride in their individual accomplishments.
The program is designed to foster feelings of confidence, self esteem, and the joy of learning.
About the class
The class runs 10 weeks for 40 minutes per week and tuition is $165.
There is also a materials cost of $25 to cover student books, home activities and take-home worksheets per session that is due with enrollment. There will be an option to purchase a keyboard at a discounted price once you have begun lessons so your preschooler can continue practicing and learning at home during sessions and beyond – please ask for details. Minimum enrollment 2, maximum 6.
Current available sessions
Wednesday 9/26/12 – 12/5/12* 9:30-10:10am, 10:30-11:10am, afternoons available (please request info)
Thursday 9/27/12 – 12/6/12* 9:30-10:10am, 10:30-11:10am, afternoons available (please request info)