Intro to Piano

Are you considering putting your child in piano lessons?

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It can be a pretty big commitment - renting or buying a keyboard, buying piano books, finding the right teacher and committing to a year of lessons. PLUS, what if it turns out that your child doesn't even enjoy playing piano?

 

We think we have the perfect answer! Why not register your child for our "Intro to Piano" courses? That way they can see what piano lessons are all about, in a fun group setting with other kids their age. You can find out if they enjoy playing piano, before you make a commitment for the full year ahead! 

Sing Like A STAR began as a program that only taught singing lessons, but has since expanded to offer fun, confidence boosting, lessons on the piano as well.

Our founder Amy Nelson has designed this "Intro to Piano" program to get students playing at least one song they recognize by the time they leave their first lesson. Students are taught the solid fundamentals needed to succeed in learning to play the piano, but at the same time as having songs they are familiar with added in to keep the lessons fun and engaging and to motivate students to want to keep progressing.

Age Requirements

From past experience, we have seen the majority of students succeed in this program when they are age 6 and older (at least grade 1). We realize that every child learns at a different pace, so will consider younger students on a case by case basis. Adults are welcome to sign up as well. We would LOVE to get an adult class going!

FAQs for Intro to Piano

Do I need to buy a piano?

Students will need a piano or keyboard that they can practice on at home during the week while taking this course. We suggest renting a small keyboard until you find out if your child enjoys piano lessons. ​A keyboard can be rented at a local music store for as little as $12 - $20 a month. Let us know if you would like any more information.

What happens after this 6-week course is done?

Students who are wishing to continue piano lessons following this "Intro to Piano" course, will join our private lessons program and sign up for a 1-on-1 lesson with one of our piano coaches. These lessons are offered at a variety of days and times throughout the week.

Lesson Fees

$136 (or 2 payments of $68.00)

*a beginner piano book is included in this price.

Class Length

Our Intro to Piano lessons are 45 minutes long. However, we schedule a full hour so that from time to time, we can invite parents in to show off what we have been working on! 

Lesson Times:

The scheduling for our Intro to Piano classes is always a tricky puzzle to complete. We do our very best to work around the schedules of all families involved AND place students in groups with other students that are around their same age.

How we Schedule the Lesson Times:

STEP 1 - When you enrol yourself/your child in an Intro to Piano class, we will get back to you as soon as we can and send you the link to a questionnaire so you can tell us which days and times are best for you/your child to attend lessons. It also gives us a chance to learn a little bit more about our students - any previous training they have had in music, etc.

STEP 2 - We will contact parents at least three days in advance of their/their child's first lesson to confirm their exact lesson time. Many families sign up at the last minute, and in order to schedule students by approximate age, it is hard for us to complete our scheduling for this particular class any sooner. If you have any questions before then though, of course we are available by phone or email to discuss.

 

Worst case scenario - if you enroll in this class and we are unable to find a suitable aged group at a time which works for you, we will process a full refund without hesitation.

REGINA

Schedule: 

Students in our Regina location can choose from Tuesday evenings or Saturday afternoons.

*Please read the notes below which explain how we schedule students into their lesson times.

Tuesday Evenings

  • January 21 - March 3, 2019

  • no lessons on February 18

  • between 4:30 and 8:30pm

SATURDAY DAYTIME

January 25 - March 7

no lessons on February 22

between 10:30am and 2:30pm

 

Moose Jaw

Schedule: 

Students in our Moose Jaw location can choose from Wednesday evenings or Thursday evenings.

*PLEASE READ the notes at the top of this page, which explain how we schedule students into their lesson times.

Lesson Fees for Intro to Piano

$136 (can be paid in full or split into two payments)

*a beginner piano book is included in this price.

*if choosing the two payment option, $68 is due upon enrolment. The remaining $68 is due on March 15, 2020.

wednesday Evenings

March 4 - April 8

 

Various lesson times available between 4:00 and 8:30pm

thursday evenings

March 5 - April 9

Various lesson times available between 4:00 and 8:30pm

 

Saskatoon

We will be launching a new Intro to Piano session at our Saskatoon location soon! If you would like to be placed on our waiting list, please give us a call at 1-888-613-6108 or send a message to singlikeastar@amynelson.ca.

SATURDAY Evenings

  • Info coming soon!

SUNDAY DAYTIME

  • Info coming soon!

 
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