Age 7-13 Presto

 

Who is Presto for?

Presto is for the beginning pianist, whether they have had a year or so of piano lessons or no piano lessons at all. Presto teaches so much more than piano! We teach COMPLETE musicianship: vocal training, ear training, sight reading, music theory, rhythm, music history, proper piano technique, and we do it in a fun, snappy style that tweens love! Most likely, those students who already have had a year or so of piano haven't studied all areas of music. In fact, they most likely have only dabbled a little in rhythm, have some note reading skills, and developed some finger strength. We include an optional "challenge" section written into the Presto curriculum to satisfy the appetite of hard working students and that of students who already have finger dexterity built from previous piano lessons.

Complete Two Year Cost Sheet

Registration Fee:

Paid to teacher each year 

$30 per student. This fee miscellaneous studio expenses such as prizes and copies. It also covers end of the year recital expenses. 

Student Materials:

Paid online to corporate 

Let’s Play Music 

Separate fee each year

 

Note: Once the initial investment in materials is made, other family members enjoy lesser materials fees by purchasing the Sibling/

Repeat Student set. 

 

Add $4.99 per set for shipping & handling

Year One

Complete Set: $74

Sibling/Repeat Student: $49

Year Two

Complete Set: $70

Sibling/Repeat Student: $45

Tuition:

Paid to teacher at the beginning of the year or in monthly installments

$940 per year or 10 monthly payments of $100

Weekly classes are 60 minutes and each child has his own full size keyboard in class

Class size limit: 4-6 students

Aug 2022-May 2023

1st Year Presto (classes 60 minutes)

Wed. @ 7:30am - FULL

Wed. @ 5:45pm - FULL

Thurs. @ 3:45pm - FULL

(If you see a class that you’d like to register for, please contact me to be added to the waitlist).


2nd Year Presto (classes 60 minutes)

 *must complete 1st year*

Tues. @ 4:50pm - FULL

(If you see a class that you’d like to register for, please contact me to be added to the waitlist).


All classes participate in a spring celebration recital (May)!

*Class schedule follows the Washington County School District calendar for Holidays/breaks. Click here to access district calendar.


 Why Group Lessons?

Did you know?

Group piano lessons are increasingly becoming the method of choice for students who thrive in a social environment? Here are some reasons why: 


  1. Physical Development: Children ages 7-12 are going through more changes neurologically than any other stage of development. Their brain size doesn’t change, but changes within the brain are significant, especially in the prefrontal cortex: the area of the brain that handles executive functions such as planning, reasoning, anticipating consequences and sustaining attention. As a result, children are experiencing increased body strength and heightened small and large muscle coordination. This is why the tween age group very much enjoys rough-and-tumble games with peers.
  2. Children learn best through play: Researchers and educators across the world have found that play can help enrich learning and develop key skills such as inquiry, expression, experimentation, and teamwork. Learning through play increases speech and language skills, increases cognitive development, and encourages the building of relationships. Play also helps to nurture imagination and gives a child a sense of adventure. Albert Einstein famously said,”Play is the highest form of research,” and play is most easily established in a group setting with peers.


PRESTO gets it!

Presto was passionately created to give children, ages 7-12, an exceptional music education catered to their love to learn with their peers.


  1. Robust Lessons: Because our lessons are taught in a group setting, teachers can justify the time it takes to learn, study and present lesson plans that utilizes an entire 60 minute lesson! Presto teachers will spend anywhere from 2-4 hours to prep for each individual lesson. 
  2. Proven Lesson Plans: Each lesson plan is researched, tried, piloted, and then pushed through final production. Each lesson plan aims to develop all areas of complete musicianship, producing confident students who progress with ease. The best part… Presto is incredibly “mindful about being playful” making learning piano so fun!
  3. Accountability: Children thrive when learning in a group setting with their peers! The desire to impress peers is a powerful motivational tool Presto naturally provides with their group setting. Students want to perform well for their peers, so, naturally, students will practice hard and do the work it takes to develop a strong piano talent. 
  4. Fun!: There are so many fun learning activities that can be done in a group setting that transform piano lessons into a party. This party-like atmosphere makes coming to lessons a privilege. Also, in a group setting, students get to have an energetic and inspiring learning environment. A group setting also provides many learning techniques such as singing in rounds, subdividing beats, ensemble work, and more.


but that’s not all…


  1. Practicing at home: Creating a healthy practice environment in a student’s home is the key to success. A supreme practicing environment is created when parents are educated and actively involved and when students have premium and attractive materials to learn from. Presto provides the highest quality learning materials found on the market today! Built into each weekly lesson plans is a BenchPal. The BenchPal is a practice plan dialogue that teaches parents how to create the positive and fun atmosphere necessary for optimal practice. The BenchPal is a parent/child bonding experience and will reinforce healthy practicing habits during the week.