traditional and suzuki piano

Suzuki Piano Program
Requirements:


A private 30-, 45-, or 60-minute weekly lesson
A musicianship class
A piano performance class (30-minute class)


Students may enter the Suzuki Piano Program between the ages of four and six. (for a description of the Suzuki method, please see “ Suzuki viola, and cello.”)

All courses meet on a weekly basis. Musicianship and performance classes take place on Sundays; private lessons may be on Sundays or during the week. In the performance class, students have the opportunity to perform for and listen to their peers on a regular basis. These classes help the piano students to develop the poise and confidence necessary to perform comfortably before and audience. Additionally, the classes reinforce musicianship skills and help develop listening skills.

Traditional piano
Requirements:


A private 30-, 45-, or 60-minute weekly lesson
A musicianship class

To study the piano at CPSM, an instrument must be in the home or accessible for daily practice, Please note electronic keyboards are not considered acceptable practice instruments.

In keeping with the philosophy of CPSM, the piano program caters to the diversified needs of its students by offering traditional and Suzuki piano lessons to those who either seek music as a way to broaden and enrich their education or for those who aspire to be a performing artist. All incoming students and families are personally interviewed by the piano coordinator and placed with a teacher according to the individual needs, ambitions, and personality of the student. Our piano faculty consists of highly trained and experienced teachers who excel in their profession, and in many cases are also enjoying an active performing/recording careers.

The piano program offers its more competitive students a conservatory track in which, upon passing an audition and musicianship test, he/she will enroll in advanced musicianship, composition, piano literature, and piano improvisation classes. In conjuction with these classes, conservatory students will participate in piano master classes at least three times a semester, perform in special mini-concerts each semester, and perform in a jury-recital in LeFrak Concert Hall held each spring.

Many students from the piano department at CPSM have won national and international copetitions and have gone on to win scholarships for study at reputable coservatories throughout the country.


For more information about CPSM, please call (718) 997-3888

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