At the Academy of Music we believe it is important to offer piano lessons that are balanced in their approach between learning the basic fundamentals of technique and theory while keeping the lessons fun and motivating. We have found the Alfred’s Premier Piano Course to be the perfect beginner program that offers this balance.
Alfred Premier Piano Course
Beautifully presented and intelligently paced, the Lesson Books combine unusually attractive music and lyrics. The books feature note reading, rhythm reading, sight-reading and technical workouts.
Correlated page-for with the Lesson Books, each new musical concept is reinforced through additional fun-filled writing, listening and playing exercises. With games and puzzles added to composing and creative activities, students retain concepts and learn more thoroughly.
Alfred Adult Piano Course
Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course is designed for the adult beginner who wishes to learn the piano quickly by using chords. The course has a number of features that make it particularly successful in achieving this goal. It progresses very smoothly, with no gaps that cause the skipping of hard sections. In addition, it teaches chords for both hands. Because of this, the pieces are more musical and make playing a richer, more rewarding experience. The choice of song material is outstanding, with some popular and familiar favourites mixed with timeful originals, all adding to the fun and enjoyment of making music.
Royal Conservatory Piano Course
The Royal Conservatory Piano Course is a classical piano program for the serious student. Students must have several years of piano background before they can start this course. Each grade level consists of repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th Century periods. Students studying the Royal Conservatory Piano Program may take examinations once they have met all the requirements. Our instructors will ensure the students are fully prepared for examinations. Students may use their Royal Conservatory examination certificates for credits in high school. Students successfully completing the Royal Conservatory Program may pursue a career in performing and/or teaching.