What is Keyboard Encounters?
Encounters is an innovative course of piano-style instruction where tradition and technology meet in harmony. With
the emphasis on hands-on, Keyboard Encounters provides an ideal setting in which to develop your musical creativity.
How long Will it Take Me to Learn How to Play?
You'll play simple pieces from
the very first day! In the coming weeks, you'll learn..
- Songs in all styles that you've always dreamed of playing, including popular, classical, country, blues and
- Fingerobics - Special keyboard exercises that develop finger dexterity
- Music reading notation and theory
playing - group musical experiences that help develop your own playing skills
- How to plan and evaluate your progress
learn all this at your own pace!
How is the Course Taught?
students are grouped according to age, musical background and goals. You can enter this flexible course at any
level, depending on your musical experience. Your instructor has been trained by Yamaha to work with students of all
ages and abilities, and can help you decide which level to join.
Why Learn in a Group?
Playing in a group is musically satisfying. Most music is performed in groups, such as bands, orchestras
and choirs. Learning together strengthens individual rhythm skills and listening habits and develops confidence.
Keyboard Encounters students who wish to share their music with the rest of the class will have the opportunities to perform
What Type of Instrument Do I Need at Home?
You can use a keyboard,
digital piano or a high quality acoustic piano. "Play It Yourself" activities are designed so you can
tailor your learning to meet your musical goals on the instrument of your choice.
What Instrument Will
I Play in Class?
Classrooms are equipped with Yamaha digital pianos. These keyboards
never need tuning yet rival the sound of acoustic pianos and an array of other instruments.
Start playing soon: enjoy playing for a lifetime. Call our School today to
enroll in the next class.
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