Students receive weekly private lessons one hour in length. In addition to weekly lessons, they are expected to attend monthly group performance classes.
Students are expected to have access to a well maintained acoustic piano to practice regularly.
- Emphasizing on musicianship development, solfege (do-re-mi) singing, developing proper piano playing technique, sight-reading, ear-training, music theory, improvising & composing, repertoire building, performance technique, music history & appreciation
- Learning of various music styles with classical music be the focus. Based on the interest of students, music styles such as Jazz, popular, Church music and fakebook, etc are studied.
- Individualized lesson focusing on teaching students how to learn on their own and to play by ear, and on developing overall musicianship to become a well-rounded musician
- Learning how to play solo and ensemble in public by performing at group performance classes, and recitals
- Using computer software to aid the learning of music theory, ear training and composing
- Preparing participating students for piano competitions, and/or Certification of Merit by Music Teachers of California (MTAC) held yearly at Stanford University