Helping families to flourish through music

The Piano Studio

Piano studioWho doesn't love the piano? Well, the sad truth is that many of us who had lessons as children did not enjoy the experience of having an unengaged and uninspiring teacher sitting next to us pointing to music on a page and expecting us to play better just because they were shouting at us. That was certainly my experience growing up and it's my mission to ensure that I give my students an experience that stimulates and challenges them while we're all having fun.

LESSONS

At Thrive Music Studio™, we understand what children need to enjoy making music.

Play A Story (5 - 7 yrs)

Like learning a language, music begins with listening then playing with sound. Using beautiful animations, music and other digital supporting materials, your child will discover the joys of playing the piano by appealing to their hearts and imaginations first. Improvisation is the emphasis in the first year. At the end of their second year, your child will learn to read music notation to help them become musically literate.

Our small group classes (8 max.) make learning an enjoyable and sociable experience. Musical friendships thrive in this cooperative and supportive learning environment. Parents are involved right from the start. You'll be learning along with your child and guiding their home practising. You'll observe in-class teaching and you'll also receive additional support to help you assist your child in starting off their musical journey in the most enjoyable way possible. Classes for parents-only will focus on learning how your child's brain is devleoping and how you can teach them even more effectively.

The September 2018 - June 2019 class is now full. Registration for September 2019 - June 2020 begins Spring 2019. Email us for a consultation or to learn more.

TUITION (excluding books and digital materials)

32 x 45-minute classes + 2 concerts: $1340

Piano Adventurers (7+ yrs)

The studio currently has no openings for older beginners and transfer students. Email us to be placed on a waiting list.

Private Lessons

The studio currently has no openings for older beginners and transfer students. Email us to be placed on a waiting list.

TUITION

$80/hr

Dedicated to Your Child's Musical Success

Your child will get meaningful feedback on a weekly basis to make sure that they're making good progress. As a parent, you'll also get support on how to help your child develop a healthy practise routine and you'll take notes in lessons to help out with home practising. Success depends upon establishing a regular practice routine early on, as well as developing good playing habits from the start. You'll need to have either an acoustic piano or an 88-key digital piano with piano-weight keys and a foot pedal. Speak to us for recommendations.

Performing Opportunities

Piano lessonConfidence and self-esteem come with developing skills that we can share with others. As a Thrive student, twice a year your child will have the opportunity of experiencing the pleasure that comes with sharing some of their favourite music with an appreciative audience. We always follow these performances with an “afternoon tea” featuring homemade gourmet delights! It's also a chance to renew and devleop friendships with other studio families who have chosen to make our studio a part of their musical journey.

Thrive Music Studio™| 11A Joseph Street, Markham | T. 905 472 4195 | www.thrivemusic.ca | info@thrivemusic.ca