Let’s Play Music BRIDGE (Let’s Play Music & Presto Graduates)
Waiting List OPEN – registration begins Feb 2018
Let’s Play Music BRIDGE is the next step for Let’s Play Music and Presto Graduates who want to continue total musicianship education with a piano focus.
What is the Let's Play Music Bridge Course?
We are so excited to teach another year of the Let's Play Music Bridge course! Lily Hight - owner of Best In Music, is the developer of this customized curriculum for Let's Play Music graduates and starting this year the curriculum is available nation wide through certified Let's Play Music teachers! Let's Play Music graduates are perfectly primed to excel in their piano studies and the Bridge course will help them succeed!
Why is Bridge so important?
Let's Play Music students have an amazing foundation, but much that has been gained may be minimized or lost without the proper teacher who understands where they are in their studies. Their next teacher should know how to communicate with them and apply this musical foundation and knowledge. This bridge course will help them build on their excellent foundation and bridge the private piano gap so they can transition smoothly into private piano lessons or any other music lessons they might be interested in! This additional year of study will be the perfect start for your student's continued progression in piano.
The Let's Play Music Bridge curriculum has been carefully crafted to solidify newly introduced concepts and skills learned in the 3rd Year of Let's Play Music, such as numerical counting up to sixteenth notes, scales and chords in varying keys, composer and classical music knowledge, composition skills, accompaniment styles, key signatures, time signatures, note names and staff placement, and sight reading just to name a few. All of these concepts will be reviewed and expanded on throughout this important year of musical transition. They will be taught about the new yellow chord (the V7 chord) along with many other important concepts, skills, symbols and labels that will help ensure that their abilities don't get 'lost in translation' as they progress. Both individual instruction and group instruction are important in their progression. Classes will be held in small groups of 4 students and will include individual tutoring time as necessary. The curriculum includes INDIVIDUAL and GROUP instruction and students will have much of their repertoire customized so they can progress to a large degree at their own pace throughout the school year.
Course Information - Let's Play Music Bridge:
$35 registration fee
$85/payment (10 payments total - curriculum includes summer instruction, full participation required)
10-month curriculum includes 2 important summer camps, plus 8 months of school-year lessons.
Summer Lesson details: Choose two different 4-day long Summer Bridge Camps (2 hours each day). One is a review camp using the Let's Play Music Connections material and one is a Bridge Prep Camp that will jump start the students with new technique skills and familiarize them with the computer program that we will be using throughout the year.
School-year Curriculum details: 8 months, beginning when school starts in August. Includes weekly 1 hour lessons with approximately 1 performance lesson each month where the students have the opportunity to play for each other. The program also includes a Parent/Student Orientation, a Christmas Piano Party, and a Year-End Performance Recital.
Materials required: LPM Connections Book (included in 3rd Year materials), purple flashcards (from 3rd Year), Bridge lesson books/repertoire which will be discussed at parent orientation (includes Rhythm Workbook ($7), Technique Book ($7), Repertoire Book ($7), Flash Card Series ($12) plan on approx $33 for additional student materials for the year). The registration fee covers each students' binder, weekly lesson assignment sheets, theory sheets and other student resources, student computer program setup, access to the studio lending library, monthly parent emails, practice incentives, the use of visual aids, materials and instruments in class.
Spots are limited and registration for the Let's Play Music Bridge Course fills up very quickly! Submit your student's information here to be placed on the 2018-2019 waiting list. You'll receive the registration information earlier (on February 19th) which will significantly increase your ability to secure a spot in the class. General Enrollment opens March 1, 2018 so it's helpful to receive the registration links earlier by being on the waiting list.
Get started by getting on the waiting list for the 2018-19 Session!
BRIDGE COURSE FEEDBACK - What parents are saying about Let's Play Music Bridge
"I have loved the natural flow from Let's Play Music to more traditional piano lessons."
"The Bridge program is a great way to transition from Let's Play Music and build on all the great theory and musical skills the kids have worked so hard on."
"The Bridge course has been a great experience for my kids. I love seeing them take all of their Let's Play Music knowledge and build upon it and continue to grow musically in a fun creative environment."
"Let's Play Music begins a wonderful musical journey. The Bridge course is essential to continue this musical training. It is really preparing them for musical achievement."
"This is such a wonderful way to progress in piano playing. It contains so much more musical skill building and theory to help make a successful piano player. It also incorporates chords at a level which most teachers do not."
"Let's Play Music is such a wonderful program and the Bridge course has been an excellent transitional course to help my student move toward more traditional piano lessons while still learning advanced musical theory.
"We are so grateful to have the opportunity to be in the Bridge program. It helped us to solidify what we learned in LPM and transition more easily to traditional piano teachers."
"I couldn't be happier with this program. I feel like it used everything my daughter learned in LPM to give her a huge boost as she transitions into private lessons. It's amazing what they are learning. And the way the class is structured is so engaging that the kids love going to class and are motivated to practice at home. I would recommend this program for every LPM graduate!"
"The Bridge program has been wonderful in helping my daughter progress with piano ability and theory. She has made important connections from Let's Play Music terminology to the things she will hear with private lessons. The program is AMAZING!"
"My daughter loves it and now plays the piano for fun."
"I have loved the Bridge course! I am so amazed with how much my daughter has grown and learned. I feel more confident putting her into piano lessons and I know she will take off and continue to progress! I wish it went on to a 5th year!"
"I love how much theory they are learning and UNDERSTANDING! It's awesome!"