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 Private in-home music lessons for kids 4+ since 2007

OUR MUSIC LESSONS BUILD CONFIDENCE INSTANTLY

We Get To Playing Right Away And Empower Every Kid To Make Music Instantly!

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Does your child love music? Wish you could sign them up for music lessons but afraid they’ll be turned off forever due to boring, complicated lessons?  

Or maybe you heard that you need to wait until your kids are older to take lessons?  

Traditional teaching methods are terrible for young beginners. They make so many kids feel dumb and untalented just because they couldn’t understand the bad teaching.  

It’s not the student’s fault – it’s the teacher! This is so sad because so many people have been turned off from music forever feeling like they did something wrong.

MUSIC IS A UNIVERAL GIFT

And it’s been proven to improve brain development in kids to the tune of one entire academic year.  

That’s like skipping a whole grade by taking music lessons! 

How do we teach so everyone understands? We use color as educational scaffolding.

Kids learn a song in the first 5 minutes of their first lesson. And they feel fantastic! What a boost of confidence!  

This method is called the Musicolor Method and it has been proven all over the world. Want to see it in action?  

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

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  • We’ll match a teacher with your child 
  • Lessons are in your home
  • We start with two trial lessons ($130 total)
  • We’re certain you’ll see and hear magical results and want to continue (most of our students stay with us for 5, 7 and even 10 years!)  

FAQS

What ages do you teach?  

  • Ages 4 and up - sometimes 3 1/2
  • Teens and Adults too

What instruments do you teach?

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  • We start all beginner students on piano 
  • We also offer other instruments (see full list below)

Do you offer lessons in a school or at home?

We offer In-home lessons in Park Slope & surrounding neighborhoods in Brooklyn in the following zip codes:

  • 11215
  • 11217
  • 11238

 

Do we need to have a piano/keyboard to start?

Yes - our lessons are so effective, your child will be practicing daily from the very start. We have recommendations here.

WHO IS PARK SLOPE MUSIC LESSONS?

The school began with founder Andrew Ingkavet teaching from his living room. After years of a long waiting list and having to turn away students, he began working with other master teachers who shared his philosophy of life skills through music. 

Andrew studied to be a music teacher at NYU as a Scholar in Education, but then went on to work in various roles in music and media including composer, journalist, producer and designer.

Fun fact: He was one of the first VJs at MTV-Asia in the 1990s.

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Andy Ingkavet MTV VJ 1991

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

WE CREATED A STUDENT-CENTRIC CURRICULUM FOR MUSIC EDUCATION

We created a new way to teach kids music. 

It’s called the Musicolor Method®. 

By using color as educational scaffolding, we can teach a first song in two minutes. 

This builds instant confidence and allows our students to practice on their own without a lot of extra help from parents.  

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HOW THE MUSICOLOR METHOD WORKS


  • We label fingers, keys and “sheet music.”
  • Finger exercises disguised as songs.
  • New patterns weekly build technique
  • Instant boosts of confidence
  • Chords follow
  • Notation moves through 6 phases
  • Phased learning of traditional music notation
  • Skills transferrable to school, work, social/emotional  

WHAT INSTRUMENTS DO WE TEACH?

  • PIANO
  • VOICE
  • GUITAR
  • BASS
  • UKULELE
  • VIOLIN
  • CELLO
  • FLUTE
  • CLARINET
  • DRUMS
  • PERCUSSION
  • SONGWRITING
  • AND WE'RE ADDING ALL THE TIME!  
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MORE THAN TEACHERS ROLE MODELS 

Our fabulous staff of patient, caring teachers have been hand picked, thoroughly vetted and trained in our unique curriculum and philosophy. Many of them have specialized and advanced degrees from top schools like Juilliard, Oberlin, Mannes, NYU, Boston University and Berkley School of Music.  

By having a shared core philosophy of “life skills through music” we can help your child learn the Art of Mastery that transfers to school, life and career, even if your child never becomes a professional musician.  

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MASTERY IS A PROCESS

We recommend all children start with at least 6 months of piano/keyboard. Because it is physically easier to produce sound, and is visually logically laid out, it builds a foundation quickly and makes comprehension faster. This makes transferring to ANY other instrument much quicker, enjoyable and understandable.

3 STEPS TO MUSIC LESSONS

Register We'll discuss your child's specific needs to match them with the right teacher

Schedule Trial Lessons The aim is to establish rapport between your child and the teacher. And to make sure your child is enjoying the process and the practice!  

Join for Semester After trials, you keep your time slot for semester - September – June. Note: summer lessons available individually