We begin with children as young as 3 and 4 years old, grounding them in the basics of keyboard skills, music theory, harmony, solfége, rhythm and reading music. The instruments range from piano/keyboard to guitar, ukulele, strumstick, dulcimer, recorder and basic percussion.
The school is owned and operated by Andrew Ingkavet, who has created a unique way of teaching young pre-literate students called the Musicolor Method® . He is now training music teachers all over the world in a comprehensive training program.
Studying music is a commitment of both students and parents. Unlike other activities at this young age, music requires daily practice and listening away from the teacher. It requires lots of parental involvement. And, given the expense of lessons and instruments, wouldn’t you want to ensure your child’s greatest success? Here’s some things that will make the entire process go smoothly.
Andrew Ingkavet Owner/Teacher Park Slope Music Lessons Founder/Creator of the Musicolor Method®
The “system” – colour coded music sheets, and how easy it makes it to learn music. I also love the fact that it starts off with songs that children can easily sing along with. Finally I love the fact that it adapts teaching to the student and is playful about it. - Parent to a 5 year old piano student
Children have a natural curiousity, wonderment and openness that allows for experimenting, discovery and play. Through music, and the strategies, processes and methods learned and discovered, children are naturally stimulated to carry over these gains to other fields of endeavor outside and inside of music.
Teaching children usually doesn’t require fixing bad habits or out-moded thinking. Yet, it does requires patience, bite-sized lessons and plenty of encouragement and positive feedback. Lessons are like games with stars earned and high fives for effort.
Children naturally respond to the sound of music in voice or instruments or recordings from in the womb.
From 0 to 4 years old, it consists mainly of play, discovery and exploration with instruments like a xylophone. From ages 4 and up, more formal music lessons can take place as their fingers are large enough and strong enough to push down the keys of a piano.
We work with children usually from around the age of 4 through teenagers.
If your child can sing the ABC song, and order the letters properly, then we can do some great things.
Before this age, we would recommend a clap-along sing-along type program to expose children to music.
A portion of proceeds is donated is annually to local PTAs and the Brooklyn Public Library
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