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Music Program Highlights
  • Small-Group/Individual Learning: Our classes provide students with opportunities for flexible and differentiated learning. With small class sizes, students have more chances to participate and get individualized support.

  • Expertise: All of our music staff are professionals with extensive backgrounds and training in their respective fields. 

  • Affirming and Creative Atmosphere: Our music program offers students ample opportunities to grow their creative skills practically and theoretically in fun and engaging lessons.

  • Parent-Teacher Communication: Our teachers build and foster relationships with parents to keep them engaged with students' learning, as well as to share expectations, successes and struggles.

  • Student Success: Many of the students enrolled in our music program have gone on to be admitted into schools such as The Julliard School Prep College, Manhattan School of Music Prep College, and Mannes School of Music Prep College.

Music Registration

Spots are available for piano and vocal lessons with all of our teachers! Email us today to inquire.

Instructor(s)
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Mr Qi

Piano Instructor

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Dr Amalia

Piano Instructor

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Miss Paula

Drama Instructor

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Miss Li

Vocal Instructor

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Drama, Music & Movement

Using popular children’s movies and contemporary Broadway musicals, this class provides students with an introduction to 

drama, music and movement.

IN-PERSON

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Vocal Class

This class helps students to find their own voice and develop their singing skills and performing skills.

ONLINE

IN-PERSON

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Beginner Piano

This program is designed for beginner piano players with little to no experience. Students will learn notes, how to read music, scales and how to play simple pieces.

IN-PERSON

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Advanced Piano

This piano program caters to more advanced piano players who are preparing for competitions or pre-college applications.

IN-PERSON

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Overview

This class will introduce students to a wide range of Broadway shows and musicals, through song and dance musical numbers, movement exploration, improvisation exercises, and theatre games. Students will also be exposed to a wide range of musical instruments to develop a basic foundation in music, dynamics and rhythm, including xylophone, claves, bells, maracas and drums.

Objectives
  • Develop verbal and non-verbal communication skills, critical thinking skills and creativity

  • Explore relationship between drama, music and movement through a variety of Broadway shows

  • Develop basic drama skills such as improvisation, characterisation, puppetry, mask-making, performance

  • Develop basic music foundation in dynamics, articulation, rhythm reading, solfege

Class Schedule
  • In-Person: Tuesdays, 3;30pm - 4;30pm

  • In-Person: Thursdays, 4;30pm - 5;30pm

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Overview

In this course designed for older children, students will get to explore Drama, Music and Movement through fun and engaging themes such as space, magic and the circus! Students will get to learn script writing, monologue and scene performance, improvisation, dance choreography and more. Students will also get the chance to learn more challenging rhythm patterns and songs to play on the xylophone. This class is recommended for children ages 6 and up, reading and writing skills required.

Objectives
  • Develop verbal and non-verbal communication skills, critical thinking skills and creativity

  • Explore relationship between drama, music and movement through a variety of Broadway shows

  • Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

  • Create roles, imagined worlds, and improvised stories in a drama

  • Imagine and articulate ideas for costumes, props and sets for the environment and characters in a drama

  • Collaborate to determine how characters might move and speak to support the story and given circumstances in drama

  • Apply the elements of dramatic structure to a story and create a drama

Class Schedule
  • In-Person: Thursdays, 3;30pm - 4;30pm

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Overview

Just like you, we want to see our students have fun, enjoy music, and grow into capable, successful adults. That’s what we’ve designed for our Vocal and Performance Class. Our teacher will help our students to find their own voice and develop their singing skills and performing skills. That’s real growth and real learning.

Objectives
  • Learn vocal warm-ups and techniques (lip trills, creating 'wow' sounds, dog breathing, 'en' sleeping sounds)

  • Performance practice (paper face/creating the story)

  • Sing and perform a song of student's choice

Class Schedule
  • In-Person: Saturdays, 9:30am - 5:30pm (30/40/60 minute sessions)

  • Online: Fridays, 7:00pm - 7:30pm 

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Overview

This program is designed for beginner piano players with little to no experience. Students will learn notes, how to read music, scales and how to play simple pieces.

Dr Amalia fulfils Levels 1-2 of our Music Learning Roadmap. Click here to view.

About Dr Amalia 

A native of Brooklyn, NY, pianist Amalia Rinehart earned her Bachelor’s degree in music, summa cum laude, from Columbia University. She is currently a scholarship student of Gilbert Kalish in the graduate music program of Stony Brook University. In recent summers, she has participated in various music festivals such as Kneisel Hall (ME), Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute (WA), Colorado College Summer Music Festival, the Bowdoin International Music Festival (ME) as a Kaplan Fellow, and the Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, through which she was featured on WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase.

 

Ms. Rinehart also has extensive experience teaching piano to students of all ages and levels of proficiency. Over the past 7 years, her students have ranged from preschoolers who have not yet learned to read, to seniors in high school and amateur young adults. She has taught her own private students, as well as undergraduates as a Teaching Assistant at Stony Brook University, and has been on the faculty of Chen Dance Center in Manhattan as piano instructor for the past three years. She believes that with patience, support and individually-catered guidance, any student can become fluent in music theory and express themselves openly through music.

Class Schedule
  • In-Person: Saturdays, 10:00am - 6:00pm (30/60 minute 1-on=1 sessions)

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Overview

This piano program caters to more advanced piano players who are preparing for competitions or pre-college applications. The class is individualized to meet each student's study program and progress plan after evaluating the student's performing skill level and learning capacity.

Mr Qi fulfils Levels 3-5 of our Music Learning Roadmap. Click here to view.

About Mr Qi

He studied piano at the age of three, entered the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Primary School at the age of 10, and matriculated at the Juilliard School with a full scholarship at the age of 15. He entered the Juilliard School with a full scholarship at the age of 18, and later entered Yale University for further studies and obtained his master's degree.

In the year 2020-2021, under the supervision of Mr Qi:

2 students have been admitted to The Juilliard School Prep College 

9 students have been admitted to Manhattan School of Music Prep College 

8 students have been admitted to Mannes School of Music Prep College

Class Schedule
  • In-Person: Sundays, 10:00am - 6:00pm (30/60 minute 1-on=1 sessions)