Music Lessons On These Instruments In Your Home
Piano: At OPMI we believe the piano is one of the best instruments for any student to start their music journey. Children can begin their music lesson on the piano as early as 4 years of age. Also, studies have shown that children who learn to play the piano or keyboard are more likely to excel in the scholastic pursuits.
Our piano lessons are tailored to your needs whether you are a beginning student or already playing the piano and want to take your piano or keyboard playing to the next level. Our staff of professional music teachers is well qualified and experienced in working with students of any age.
To make playing the piano pleasant and fun for our students, our teaching staff allows our students to play piano music they like in addition to the traditional repertoire. Our piano lessons are scheduled for 1 hour sessions and our lesson plan includes proper technique, sight reading, scales and note reading, with lots of fun and beneficial games and activities incorporated into the lesson.
Guitar: The guitar is one of the most popular string instruments to date with origins that date back over 4000 years. One of the reasons it is so popular is it's portability. The guitar is also a very inexpensive to own and maintain. OPMI offers lessons on acoustic, electric, and bass guitar. Lessons incorporate proper note fingering, handling, maintenance, (stringing and tuning), music theory, and sight reading. Children can begin guitar lessons as young as the age of 5 years old. Many stores such as Super Wal-Mart and Target provide smaller versions of acoustic guitars at a very affordable cost for children of this age. Sam Ash is another great store to shop around and purchase a guitar that suites your needs.
Voice: The human voice is a fascinating instrument to learn as it is one that we cannot see, only feel. Learning to sing should be approached with caution and careful consideration of each individual singer. All of our voice instructors have had many years of singing experience and mastery of vocal technique that suits singers of all ages. Voice lessons incorporate vocal technique, proper breath support, sight reading, proper vocal care and maintenance, and a well rounded approach to music theory. OPMI voice instructors are skilled in Classical, Opera, Musical Theater, and Pop styles of singing.
Brass: Brass instruments consist of the Trumpet, Tuba, Trombone, and French Horn. Due to there complexity, we recommend children wait until they are at least 12 years of age to begin. Exceptions of course can be made so please do not hesitate to contact us to determine whether your child is of a proper age and ability to excel on one of these instruments. Lessons incorporate proper handling, tongue and lip placement, technique, sight reading, maintenance and cleaning, ear training, and a well rounded approach to music theory.
Woodwinds: The Woodwind family includes the Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone, and Bassoon. Due to their complexity, we recommend children wait until they are at least 10 years of age before beginning woodwind lessons. Exceptions of course can be made so please do not hesitate to contact us to determine whether your child is of an age and ability to excel on one of the woodwinds. Lessons incorporate proper handling, fingering, breath support, sight reading, care and maintenance, technique; eat training, and a well rounded approach to music theory.
Drums: Learning to play the drums is an exciting and enriching activity. It has now been proven that drumming can actually improve children’s IQ scores. Being able to read musical notation and understand how rhythm coincides within a song uses a very complex thinking process~ a process that children as young as the age of 6 can develop! OPMI’s percussion instructors will incorporate several different rhythm styles and techniques into the lesson. Lessons will also include proper care and maintenance, sight reading, ear training, rhythmic notation and music theory.
As we only offer private music lessons in your home, you must have an instrument available at your home to practice with before beginning lessons.
Please call (407) 963-5529 or fill out our contact form on the Contact Us page for more information or to answer any questions you may have.
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