[read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] This program allows your family to grow together in music, starting when your child is an infant or toddler. The 55-minute class is based on nursery rhymes and includes lots of singing, movement, counting and taking turns.
This is both a stand-alone program and the first step in the HKSMI’s larger arch of programing of children’s music.
STEP 1 students are on the preferential wait list for our STEP 2 program. [/read]
[read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]This class introduces basic pre-instrument games and musical elements to prepare them for instrumental lessons.
It is expected that students in this program are planning to continue on into the instrumental program. It is suggested that students enter the STEP 1 program before STEP 2. However, 3 year olds may enter STEP 2 upon consultation with the director.
STEP 2 students are on the preferential wait list for our STEP 3 Instrumental program. [/read]
Nurturing, Supportive, and Child-Centered Educational Environment
Motivational and Multiple Learning Styles
Direct learning – Teacher-to-student
Indirect observational learning – student watching other students learn
Two lessons per week
55-min semi-private master class lesson (where you learn to play the violin)
class limit of 2
45-min group class (where you learn ensemble and team skills)
class limit of 15
Parents learn to play the violin as well!
no musical experience needed!
Non-Stressful Performance Opportunities
Progressive Graduation Recitals
No stressful exams or competitions
Children progress at their own pace – no deadlines to learn!
Internationally Acclaimed and Recognized Curriculum
Highly Qualified and Experienced Teachers
[read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] Once a student is deemed ready by the director, they may enter the instrumental program. Beginners are accepted from ages 4 to 7.
Step 3 students are on the preferential list for future added programs such as orchestras, chamber ensembles and other programs or events.
Currently HKSMI is offering violin and viola lessons for beginners. We will add other instruments as we expand in the next few years.
An in-person interview with the director is required for admittance to the instrumental program. [/read]
Further Studies: As students grow and need to be challenged in their musical development there will be supplemental classes in music reading, orchestra, chamber music, improvisation, and folk music available.