One, Three, Six 45-Minute Group Piano Classes for Children Ages 4-7 at Melody Academy of Music (Up to 61% Off)

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Piano class will enrich children who have never studied music through activities such as singing, piano playing, and reading music

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for those not currently enrolled in school. May be repurchased every 180 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. For 6 Group Piano Classes: Material required is $45. Also for a 'limited time only' 88-Key Digital Piano rental for $29.99 (plus tax). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $12 for one 45-minute group piano class, materials optional: valid for children 4-7 years old ($28 value)
  • $35 for three 45-minute group piano classes, materials optional: valid for children 4-7 years old ($84 value)
  • $65 for six 45-minute group piano classes: valid for children 4-7 years old material required ($168 value)

Inside a Piano: How Vibrations Create Wagner

Though its notes may last for only half a second, the piano’s design is more than 300 years old. Check out Groupon’s guide to the instrument’s inner workings to learn about the parts you’ll be controlling.

Even beyond the black and white of its keys, the piano is filled with contradictions. Its name derives from pianoforte, a hybrid of Italian words meaning “soft” and “loud.” Despite the more than 200 strings that produce its sound, symphony orchestras classify the piano as a percussion instrument. Outside, it is large and elegant, its sound swelling through the concert hall. Inside, it is delicate and complicated—the result of almost 9,000 moving parts working in tandem to amplify an almost silent vibration.

When the player presses a piano key, it triggers a tiny wooden hammer covered in felt to spring up and hit a set of tensioned strings made of hard steel wire. These strings then vibrate at a certain frequency, which causes a large, flat wooden board within the piano casing to vibrate at the same frequency, converting the mechanical energy into a full, discernible sound. If the player releases the key, a felt block called a damper presses against the string to absorb the vibration and silence the note before it wakes the audience asleep in the balcony. Each string must be finely tightened to assume the correct frequency, which creates a lot of tension: in modern pianos, the total strings sustain an average of 20 tons of pressure, which requires a massive iron plate bolted to a heavy wooden frame to support.

Despite the simple concept, a piano’s mechanism presents several complicated problems. For instance, the hammer must not only retreat from the string immediately, so as not to dampen the vibration, but also refrain from bouncing back and hitting it again. The solutions to the various technical issues came all at once—the result of the ingenuity of Bartolomeo Cristofori, an instrument maker appointed to the Grand Prince of Tuscany’s court in 1688. No later than 1700, Cristofori arrived at his concept for an instrument dubbed “arpi cimbalo del piano e’ forte.” Cristofori’s design was so innovative and complex that subsequent inventors failed to find any easier alternative, and eventually the prototype pianoforte became the world standard.

Customer Reviews

It's cool that Miss Elaine encourages the parents to participate. The class is well structured, which I like. My daughter says that she likes this class better than previous from another place because there are fun activities included.
Therie A. · August 15, 2016
Excellent music program for children! My daughter and son really enjoy learning music here! Their curriculum is fun and engaging. The teachers are very professional and patient! Highly recommended!
Pin-Pin H. · April 22, 2016
I registered my 4 year-old daughter to Six group piano classes ( 45-minute per lesson ) a $65. Talented instructor teaches kids how to read music notes and count beats in easy and fun way. My daughter continued her piano lessons here after 6 group classes. What a great start for my kids music journey! Highly Remommend!
King J. · April 22, 2016
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    Melody Academy of Music

    1299 Water Lily Way

    San Jose, CA 95129

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    Melody Academy of Music

    1972 Driscoll Road

    Fremont, CA 94539

    +15106563489

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    Melody Academy of Music

    4000 Middlefield Road (inside Cubberley Community Center) Room K-6 & V

    Palo Alto, CA 94306

    +14088611298

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