For $49, this side deal gets young musicians a private orientation and a full month of once-a-week lessons (a $155 value) at Peery Piano Academy in Mountain View. Peery Piano Academy's accessible, award-winning system has helped develop piano pros at the San Francisco Conservatory.
Before each student starts siphoning out his or her inner sonatas, he or she will fill out an application and learn about the course curriculum and academy policies during a private orientation (a $25 value) with the student’s parents and Director Thomas Skousen. Each student is then integrated into the creative-instruction procedure, which weaves four students at a time through stations of one-on-one instruction and computer exercises, building technique training, sight reading, and music-theory knowledge in addition to mastering songs (a $130 per month value). The result is a rigorous yet fun and rewarding class that fosters community, which each budding contrapuntist celebrates at the month's end with in-class performances and ceremonial wig powderings.
If you wish to continue past your month of lessons, you will have to pay Peery's $99 materials fee in addition to normal monthly tuition.
Peery Piano Academy was featured in the Mountain View Voice, and past and current clients rave about the instruction at Peery Piano Academy in online testimonials:
- To make piano accessible to all types of kids interested in learning the instrument, Skousen worked to develop a group-lesson format where several students were taught at once. The current curriculum is a rigorous combination of technique training, theory, sight-reading and song mastery. – Kelsey Mesher, Mountain View Voice
- I have been very happy with the training my children are receiving at the Peery Piano Academy. They are receiving a strong, proper foundation in both piano and general music principles. – Sarah, Online Testimonial, Student's Mother
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