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 We enhance love of music from early age, and give our students the highest quality music education, making them successful throughout their life!

OUR INNOVATIVE & UNIQUE PIANO TEACHING METHOD developed by the founder of the school, Tamara Kurdadze, is based on specially written classical pieces and proper exercises in such a structure, and sequence of difficulty development, which enables children to start formal training, acquiring sight reading and piano playing, at a very early age. The method blended with unique setting of our small group classes gives very young, as well as our older students, ability of remarkable advance in sight reading and piano playing, subsequently mastering both. Hence the name of the school!
Our curriculums are age appropriate, highly educational, and very enjoyable, tailored for beginners through up to college level, and beyond.     

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The Benefits of Piano Lessons for Children:

1. Piano lessons improve reasoning in preschool children, as well as grades and test scores later on, especially helping to boost their math achievements:
In a study conducted by Dr. Frances Rauscher (a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh) and Gordon Shaw (a physicist at of the University of California at Irvine) tested preschoolers who received piano instruction. They found that:
• “After receiving keyboard lessons, preschool children in Los Angeles performed 34 percent higher on tests for spatial-temporal reasoning than children who were either trained on computers or received no special training.”
• "At the Wales and Magee elementary schools in Wisconsin, kindergarten students, after a minimal amount of keyboard lessons, scored 36 percent higher on spatial-temporal reasoning tests than students who received no instruction."
“Spatial-temporal” is basically proportional reasoning — ratios, fractions, proportions and thinking in space and time. This concept has long been considered a major obstacle in the teaching of elementary math and science.
2. Playing the piano raises  child’s self esteem:
Learning to play the piano is hard work and takes dedication. Not only does each song mastered increase a child's self-esteem, but also performing their newly learned talents in front of the audience at piano recitals can boost their self esteem as much as winning a game in a sports competition.
Lessons also help kids to learn how to keep a positive outlook when facing difficult tasks. The understanding that mastering a new skill is a process that requires patience helps children to approach tasks with confidence, and not become discouraged or frustrated.
A McGill University study (Costa-Giomi, 1999) found that children who had taken three years of piano instruction had significantly higher self-esteem than children who were not enrolled in piano lessons. These results were not related to family income, sex, family structure, or parental employment.
3. Piano learning increases coordination and helps children to concentrate:
Increased eye-hand coordination is almost a given for children that learn to play the piano, but there is more than that. Kids who play the piano have improved fine motor skills and, unlike other instruments, the piano requires both hands to work independently of each other, one moving fast while the other may be moving at a slower rate. All of these things help to increase a child's overall dexterity and complex thought processes.
Reading a piece of music takes a great deal of focus, causing a child to interpret a note and a rhythm, translate it into hand movements on the keyboard and then immediately go on to the next one. Reading and playing music allows them to think both critically and creatively, which is a skill that will assist them in anything they choose to undertake in the future.

Useful links:

*Is Music the Key to Success? (The New York Times)

*Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits - (The New York Times)

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