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

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, and gradually progressing to more complex compositions of various classical composers.
Our curriculums are age appropriate, highly educational, and very enjoyable, offered in a noncompetitive environment. The Piano Method can suit every child's ability and different goals, and is tailored for beginners through up to college level, and beyond.      

*Now Registering for 2015-2016 Year Semesters!

Infants & Ones ProgramLittle Pianist (2 & 3 yrs) Program

Pianist Program
Tamara Kurdadze - Carnegie Hall

 Parent Story:
"When my daughter turned 10 months I started to look for music classes and activities in New York City that would be appropriate for her young age. And I was very lucky because I found a perfect place – Piano Masters! 
She started taking classes at Piano Masters at the age of 10 months, and as an almost 4 years old girl now can easily name notes and knows their values. She plays simple songs on the piano and recognizes probably more instruments than most adults (lol). When my second daughter was born I knew that she will follow her older sister’s steps and become a student of Piano Masters as well.
So I love it, my daughters love it and I’m sure that everyone who brings their children to this school and sees wonderful results that exposure to music brings, will love it too…" --- MR

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 not an easy task. Each mastered piece along with its performance in front of the audience at piano recitals can boost children's self esteem. Experiencing that mastering a new skill is a process that requires patience helps children to approach tasks with increased confidence.
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:
Piano practicing increases eye-hand coordination. The piano requires both hands to work independently, one moving slow while the other may be moving at a faster rate. 
Reading a piece of music is a chalanging task, causing a child to interpret a note and a rhythm, and translate it into hand movements on the keyboard. All of these things require a complex thought, great deal of focus and concentration.

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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