The non-accelerated class is for the young beginner ages 4-6. Students work from a lesson and writing book, and along with learning to play the piano, complete writing and ear training exercises. The class also incorporates a CD accompaniment, which students enjoy, and can sing and play along with as they listen. Reading skills are not imperative as concepts are presented visually using color-coding and symbols. The class consists of eleven thirty-minute sessions in the fall and thirteen thirty-minute sessions in the spring.
The accelerated class is for the older beginner ages 6-8 with more developed motor skills such as hand-eye coordination. The ability to read at a first or second grade level and understand simple instructions in the method book is necessary. Students also work from a lesson and theory book as well as complete written and ear training exercises. More concepts are presented each week than in the non-accelerated class. The class consists of eleven thirty-minute sessions in the fall and thirteen thirty-minute sessions in the spring.