Grades 1-5

Piano Lessons Designed for Children 6 to 11 Years Old

An Entertaining Approach to Learning Music
for the Older Beginner!

Piano Lessons for 1st and 2nd Graders

Piano Lessons Designed for Children 6 to 8 Years old

The Roofuss Reports program explore music fundamentals in an entertaining way.

Roofuss Reports introduces a boy named Roofuss. He is a heroic Piano Play character that is the center of this unique year and a half program. Students will learn how to expressively sing songs, play and read music at an appropriate pace for older students. Each week students will work on rhythmic notation, ear training and music theory. This upbeat class is exciting and guaranteed to keep your school-age child wanting more.

There are three method books, three activity books and three audio song CD’s in the Roofuss Reports series. We require a 4 to 5 octave touch sensitive keyboard or piano for home use for all students in this course. All classes meet for 60-minutes on a weekly basis with a parent or guardian and are limited to eight students per class. A group recital is held after the completion of each book.

Piano Playing Lessons:

  • Each book takes 20 weeks / 5 months to complete.
  • All classes have no more than 8 students per class.
  • Classes meet for 60 minutes.
  • A Group Recital is held after the completion of each book.

Our uniquely designed Layered Learning Environment (LLE)® process helps Roofuss Reports students to:

  • Exercise abstract thinking
  • Self monitor
  • Cooperate in groups
  • Expand imaginative play
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Roofuss Reports Book 1 Piano Classes

Designed to stimulate the interest of school-age children in the piano. Students will meet Roofuss and learn keyboard basics through his songs. Students will be able to read in treble and bass clefs and learn to play with two hands by the end of the semester. Ear training, rhythmic notation and music theory are taught each week in exciting and innovative ways.

Music goals for book 1:

  • Introduction of finger exercises using do, re, mi, fa, and sol with both hand
  • Introduction of reading notes do, re, mi, fa, and sol in treble and bass clefs
  • Simple rhythm notation
  • Introduction to basic music theory and terms
  • Introduction to music articulation and dynamics
  • Ear training and expressive singing based on do, re, mi, fa, and sol
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“The lessons are fun and they introduce the notes and musical elements as characters and really get the kids engaged.”

Roofuss Reports 2 & 3 Piano Classes (*Prerequisite Book 1)

Roofuss takes students on more exciting adventures while being challenged with more difficult rhythmic patterns, harmonization, keyboard playing, keyboard ensemble playing and ear training. Roofuss Reports 2 reinforces fundamental skills and introduces minor mode, accidentals and playing in “Do” positions. Roofuss Reports 3 develops song analysis, transposition, advanced chord playing and playing songs in Do, Sol and Fa positions.

Music goals for RR book 2:

  • More advanced note reading and playing in treble and bass clefs
  • Music notation in treble and bass clefs
  • Music analysis
  • Chordal playing
  • Introduction to song transposition
  • Recognition of singing patterns using do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, and ti
  • More advanced music and rhythm terms
  • Recognition of two phrases by ear using do, re, mi, fa, and sol
  • More challenging ear training, music theory, and rhythm patterns

Music goals for RR book 3:

  • More advanced note reading and playing in Major and minor keys
  • Music notation in treble and bass clefs
  • Music analysis
  • Chordal playing
  • Singing two and four measure patterns by ear using do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, and ti
  • More advanced music and rhythm terms
  • Expressive singing using do, re, mi, fa, and sol
  • More advanced music theory and rhythm patterns

The successful completion of book 3 will enable students to continue to private lessons playing at a comparative Certificate of Merit piano level of 1 or higher.

Contact us to learn more about Piano Lessons in Sherman Oaks and Pasadena and about our unique piano playing and teaching method at Piano Play Music Systems!

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Roofuss Reports piano classes in Sherman Oaks and Pasadena.

Piano Lessons for 4th – 5th Graders

Piano Lessons Designed for Children 9 to 11 years old

The Music Seekers program keeps the interest of the older child by teaching them specific skills in a fun way!

The Music Seekers series consists of two method books, two activity books and two audio song CD’s. Each book takes 20 weeks to complete. This fast and fun ensemble class was created with a private lesson approach to teaching older students who have never had a piano lesson. Students attend once a week for 60-minutes without parents to learn to read and play songs using both hands in three Major keys. In addition, students will have ear training and sight singing exercises, finger technique, and music theory.

There are two method books, two activity books and two audio song CD’s in the Music Seekers series. We require a 4 to 5 octave touch sensitive keyboard or piano for home use for all students in this course. A group recital is held after the completion of each book.

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Music Seeker’s piano classes in Sherman Oaks and Pasadena.

Music Seekers Book 1 and 2 Piano Classes

Music goals for MS book 1:

  • Introduction to ensemble playing
  • Present two Major keys in both treble and bass clef
  • Introduction to music analysis and music theory
  • Expressive singing using do, re, mi, fa, and sol
  • Introduction to music notation and analysis
  • Ear training using do, re, mi, fa, and sol

Music goals for MS book 2:

  • More advanced keyboard skills in Major and minor keys
  • Advanced note reading and rhythm understanding
  • Advanced chordal playing and music theory
  • Singing two and four measure patterns by ear using do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, and ti
  • More advanced music and rhythm terms
  • Expressive singing using do, re, mi, fa, and sol
  • More advanced music theory and rhythm patterns

At the completion of this book students are encouraged to continue to private lessons playing at a comparative Certificate of Merit piano level two. Students are assigned theory homework each week and technique exercises.