Piano Course

Piano Courses

Program

Piano classes. First of all, the discovery of the instrument and its multiple possibilities of sound and musical expression, through repertoire and improvisation. Then comes the development of the student's musicality and the acquisition of the instrumental basics, which will be, in a later phase, deepened to finally develop the student's autonomy and personality.

Objectives and skills

  • Adaptation of the body to the instrument - development of a natural piano posture
  • Coordination of gestures, position and independence of the hands.
  • Listening development - learning to listen to one's own game and that of others
  • Development of the sense of rhythm - simple rhythm on a pulse at the beginning, towards a refinement of precision
  • Musical phrasing and breathing
  • Playing in public
  • Musical expression, improvisation
  • Sight reading (music theory)

Concerning this last point, it is important to specify that in Apolline's case, music theory is integrated into the instrument course, sparingly and in a manner consistent with the subject studied by the child. Thus, theory sticks to practice and becomes digestible and interesting. To learn more about this subject, see our article on music theory lessons.

Learning music with Apolline

How do you get out of the usually rigid framework of the early years of musical learning found in most schools in Switzerland? 

Based in Lausanne, Apolline has a different philosophy. Rather than offering children and teenagers the opportunity to learn in individual lessons, the emphasis is on small group lessons - of 2 or even 3 students, depending on the instrument. This group work will encourage listening, playing with others, improvisation, as well as a sense of musical sharing. The students will progress technically, while having the pleasure of playing music. The extra motivation generated by learning and progressing together is an important driving force.

The groups are always formed according to the age and level of competence of the students, in order to allow a coherent exchange and dynamic progression. For more information, see our article on private VS semi-private music lessons.

Apolline offers its students the possibility of integrating a music band workshop, in addition to the basic instrument course, to allow them to play with other musicians of their own age. Accompanied by a teacher, they will learn to play in a group, through covers or their own compositions.

Prices

Lesson Length Monthly price*
Semi-Private - 2 students 40 minutes 125.00 CHF from september to june
Private 30 minutes 189.00 CHF from september to june
Private 40 minutes 199.00 CHF from september to june
Private 50 minutes 219.00 CHF from september to june

* Valid for annual registration from September to June. 10 monthly payments to be paid according to the modalities of your choice (see our settlement). Registration during the year possible.

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