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Family Piano Class, Book 1

Beginning Keyboard

For ages 5-1/2 to 12

14 weeks of classes, 1 recital / Parent participates with the child / 60 min class once a week.

Your child will gallop through the early levels of piano study, eager and excited to play piano! We drum, sing, play games and move to the music we are learning on the piano. Parents participate and help their child at home. Parents attend class with their children, participating in activities, learning to read rhythms, and taking notes to ensure a successful start to their child’s playing the keyboard/piano. Children (and parents) will:

  • play and recognize by ear major and minor key songs, play in five different hand positions,
  • read/write rhythms in duple and triple, and
  • begin sight-singing major key patterns on the staff.

Our goal is for the child to succeed and have fun. To facilitate this and to participate in this program, there will first be parent orientation.

PREREQUISITE: 1-2 years of Pre-Piano Classes at the Center OR equivalent. Child has to have some music knowledge before starting this class. Please call Ms. Mary at 513-259-4459 if interested in joining this class.

Class is offered on:

  • Tuesday, 4:30 pm – Ms. Diane
  • Saturday, 11 am – Ms. Diane

 

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Annual registration fee of $25 is assessed to every registration ($12.50 for a sibling). Once you are registered for the class through the online system, any consequent registration will not charge the registration fee. Make sure to complete all information when registering and to write down somewhere safe your login info: email and password.

Age Group: 5.5 - 12 year olds
Class Prerequisite:

1-2 years of Pre-Piano Classes at the Center OR equivalent. Child has to have some music knowledge before starting this class. Please call Ms. Mary at 513-259-4459 if interested in joining this class.

Materials: (none)
Class Length: 60 min.

Family Piano Class - TUESDAY - FALL

Instructor: Mary Rekers – Musik Kids Program Director

Mary Rekers, Program Director

Mary has been teaching children since 1978, first as a classroom teacher, then as a music teacher in both private school settings and in her own music studio.  She is a certified elementary classroom teacher in the state of Ohio, a trained Orff Schulwerk teacher (a music method), and a certified MusikGarten instructor.

In addition to directing and teaching in the Musik Kids program, she is currently teaching for the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music's Preparatory Department and is collaborating with the Suzuki Strings Program at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center, bringing the MusikGarten curriculum to their youngest children and teaching music theory to the older students.

Class Dates: 08/26/2017 - 12/10/2017
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Single Tuition: $330 (Deposit: $330)
Sibling Tuition: $280 (Deposit: $280)

Register for this Class

Family Piano Class - SATURDAY - FALL

Instructor: Mary Rekers – Musik Kids Program Director

Mary Rekers, Program Director

Mary has been teaching children since 1978, first as a classroom teacher, then as a music teacher in both private school settings and in her own music studio.  She is a certified elementary classroom teacher in the state of Ohio, a trained Orff Schulwerk teacher (a music method), and a certified MusikGarten instructor.

In addition to directing and teaching in the Musik Kids program, she is currently teaching for the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music's Preparatory Department and is collaborating with the Suzuki Strings Program at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center, bringing the MusikGarten curriculum to their youngest children and teaching music theory to the older students.

Class Dates: 08/26/2017 - 12/09/2017
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 11 am - 12 pm
Single Tuition: $330 (Deposit: $330)
Sibling Tuition: $280 (Deposit: $280)

Register for this Class

Fall 2017! (it’s getting close!)

Fall is around the corner! Web updates for online registering are in the works. All classes prices are as listed. Registration fee of $25 for 1st child, and $12.50 for second child is added. Family members in excess of first 2 are not charged the registration fee.

Dates of programs:

Musik Kids – new this year – UNLIMITED CLASSES:

  • Fall Music and Movement: 9/5 – 12/12
    • Family Music (Ages 1-4) 35 min, child attends with parent or care giver ($195)
      • Monday 10 am
      • Tuesday 6 pm
      • Thursday 10 am
      • Saturday 10 am
    • Pre-Piano (Ages 4-1/2 – 6) 45 min, child attends alone. Parent comes for share-time at the end of class ($250)
      • Monday 10 am
      • Wednesday 4:15 pm
      • Saturday 10 am
  • Fall Group Piano: 8/26 (Ages 5-1/2 – 12) 60-65 min, 14 classes, 1 recital ($330)
    • New Beginner – Book 1 groups*
      • Tuesday 4:30 pm – Ms. Diane
      • Saturday 11 am – Ms. Diane
        • ** Prerequisites for New Beginner: 1) Pre-Piano classes here or equivalent elsewhere of 1-2 years, 2) Parent orientation and parent attending the class for Book 1 (1-2 years). If you are new to MK program, call Ms. Mary directly at 513-259-4459.
    • Continuing Books 2-5
      • Tuesday 4:30 – Ms. Mary
      • Wednesday 5 pm – Ms. Mary
      • Saturday 11 am – Ms. Mary
      • Saturday 12:15 – Ms. Diane

Art (Studio Art)

  • NEW: Preschool Art: 7 week sessions ($99.40)
    • Friday 10:00-11:00am
      • Fall: 9/22-11/3
      • Winter: 1/12-2/23
      • Spring: 4/6-5/8
  • Fall Quarter Elementary to HS
  • September 11-December 9 (12 weeks, off week 11/20-26)
  • Winter Quarter: January 15- March 24 (10 weeks)
  • Spring Quarter: April 2-May 26th (9 weeks)

Hip-Hop Dance

Musical Theater: Two Semesters, 14 and 17 weeks

  • Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6 pm
  • Fall: 9/6 – 12/13 (off 11/22), Show 12/13 @ 5:30  ($264.60)
  • Winter/Spring:  1/ 10 – 5/16 (off 3/28), Show: 5/16 @ 5:30 ($321.30)

Private Lessons and Suzuki Piano (can be joined at any time):

  • Fall: 8/14 – 11/5  (make-up week: 11/20-22)
  • Winter: 11/6 – 2/18 (make-up week: 2/19-25)
  • Spring: 2/26 – 5/27 (make-up week: 5/28-6/3)

Suzuki Violin, Viola and Cello; Orchestras (15 week terms):

  • Private lessons start: Tuesday, Sept. 5
  • Orchestras start: Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Kick-off: 9/14 (tentative)

NEW: Winter Camp 2018: Jan 2 – 5, 2018 (Tuesday to Friday) 

  • 9 am – 12 pm     Winter Break Musical Theater – Winter Wonderland! ($176)
  • 1 – 3 pm               Winter Break Art Bonanza – It’s the Holidays! ($116)
  • Before and after care available: 8:15 drop-off, 5:30 pick-up ($25 for the week)

NEW: Family Music Time OPEN HOUSE: Jan. 20, 10-10:50 am for ages 1-1/2 to 6 – FREE!

  • 10 am – instrument making
  • 10:15 – Move! Sing! Play!
    • Led by the early childhood music specialists of the Musik Kids program,this fun and interactive music-making time will delight you and your children.

NEW: American Girl Halloween Art Party: Saturday 10/14, 5-8 pm