Piano Program

Youth Piano Program

Entry Level Piano to Advanced Piano Placement. Beginning Students will be assigned to an Entry Level Piano class based on their age group. 

Entry Level Piano Course (Younger students): Ages 8 to 11

Start their instruction with one weekly, one-hour group lesson. Toward the end of November, children have begun reading music on the Grand Staff. From that point until the end of the academic year in May, the beginning students will have 24 weekly one-hour group lesson. Students may schedule private lessons with the program or outside the program. Private lessons are not included in the annual tuition. Students will stay at the entry level until they pass the assessment for the next level. Students will prepare a recital piece to perform at the end of the year.

 

Learning Together (Parent Piano Enrollment):        **NEW**

We are testing a Pilot-Program that will enable parents to register for the Entry Level Piano Program. Parent students ("lead-learner") are welcome to register for the Entry Level Piano class if your students also registered for the Entry Level Piano course. The guidelines for this Pilot-Program:

  • Parents can register along with their student aged 8-11

  • Beginning level class only (this concept is on trial)

  • Parent is required to complete the homework and be able to pass the same skills as child

  • Parent would be a "lead-learner" and act as a TA in the class. 

  • Parents would sign a Pilot-Program Agreement form and commit to abiding by the class etiquette guidelines

  • Parent cost is the same as the student's

  • Only 6 spaces available 

Entry Level Piano Course (Older students): Ages 12 to 17

Course includes weekly one-hour group instruction. Toward the end of November, children have begun reading music on the Grand Staff. From that point until the end of the academic year in May, the beginning students will have 24 weekly one-hour group lesson. Students may schedule private lessons with the program or outside the program. Private lessons are not included in the annual tuition. Students will prepare a recital piece to perform at the end of the year.

Elementary Level Piano Course (2-4 years experience) (piano assessment required for placement)

Students are classified as those in the second through fourth years of study. They receive 24 weekly one-hour group lesson. The students receive weekly assignment sheets, detailing what they need to achieve, and what goals they need to maintain. Students will prepare a recital piece to perform at the end of the year.

Intermediate Level Piano Course (5-7 years experience) (piano assessment required for placement)

Students are classified as those in the fifth through seventh years of study. They receive 24 weekly one-hour group lesson. The students receive weekly assignment sheets, detailing what they need to achieve, and what goals they need to maintain. Students will prepare a recital piece to perform at the end of the year.

Advanced High School Piano Students:

  • Advanced students would have one-on-one lessons with an instructor.

  • Students meet Sept/Oct/Nov/Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr  - once a week up to 4 times a month. 5

  • Cost is $110 per month

  • Students can sign up for additional lessons on off months (May/June/July/Aug/Dec) 

  • Piano assessment required for placement

Performance and Recitals

We have many different types of performance opportunities for our students. These include informal performances, in group classes, and playing in front of their peers; we want students to feel comfortable performing in front of peers first. This supportive environment helps them feel confident in formal piano recitals that take place in the several different performance venues at the Collinsworth School of Music.

                                                                                                                                                           ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Piano Program Director Jennifer Cruz, CBU Faculty

Solo and collaborative pianist Jennifer Cruz is an Assistant Professor in Piano for the Collinsworth School of Music at the California Baptist University where she oversees both the Keyboard and Collaborative piano departments.

Jennifer was recognized for her overall faculty performance and excellence in teaching and was awarded in 2017 with the highest rating (Superior) ever given by the Dean of the School of Music, followed by another top rating (Commendable) in 2018. She regularly teaches applied lessons, group piano classes, graduate music literature, and a variety of courses specializing in keyboard collaborative arts.

 

IEMA is excited to partner with her in this inaugural year of CBU’s Young Musicians Piano Program.

2019 - 2020 Music Season

 

Fall Semester Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday Classes

Spring Semester Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday Classes

 

ADDRESS

 

P.O. Box 56443 Riverside, CA 92517

(951) 901-6176 (Office voicemail)

iemusicalarts@gmail.com

CLASS LOCATIONS

 

Magnolia Church

8351 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504

California Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504

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