School of Voice & Music
Cindy St. Cyr
713-464-SING (7464)
Houston, Texas
Beginner Piano Lessons for ALL AGES
Cindy teaches both
Traditional Piano Lessons &
Recreational Music Making Piano Lessons
4-6 Year Olds
7-11 Year Olds
Young Adults -
12+ Years Old
Adults-Older Adults
Accelerated Piano Adventures® for the Older Beginner
(Young Adults 12+ Years Old)
Features the proven, pedagogical approach set forth in the basic piano
method and continues the tradition of learning music through discovery,
creativity, and adventure.
Book 1 of the accelerated series combines the Primer Level and Level One
of the basic Piano Adventures® method. Designed especially for the older
beginner, Book 1 covers the following concepts: fundamental rhythms
(including eighth notes), all the notes of the grand staff, C position, G
position, and the intervals of a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and octave. The five-
finger approach is presented in a fresh, musically appealing way.
Book 2 combines Levels 2A and 2B of the Piano Adventures Series.  
Concepts include: major and minor pentascales; transposition; intervals
through the 6th; C, G, and F major scales with their primary chords; the
dotted-quarter note; and connected pedaling.

Adult Piano Adventures®
A comprehensive course in reading, playing, and listening to music. With its
logical and effective approach to note-reading, Book One gives you the basic
skills to play hundreds of melodies by the completion of the book.
The enjoyment of familiar songs is a hallmark of Piano Adventures®. You will
find world-famous classic and popular melodies, as well as folk songs from
around the world, jazz and blues favorites, and beloved spirituals. You will
learn to play chords and gain an understanding of basic harmony while
developing reading skills.
This series includes lessons, technique, and theory together in each volume
for ease of use. Each unit includes a 3-Minute Technique page to develop
finger dexterity and a Music Theory page to develop understanding of
rhythm and harmony.
My First Piano Adventure®
Captures the child's playful spirit. Fun-filled songs, rhythm games and
technique activities develop beginning keyboard skills.
The three levels, A, B, and C, each have a Lesson Book and a Writing
Book. The level A and B Lesson Books include CDs for listening and play-
along as well. Book C of this young beginner course leads into Level 1 of
basic Piano Adventures®.
My First Piano Adventure® Level A introduces the keyboard, note values,
and pre-reading. Level B introduces the grand staff and steps on the
staff. Level C introduces skips on the staff.
Music for Little Mozarts was written by Christine H. Barden, Gayle
Kowalchyk, and E. L. Lancaster to encourage a love for music in young children,
ages 4-6, and to help them begin learning to play piano. The MLM program helps
to develop singing and listening skills while imparting an appreciation for many
musical styles!  MLM adventures and lessons are exciting and imaginative, both at
school and at home. Your eager, inquisitive students will discover music and find
out how much fun it is to play!
5-6 Year Olds
Piano Adventures®
(7-11 Year Olds)
Combines the strengths of intervallic reading, multi-key, and Middle C
approaches and offers a wide variety of sounds and styles. The books will
entertain and delight students with beautiful color illustrations and a
carefully conceived layout.
Has set a new standard for quality educational publications. This innovative
and exciting method series continues to enjoy an unprecedented response
from teachers and students around the world.
Piano Adventures® offers 8 levels of piano lessons.  Each level includes
Theory, Performance, Technique & Artistry, Popular Repertoire, and
Christmas Books correlated with the Lesson Book.
The Primer Level introduces the keyboard, note values, and the grand
staff. Students play in Middle C Position and C Position through recognition
of steps and skips, and learn letter names independent of finger number.
Musicianship is built through the use of dynamics and coloristic
experimentation with the pedal.
Level 1 introduces all the notes of the grand staff, elementary chord
playing, and the concept of tonic and dominant notes. Students play in varied
positions, reinforcing reading skills and recognizing intervals through the 5th.
Musicianship is built with the introduction of legato and staccato touches.
Level 2A introduces eighth notes and includes C, G, D and A major and
minor 5- finger positions. Transposition and functional harmony skills are
presented in highly musical settings.
Level 2B presents cross-hand arpeggios and the full major scales in the
keys of C, G, and F. Use of connected pedal and a variety of repertoire
keep the students musically engaged as they explore I, IV, V7 chords.
Level 3A introduces 3/8 and 6/8 time signatures and the triplet. Students
learn the chromatic scale, the 7th, one-octave arpeggios, and explore the
key of D major through motivating and exciting pieces.
Level 3B offers appealing repertoire for a smooth transition to the
intermediate level. Introduces the octave, the one-octave minor scale,
motive and sequence, all 12 major and minor triads, triad inversions,
syncopation, and an introduction to sixteenth notes.
Level 4 stresses chord inversions, sixteenth notes, and minor keys.
Attention to graceful touch and dynamics continues to focus the student
pianist on musical expression.
Level 5 continues to build musicianship with the circle of 5ths, cadences,
flat key signatures, and the three forms of the minor scale. The use of
octaves, arpeggios, and dynamic playing across the range of the keyboard
develops pianistic skill for the intermediate student.
Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course,
Course combines lesson pages that teach the concepts and fundamentals of
Music, Theory, and Technique. Now, for the first time within one book, an
adult beginner can learn all that is needed to perform successfully.
Lesson pages are designed to provide a basic course of instruction that
contains all the concepts and fundamentals needed to perform
Theory pages give beginners an added understanding of music not possible
in any other way. Every concept and principle introduced in the Lesson
pages is reinforced. Additional drills in note recognition make this a
valuable aid in developing reading skills. Important tips are presented that
make learning chord progressions easier.
Technic pages offer suggestions for the proper care of your hands. Most
adult beginners feel awkward at the keyboard because of stiffness in
their fingers, hands and wrists. They have trouble with coordination, and
they feel they could play much better if the muscular agility and
flexibility of their hands could somehow be made to keep pace with their
At the completion of this course, the student will have learned to play
some of the most popular songs ever written while gaining a thorough
understanding of the basic concepts of music.
Clavinova Connection
Wellness through Music...the only known side effect is having fun!
A non-traditional approach to learning piano combined with wellness benefits.
Forget tedious lessons, repetitive scales and challenging learning curves.
There is another way!  No musical experience necessary!
The Clavinova Connection is a recreational music & wellness program designed by
Yamaha Corporation of America to create a fun music making experience that
has been scientifically proven to reduce stress on the genomic level.
Each Clavinova Connection Class consist of:
A Mind-Body Wellness Exercise - a warm-up with relaxing music and guided
A Drum Circle - using the Clavinova keyboard simulated drum kit…it's a blast!
Improvisation - designed for you to feel better from the moment you touch the
Musical Insights - a short, enlightened discussion of musical concepts to
empower further learning.
A Song of the Day - using the Clavinova StarLIGHTS "follow the lights"
system you will succeed in playing a new song each week.

No musical experience is necessary & you do not have to own an instrument to

“I always said I wanted to make music like Yanni, but I didn't want to take piano
lessons.”        - Dr. Jackie St. Cyr - Chiropractor, Innate Rhythms Facilitator
See descriptions below for ages:
4-6 Year Olds
7-11 Year Olds
12+ Years & Young Adults
Older Adults
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regarding the
Standards for
Music Eduction.
Student Testimony
Playing the piano really helps me unwind after a long day of essays and end of
course exams.  Even after sitting down 5 minutes just to play a few tunes, I come
back relaxed and refreshed, ready to tackle a new week.           – Marie B., age 14
Studio is located inside of the
Percussion Center
6990 Portwest Drive, #100
Houston, TX 77024
"Way Cool" Keyboarding for Kids (ages (6-11)
"Way Cool" Keyboarding 4 Teens (ages 12-18)
Recreational Music Making Piano Programs are designed to bring about an
experience of making music with others, enjoying the journey, and enhancing
the sense of wellbeing through music making.  It is not about mastering the art
of piano, it is about experiencing the joy of making music.  
You will be playing from the very first lesson.
A Music Making & Wellness Program
Scientifically proven and designed to
reverse stress on the genomic level.
Feeling better from the moment you touch the keys!