|School of Voice & Music
Cindy St. Cyr
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|5-6 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.|
|4-6 Year Olds|
|7-11 Year Olds|
|12+ Years & Young Adults|
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
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!