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Cindy St. Cyr

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Clavinova Connection

A Music Making and Wellness Program

for Adults, and Seniors

Clavinova Connection

Yamaha's

CLAVINOVA  CONNECTION
A Music Making & Wellness Program


An Evidence Based Program

Scientifically proven and designed to
reverse stress on the genomic level.


Feeling better from the

moment you touch the keys!

Cindy became a trained Yamaha Clavinova Connection Facilitator in November, 2006.  She was trained by the creators of the program, Dr. Barry Bittman and Karl Bruhn, Father of the Music Making and Wellness Movement.

Just What

the Doctor Ordered

Wellness through music… the only known side effect is having fun!

Forget tedious lessons,

repetitive scales and

challenging learning curves. 

 

Close the book on struggling

through years of practice sessions.  There is another way!

It's fun!  It's stress free! 

And you become the STAR!

Health Benefits

Health Benefits of this Program:

 

  • Strengthens the Immune System

  • Improves Mood States and Reduces Burnout

  • Reverses Stress on the Genomic Level

  • Modulates the Human Stress Response

  • Brings a sense of Fulfillment, Enthusiasm and Personal Accomplishment

  • Promotes Team Work, Camaraderie and Support

  • Increased Attentiveness, Active Participation, Socialization

  • Positive Mood Affects include Happiness, Contentment, Laughter & Joy

  • Enhances Self-Esteem

Dr. Barry Bittman

Board Chairman, CEO and President of the

Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute. 

The Creators of the Program

Clavinova Connection is a

Recreational Music Making and Wellness Program designed by Yamaha Corporation of America, renowned neurologist, Dr. Barry Bittman, and Karl Bruhn, the Father of the Music Making and Wellness Movement.  It was designed to create a fun music making experience that has been scientifically proven to reduce stress.  

Karl Bruhn

Father of Music Making and Wellness Movement

Founder of Yamaha Music & Wellness Institute

What is Clavinova Connection?

What is Clavinova Connection?

The Clavinova Connection program is far from your typical piano lesson class. 

 

It is a recreational music-making and wellness program, combining wellness benefits with the benefits of both group and individual instruction.

You'll Be Playing from the Moment

You Touch the Keys!

Clavinova Connection's 26-week

Beginner program will have you playing from your very first lesson.  The program concludes with a rehearsal followed by a fun and festive, no pressure, Celebratory Concert with friends and family.

Students who wish to continue move into the Advanced Starlights Series of classes.  See more information below.

Class Description

Classes consist of:
 

  • A Mind-Body Wellness - a warm-up with music and imagery

  • A Drum Circle - using the Clavinova keyboard simulated drum kit

  • Improvisation - designed in a way so that you will succeed

  • Musical Insights - a short discussion of musical concepts

  • A Song of the Day - using the Clavinova StarLIGHTS "follow the lights" system you will succeed in being able to play a new song each week.

 

No prior musical experience is necessary.

You do not have to own an instrument.

Learn a New Song Each Week.

No Practicing Required.

We encourage you to bring a friend and/or loved one to share your lesson with you.

You do not need to own a piano to Participate!

No Equipment Needed!  Piano used in class only.  You do not need to own an instrument to participate in this program.  

 

No Practicing Required!

Clavinova Connection

A Recreational Music Making and Wellness Piano Program

  • For Adults and Seniors

  • No Experience Necessary!

  • No Practice Required!

You'll Be Playing from the Moment

You Touch the Keys!

Clavinova Connection's 26-week Beginner program will have you playing from your very first lesson.  The program concludes with a rehearsal followed by a fun and festive, no pressure, Celebratory Concert with friends and family.

Students who wish to continue move into the Advanced Starlights Series of classes.  See more information below.

Starlights Series

For those who seriously just want to have fun!

  • For Adults and Seniors!

  • No Experience Necessary!

  • No Practice Required!

You'll Be Playing from the

Moment You Touch the Keys!

 

After graduating from the Beginner Clavinova Connection program, students who wish to continue move into the Advanced Starlights Series of classes. 

 

Styles of music include:

Light Jazz, Broadway, Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Beloved Hymns, Movie Themes, Standards, Love Songs, Patriotic, Patriotic, and Classical Pieces.

Play by Christmas

A Recreational Music Making and Wellness Piano Program

  • For Adults and Seniors!

  • No Experience Necessary!

  • No Practice Required!

You'll Be Playing from the

Moment You Touch the Keys!

 

Imagine playing Christmas songs on the piano for your family, even if you've never played before.

  • Clavinova's 4-week Beginner Play by Christmas program will have you playing from your very first lesson.

  • Our 12-week Advanced Play by Christmas program concludes with a fun, no pressure, Christmas Concert with friends and family.

Student Testimonies

“I am very happy with the

Clavinova Connection course

that I took with Cindy St. Cyr. 

 

I find the course to be an efficient

blend of music therapy and music

and keyboard lessons. 

 

Cindy is a great motivator, and

her vibrant personality makes

each class a fun experience. 

 

Cindy displays great expertise with

the technical-electronic aspect of

the course, navigating through

the various exercises. 

 

She also gives a personal touch

of love and acceptance in

dealing with the students. 

 

I will tell my friends that the course is well worth the time and money.”

— Eddie Rojas, Trumpet Player, Senior

Student Testimonies

“I always said I wanted to make

music like Yanni but I didn't

want to take piano lessons.

 

- Jackie St.Cyr, D.C.” 

Student Testimonies

“These four lessons, 

Play by Christmas,

have been a most exciting incentive

to continue.  I've never had piano instructions before and felt quiet apprehensive.” 
 

“I am a great grandmother and thought my age was a barrier.  

Now I have great confidence that

I will succeed in my endeavor.” 

 

“My instructor, Cindy, was very knowledgeable of the material and she was patient and kind.  I am looking 
forward to the next series of lessons.”

— Grace Taylor, Grandmother