Have you ever wanted to grow your skills at playing piano? In “Piano
Class” we will work together in our state of the art SRE Piano Lab to
build the early foundations of playing this instrument. Students will
learn from a unified book and engage in activities to further progress
their skills. Students will work individually and in groups and we will explore music theory that aids our learning!
Level 1 (3:30-4:30pm SRE Music Room) - In this session we will create a space for new musicians to come and explore music’s most dynamic instrument.... the PIANO! We will work on fundamentals of playing and engage in progressing through our lesson books while also playing side activities as well.
*Participants in Piano Class 1 need to bring a note to school allowing them to stay after school.
Level 2 (4:30-5:30pm. Students with prior experience in grades 2 and 3 may be considered for Piano Class 2. SRE Music Room) - Students with prior experience or existing piano teachers are able to bring their own lesson materials for practice reinforcement. We will engage in our own activities that promote music theory and performance!
*Classes Starting at 4:30 must be dropped off by a parent and will not be allowed to stay at school and wait for their class.
*Participants in Piano Class 2 will need to be dropped off at SRE at 4:30pm.
*The school will dismiss participants and allow them to go to the Cafeteria to wait for class to begin.
*If Swift River School has early dismissal due to inclement weather, class will be canceled for that evening and the instructor will reschedule.
*School nurse/school staff are not present for this after school program.
- Instructor Geoffrey Gould is a 20 year veteran elementary school music teacher, piano player, guitarist, vocalist and product of Belchertown Public Schools Music Program. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine School of Music and he holds a master degree in education from Cambridge College in Boston. Gould is a 2014 Grinspoon award recipient for excellence in teaching and was named a national finalist for the 2020 Music Educator of the Year award presented by the Recording Academy and Grammy Music Awards.
- 5 days prior to the start of class
- A $10.00 late fee applies to all registrations after the deadline
- If Swift River School has early dismissal due to inclement weather, class will be cancelled for that evening. The instructor will reschedule class due to inclement weather.