In recent years, the keyboard has become a musical instrument in its
own right and its popularity has grown. We offer two courses
specifically written for two different age groups:
* Junior Play for Keeps for 5-7year olds
* Play for Keeps aimed at 9 year old-adult students.
The lessons are one hour long and there are no more than eight
students at one time. This course is aimed at 5-7 year olds and
incorporates singing, playing the keyboard, reading/writing music and
listening skills. The books are themed (Book One is ‘Let’s Go to the
Zoo’) and are accompanied by a CD which contains the backing tracks used
in the lessons. Parents are invited to stay for at least the first six
months and the CD encourages fun practice at home.
The lessons are one hour long and there are no more than eight students at one time organised into similar age/ability groups.
are fast paced, fun and both students and parents enjoy a practical
musical experience whilst using their imagination and making new
are involved in group playing activities, solo performances,
reading/writing music using interactive games and listening skills are
A CD is included with the course that
contains backing tracks to popular songs used in the lessons, making
practice at home fun – even for those just listening!
welcome to stay for the lessons, although it is not compulsory. They
are, however, invited to the final five minutes of the lesson to listen
to the homework given and see/hear students’ achievements.
course is also aimed at adults wishing to learn the keyboard. Adults
learn together and so new friends can be made whilst developing a new
At the end of each book, students have the opportunity to take
an accredited exam using material learnt in lessons. Grades 1 – 8 are
available, with Grade 6 onwards carrying UCAS points towards University
applications. So this fun activity can turn into a career or aid
progression into Higher Education.