Music and Voice Lessons - Curriculum

Music and Voice Lessons - Curriculum

Benefits of Music Curriculum

Music Training Center's instrumental and vocal education programs are based on a six-level curriculum and ongoing performance opportunities. We build musicianship through skills, proficiency, creative exploration, and performance achievement.  Use of curriculum is recommended, but not required.

Within the curriculum framework, teachers tailor lessons to the student’s age, desires, learning style, and musical preferences.  Each student's curriculum and progress is updated weekly and available for the parent to view online. The curriculum includes:

  • Method Books - Ensures that essential skills are covered in the course of learning an instrument or voice.

  • Music Literacy  - Reading and sight-reading of music notation, counting and subdivision of rhythm, scales, chords, etc.

  • Technique - Builds physical abilities such as speed, accuracy, stamina, coordination, dynamic control, and fluidity and efficiency of motion.

  • Repertoire - a selection of songs that gives students the opportunity to gain experience playing and performing as a musician.

Advancement

Students advance by completing the requirements of each level, learning songs, and participating in performances (performances are recommended but not required).  Students may progress through two or more levels per year with consistent practice. 

  • Primer level: Young beginners (Ages 5-7)
  • Levels 1-2: Beginner
  • Levels 3-4: Intermediate
  • Levels 5-6: Advanced / College Prep

Performances

Students at all levels are encouraged to perform in our winter and spring recitals.  Preparing for performances requires focus and dedication to polishing a piece of music, and gives the experience of performing to an appreciative audience of family and friends.  Recitals also give students the opportunity to see other students perform. 

If you have not attended our recitals, please take a look at some of our recital videos