In the same way as language develops best in a language-rich environment, so creative thinking is nurtured most in a climate of creativity. Our classes are an ideal way to model this because we take a child from imitating, to creating, to evaluating faster than most traditional music programs. By six or seven years of age, your child can be ready to compose, improvise, transpose, and express herself in music at the piano.
You will find your child starts to improvise on the familiar musical themes as you listen at home or in the car. Encourage this creativity! You will also see him being encouraged to compose and create in class, which will quickly spill over into home creativity if you make room for this.We are seeking to develop the whole person, and to foster personal expression, not just learn to repeat set pieces to an acceptable standard.
One of the reasons we are so successful at fostering creativity is that we offer each child the opportunity to delight in fresh ideas: inspiration from music and movement, learning musical forms, stepping out to improvise, welcoming the ability to choose and initiate, create and compose. We also encourage each child's decision-making from the earliest stages of the curriculum.
These mental abilities are lifelong gifts to your child, laying a foundation for lasting involvements in the arts as well as using creative thinking in every aspect of education and life.