Students embark on their own musical journey while exploring the possibilities of the instrument invented by Italian Bartolomeo Cristofori more than 300 years ago.
What will the students learn in this class?
Beginners learn the basics of playing the piano, from how to place their fingers on the keys to reading music. Advanced students develop the ability to express themselves through music while mastering pieces by different composers. Those musicians keen to take proficiency exams or perform in competitions will learn about practice and mental preparation.
What are the benefits of this class?
Through learning a musical instrument like the piano, young students can improve concentration, memory and abstract reasoning while enjoying an outlet for emotion and creativity. For adults, the piano can also be an enriching pastime that brings emotional balance and a sense of achievement to the demands of everyday life.
Who will teach this class?
Aiko Takai is soloist and chamber pianist. After specializing in the piano at Ferris University in Yokohama, she spent several years studying in some of the top music schools in Britain and Italy. She has nearly 20 years of experience teaching all ages and ability levels.