Help Your Child Choose a Musical Instrument

Help Your Child Choose a Musical Instrument

Learning to play a musical instrument brings children joy and enhances their intellectual, emotional and social development. What instrument should your child learn? Base the choice of an instrument on preference, availability, the child’s age and access to teachers. Babies obviously can't play... Read More

How to Start Teaching the Harmony Road Method

How to start teaching the Harmony Road Method

Training and certification are required to teach the Harmony Road method. We offer in person and online seminars. You will become certified after testing and auditions demonstrate a mastery of our methodology and teaching techniques. While a B.A. in music isn’t a prerequisite to teaching, Harmo... Read More

What Is the Best Age to Start Music Lessons?

Best age to start music lessons.

Recent brain research reaffirms that early experience with music enhances all other areas of learning, A Newsweek article in 1996 first made parents aware of the “window of opportunity” for musical learning. The research then cited the years between 3-8 as the best age to start music lessons. Al... Read More

Advantages of Adult Piano Lessons

Advantages of adult piano lessons.

Music is for everyone. You don’t need to be wildly talented to learn to play the piano. You don’t need to practice for hours every day. And, you don’t need to be young in order to learn. Adults often think they’re too old for beginning piano lessons. It’s true that children are hardwire... Read More

What Is Solfege Singing?

solfege singing

Students sing their way to musicianship when they experience solfege singing. What is solfege singing? Solfege is a method of ear training. It helps students hear music in their head, freeing them from dependence on a score, instrument or recording. Students learn pitch, harmony and sight reading wi... Read More

How Group Lessons Enhance Musical Education

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Group music lessons have social and musical benefits. Children working in a group learn how to interact and support one another. They also develop musical skills quickly. Some people believe that group lessons help young musicians learn faster. How does this happen? Perhaps interacting helps chil... Read More

3 Reasons to Take Music Classes With Your Child

piano lessons with your child

Did you learn to sing or play an instrument as a child? Maybe the lessons didn’t quite take. Or, maybe you reached a high level of performance. Either way, you will be welcomed to your child’s group lessons in a Harmony Road Music course. Parents are an essential part of our method. We can’... Read More

Advantages of Group Piano Instruction

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Music educators and piano teachers have enumerated the many advantages of group piano teaching including the valuable learning atmosphere it fosters. Studies have also found that group instruction is effective in developing both performance and musicianship skills. Advantages include: 1. Deve... Read More

Engaging the Body, Mind, and Heart

Hopping, swinging, dancing, clapping - ten toddlers and their parents are totally immersed in the music at hand – feeling the pulse, hearing the melody and harmony, moving with their bodies in response to the dynamics, tempo, and expressiveness of the selected musical example. This is experiential... Read More