Our focus for class piano is to provide a supportive, fun, interactive and educational environment for kids.
What are the benefits of music lessons?
Studies have shown that music lessons:
- Improve academic skills.
- Develop physical skills.
- Cultivates social skills.
- Refines discipline and patience.
- Boosts self-esteem.
- Introduces children to other cultures.
Full Article: 6 Benefits Of Music Lessons (from Parent's Magazine)
Videos of Class Piano
Music Lessons Enhance Your Child’s Language Skills
According to an article in Time Magazine and scientific studies by John Gabrieli, a cognitive neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research, there is evidence that early exposure to piano practice enhances the processing of sounds that extend not only from music, but also into language.
Gabrieli explains that kids’ ears become trained to distinguish between different pitches and tones at the piano and they also seem to get better at parsing subtle differences between spoken words, a key element of language acquisition.
Full Article: Music Lessons Improve Language Learning (Time Magazine)
A study conducted by Nina Kraus, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University, which appears reports that older adults who took lessons at a young age can process the sounds of speech faster than those who did not.
My husband and I are so happy that we found Music Lessons Arizona. Apart from Ms. Sherin’s highly impressive resume, we were drawn to her because she has good rapport with my kids. I have two daughters in Ms. Sherin’s class and both of them have been really loving her style of teaching. My older one likes how Ms. Sherin plays duet with them, it makes playing the piano so much fun. She is an introvert and often gets intimated playing in front of other people but she is getting more and more accustomed to performing since they do it every week in class. My younger one has also commented that she likes how Ms. Sherin has a very positive approach when she makes mistakes. She never feels that she’s in trouble or that she’s forced to learn everything at once. I can say that although we’re just a few months in but I have seen a tremendous improvement in how they both play.
All in all, our experience has been absolutely wonderful. It was a blessing in disguise that our old piano teacher was moving locations that led us to discover Music Lessons Arizona. Couldn’t be happier!
Ode to Joy Video
How does the class work?
Class piano is a combination of group interaction and learning, individual instruction with an instructor and independent practice and study.
Each student is provided a high quality Yamaha digital piano, headphones and USB cable for connecting with piano learning software. There are a maximum of 6 students per class.
Students utilize headphones during their independent practice and time with the instructor to maintain focus and limit classroom distractions.
At the beginning of each class students participate in group activities. At the end of each class students perform a piece they have been working on for one another.
Performing For the Class Video
Why class piano at Music Lessons Arizona?
Sherin Moustafa is nationally certified music teacher in piano. Earning this certification is a lengthy process and given to only the most qualified candidates. Less than 1% of piano teachers are certified. Earning this certification means that Ms. Moustafa excels in educating her piano students in areas of technique, note reading, music theory, performance and music history.
In Addition, Ms. Moustafa currently serves as the Vice President of the East Valley Music Teachers Association and will become president on July 1, 2019. She is dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction to her students.
Her piano curriculum is thoroughly planned to provide the best piano experience for you and your child.
Ages 8 to 11
Wednesdays: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Thursdays: 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Ages 6 to 7
Tuesdays: 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Wednesdays: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Classes are open enrollment.