The methodology at Naomi NS Music Academy matches the class program to each students’ learning abilities, which allows them to exceed their learning expectations. The language of music is nonverbal and requires the mastery of different senses. We apply techniques to awaken auditory, imaginary, and emotional senses to empower her students to express themselves through music.
*Piano Maestro for all ages: Students get free access to this app as a member of Naomi NS Music Academy. The app contains most method books used and tons of pieces including classical, pop, jazz and more.*
Learning music involves every human faculty: physical, mental, creative, playful, emotional, social and much more.
Four fundamental aspects of learning must be nurtured in the following order of priority:
- Areas of Study
Areas of Study
Music theory is the study of the structure of music. Learning music theory is one of the most important things a musician can do as it helps them to not only become better performers, but also have a better understanding of the music they are playing and hearing. It also makes musical activities such as performing, composing, improvising, arranging, teaching music, or getting a music degree much easier once one gains a basic understanding of music theory. During our piano lessons students will learn a range of different music theory subjects.
Sight-reading by definition is the reading and performing of a piece of written music that the performer has not seen before. It is also referred to as prima vista, which translates to “at first sight,” which is exactly what we teach our students to master: the ability to read and play a piece of music upon first sight. Just like learning to read words, learning how to sight-read music takes a lot of practice and discipline until it eventually becomes second nature.
Musicianship: Whilst music theory, sight-reading, and solfège are all used to train a musician’s ears to recognize intervals and chord qualities, learn how to perform melodies and rhythms accurately at sight, and practice writing down musical examples upon hearing them, Musicianship is about training the student not just to be a player of piano, but to be a true musician.