FAQ

General Info

  • Q. What is the difference between a piano and a keyboard (i.e. what are the differences between each instrument)?      
  • A: piano is an acoustic instrument with weighted keys whereas a keyboard is an electric instrument (requiring a power source) with un-weighted (lighter) keys than a piano. Each instrument has its own unique benefits and features. For example, the weighted keys on the piano are good for building up finger strength, which enhances your playing technique; and when you play a note or notes on a piano, the enharmonics (where the neighboring piano strings vibrate in harmony with the notes/s you have just played) give a richness to the sound that is unique to the piano. But pianos need to be tuned regularly, which can be expensive.  By contrast, keyboards never need to be tuned, and on a keyboard, you can change the sounds and instruments, which adds great variety to your practice (many keyboards have hundreds of sounds you can choose from). Also, on a keyboard you can play along with backing tracks.  Playing the keyboard is also good for encouraging very precise playing. For example, clipping an occasional incorrect note while playing the piano is less noticeable than if you make the same mistake on a keyboard. Plus playing with backing tracks is very good for developing your ability to play precisely in time. And, of course, MIDI keyboards can be connected to a computer, which opens up a host of music-making opportunities. 
  • Q: After I register online, does it mean my seat has been confirmed? 
  • A: No.  Your seat is not confirmed until you have received an email confirmation.
  • Q: What happens if the group class that I registered for is cancelled by the academy?
  • A: If a group class is cancelled, you will get an email notice and a check with the full amount will be refunded to you.
  • Q: Is there a charge for parents canceling or withdrawing a class registration? 
  • A: An enrollment cannot be cancelled or withdrawn. As such, a refund will not be given.
  • Q: If I missed a private (one-on-one) class, how do I arrange a make-up class? 
  • A: If you did not provide at least 48 hours advance notice (By email) there will be no make-up class and is not refundable since you paid for the reservation of the class. You may not subtract the absent class from your subsequent tuition.
  • Q: If I dropped out in the middle of a group class, how is the remaining refund portion calculated. 
  • A: Group class registration cannot be cancelled. As such, no refund will be given.
  • Q: How do I enroll? 
  • A: Please register online through our website. Alternatively, you can call  during our office hours at 408-681-8988. We will contact you as soon as we can.
  • Q:My kid is almost 5 years old, should he register for the 4 to 5 year-old class or the 5 to 8 year-old class?  
  • A: It will depend on the maturity of your child. You may drop a message online, we will contact you as soon as we can.

Events

We have a lined up of professional musicians in all genre to provide quality music for your events!


Recitals

We consider it especially important to provide a number of opportunities for our music students to take part in recitals throughout the year. 

   For general inquiry or booking, please leave your message, We will try our best to make your event an unforgettable one!

Preschool Music Curriculum in Mandarin

 

Preschool Music Curriculum in Mandarin
抱抱音樂 - 幼兒華語音樂教育系統

by First Movement Music Academy

一套以遊戲與情境教學為主軸的幼兒音樂啟蒙教育系統。

獨創的音樂故事與情境遊戲開創幼兒的想像力與創造力, 配合全新華語兒歌創作, 透過系統教具、樂器與專業的音感、節奏訓練奠定良好的音樂基礎, 啟發幼兒對音樂的熱情。

透過聽唱、律動、感覺統合與群育學習來發展語言、開發肢體、增進社交能力、瞭解文化。

一個符合現代幼兒腦力發展的全方位教育系統。

抱抱音樂 幼兒華語音樂教育系統歡迎海外雙語幼兒園引進,

讓孩子在快樂的音樂燻陶中落實文化承!


9大主題:

1.生活習慣, 建立秩序 2.稱謂招呼, 禮貌培養 

3. 親情友誼, 情緒抒發 4.慶典介紹, 文化體驗 

5.認識身體, 健康飲食 6.動物玩具, 情感依附

7.場景情境, 感受四季 8.群體合作, 分享概念

9.名曲賞析, 古詩唸謠


9大曲風

迪士尼管弦樂編制、爵士、吧沙努瓦、華爾滋、進行曲、拉丁、流行、抒情以及傳統民謠。

音樂教學項目:

律動遊戲、唱名教學、手作樂器、鍵盤彈奏、樂器合奏、 

詞曲創作、 音樂賞析、簡易樂理、古詩節奏、文化巡禮。

教材內容:

包含一整學年36週的教案編輯與教具使用

1. 三大本實體精美繪本內含9 個原創故事

2. 抱抱音樂 樂器教具組合一組: 20位學生為單位

3. 學生手冊 20 本, 內含進度與成長紀錄, 適齡樂理活動貼紙練習, 方便教學

4. 教師手冊2本, 內含每週教學教案, 進度重點以及活動項目提醒 (線上下載)