Piano lessons Geneva
Drums&Co.ch provides piano lessons classical, jazz, pop, rock, latin…
Our piano lessons by Drums&Co.ch, music school
The course begins with technical drills (scales, exerccises like Hanon…), the followed by the learning of chosen pieces.
It is not required to have a knowledge of solfege to be able to start since it is covered throughout the lessons, automatically when its need occurs
Phonetic rhythm solfege is the employed method, in order to facilitate the integration of ryhtms that may seem complicated.
In a progressive and active way, the student will integrate step by step the different elements of the rhythm studied. He will understand the structure of a sequence, learn how to play it, while keeping a regular pulse. He will also optimize hi right and left hand independence and acquire strength within his/her pace.
Regarding classical music, the study of reading music notes is done by playing four-hand pieces with the teacher, which makes the lesson lively and pleasant.
Among the suggested methods, the teacher uses « La méthode rose », the « Duvernoy », « Chesters » the Masson/Nafylan method for adults « Piano pour adultes ».
The lesson continues with the learning of the chosen classical pieces, according to the student’s level.
Regarding contemporary music, the study of chords is an important aspect of the learning process, since they are used in all styles.
The anglo-saxon music notation, meaning, the use of letter notes and chords (A, B, Bb…) is taught.
The teacher’s lessons are based on the precepts that she recieved directely from Berklee College. These precepts represent the international reference in terms of jazz and current music score editing and teaching methods.
The pedagogy of the teacher is directly inspired by two of her teachers,
Jorge “Lobito” Martinez, for latin music, and Marc Rossi for jazz, funk and pop.
Thanks to these concepts, the student can learn how to to play chord changes and specific rhythmical patterns, according to the desired music styles.
The teacher prepares his student for band playing or for accompanying him/herself while singing.
Improvisation is an integral part of these musical styles. It can be developped throughout the lessons, according to the student’s wishes.
Learn to play piano in Geneva
Special group lessons for children (5 children maximum)
This 45-minute lesson will allow your child to discover the piano, music theory and singing, in a fun and lively setting. The piano, singing and music theory will be learned in synergy. Indeed, the piano is a great instrument for learning music because it allows you to make sounds very easily (unlike instruments like the violin, the flute, etc.), it allows you to visualize the musical system and has all the range in music (from low to high to high sounds) which allows in particular to play with several people. In childhood, singing is the means of musical expression par excellence since in principle it comes very naturally. In this course, the children learn songs chosen together and are accompanied by the teacher or a recording. Some children may play piano accompaniment themselves. Finally, children who wish can participate in events offered by the school or in the recording of a disc.