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The Providence Music Method:

The methods and techniques used at Providence have been gleaned from some of the top music teachers and musicians in the world. Students will use music and materials from a wide variety of publishers. Typical classes or lessons for piano or wind instruments will include the following:

  • demonstration and practice of good playing technique
  • scales, chords, and exercises to develop technique
  • ear songs and improvisation, so the student may apply all of the above to making music
  • reading musical notation
  • counting and playing rhythms, and movement to rhythm
  • reinforcement of all of the above through workbooks or computer software
  • listening to demonstrations or recordings
  • performance of assigned pieces for teacher or small group
  • playing ensemble pieces or duets with the teacher
  • students composing and playing their own original compositions