For Beginning Student - (ages 5 and 6) - My First Piano Adventure captures the child's playful spirit. Fun-filled songs, rhythm games and technique activities develop beginning keyboard skills. This is a 24 month course broken in to three sepearate levels. It is taught in a small group class where children learn together in a very fun environment. The course books and workbooks use companion CDs to help the student when practicing at home. Classes last for 1 hour and each student has the use of an Electronic Digital Piano that we provide.
For Beginning Students (age 7 to 9) - Group and private one-to-one lessons formats available. Syllabus mainly includes:
For Older Beginners (age 10 and up) - Group and private one-to-one lessons formats available. This course uses pieces and illustrations that are appropriate for an older age.
Adults - Group and private one-to-one lessons formats available from total beginner through to advanced.
All students have the option of going through graded examinations, as well as taking part in our recitals.
The piano department at the Waterford Academy is run by Leah Clarke
Leah Clarke BA (hons) Music is a children’s entertainer, music facilitator, piano teacher, flute and bodhran teacher and musician. Leah has been a teacher of piano and traditional flute for the last eight years. She has been an active musician with the Waterford Healing Arts Trust for the past three years where she provides participatory music workshops in both physical disabilities and mental health care settings. Leah has been awarded a certificate in Music and Health Care from Musique et Sante and the Royal Northern College of Music. Leah has facilitated a number of children’s workshops within Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford including ‘Discovery Music’ workshops with Scouting Ireland and the WAMA summer camps.