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Learn how to play piano, sing and record!!!
1125 Southeast Madison Street, Portland, OR, USA 97215

Come join us after school for beginner piano, singing and audiovisual production training in an easy-to-understand, fun, exciting, overwhelmingly positive, high-quality learning environment! Royale Piano K-8th Grade Music Enrichment Program teaches kids the music fundamentals of piano, technique, performance, music editing, sound design and recording technology. Our class offers 1-hr group instruction that develops the whole musician by building strong foundations of music through fun and creative arts activities that introduce rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre and textural elements of music. In this class, you can expect to learn how to play on keyboard, ukelele, rhythm instruments, learn how to use music technology software, music theory and listening/audio games, Solfège, song and singing basics, choreography/dance, entertaining musical performances, piano improvisation, composition and SO much more!

Please visit us at our website at www.royalepiano.org to learn more about our offerings in our year-round K-8th grade music programs. Included in each of our courses, your child will be nurtured with piano concept-based instructions that will include learning objectives such as:

  • Introduction of finger numbers, posture and hand positions for proper piano playing and beginner technique
  • Learn about the different categories of musical instruments
  • Explore the different timbres, pitches and tones of a variety of instruments
  • Learn how to find all the keys of the piano
  • Learn about how to read all different types of notes and their beat values
  • Learn how to read signs and symbols in any type of sheet music/tablature
  • Learn how to recognize sound patterns of music in a variety of forms and styles
  • Identify and read musical notes quickly (intervallic distance training)
  • Learn how to count in time and how to properly analyze time signatures
  • Learn how to play a variety of rhythms on or off beat
  • How to focus listening, sing and dance activities to different genres of music
  • Learn how to develop solid piano technique through a fun series of drills and finger strengthening exercises
  • Routine sight reading music practice
  • Learn how to play the major and minor scales with ease
  • Learn about music history and the lives of the great composers (such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Debussy, Burgmüller, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, John Williams and many more!!!)
  • Learn how to sing using the solfège system paired with Kodály sign language method
  • Learn vocalizing exercises to help develop vocal tonality, pitch matching and breath control
  • Learn how to build intervals and play chords
  • Learn how to invent your own sound and unleash your creativity superpowers through composition exercises using music notation and sound editing software
  • Learn basic sound design and storytelling techniques
  • Learn the basics of sound effects application (reverb, delay, creating an echo, compression) by testing vocals condenser and dynamic mics
  • Learn recording basics - introduction to ProTools, Adobe Audition, Ableton and Logic
  • Build seasonal repertoire, just in time for Christmas!*
  • BEST OF ALL - Learn how to play great music! :)
Royale Piano new projected start date is:
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
3rd - 5th grade: 3:45 - 4:45pm*
1st - 2nd grade: 4:45 - 5:45pm*
6th - 8th grade: 6:45 - 7:45pm*
Please contact us for kindergarten class updates.
**Subject to change depending on enrollment
Update On Royale Piano Location:
Triad Music Studios has graciously allowed us to rent their studio space due to building permit issues with PPS classrooms. We are still waiting to hear back on permit approval for renting a classroom space at a Portland Public School. For now, we can offer piano and music technology group instruction only on Wednesdays, starting with 3rd-5th graders at 3:45 - 4:45pm and 1st-2nd graders at 4:45 - 5:45pm. Depending on enrollment, we will start offering group lessons for 6th-8th graders at 6:45 - 7:45pm.
We hope to have more weekday availability as permits are issued throughout this busy month of September. Ultimately we aim towards securing a more permanent, creative learning space in the near future as soon as funding allows us to achieve this goal.
We will of course continue to keep you posted on any updates about our location.
If you wish to inquire about private piano lessons and teacher availability, you are welcomed to send an email to aroyale2020@gmail.com or contact (503) 756 - 2572.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We look forward to providing you with affordable, high-quality music training services.
Phone: 503-756-2572
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