We begin by conducting a comprehensive written and oral evaluation to assess what you child knows and does not know. Children my know basic colors, shapes and numbers or children will begin in pre-piano training.
The results of your child’s assessment provide the foundation from which we construct a customize learning plan. All the work within your child’s learning plan takes place under the direct supervision of a piano instructor in our center.
Students receive one-on-one instruction that caters to their individual needs. We use a combination of techniques that work with different learning styles-written, mental , verbal, visual and tactile.
The Sozo Music Teaching System are passionate about music and are great with kids. Your child’s piano music practice will ensure your child’s success.
The Sozo Music Teaching System work through your child’s customized learning plan, Sozo Music teaching System receive piano practice that solidify their understanding of concepts that are covered in early music training for kids as young as three.
An open line of communication is key to our mutual success. We keep you informed about your children progress and his or her ongoing success at the Sozo music teaching system.
The Sozo Music Teaching System bridges the gap between traditional music lessons for early music learners. Beyond facilitating piano practice, music theory, reading sheet music, and improving listening skills for early learners.
The Sozo Music Teaching System is a learning system that can be taught by parents or a music teacher. Children with the help of guidance will get through their piano practice, our role as a learning center is to uncover the difficult hurdles your child might face and bridge those gapes to prepare your child to successful transition to Traditional piano methods.
Whatever your child’s music level skills are at currently, we offer the tools to make sure your child’s grade and attitude improve. We believe your child’s progress and improved attitude will be obvious to you, but we also rely on report cards and assessments to measure our success over time.
-We specialize in piano practice for early learners
-We can customize the instruction for each child
-We make learning music fun and iterative for children
You will receive four set of stickers four different colors. Starting at Middle C- Place the black colored stickers numbered 1-7 in order starting with C-1, D-2, E-3. F-4, G-5, A-6, B-7. Once completed, complete the red stickers to the right of the black stickers starting with C.
On the left side of the black keys put the green stickers beginning at C-1, and do the same on the left side of the Green C-1
The important elements of the Sozo Music Teaching System approach to instrumental teaching include the following:
We apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music, and called his method the mother-tongue approach. The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement, constant repetition, etc., are some of the special features of the Sozo Music Teaching System.
As when a child learns to talk, parents are involved in the musical learning of their child. They attend lessons with the child and serve as “home teachers” during the week. One parent often learns to play before the child, so that s/he understands what the child is expected to do. Parents work with the teacher to create an enjoyable learning environment.
The early years are crucial for developing mental processes and muscle coordination. Listening to music should begin at birth; formal training may begin at age three or four, but it is never too late to begin.
Learning to read music can be rather daunting, especially if you haven’t had any music lessons before. While it is important to realize that there is no quick fix, it is something anyone can do with practice when broken down into easy steps.
Children learn words after hearing them spoken hundreds of times by others. Listening to music every day is important, especially listening to pieces in the Sozo Music Teaching System repertoire so the child knows them immediately.
Constant repetition is essential in learning to play an instrument. Children do not learn a word or piece of music and then discard it. They add it to their vocabulary or repertoire, gradually using it in new and more sophisticated ways. In like manner your child will add notes, songs and finally music rhythm
As with language, the child’s effort to learn an instrument should be met with sincere praise and encouragement. Each child learns at his/her own rate, building on small steps so that each one can be mastered. Children are also encouraged to support each other’s efforts, fostering an attitude of generosity and cooperation.
Children do not practice exercises to learn to talk, but use language for its natural purpose of communication and self-expression. Pieces in the Sozo Music Teaching System are designed to present technical problems to be learned in the context of the music rather than through dry technical exercises.
Children learn to read after their ability to talk has been well established. in the same way, children should develop basic technical competence on their instruments before being taught to read music. The Sozo Music Teaching goal is to make reading music as simple as ABC.
There are 4 level before your child is transitioned into traditional formal music lessons.
The same way a child listens to the language at home with their family. Parents are expected to work with their teachers to choose the song list and begin playing the CD with the chosen list, daily.
Introduce your child to the numbers and color-coded keyboard daily and verbally point to the note on the Sozo Sheet Music and call out to the child its color and number and show the child the corresponding.