Ms. Libby's Music Class
 Mommy and Me, Group Lessons, Classes at Preschools and Children's shows!

Ms. Libby's Music Class

  Educating Little Ones Through Music!

 Group Piano Lessons 

Located at:
Stonebridge Church
201 Meriwether Lewis Dr.
O'Fallon, MO 63368

Years ago, Ms. Libby noticed a need for age-appropriate piano lessons for preschool-age children. Although there are plenty of talented piano teachers available, there wasn't a play-based class that catered to the way very young children learn. With Ms. Libby's years of experience teaching early-childhood education and her background in music, she decided to provide a fun "starter pack" of group piano lessons that teach children the basic concepts of piano and prepares them for private lessons. Each step up (Beginner Piano, Piano 2 and Piano 3), helps transition very young children from learning through mostly games and preschool-related activities to finally sitting at a large sized keyboard for most of the lesson. After completing even one of the levels, he or she will be in a better position to start one-on-one private lessons!


Alternatively, perhaps your child is an athlete and has shown interest in an instrument but ongoing private lessons is too much of a commitment? Ms. Libby's group sessions offer an opportunity to give piano a try without a long (and expensive!) commitment. 


*Depending on your child's age, they're welcome to join a higher level of piano even if they haven't taken the previous level. For example, a child who is 7 will learn more quickly than a 4 year old, and therefore (after evaluation) can join Piano 2 or 3. A group setting makes learning piano lots of fun!


 Lessons are by semester in 10-week increments, (except for the summer session, which is 6 weeks).

*To insure retention of the material and manageability, classes are limited to 8 students 

Beginner Piano - (ages 3.5 - 5)


  • Identifying High, Middle, and Low Sounds on the Piano
  • Identifying Long and Short Sounds
  • Introduction to the Grand Staff (Treble and Bass Clefs)
  • Introduction to Quarter and Half Notes
  • Introduction to the Piano and the Corresponding Letters (Notes) of the Middle C Scale
    • Learning Finger Dexterity
    • Introduction to Reading Music
  • Introduction to Eighth and Whole Notes 
  • This class spends 1/4 of the time at the keyboards, and 3/4 of the time with piano learning games

Piano 2 - (ages 5-7)

  • *Reinforce/Introduce concepts from Beginner Piano course
  • Introduce beat values for music notes, emphasis on quarter and half notes
  • Introduce left hand play
  • Improve sight reading 
  • This class spends 1/2 of the time at the keyboards, and 1/2 of the time with piano learning games

Piano 3 - (7-10) *Book required, purchase on sign-up page

  • *Reinforce/Introduce concepts from Beginner Piano and Piano 2
  • Reinforce beat counts for quarter and half notes, work on counts for eighth and whole notes
  • Start playing music without the letter guide (which tells them which note to play)
  • Introduce tempo and time signatures 
  • Introduce Bass clef notes for the left hand 
  • Follow along with a piano book at home like a one-on-one lesson
  • This class spends 3/4 of the time at the keyboards, and 1/4 of the time with one piano learning game, depending upon time

DUE TO COVID-19, LESSONS WILL BE LIMITED TO 10 OCCUPANTS IN A ROOM. Parents are welcome to wait outside the room and view the lesson through the window on the door, or return when the lesson is over. 

Please contact Ms. Libby for more details or register through the link at the top of the Sign-Up/Register Page.

Learning music can be an abstract concept for very young children, but through songs, games, puppets and practice, Ms. Libby makes learning easier and fun!

Rate

$15 per Lesson for first child, $10 per lesson for any additional children. Payment for session due in full on or before the first class.