Piano Lesson with Dr. Mihai Preda, Director of the Miami Piano Studio
During this comprehensive piano lesson children 5 years and older and adults will have the opportunity to enjoy a free trial class that will introduce them to that wonderful instrument that is the piano and the learning approach of Dr. Mihai Preda.
Please call or text (786)[masked] to make an appointment.
For more information about Dr. Mihai Preda and his method please visit his website: www.MiamiPianoStudio.com
First time students: please sign up for a half an hour trial class. If you would like to continue classes on a weekly schedule, we can reserve a specific time for you every week after you register.
Returning students: Piano students need to register and come in a regular weekly basis to be able to learn effectively and enjoy the multiple benefits of learning how to play the piano. Please reserve your space in person or by calling us: (786)[masked] In this way you will have your space reserved every week at an specific settled time.
The Miami Piano Studio Approach In our approach we rely on three types of sources:
- known piano pedagogical practice,
- insights into the learning process from cognitive psychology,
- our own extensive teaching experience.
Many children willingly sing children songs and have great joy in the process. We show them how to play the songs they already know. It is delightful to witness the excitement of a four-year-old playing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.
More advanced students learn to play pieces from the classical piano repertoire. Students interested in popular music learn how to play the songs they love on the piano, and how to come up with their own songs and arrangements.
For school-aged children, we connect elements of music theory, history and literature with knowledge acquired in school (math, science, history, languages.) This widens their understanding of both music and academic disciplines, enhances their conceptual understanding and deepens their appreciation for culture in general.
Adult students bring their own wealth of experience, musical and extra-musical. We take it into account when designing their individual lesson plan. We tailor the learning program around the interests and motivation of the students.
Listening to high quality music, ear training, reading music, and reading about music, musicians and composers are all part of the experience.
Lessons are scheduled once or twice a week. The length of individual lessons and of the home practice is based on the ability of the student to maintain mental focus. Young children start with 30 minutes lessons. Older students receive 45 to 60 minute lessons.
Each student leaves the class with written notes, from which they know exactly what to practice, how to practice and what to listen for, when they do. They are guided in their home study by our innovative multimedia application (see below). This makes their home study efficient, and their progress fast and secure.
In addition to the regularly scheduled lesson, our students also receive books, CD's and DVD's on loan, relating to the composers or music they are currently studying. We also send out e-mails with notices about upcoming concerts we recommend.
Public performances are a necessary component of every instrumental curriculum. Students start to perform from early on, first for family and friends in our studio during their regular lesson. Periodically we organize student presentations for a larger audience, in a local church. Twice a year, students have the opportunity to perform in a student recital in venues like the FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center or the Steinway Gallery.
The Carnegie Hall-Royal Conservatory Achievement Program, a nationally recognized assessment program, holds performance assessments twice a year. Our students are prepared and encouraged to participate in these exams. They provide our students an opportunity to recognize achievement and to receive meaningful feedback on their progress. Preparation for these exams is both intense and motivating.