Piano Express classes have a regular capacity of 6 students per class, creating a vibrant group setting with ample attention from the teacher and the teacher's assistant. Up to 2 additional seats may be offered for make-up lessons per each class.
This program was designed for students ages 6 to 14. The gamified approach to learning piano creates a fun and rewarding system for students of this age range.
The core curriculum covers 6 levels, with 7 & 8 to be added soon! Level 6 contains exam repertoire from the Royal Conservatory of Music assessment system.
A Piano Express cycle consists of 12 weeks. 2 cycles are typical for the completion of each level, though students may reach completion after 1 cycle. Completion of the Piano Express program typically occurs within 3 years from program start.
Though class cycles last 12 weeks, students may begin the program anytime without waiting for a new cycle to begin! What students are learning during Discovery time is separate from what they're working on in their books, so they aren't constrained by a pre-packaged curriculum that doesn't take into account their individual strengths, weaknesses, and rate of progress.
Students work at their own pace during assessment to progress through the system. Though scores are graded using the app, final approval is confirmed by an in-person teacher to take into account proper technique, dynamics, and approach.