Our popular Group Classes are a great way to further your knowledge and musicianship.


Music for Little Mozarts

Group piano lessons for 4, 5 and 6 year olds

Instructor: Farida Nelson

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“Hi! We’re BEETHOVEN BEAR and MOZART MOUSE. Your youngest piano beginners will want to join our adventure - from the play room to the recital stage - as we learn about music. Together we will learn to play piano, music theory and music literature, be able to read music notation and have fun.”

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WHAT IS OFFERED: 8-week session of 45-minute group piano lessons for ages 4-6. Six children per group maximum. Students will play individual keyboards in the classroom.

WHERE: Lessons held at Play Music Studios. (7335-H Bollinger RoadCupertino, CA 95014)

WHEN: Sunday mornings

First group 9:00 - 9:45

Second group 10:00 - 10:45

NO LESSONS on May 13th (Mother’s Day)

TUITION: $329 per session (materials included)
$35 per class * 8-week session = $280 +$49 Materials.

Materials include: Tote Bag, Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse plush toys, Music Activity Board, Music Lesson Book, Music Workbook, Music Discovery Book, a set of Flash Cards and 2 CDs set. (Refer to the brochure attached to this email for more details)

Attendance policy: Once you have signed up there will be no refunds for missed classes or early withdrawal.

About Farida Nelson:

With over 15 years of international experience as a professional music educator, performing pianist, singer and guitarist, a recording musician and a songwriter Farida Nelson holds a Master degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy.

She started her career by taking 2nd place in Schubert's Club Competition in St. Paul, MN in 2001. She then became a finalist of Eurovision Song Contest in 2008 and 2010, as well as a finalist of New Wave Song Contest in 2010, which was held in Yurmala, Latvia. In 2013 she moved to Turkey and concentrated her carrier on working as a performing singer and pianist and teaching private and group piano lessons, specializing in giving lessons to 4-6 year olds.

In 2015 she immigrated to the USA and continued teaching private piano, guitar and voice lessons.

"As a teacher I engage, challenge and inspire the growth in my students. I strongly believe that every student is capable of becoming passionate towards music. And my goal as a teacher is to inspire my students as I was inspired by my teachers." - F. Nelson



Students from our Songwriting and Pop/Rock Band Class performing at a recent gig. All the music is original, composed by the students in the class and in private lessons. 

This video features students of John SyzygyRon BautistaBob BelanskiBrian MoranTim Vaughan, and Cheryl Larson.

 

SONGWRITING AND POP/ROCK BAND CLASS

These 90 minute classes are held on Sunday Afternoons.

Our talented Songwriting and Pop/Rock Band Class Students: 

  • Compose, arrange, and perform their own original songs
  • Perform contemporary songs in a band setting
  • Learn to run a participate in a typical band rehearsal
  • Learn basic techniques for drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, and more
  • Book and promote their own giga
  • Operate recording and live sound equipment, run a mixing console