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  • adult and child hand playing piano Young Children (2/3/2018) - Music education has significant positive influences on brain development in young children. In addition to improving intelligence, music will help your child develop physically, emotionally, and socially. For our youngest students, Kansas City School of Music offers the following educational programs: Musikgarten – Experience the joy of music with your child through our interactive Musikgarten classes. […]
  • Kansas City School of Music Downloads (2/3/2018) - StandardMetronomeSpeeds ChordNotation
  • Kansas City School of Music Expectations for Voice Lessons (12/16/2017) - Attendance Students are expected to arrive on time to each lesson. Lessons missed by the student because of illness, emergency, vacation, or summer camps will be rescheduled at a mutually agreeable time. The teacher must be given at least 7 days notice for missed lessons due to vacation or summer camps. In the case of […]
  • Kansas City School of Music Transfer Students (12/16/2017) - A transfer student is one who has previously taken lessons, regardless of duration or any breaks in instruction. Transfer students make up a large portion of the student body at Kansas City School of Music. Anyone who is interested in transferring to Kansas City School of Music should read Admission Requirements. In addition, transfer students will […]
  • Admission Requirements – Voice (12/16/2017) - Interview Students and parents interested in lessons at the Kansas City School of Music must meet with the instructor in a private interview before lessons begin. This interview gives the students and parents a chance to ask questions and experience interaction with the teacher. It also gives the teacher the opportunity to listen to transfer students, […]
  • Comprehensive Piano Curriculum (10/11/2017) - The Kansas City School of Music piano curriculum is designed to give students the foundation they need in all areas of music. Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and skill in 12 different areas: Repertoire Technique Scales and arpeggios Keyboard harmony Music theory Sight reading Music history and literature Ear training Practice technique (approach, methods, […]
  • Kansas City School of Music Voice Lessons for Young Children (8/16/2017) - Young children (ages 5 through 13) can benefit greatly from private voice lessons. Vocal instruction for children in this age group is structured much differently than for a teenager or adult. Their young voices and developing physique as well as their emotional and intellectual maturity must be taken into consideration during each lesson. Our teachers […]
  • Getting Started: Successful Singing (8/16/2017) - Becoming a successful singer requires dedication and patience from both student and teacher. At Kansas City School of Music, our voice instructors have consistently shaped their students into great singers by providing them with the tools necessary to achieve their goals. Practice at Home The weekly voice lesson is the model for practice at home. […]
  • adult and child hand playing piano Piano Admission Requirements (8/16/2017) - Interview Students and parents interested in lessons at the Kansas City School of Music must meet with the instructor in a private interview before lessons begin. This interview gives the students and parents a chance to ask questions and experience interaction with the teacher. It also gives the teacher the opportunity to listen to transfer students, […]
  • Transfer Students Read Me (8/16/2017) - A transfer student is one who has previously taken lessons, regardless of duration or any breaks in instruction. Transfer students make up a large portion of the student body at Kansas City School of Music.  Students interested in transferring to Kansas City School of Music should read Admission Requirements. In addition, transfer students will likely be […]