Solfege Ear Training
Age Appropriate Methods
Making Piano Fun Again
Presto is our accelerated piano class for older students. It also teaches them complete musicianship in an engaging and fun way. Our students learn ear training, music history, proper piano technique, sight reading, and rhythm.
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Look Inside Presto
Presto I Student Materials - $74
(plus sales tax for AZ residents)
Presto II Student Materials - $70
(plus sales tax for AZ residents)
Educate & Engage
All children are musical when given the proper tools. The Let’s Play Music program has specifically curated materials so your child can succeed.
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What Parents Are Saying about Presto!
This program has been AMAZING for my daughter. She had taken piano for a couple of years before getting into the program and while she enjoyed it well enough, she truly began her love for playing the piano when she started this program. It is engaging, fun, interactive, and so exciting. My daughter comes home from piano so excited to show me everything she learned. She wants to practice as soon as she gets home from practice, which isn't usually the case with piano lessons. As a pianist myself, I have been amazed with the technique and theory instruction. Not only is it a fun, enjoyable experience, but the complete music training has left me pleasantly surprised. I am beyond impressed with this program and what it has done for my daughter's musical abilities as well as her self-confidence.
I love having my kids involved in the Presto program! Piano lessons have become engaging, interactive, and most of all FUN! My kids learn about theory, timing, technique and they love it! The program has even helped me to better understand rhythm and counting in music because the "one and two ands" never made sense to me. It is a lesson packed with a broad approach to music with ear training as well as sight reading. My kids have developed playing skills appropriate for their age while also being able to progress as fast as they would like because the learning method is in place. Piano lessons have never been so good!
love everything about the Presto program. It is an excellent program from the older beginner. My 12 year old had thoroughly enjoyed the program. It has kept his attention while teaching beginner piano skills. Not only does my student learn the piano but he gets piano theory, technique and ear training. It really is the entire package and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I have 10 years of piano experience and my beginner Presto student already has as much theory training as I do. He has excelled quickly in the Presto program. Thank you Let’s Play Music for producing such a wonderful program.
Presto piano lessons and music classes for kids in St. Louis make learning piano exciting and fun, so our students look forward to each lesson. They gain an understanding of music theory, classical music, ear training, and sight singing. We develop complete musicians to provide our students the tools they need to excel everywhere music takes them.
Presto’s piano lessons and music classes for kids in St. Louis is taught in a group format, which provides room for peer interaction and games. Learning piano is a challenge and a pleasure for students while they develop good habits and grow as musicians.
Accelerated Class for Musicianship and Piano Skills
Playing With Style
After the age of 8, children have the fine motor skills necessary for piano playing. We start teaching proper techniques immediately to develop good habits among each student.
The Let's Play Music curriculum is centered in the teachings of the music masters Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze. These men were revolutionist who changed the attitudes of teaching music to children. Their philosophies are at the heart of our curriculum and you will see their methodologies in each detailed lesson plan.
In the Kodály Method children are first introduced to musical concepts through playful, natural experience. He emphasized the use of the folk song in all early music education, stating that they are the ‘mother tongue’ for teaching music. Melodic patterning, the repetition of certain notes in a row, trains both the ear and the eye to read the patterns on the staff. Adding solfeg handsigns and syllables further enhanced the learning experience. He used both folk music and songs that are based on the pentatonic scale to help teach the art of singing in tune.
The Dalcroze method, taught in his Eurhythmics schools, is another approach music educators use to foster music appreciation, ear-training and improvisation while improving musical skills. In this method, the body is the main instrument. Students learn rhythm and structure by listening to music and expressing what they hear through spontaneous bodily movement. (I.e. walking to quarter notes, skipping to dotted notes.)
In the Carl Orff approach, children are taught concepts through improvisation, composition and a natural sense of play. He taught using folk music and music composed by the children themselves. All musical concepts were taught through singing, chanting, dance, movement, drama and the playing of percussion instruments. He believed the order of instruments should be: 1. Body Percussion 2. Voice 3. Simple Percussion Instruments 4. Barred Instruments
(For example, our tone bell set is an Orff instrument!)
Let's Play Music was founded in great educational philosophies
Learning From the Masters
Presto has two separate costs: the materials fee and class tuition.
The student materials fee is paid online directly to Let's Play Music at the time of enrollment.
The tuition fee is paid to your local St. Louis music teacher in monthly installments. To get detailed tuition information, contact your local Presto teacher. Our tuition fees include classroom instrument use, classes, teaching tools, and parent communication.
Find a Teacher Today!
Locate a certified Presto music teacher in St. Louis for piano lessons and music classes for your kids today! All of our teachers have a minimum of years of training and mentoring.
Explore our classes!
Learn more about our curriculum options below.
An introductory class for children ages 0-4 and a caregiver.
Our flagship curriculum.
This is our flagship class, during which we teach important foundational music skills to children ages 4-6. Our students also get an introduction to the piano in this class.