Benefits of Utopia™ methods
The traditional method of piano teaching dates back to the early 18th century. While it suits some students, in our experience, many find it a bit challenging.
This is why we at Twinkle Twinkle Piano School have set ourselves the goal of creating a suite of Utopia™ methods that befits the 21st century and work for both kids and adults.
This initiative turned out to be both a challenge and an opportunity. After years of research, trials and discussions the foundation for the new methods was laid in early 2009.
It had an immediate, astounding impact.
Today, we are thrilled to share these methods with you.
The new methods do not seek to replace the conventional one just for the sake of novelty. On the contrary, they seek to use all sound parts of the traditional method as the foundation to build on, but in a systematic, consistent, and intuitive way. In fact, the borderline here is not between ‘old’ and 'new' ways, but between confusion and clarity.
In our suite of methods, a choice can be made for each particular activity during the process of musical skill acquisition.
For instance, transition from the treble clef to bass clef or ledger line notation can be challenging for many students. One of our methods is designed with a view to make this transition easily understandable. As a result, the students become confident in their reading skills and motivated to tackle new pieces.
Memorising the songs is another well-known issue of the conventional method. Here, again, we have been fortunate to find a solution so instead of the phrase ‘I kind of forgot it’ we hear: ‘Can we please learn the next part?’ So the faster progress is guaranteed.
From day one, the students start playing the songs they always wanted to play. After each lesson, they feel happier, more excited, and motivated to learn more. Their interest and enthusiasm grows week after week, month after month, term after term. And those students who choose to take up examinations show excellent results.
We believe that each student needs to be approached as a unique individual, a special human being with their own learning styles: kinaesthetic, auditory, or visual.
Our methods allow to adapt themselves easily to the learning mode and experience of any student including complete beginners, transfer students, as well as those who are already familiar with the traditional teaching and need to rekindle their passion. In the latter case, the new methods smoothly integrate old and new skills in a harmonious whole.
A special Study Program is designed with a view to the needs of each particular student based on the comprehensive Music Syllabus.
Whether your children’s goal is playing piano for enjoyment or preparing for examination—they will feel inspired by their progress, amazed at their potential, empowered by their newly acquired skills.
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