‘Piano Wizard’ class offered for kids at Oasis Park Recreation Center
Teaching to play with ease
Palmdale will host nationally renowned instructor Craig Coffman as he presents the innovative “Piano Wizard” program designed to teach kids how to learn how to play the piano with ease on Friday, May 18, at the Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center, 3850 E. Ave. S in Palmdale.
The cost is $30. A $29 materials fee for the book and practice CD is due the day of the class, payable to Craig Coffman. Ages 5 and up are welcome.
“’Piano Wizard’ operates like a video game with all of the colors and sounds kids have come to expect,” said Coffman. “What they don’t expect is that in the process of learning this game they are actually learning to play the piano at the same time!”
Piano Wizard has been awarded the Editor’s Choice Award by Computer Times, Product of the Year by Creative Child Magazine and numerous other awards as well as very positive reviews by Keyboard Magazine and Fox News.
“Most parents would love to see their little ones learn to play an instrument, particularly the piano,” said Coffman. “Unfortunately there is so much pain associated with traditional piano instruction that the majority of students end up quitting- discouraged and frustrated. The same cannot be said for learning to play video games. Kids will spend countless hours perfecting their techniques and pursuing that elusive prize score to go to the next level of their game. What if there was a video game that could actually teach kids to play the piano without all of the pain? Well now there is!” added Coffman.
There is no experience needed to play this very intuitive game. During the class students will get a chance to learn a number of songs right away and parents will get training in how to best make use of this incredible new learning tool. Parents and children will also get to take home an introductory version of the software to continue their instruction after the class.
Participants must pre-register for the course either online at www.cityofpalmdale.org; at the parks and recreation department, 38260 10th St. East in Palmdale, Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 6 p.m.; or at the Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center, 3850 E. Avenue S, Monday through Friday, between 3:30 and 6 p.m.
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