Come, learn and enjoy reading music and playing at the keyboard.
Music's more fun when you learn and play in a group. You'll find yourself learning something new every week and be ready to play with your ensemble before you know it.
Our certified music teachers are like coaches who know how to keep everyone going, recognizing your weaknesesses and making strengths out of them.
What instrument do you want to play? You will learn everything you need to know about reading music quicker here and be ready to begin lessons on the instrument of your choice already knowing how to read music and play on a keyboard, things that help every musician to get ahead.
You will look forward to each week's session with your friends and proud of the progress you make each week.
Some groups are young, some groups are older and some groups mix the ages. We meet with you and figure out which groups would be best and most enjoyable for you to play in.
"But, what if I already read music and can play a keyboard?" That's why we emet and decide exactly where you fit in.
A bit of background
Children, youth, adults and senior citizens may be at different stages in life, but age does not restrict anyone from learning and enjoying making music.
Music-making transcends age. Even those suffering the effects of Alzheimer's disease are often responsive to the effect of music and on the other end of the age spectrum we all know the effect music has on babies, even before they begin to speak.
Dr. Grapenthin studied with Robert Pace at Columbia Univeristy, NYC, the pioneer in group piano study. Dr. Grapenthin has created an innovative program of study that uses organ keyboards and the organ for group learning since the organ offers some special advantages for teachign for players over piano and other instruments.
A consultant to music instrument builder, Dr. Grapenthin created this project after playing a Roland C-200 keyboard and being told that there was no music or teaching method for it. Developing the method and teaching it it was discovered that it wa sore effective when taught also using an organ with two keyboards and pedal for the teacher and for the students to play.
Upon completion of the book, Noel Jones, who had seen the instrument and independently expressed his own opinion that it needed music written for it and who had decided to write a book teaching how to play it, was brought in to edit and publish Dr. Grapenthin's books as part of the Keys To The Organ series.
Dr. Grapenthin has very successful Basi Music Skills™ groups in Pennsulvania and has begun training teachers
For information, contact Dr. Ina Slater Grapenthin at: