At WOLO School of Arts, we offer a specialized private piano program called the Happy Keys Piano Program. Our music teachers love teaching, strive to make learning fun and are highly experience in working with children from ages 2.5 to adults. We host two recital performances a year to celebrate our student's progress and success. We believe in individualizing each student's learning as we are Reggio-inspired or interest-based learning.
The Happy Keys Piano Program consists of dedicated certified music teachers and certified early childhood and elementary teachers with over many years of teaching experience for all ages.
We are committed to nurturing character, respect, and community, instilling a love for learning and growth. We love working with families and we endeavour to create a positive learning environment that enables all to flourish and succeed!
Our piano lessons consist of working on technique, concepts, lesson books, games, composition, ear training and more! The core of our piano lessons focus on perseverance, building character and enjoyment in learning and exploring. The individualized piano program runs for the school year for 12 consecutive months and isaspecialized piano program with membership benefits.
We have teamed up with Happy Keys Music Studio to offer fun, engaging, child-centered private piano lessons and beginner group piano lessons for all ages 2.5 and up! We also offer a specialized preschool private piano program for all budding pianists called WUNDERKEYS™ PROGRAM PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS. Piano Lessons For All Ages The exploration of music through piano lessons will help your child with focus, independence, creativity, discipline, self-esteem, and confidence!
Depending on the child and parent, the student can learn for leisure or towards the Royal Conservatory of Music Piano (RCM) Exams. There are opportunities during the year to perform at piano recitals, festivals or competitions if interested. We offer lessons that are tailored to each student's needs and we aim to inspire our students to be creative, expressive, and confident piano players!
At what age can my child start piano lessons? We accept students as young as 2.5 years old. Instructors at WOLO School Of Arts receive specialized training in relation to music instruction for children of all ages.
Do you teach adults? Yes, we have students of all ages!
Are the instructors qualified? Our instructors have formal musical training and/or extensive musical experience. Our instructors receive special training in areas including: child development, multiple learning styles, classroom management techniques, and human physiology. Visit our teachers page here.
What are the benefits of learning music?
Music lessons help develop strong work habits:
Acceptance of Criticism
Music lessons help with the child’s development:
Full Body Development
Enjoyment no matter what age or developmental stage
What kind of piano programs do you offer besides private lessons?
3-5 YEARS OLD PREK-K PIANO PROGRAM This program is created specifically with preschoolers in mind who are new to music and the piano. Each lesson is a private one-on-one lesson with parent(s) in attendance for 30 minutes each lesson. The lesson will consist of 5 different activities to keep the preschoolers attentive, engaged, and having fun! There are approximately 30-33 lessons in total for the program. After completion of the program, students can begin with My First Piano Adventures or Piano Adventures.
3.5-5.5 YEARS OLD GROUP PIANO LESSONS Join us to meet Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse in a fun musical adventure through Music for Little Mozarts! This group lesson includes: singing, listening, movement, rhythm activities, and beginner activities on the keyboard. This is a great5week introduction to music and the piano before beginning private piano lessons. Materials purchased separately.
5+ YEARS OLD - ADULTS PROGRAMS For the young beginner (~4.5-6): My First Piano Adventure® Written for ages 5 and 6, My First Piano Adventure® captures the child's playful spirit. Fun-filled songs, rhythm games and technique activities develop beginner keyboard skills. My First's three levels, A, B, and C, each have a Lesson Book with a CD and a Writing Book. Book C of this young beginner course leads into Level 1 of basic Piano Adventures®.
For the older beginner: Piano Adventures® (5+) Accelerated Piano Adventures® (9+), & Adult Piano Adventures® This series of beginners books by Faber and Faber are enjoyable and engaging for all ages and include learning notes, rhythm, playing, and basics of theory. We also incorporate a lot of fun activities through games, additional repertoire & books, and lesson materials all throughout the levels. These books provide a step by step approach with constant review material beginning with an 'off the staff' approach, a wide range of genres, discovery questions and activities, introduction of rhythmic concepts systematically, dynamics, damper pedalling, body and hand position exercises. Students will also develop their ear training, sight reading, learn music history, piano techniques, and listening skills while encouraging self-expression and fostering creativity.
Successful completion of book Level 2B and/or 3 of basic Piano Adventures® will lead to Grade 1 Royal Conservatory of Music Piano. Companion books will be used in addition to the lesson books which will include: music theory, technique sight-reading, and repertoire.
For those who are older and are learning piano for leisure and fun, we can work on chord playing, composition, building technique, specific pieces, and/or anything that you would like to learn!
Students need to know their alphabets A-G and numbers 1-5 in order to fully start the Older Beginner series.
Do you offer a free trial lesson and interview for new students? We are currently accepting students on a waitlist for private and group piano lessons.
What is a free trial lesson and interview? A trial lesson and interview is required for us to get to know one another and to find out more about your music goals, background, and interests. It is very important that the student and family is compatible with our teaching style as the nature of private piano lessons is ongoing and usually long-term with one teacher. This opportunity also allows us to answer any questions you may have.
In the past we’ve had to take the summers off from music lessons and I’m concerned that it has been detrimental to mine and my child’s learning. Do lessons at WOLO School of Arts continue through the summer? We offer piano lessons all year round with the same office hours.
Is there a registration fee? There will be a one time registration fee $88 per student. The registration fee includes material fees and excludes book fees.
How many teaching studios are at WOLO? WOLO is equipped with 4 extensively sound-treated teaching studios.
How many music instructors teach at WOLO? We are currently growing our team. Click here to meet our teachers!
Are music lessons offered on weekends? Yes, we are open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Are music lessons offered in-home? We currently do not offer this option but may do so in the future.
Where is WOLO School of Arts located? WOLO School of Arts in located in the same space as WOLO Flexible Child Care Learning Centre. Our address is 1346 Kingsway and we are conveniently located near Knight and Kingsway. You will be able to reach our centre from Burnaby, downtown, and Richmond easily.
What sorts of amenities do you have for your families? We have seating areas for parents, complimentary WIFI, outlets for your devices and 6 parking spots.
Do you have a set curriculum that you use for every student? No, each lesson is customized and tailored to the student’s skill level, learning style, and musical goals. We work on setting goals and overcoming challenges.
Are the teaching studios sound treated? Yes, each of our four studios provide sound treatment for both soundproofing and acoustics.
How long are lessons? Music lessons are available in class times of thirty (30) minutes, (45) minutes and sixty (60) minutes.
Where can I see pictures of what it looks like inside of WOLO? Follow our Instagram: www.instagram.com/wonderoflearning
Do you hold recitals and are they mandatory or optional? Yes, we host two annual recitals in the spring and winter. We also have a showcase in the summer. Everyone is encouraged to participate but it is optional.
Preschool Piano Programs (2.5-5yrs)
An encouraging first experience in piano lessons is critical to your child's future musical enjoyment. Every aspect of the program has been carefully designed and tested to create an engaged, constructive, positive, and FUN learning environment.