Piano Immersion Program

Curriculum Learning Experience from Showcase Music Academy

Instructors


Comprehensive piano curriculum designed by our leading teachers for the musically inclined piano students. The courses will cover genres of classical, jazz, and pop, with specific attention on composition and improvisation. Foundations of music history, ear training, and music theory are integral elements which are unique to this complete and immersive learning experience. Due to limited availability, individual auditions of applicants is required for entry into the Piano Immersion Program. Weekly, students of this program will be scheduled the below classes:

 

Level 1: (equivalent of RCM Prep A – Level 4)

student prerequisite: RCM Prep A – 5

This basic level focuses on introducing children to constructive ways of expressing themselves through music. Already at this age, we take great pride to ensure that students have a solid foundation in technical facility. Currently available in private lesson format. A regular masterclasss ensures optimal individualized attention plus offers the synergy of working with peers of the same age.

+ 30 minutes of classical piano and piano technique
+ 30 minutes of practice coach session
+ 30 minutes of composition and ear training with Dr. Ryan Trew
(or basic history for context depending on student requirement)
+ participation in all practice performances and recitals
+ 1 masterclass included per term
+ technical examinations

Level 2: (equivalent of RCM Level 5-8)

student prerequisite: RCM Level 4 or equivalent

After successfully completing the Level 2 of this program, our students will be able to absorb and to use fundamental musical knowledge in performance, composition, and ear training. Students will be able to write simple pieces, perform a majority of their music from memory, and be able to improvise on themes which will help them develop their creativity, concentration, and curiosity.

+ 45 minutes of classical piano and piano technique
+ 45 minutes of jazz, pop, improvisation with Cole Tinney and Kevin Castro
+ 60 minutes of composition and ear training with Dr. Ryan Trew
+ participation in academy practice performances and academy recitals
+ participation in all practice performances and recitals
+ 1 masterclass included per term
+ technical examinations
+ competition possibilities

Level 3: (equivalent of RCM Level 9-ARCT)

student prerequisite: RCM Level 8 or equivalent

By the end of this program, the students will have a repertory as well as a portfolio of their own music which can be shared with listeners on various platforms and/or venues. The student will have obtained technical mastery of the instrument to improvise in a variety of styles, and tackle upcoming ARCT pieces successfully.

+ 60 minutes of classical piano and piano technique with Dr. Carl Petersson
+ 60 minutes of jazz, pop, improvisation with Cole Tinney and Kevin Castro
+ 60 minutes composition and ear training with Dr. Ryan Trew
+ participation in all practice performances and recitals
+ 1 masterclass included per term
+ technical examinations
+ competition possibilities

Although the program is divided into 3 levels, each level is designed to take between 2 to 3 years to complete, depending on the prerequisite conditions of the student.

& TESTIMONIALS

My kids have been doing the PIP program at Showcase Academy for many months now and we have seen vast improvements, not just with their piano playing, but with the depth of their knowledge and appreciation for music. They are learning music from different angles (technique, theory, composition and improvisation). Each teacher brings a different approach, they complement each other and they are all amazing. We couldn’t be happier with the program!

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