Concert pianist and mother of three children, I organized for the 3rd birthday of my youngest son Gabriel a concert for an audience of very young children. After this event, he immediately wanted to learn to play the piano and said he wanted to perform in front of an audience, just like his mother !
Faced with his enthusiasm, I wondered how to make him discover the wonderful world of music. Even though I have been a pianist all my life, so to speak, I hadn’t yet found an obvious answer to the question of musical awakening for toddlers. A few days later, one sunny afternoon in December, I sat him on my lap in front of the piano and began to tell him a story accompanying Chopin’s Prelude, known as « the drop of water », which I played for him.
« Gabriel has just woken up from his nap and is waiting for his mother by swinging quietly on his bed. By chance, he looks out the window and sees the raindrops falling from the sky ». I then took advantage of the Crescendo of the Prelude, which I played louder and louder, and of the dark atmosphere that emanated from it, to add « but the sky is becoming all grey, the storm is approaching with its lightning and thunderbolts ». As the tonality changed and the melody became brighter and more peaceful, I said, « The storm is going away, the sun is coming back and Mummy is coming into the room to take her into the garden to play! » « Several hours passed before Gabriel went to bed. When I put him to bed, he said, « You know, Mama, it rained outside earlier! « I thought it was wonderful! Gabriel had not only listened to the music, he had lived that moment to the point of believing it to be true! I finally got my answer… This method was born that night. The desire to share my passion for classical music with all the parents who want to transmit this wonderful culture to their children pushed me to produce this initiation course.
A two-year music program
Each year, ten pieces are selected by Mi-Young LEE, pieces to discover with your kids. Some of them are very well known, others a little less, but all of them are of real pedagogical interest.
Learning the pieces is systematically done in three lessons.
Each piece is accompanied by a story to be told so that the child associates the music with an imaginary world in which he will immerse himself.
This story thus creates a particular atmosphere favourable to apprehend the musical universe under its multiple facets. Here, the teachers play with the texts that punctuate the lessons, by dressing up with the children, so that they enjoy listening to a piece of music, in images.
I use cut-outs and coloring to arouse the child’s curiosity and make him play with the note while developing his dexterity… which will be useful for future musicians !
We then systematically invite a professional musician to present his instrument.
The real contact with the instrument will increase tenfold the curiosity of children. The instrument becomes a living object for the little ones.
Moreover, the ear of the child gets used gradually to the sounds, the games, the materials and the shapes of the different instruments.
At the end of these musical awakening courses, our little musicians will have learned to listen to music differently, for their greatest pleasure!
The journey of the apprentice music lovers begins here! Welcome to you, young and old, in the wonderful and enchanted world of classical music.
The school offers courses of musical awakening in our Parisian premises. For the new school year 2020, online courses will be offered for children who cannot travel to Paris. This formula has been successfully implemented during the confinement of spring 2020.
For the online courses, we propose to enroll you for the year or to take the courses on demand. The quality of the course remains the same, only the price changes.
The introductory classes take place at 19 rue de la Pompe 75116. A room allows the children to express their creativity without constraint and without danger !
A group is composed of 5 to 12 children.
The duration of a class is 1 hour. The open slots are as follows:
The duration of a course is 1 hour. The open slots are as follows:
Here you can register online directly. You will indicate your preferred niche and the selected course package. A quotation will then be sent to you on the basis of the information provided.
It is possible to do a trial course before committing to a school year. This trial course is charged at the rate of a regular course. Registration for this trial course is done directly online.