The solfège is often today a source of anguish for the children and … for the parents.
Bad memory, repetition, scale, … many have stopped practicing an instrument because they couldn’t fit in the mould of the conservatories!
A necessary tool to understand musical language and read a score, solfège allows musicians from all over the world to share the same language. Of course you can play the piano without knowing music theory. However, without all the knowledge that the solfeggio gathers, it is impossible to decipher a score. It is the essential tool that will allow you to read music and understand any score. The study of music theory should not be a constraint but on the contrary should be a freedom that will make the future musicians autonomous and independent to allow them to play all the pieces they want.
Thus our school has set up a pedagogy that will allow children to acquire the fundamentals without suffering the known traumas.
Solfege according to Piano Academie
We are proud to introduce the TAKADIMI method!
TAKADIMI is an ancestral Indian method that was reintroduced in American universities in the mid-90s. It is based on the use of specific syllables placed in certain places in a rhythmic figure. It facilitates the recognition and identification of rhythmic patterns. It is a tool that is easy to apply, the solfège becomes a game.
We tested this method on a few students for 6 months and we were definitively conquered !
Not only the progress is remarkable but also the students have a lot of fun and learn while having fun.
Organization of music theory classes
At the first year, the solfège is integrated during the hour of the piano lesson. Basic notions such as the reading of the G and F keys as well as rhythm are covered. From the beginning of the school year 2020, from the 2nd year of music, solfège will be taught separately in group lessons for 1 hour, at school or online.
Integrated into the piano lesson
1st year: Discovery of the notes of the keys of G and F and notions of rhythm.
Group lessons at your choice at school or at a distance.
2nd year: Reading over one octave of the G and F keys, binary rhythms, second and third intervals
3rd year: Reading over two octaves of the G and F keys, ternary rhythms, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh intervals. Discovery of tonalities.
4th year; Free deciphering, harmony and improvisation lessons.
Location of classes
Courses at the Piano Academie’s
Group classes are organized twice a week at the academy.
Group classes are also organized through video conference.