• Introduction to Musical Awaking

  • Why this course?

    Concert pianist and mother of three children, I organized for the 3rd birthday of my younger one Gabriel a concert for an audience of very young children. After this event, he immediately wanted learn to play the piano and said he wanted to perform in front of an audience, like his mom.

    In the Face of his enthusiasm, I questioned how to make him discover the wonderful world of music. Although pianist has always been so to speak, I had not yet found an obvious answer to the question of the musical awakening of the little ones.

    A few days later, on a sunny afternoon in December, I sat on my lap, in front of the piano, and I started to tell him a story accompanying the prelude of Chopin, said "The drop of Water", which I played.

    "Gabriel just woke up from his nap and waited for his mommy by swinging quietly on his bed." By chance, he looks out the window and sees the raindrops falling from sky. I then took advantage of Crescendo of the prelude that I was playing more and more and the dark atmosphere that was coming out to add "but the sky becomes all grey, the storm is approaching with its lightning and thundering." At the change of tonality, melody being more luminous and peaceful, I say to him then: "The storm is moving away, the sun comes back and mommy enters the room to take her, to play in the garden!" "

    Several hours passed before bedtime Gabriel. When I put him to bed, he says to me "you know mom, it rained just now outside!" I found it wonderful! Gabriel had not only listened to the music, he had lived this moment to the point of believing it true.

    I finally wanted my answer ... This method was born that night. The desire to share my passion for classical music with all parents who want to convey this wonderful culture to their children has pushed me to produce this course of initiation.

  • The courses of musical awakening

    These courts of one hour address groups of children from 3 to 6 years old. The objective of these courts is to allow the young pupils to like music and to get acquainted with:

    • famous musical works,
    • less famous and known composers,
    • musical instruments,
    • the musical writing.

    This course will allow them to use and to develop their imagination to listen to music differently. At the end of this cycle of court, the children have a uninhibited approach face to face to the classical music.

    The capacity of attention of the children of this age group being reduced, it is then necessary to propose varied activities which will be chained with a steady rhythm.

    So that the period is effective, Mi-Young Lee built its program by holding the following principles:

    • The listening of a piece must be associated with a history which will allow every child of contextualiser and to memorize the selected work.
    • The discovery of instruments has to be necessarily made with the intervention of a musician who will present his instrument, and who will allow the children to produce their first sounds.
    • theatrical or manual activities are implemented as soon as possible.
    • The use of the video as the support of the lesson when it is necessary.
  • Musical program

    Ten works are studied on a school cycle. As an example, on the first half of the year of the cycle 1, Mi-Young LEE selected five works, to discover with the young pupils: 

    • The royal walking of the lion extracts from the Carnival of animals (Saint- Saëns),
    • Small night music (Mozart),
    • Sandwich of butter (Mozart),
    • The sonata for violin and piano n°5 (Beethoven)
    • The Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsk).

     Some of them are very known, others a little less, but all present a real educational interest.


  • Pedagogy

    The learning of the works is systematically made in three lessons.

     1st lesson: the discovery of the works

    • Every piece comes along with a history to be told so that the child associates music with an imagination into which he is going to plunge. 
    • This history so creates a convenient particular atmosphere to arrest the musical universe under its multiple facets. Here, the professors play with the texts which give rhythm to the lessons, by staging by disguising with the children, so that they taste the pleasure to listen to a piece of music, in images.



  • 2nd lesson: the decoding of a partition 

    • It is time for the budding musicians to get acquainted with the reach. My objective is to make discover the theory to the children in a playful way, by introducing a note by studied work.
    • I use cuttings and colourings to awaken the curiosity of the child and make it play with the note while developing its dexterity … which will be of use to the future musicians!
  • 3rd lesson: the discovery of an instrument

    • Every studied piece is the opportunity to discover an instrument.
      • We invite then systematically a professional musician to present his instrument.
      • The real contact with the instrument is going to multiply tenfold the curiosity of the children. The instrument becomes an object living for youngs.
      • The ear of the child becomes used gradually to sounds, to games, to materials and to forms of the various instruments.
    • During this 1st cycle of court, the children will discover:
      • The drum with the lion of the Carnival of animals,
      • The baguette of the conductor in A small night music,
      • The piano with The sandwich of butter,
      • The violin thanks to the Sonata for violin and piano n°5,
      • The cello with The Sleeping Beauty.
  •  At the end of these 15 courses, the young musicians will have learnt to listen to the music differently, for them more great pleasure!    

  • The support of the course

    A partition was created to accompany a cycle of 15 courts. Every partition is sold 20 Euros. Support essential to the course, she allows the children to find the activities which are proposed. A record is being prepared to accompany the 1st textbook.

    He will allow the parents to participate at home in this new activity. 

    All in all 4 partitions are planned to accompany both proposed cycles.

  • Useful information

    Practical Modalities

    Number of pupils: group from 6 to 12 pupils.

    • Duration of the course the 1 hour.
    • Professors: 1 music professor + 1 assistant.
    • Cycle 1 and cycle 2: 30 lessons of 1 hour.
    • Support of the course:
      • Cycle 1: 1 textbook of 15 lessons
    • Materials supplied by the Academy of Piano: scissors, glue, paper, suits, baguettes, …
    • Projector supplied by our academy of Piano

    The courses proposed to the ACADEMY 

    All the courses take place 19 Rue de la Pompe, 75116 PARIS

    A big room allows the children to run without risk and to make all the noise which they wish. An upright piano was installed by our academy.

    Two professors take care with dispensing these courts of musical awakening.

    The courses are at present proposed in the following crenels:

    • on Wednesday : 10.30 am - 11.30 am
    • on Wednesday : 4 pm - 5 pm
    • on Friday: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
    • on Saturday: 10:30 am-11:30 am


    • Registration fees : 50 Euros. Registration are only accepted for a complete year.
    • Cost per lesson is 17 Euros VAT included.
    • The support of the lesson (partition) is sold for 20 Euros.
    • Participation to the end of the year concert: 100 Euros.


    The Total cost for one year is then 680 Euros.

  • Cours proposés pour l'année scolaire 2018 - 2019

    DayTimeNumber of places available
    Friday3.30 pm 12 places
    Saturday10.30 am 12 places
    Wednesday10.30 am 12 places
    Wednesday4 pm 12 places