McKinney Music Studio
The curriculum includes repertoire, ear-training, sight-playing, technique, music theory, improvisation, performance practices, and composition. Lessons are tailored to the student's individual learning pace.
Adrienne works with each student to select appropriate core instructional materials. Supplementary materials are used as needed to help students develop fully as pianists and musicians. These will include sheet music in various musical styles, pieces composed or arranged by the instructor, customized technical exercises as well as "standard" technique books, ear-training exercises, theory worksheets and music education software.
The six days between lessons are integral to the student's progress, so a portion of each lesson is also devoted to teaching the student how to practice. Students who learn good practice techniques and habits have a much better chance of becoming independent learners.
Each student is provided with a web page though Practice Spot. Students can access these pages by going to PracticePage.com and entering a user name and password (provided when lessons begin).
Some things students can use these web sites for:
Messages to the teacher and other students in the studio
Reading lesson notes
Online sticker book for younger students
Studio policy statement
Entering practice times
Current goals and stepping stones