Programs

Pre-K, Elementary and Middle School Students

Music lessons are a great way to stimulate creativity, coordination, discipline and abstract thinking. Making music engages more areas in the brain than any other activity known to neuroscience today.

For Pre-K students, we ask you to bring your child for a 30-minute Assessment Session with a qualified Early Childhood Instructor. The Assessment Session consists of a 15- to 20-minute lesson with the child and a 10- to 15-minute conference with the parent or care taker. After the Assessment Session is complete, the instructor may recommend to either start with lessons right away or to wait a few months for further cognitive development. The Assessment Session has a one-time fee of $45 (non-refundable). To schedule an Assessment Session, please call or email us.

For School Age children, taking music lessons will not only be a source for self-expression and creativity but also for development of good self-esteem and fine motor skills. Abstract thinking and problem-solving skills are part of every lesson, skills that will be very useful throughout life.

Recitals, festivals, master classes and competitions are part of our training, providing incentives for daily practice. Having a piano (or electronic keyboard) or guitar is essential since daily practice is required to maintain constant progress.

High School and College Students

Students interested in a career in music can be coached and guided by Dr. Tolosa who has extensive experience in college teaching, requirements for auditions and successful career development. Please call or email to find out how to be accepted into the High School Program.

College music majors must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam in order to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree. This feared exam is one of the main roadblocks that college students find in order to complete all requirements for graduation. Dr. Tolosa has taught at colleges and universities for 18 years and has prepared hundreds of students for the Piano Proficiency Exam. Dr. Tolosa has created a system that takes the stress out of this exam and he personally coaches students to succeed in this last step of their college career. Dr. Tolosa coaches in person or through online systems.

Adults

Adult students who have taken music lessons earlier in life or adult students who want to fulfill their dream of playing an instrument or sing, need a special type of teacher who will tailor lessons to their unique needs and goals. They need a patient and caring teacher who has experience in teaching adults. Most adult students take music lessons for their own personal enjoyment and our teachers strive to make lessons fun and upbeat. Most adult students report a decrease in tension and stress when taking music lessons. Some even report better mental capacity and better sleeping patterns.

Seniors

In today’s age of modern medicine, many people are living well beyond 70-years-old. It can be a challenge finding a fulfilling activity that exercises the physical body, sparks the mind, and provides an emotional outlet.

Learning to play a musical instrument is not only therapeutic for the body, mind and spirit, but is fun and provides a sense of accomplishment and purpose.

Our special teachers are caring, patient and fun to work with. They also have extensive experience teaching older students. Imagine playing your favorite songs daily with your own two hands! Call or email us for more information.