Lesson Program Offerings

Standards of Learning program 

The standards of learning program coincides with the public and private school curriculums.  The program includes customized lessons to fit your learning style and goals.  It includes free master classes and recitals which provides every student a comprehensive music education. 

Royal Conservatory

Certificate Program

The RCM Certificate Program incorporates repertoire, etudes/studies, sight-reading, ear training, technique and theory.  At each level, a Certificate of Achievement can be earned by successfully completing a Royal Conservatory practical examination.

National Guild of Piano Teachers 

assessment program.

The NGPT program incorporates the standards of learning program with an assessment component which is held once a year.  It includes free master classes and recitals in order to give every student a comprehensive music education.

 

Standards of Learning Program

The standards of learning program helps accelerate the students knowledge alongside what they have either taught themselves or learned at school. This is a great option for any student who has just begun or is returning after a break.

These are some examples of what is included in these lessons:

  • Personally tailored lessons for each student

  • Introduction to new musical genres and styles

  • Developing music appreciation

  • Learning music theory and how music is structured

  • Discovering a students musical voice through expression and musicality

  • Preparing for auditions, performances, and working on general stage presence

  • Finding a passion and all around enjoyment of music

During our winter semesters, we have a week of Master Classes in place of a normally scheduled lesson. Students have the option to take as many classes during that week as they want! Master Classes are group lessons that revolve around topics not usually covered in private lessons. These could span from anything like music composition and song writing, painting to music, or learning a fiddle song in an hour!

Tuition - $360 for an 8 week semester. 30 minute lessons once a week.

Royal Conservatory Certificate Program​

The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program is most appropriate for

students who are dedicated to their instrument and are interested in receiving recognition in a program that is an internationally renowned standard of music education and achievement.

 

Achievement in RCM examinations are recognized in schools, which may help you reach your goals to be selected for accelerated programs such as the AAP (Advanced Academic Program) and magnet High Schools.

 


 

Preparatory Levels A and B, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4.

 

1. Lessons will be 30 minutes in length. ($370 for the semester / $185 monthly)

 

2. Your RCM teacher will prepare you in repertoire, technique, musicianship and theory. (See RCM handbook) 

 

3. The parent is responsible to purchase all RCM materials from the RCM bookstore and register the musician for the exam. https://www.rcmusic.com/learning/examinationsThe Music Loft is not responsible for registration. 

 

4. The RCM guide to examinations can be accessed through the Royal Conservatory website at www.rcmusic.com.

 

5. Parents are required to set up a log-in to the RCM website www.rcmusic.com.   Examination dates are Nov/Dec, May/June and August.  You must register 5 months in advance to reserve your day and time.

 

Preparatory Levels 5 through 10.

 

1. Lessons will be 45 minutes in length. ($550 for the semester / $275 monthly)

 

2. Your RCM teacher will prepare you in repertoire, technical requirements, scales, chords, musicianship, theory and sightreading. (See RCM handbook) 

 

3. The parent is responsible to purchase all RCM materials from the RCM bookstore and register the musician for the exam. https://www.rcmusic.com/learning/examinationsThe Music Loft is not responsible for registration. 

 

4. The RCM guide to examinations can be accessed through the Royal Conservatory website at www.rcmusic.com.

 

5. Parents are required to set up a log-in to the RCM website www.rcmusic.com.   Examination dates are Nov/Dec, May/June and August.  You must register 5 months in advance to reserve your day and time.

 
 

National Guild of Piano Teachers assessment program.

The National Guild of Piano Teachers primary function is to establish definite goals and awards--in noncompetitive auditions--for students of all levels, from the earliest beginner to the gifted prodigy. Students are judged on individual merit, by a well-qualified music professional, in the areas of accuracy, continuity, phrasing, pedaling, dynamics, rhythm, tempo, tone, interpretation, style, and technique. This program is perfect for any level of student, encouraging growth and enjoyment through the study of piano.

Tuition - $360 for an 8 week semester. 30 minute lessons once a week.

Questions about any of our programs? Contact us below!

Hours

Herndon

1141 Elden Street # 212
Herndon, Virginia 20170

Mon - Thurs: 3:30PM - 8PM

Saturday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Friday and Sunday: By Appointment Only

Ashburn

20915 Ashburn Road # 210
Ashburn, Virginia 20147

 

Lessons Only
By Appointment Only

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