Does your little one love fiddling with a toy keyboard? Here’s where your child can learn to play the piano in Singapore.
We’ll admit, the piano is not the easiest instrument to learn (we can testify to that!). But don’t let that deter you from signing the kids up for music classes in Singapore. In fact, multiple studies have shown a ton of benefits of learning how to sight-read music and play the piano. For starters, kids will develop coordination and motor skills, improve their academic skills and cultivate social skills, too. So, if you’re looking for piano lessons for kids in Singapore, here are the best classes to sign the tots up for!
The best piano lessons for kids in Singapore
Specialising in a variety of music lessons, award-winning Aureus Academy believes that the best environment to learn a musical instrument is a series of one-on-one lessons tailored to suit the student’s learning pace and style. Whether your child is looking to work towards official exam certification or simply wishes to learn the piano for fun, the skilled and highly qualified teachers at Aureus Academy will customise lessons accordingly. There are 16 locations around the city, each with passionate full-time teachers at the helm. A solid option!
Where: Aureus Academy, with 16 locations islandwide
Creative Hearts Centre for Performing Arts
The Little Pianists group piano class at Creative Hearts is specially designed for mini musicians to develop a life-long love for music and the piano. The group classes help to build confidence, social skills and teamwork for kids aged 4-6 years. We also love the Kids on Keys program – a fresh and innovative play-based approach to teaching music and piano concepts to young ‘uns aged three to five. It’s perfect for parents who are looking for more than a traditional music and movement program, and whose kids aren’t quite ready to start piano lessons just yet. Looking for private lessons? Piano lessons start for kids aged 4 and up, including adults. Each class is tailored to the student’s level and interest – which means, if they want to learn Taylor Swift songs, they sure can!
Where: 2 Pandan Valley #01-200
Yamaha Music School
Another one of our top picks for the best piano classes for kids in Singapore, is this acclaimed music school – a household name for budding musicians. Helmed by a team of skilled instructors, the carefully selected curriculum includes performance opportunities so kids will learn self-confidence while sharing their talent with loved ones. The duration of the course stretches to four years and includes 11 lessons per term.
Where: Various locations in Singapore
If your little one dreads attending piano classes, check out Staccato! where they’ll receive piano lessons in a fun, creative and unconventional way. It’s great for little ones as young as one year-old. Plus, the curriculum encourages self-confidence and self-esteem through improvisation, composition and performance. Not to mention, each lesson is also catered to the needs and talents of your kid, too.
Where: Locations in Bukit Timah Plaza, #01-26 and #02-24, Singapore 588996
Following the teachings of Dr Shin’ichi Suzuki, the experienced teachers at Juzmusic encourage students to trust in their abilities. The holistic program for the individual piano lessons includes a personalised curriculum to build on your fundamental technique. And, it cultivates your kiddos’ interest and enthusiasm for music as well.
Where: 1 Marine Parade Central, #09-04, Parkway Centre, Singapore 449408
Located in the charming and hip suburb of Tiong Bahru, D-Flat Studios provides kids with a framework to understand music as they mature. The younger kids will be introduced to musicianship and rhythmic exercises, while kiddos 13-year-olds and older are taught how to play-by-ear and have jazz techniques incorporated into their lessons. Psst, D-Flat has a studio in town, too!
Where: Tiong Bahru Studio, 71 Seng Poh Road #01-33
Singapore 160071, and Tanglin Studio, 356 Tanglin Road, Belvedere Block A, Level 3, Singapore 247674
Seimpi School of Music
The Seimpi School of Music believes that every child is a born genius. All it takes is dedication in cultivating their knowledge, skills and mindset to help them reach their fullest potential. What sets this school apart from its competitors is its approach in training the little ones how to speed-read, which in turn, teaches the kids how to absorb information faster. Classical piano classes involve an all-rounded training, which includes musicianship skills and the understanding of the music of different genres as well.
Where: Four locations at Centrepoint, Pasir Ris, Hougang and Jurong East
Hark Music School
Listen, for someone who tried their darndest to sight-read as a kid and never did get the hang of it, getting told you don’t have to read a score is a dream come true. And your little ones can certainly learn the piano without sight-reading, too! At Hark Music School, piano lessons are made fun and effective through a focus on pop music with no-score reading. The school’s aim is for students to strengthen their music sense and play what is heard in the mind. Less emphasis is placed on instructions here, as students are encouraged to be as creative as possible. We love it!
Where: 62 Prinsep St, Singapore 188660 and at 2 Kallang Ave, #05-10, Singapore 339407
Cristofori Music School
Global brand Cristofori is a pretty well-known music school for kiddos to learn instruments. In fact, the school’s piano lessons focus on academic theory, performance and general musicianship in the student-centred music graded system through activities and personal exploration. And, there are two routes your little ones can take: a classical music approach to achieve an ABRSM diploma, or the contemporary music approach to receive a Rock School diploma. Either way, it’ll all go towards achieving UCAS points for UK universities in the future.
Where: Various locations
Look no further than Stradivari Strings for top quality music lessons! Though Stradivari Strings is predominantly a school and store for string instruments, it has a piano and keyboard lessons for kids, too. Its piano lessons for kids help instil patience, self-confidence and self-discipline from practice. Not only that, but its teachers are also picked based on a strict selection and are armed with qualifications from some of the best music schools in the world.
Where: Sultan Plaza, #02-23 100 Jalan Sultan, Singapore 199001
Replugged Music prides itself on its sole focus on teaching music. If you’ve got budding performers on your hands, the Pop Piano course is a great way to introduce them to possibilities of performing in public. The class covers everything from basic music theory to lead and rhythm improvisation so your child could be simultaneously singing and playing, in no time.
Where: 249B Victoria Street, Bugis Village, Singapore 188034
For serious music lovers, sign them up at Intune Music School where like-minded musicians believe in providing high-quality music. The pop piano program teaches the use of solfege (Doh-Re-Mi) instead of formal classical score notation, coupled with simple chords and keys so that the kiddos will be able to play many of their favourite pop songs almost immediately.
Psst, the course also covers learning how to coordinate singing with keyboard playing. And if your budding maestro is keen to perform, they’ll be given a chance to showcase their skills at Intune Music’s public performance opportunities.
Where: 258 Middle Road #01-01, Singapore 188987
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