Musicianship for Children and Piano Academy

Musicianship for Children

Musicianship for Children offers a variety of musical experiences for young children. The curriculum is built upon the educational foundations of Orff Schulwerk and Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Music is first presented through songs, movement and improvisation. As ear-training is established, music reading is introduced. Glockenspiel, xylophone, and various unpitched instruments are used, as well as children’s literature and basic dance techniques. Classes are formed by age and musical experience, with an average class size of 10 students. In the Elmhurst University program, students who start in the Musicianship series continue into the Piano Academy.

Please note: To ensure that class size and age/experience requirements are met, the consent of the instructor, Janet Moser, is required for all Musicianship and Piano Academy classes. Completion of the registration form does not guarantee placement.

Demonstrations take place three times per year:

  • Early January, for 15-week Spring Term
  • May, for six-week Summer Term
  • Late August, for 15-week Fall Term

Piano Academy

This course of study is for elementary- and high school-aged children and includes repertoire, technique, movement, ensemble and theory in a multiple-keyboard setting. Completion of at least one year of Musicianship for Children and consent of the instructor are required prior to enrollment in this class.

For tuition information, please refer to the Piano Academy brochure using the link below.


About the Instructor

Janet Moser holds a Bachelor of Music degree from North Central College and a Master of Music degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University. She earned Orff certification from DePaul University and Hamline University, and Dalcroze certification from Roosevelt University and Hamline University. Ms. Moser is a member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. She teaches piano and musicianship classes.

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