SOCIABLE. PLAYABLE. DRINKABLE.
ADULT PIANO COURSES IN A GROUP SETTING
Imagine getting off work at the office and, instead of slogging through rush hour traffic, stepping into the next room over, grabbing a mug of beer, and learning to play the piano with your friends and coworkers.
Come Fall 2018, the makers of the Beerthoven Concert Series are brewing this innovative take on "adult" music education--Beerthoven Kraft!!! Beerthoven continues to center itself on quality, accessibility, approachability, and sociability--helped along by a mug or two of beer--but this time YOU are the musician!
WHAT IS GROUP PIANO?
Group piano lessons are the perfect platform to learn music in a fun and engaging atmosphere. In addition to teaching how to play the piano, these creative courses focus on a variety of musical skills including music theory, reading musical notation, and active listening. A variety of genres of music will be explored including classical, pop, and jazz with all course content relating to inspiring music. And as much as the focus will be on just plain-ole-fun, research has shown numerous benefits of learning music at all ages as you can see in the following "benefits" section. The group setting enhances the learning experience by adding a rewarding and beneficial social component, so you can also plan on making many new friends! The setup includes fully-weighted, 88-key keyboards digital for each student, speakers for listening to/playing along with music, and a projector to explore watch performances and look at many different types of online content.
The Beerthoven Model
The key innovation of Beerthoven Kraft is the creation of a mobile piano lab. Our electric keyboards provide a quality sound and full functionality while remaining lightweight enough to be easily transported. This means that our group piano course can be set up virtually anywhere with an outlet! Thirty minute set-up, hour-long sessions, thirty minute break-down—in and out. And wherever a course is taught, at least one keyboard and pair of headphones will remain behind so that you can practice your new skills throughout the week!
BENEFITS OF GROUP PIANO
Studies have shown the benefits of learning music--especially when studied in a group setting. These benefits include improved cognitive function, physical and emotional well-being, enhanced creativity, social interaction/teamwork and... most importantly, FUN!!!
Check out the bio of Joshua Straub, co-founder of Beerthoven Kraft, for info on his work in neuroscience in group piano instruction.
BRING BEERTHOVEN KRAFT TO YOUR OFFICE OR COMMUNITY SPACE
The benefits of group piano combined with the mobility of the Beerthoven model make it the ideal project for improving creativity and camaraderie within your business. Weekly, hour-long group lessons are a fraction of the cost of traditional lessons--and with Kraft, the beer is free!
The flexibility of the Beerthoven Kraft model allows classes to be set up virtually anywhere--an office, community space, retirement center... maybe even a brewery!