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(for kids 5-6 years of age)

A joyful and engaging experience to share with your children. During the 90-minute class, the kids get "awakened" to musical listening by means of their action/reaction to sound, which will stimulate their rhythmic coordination while in motion (individually and as a group) and of the use of small percussion instruments. They will be presented with a series of funny educational songs, written for this very purpose by prof. Claudia Mattiotto and, through her piano's energizing sound, they will take part in a variety of playful exercises. Some of the exercises are even designed to be performed with the accompanying parent, allowing the kids to bring home new musical stimuli to play/work with.

The class meets once a month and the number of participants, also considering the presence of one parent for each child, is limited to 5-6. At this age, a child's best musical education should happen through singing, in the comfort of their home. One of our goals is indeed to provide families with adequate materials to promote their children's musical development.

First meeting: Saturday, October 15th at 4:30 PM



(age range 6-11 years)

Enthusiasm, passion and competence are our ingredients in fostering children's desire and love for music in this annual collective course.
The term "rhythmics-solfeggio" shouldn't be seen as something boring or complex. Conversely, with the prefix "rhythmics",

Émile Jaques-Dalcroze meant to describe a learning journey of the musical grammar by means of one's movement, singing, and body coordination and expressivity.

The students follow piano inputs by the teacher, who engages them in an active listening activity, focused on the reaction to sound through body movement  and the use of their singing voice. This way, they'll be guided toward their own awareness of the musical language.
Additionally, children are taught how to use play metallophones to practice tuning and performance of the notes they learn lesson by lesson.

Time and day of the courses

LEVEL 1: Wednesday, 5:30 PM

LEVEL 2: Tuesday, 5:30 PM
LEVEL 3: Thursday, 5:30 PM

Attendance is weekly and runs from late September through the first week of June.
It ends in a public, theatrical performance during June.

FREE trial lesson on Wednesday, September 28th!

(must be booked via email)


(8 years or older)


Per essere svolto con profitto e soddisfazione, lo studio del pianoforte necessita della giusta preparazione psico-fisica e musicale. Imprescindibili, ad esempio, la dissociazione ritmica tra le braccia e la lettura in due chiavi (anch’essa dissociativa).


Seguendo i principi pedagogici di Émile Jacques-Dalcroze, prepariamo i bambini alla lettura sviluppando in loro queste capacità nei corsi di ritmica-solfeggio. In tal modo, quando si troveranno a iniziare lo strumento, avranno un'adeguata base di competenza sia musicale (la lettura) che motoria.
Negli oltre 30 anni di attività del CIRM, grazie a questo sistema i
 bambini che hanno abbandonato lo studio del pianoforte per via della frustrazione si contano sulle dita di una mano.

Per gli allievi dalla particolare attitudine per la competizione, è incoraggiata la partecipazione a concorsi pianistici, nazionali e internazionali, e offerta una preparazione specifica.

Orari e giorni di lezione:

In quanto lezioni individuali, giorni e orari saranno concordati con l'insegnante. Le lezioni iniziano martedì 27 settembreSi conclude col Saggio finale in teatro, nel mese di giugno.

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