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MUSIC  MATTERS

WHY PIANO IS THE KING
OF INSTRUMENTS

The piano poses a vast tonal range and versatility which covers all the instruments in the orchestra. The fact that the piano can create every note of every instrument in ...

 

 

From William, parent

“Our son William has been attending Belle Arti for 10 years, starting with the Aurora program and then piano and music theory.  Aurora was a wonderful way to immerse him in music and beginning note and sound recognition.  He was exposed to many different types of music and dance as well as a variety of instruments.  Small class size and engaging teachers made for lively sessions that kept his interest. William has been taking piano with Massimiliano Facchini for over 7 years.  Massimiliano has not only taught him piano pieces and scales at the most superior level, he has made it fun for William to learn and thrive.  He is extremely patient and always finds ways to keep William interested and motivated.  Massimiliano is passionate about music and this is reflected in his teaching.  He genuinely cares about his students and creates a fun and encouraging environment for my sons. Massimiliano is a world class performing artist and a phenomenal and nurturing teacher.  The most important criteria for me as a parent when looking for a teacher for my children is to find someone who not only has high standards for his/her own work, but someone who also truly cares for the children with a genuine passion to on this love and appreciation for music. Belle Arti is a great place for children to learn a love, appreciation and respect for music.  Massimiliano and all the teachers share a belief that music can positively influence other facets of the children's lives, and have created a school that ensures musical success for all their students” –Belle Arti Parents

 

“My son started at Belle Arti with Musical Aurora when he was 2 years old.  By the time he began taking piano lessons at age 5, he already knew how to read music and had developed an excellent ear.  In the 10 years that he has been playing the piano, my son has benefited in many ways.  He takes pride in his development as a musician and in his ability to perform onstage in front of an audience at his recitals.  He has also gained more confidence in himself and better understands the value of working hard to achieve a goal.  His teacher, Massimiliano, has infinite patience and understands how to keep him focused without losing sight of the need for humor and kindness when teaching children.  The one-on-one attention that my son receives from Massimiliano is also invaluable and their rapport is special.  We couldn’t ask for more from our son’s musical education.”- Belle Arti Parent

From Tyler Lee, student

I began taking music lessons at age 6. I was not tall enough to reach the pedal on the piano. My hands were not large enough to reach an octave. I was not yet mature enough to understand the complexities of Bach, Beethoven, or Mendelssohn. But I learned quickly because my teachers were and are passionate about teaching. Max and Norma cultivated in me a deep appreciation for classical music that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Some of my fondest memories have been in the music room with my fingers scratching at the keys to the time of the metronome. Without Max's guidance I would have been lost amidst all the notes. My love for music led me to the violin. It was a difficult transition, a challenge I was only able to tackle with Norma's help. It took her persistant guidance in order for my fingers to run through the difficult double stops. I would not have succeeded had it not been for Norma's patience and dedication.

I am thankful that Max and Norma have been so supportive throughout my last eleven years. Max helped me through the big chords of Rachmaninoff and Norma got me through the high harmonics of Sarasate. I learned discipline, musicality and to express myself through the art of music. I have been lucky enough to perform in recitals, play in orchestras, and tackle some of the biggest pieces ever written. I could not imagine my life without Max, Norma and the joy of music that they have brought out in me.

My eternal gratitude,
Tyler Lee

 


From Andrea, parent

My son started at Belle Arti with Musical Aurora when he was 2 ∏ years old. By the time he began taking piano lessons at age 5, he already knew how to read music and had developed an excellent ear. In the three years that he has been playing the piano, my son has benefited in many ways. He takes pride in his development as a musician and in his ability to perform onstage in front of an audience at his recitals. He has also gained more confidence in himself and better understands the value of working hard to achieve a goal. His teacher, Massimiliano, has infinite patience and understands how to keep him focused without losing sight of the need for humor and kindness when teaching children. The one-on-one attention that my son receives from Massimiliano is also invaluable and their rapport is special. We couldn’t ask for more from our son’s musical education.

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“Max reads his student very well, and with great care.  His coaching skills as a teacher take into account the student's individuality."

L. Esposito, parent (Mother of Richard and Peter Esposito, 17 and 15 years old)

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