Beginning Piano for Kids
It’s never too early to begin your child’s musical journey! This 6 week group class focuses on nurturing the musical education of children ages 4 to 5. Using songs, games, and interactive activities, children learn basic finger technique and hand position, keyboard orientation, and basic note reading skills. The goal of the class is to prepare participants to successfully begin private lessons.
Meet the Director
Director, Nikola Radan
Nikola Radan is a composer, producer and music educator. He is the founder of the critically acclaimed world music ensemble, BalMus, and cofounder of the awarded music project Clash of Civilizations. Nikola hails from Belgrade, Serbia where he was educated as a classically trained flutist and composer. He studied, graduated and earned his Master’s Degree at the University of Music Arts in Belgrade, under the tutelage of Professor Miodrag Azanjac, one of the most prominent flutists and artistic figures in the Balkans.
After moving to America in 1991, he started his teaching career and worked for several years developing a unique technique to make conventional flute sound like an ethnical instrument. As a result of his research, he published his master work “New sounds for flute in contemporary music and modern improvisation based on the sounds of cross-world traditional instruments.” This particular and unique sound has become a hallmark of Nikola’s music ever since, easily distinguishable in his personal and group projects alike.
Nikola’s music was premiered in the Istanbul Jazz Festival 2004, St. John’s Smith Square Concert Hall in London 2005, Carnegie Hall 2006, and Houston Contemporary Music Society 2009 among many other places across the U.S., Japan and Europe. His music is also featured in scores for several documentaries and independent films aired on PBS, Sundance and IFC channels.