Keyboard Encounters for Kids

Keyboard Encounters for Kids!

Playing music is a lot more fun than just listening!


It’s All About Kids

Keyboard Encounters Kids is a group music program tailored to kids 7-9 years old, a great age for learning how to play the piano.

  • Classes feature music reading, ensemble playing and singing – with an emphasis on having fun!
  • Kids begin playing the very first day.

It Makes You Smarter!

  • Studies show that playing music helps kids excel in math, reading and verbal skills and score better on math tests than kids without a music education; high school seniors with music experience score higher on the S.A.T.
  • Playing music helps develop coordination, timing and memory.


It’s Fun In A Group

  • Most recorded and live music is performed in groups (bands, orchestras, jazz trios)
  • Children like being in a group, where they make new friends and learn from each other.
  • Students establish an excellent sense of rhythm in a group.
  • Kids try harder in a group, where there’s subtle peer pressure.
  • Playing with a group build self-confidence.

It’s Successful

Yamaha has been teaching people around the world how to play keyboards since 1954. Millions of kids – and adults – have learned from Yamaha group programs. Many have even become professional musicians.

  • Students benefit from five decades of Yamaha group-teaching development worldwide.
  • Yamaha created Keyboard Encounters Kids in America based on 30 years of teaching experience in the U.S.
  • When students complete Keyboard Encounters Kids, they can move directly into Keyboard Encounters and continue their education without skipping a beat.


It’s Got The Clavinova™ Advantage

Keyboard Encounters Kids play Yamaha Clavinova™ digital pianos. The Clavinova™ Advantage is an incomparable mix of powerful product features and a whole lot of fun.

  • Cool accompaniments and hundreds of instrument voices make learning more interactive and exciting.
  • The Clavinova™ maintains the traditional acoustic piano touch and tone that make Yamaha pianos world-class.
  • Over 500 universities and schools throughout the U.S. have embraced the Clavinova™ for its perfect balance of musical integrity and educational features.