- Intended audience: children and adolescents
- Calendar: from september to june
- Application: from 1 june to 1 september
- Fees: variable based on the ISEE, see Application Fees button
- Notes: in case of openings in the class, it is possible to apply during the course of the year
The classes in accordion offers children and adolescents an educational pathway made to favour listening, coordination and imitation through individual lessons in small homogenous groups and divided by age (3/4 students) offered by DEMIA (Department of Musical Education for children and adolescents) as well as through individual lessons.
From the very beginning the educational path connotes musical experience as a shared activity, thanks to choral studies and participation in accordion ensembles and in the School’s chamber ensembles.
The progressive incrementing of skills permits the student to further develop various aspects of the instrumental technique: attention to the body’s posture and that of the arms, setting of the hands (articulation technique on both sides of the instrument), progressive equality and agility of the fingers, and particular attention given to the strict relationship between the bellows and the production of sound.
The educational path pursues the goal of allowing the completion of foundational formative modules from the basic, medium and advanced levels, with certification of passed exams and attendance of complementary courses included in the study plan.
It is furthermore possible to receive instrumental lessons in a open course, of which there are no planned exams.
The School considers students’ participation in concerts, recitals and planned initiatives to be an integral part of the educational course.
To allow a more natural approach to the instrument, attendance in the propaedeutic courses in music is advised for children aged 0-5 years with the Gordon Method and in choral-rhythmic activities targeted towards children between 3 and 9 years old.