Tidewater Studios offers a complete music program in Piano and Vocal Performance. This program is in conjunction with the Tidewater Music Teachers Forum, Virginia Music Teacher's Association, and Music Teachers National Association.Students apart of this program will study in the following areas...
History - an in-depth study of the four major eras of music; ie: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary. An understanding of music history is vital to a musician's educational development.
Music Literature - A hand's on approach to the four main eras of music. A classical pianist's program is prominently composed of music literature studies.
Sight Reading - The ability to play or perform written music without prior practice or preparation. Good sight reading technique is very helpful in a performer's career.
Sight Singing - The ability to sing written music without prior practice or preparation. This is neccessary for auditions and other like events.
Performance Skills - The skills and techniques that accompany a performance.
Technique - The skill neccessary to master the four main styles of music.
Musicianship - Skill or artistry in performing music.
Theory - Understand music from a written perspective.
Composition - The art of "writing down" music to a specific style. Methods used to create music.
Extra Activities through TMTF, VMTA, MTNA
TMTF Hymn Playing Festival
VMTA Theory Test
VMTA Skills Test
Helen Parker Ford Sight Reading Test
TMTF Levels of Progress
Here are some of our very talented students!
2012-2013 Calendar of Events
3: Studios Closed (Labor Day)
4: Fall Program Begins
Halloween Bash 7-12 year olds 7:30-9:30pm FREE *Space limited
22-25: No Lessons (Fall Break)
22-Jan. 1: No Lessons(Winter Break)
2: Studios Re-Open
1-5: No Lessons (Spring Break)
1-5: Spring Break Camp 7-12 year olds
3-6: Last Week of Classes
10: Sprng Music Concert - 6:30pm @ Piano Showcase in Chesapeake Square Mall