Here, at Trio School, we believe that good things come in Three’s. Our core curriculum covers the three chief subjects of Music, Dance, and Languages. Our award-winning faculty is classically trained and professionally experienced in a wide range of music and dance styles as well as in languages. Some of our instructors have Master’s degree and are known as performing musicians and dancers. Our language professors are native speakers of both classical and modern Russian.
Our students also get enrolled in such courses as Math and Chess, which are offered by our university educated professors.
We believe that Music, dance, math, and chess, as well as languages have a lot in common. Music is a language itself; language has intonation, pitch, rhythm, expressiveness, which is a common feature of music. Dance has the rhythm and expressiveness, and the dance is the language.
Math, chess, music, and dance all have pattern recognition. For music you need the musical hearing and ability to count the beats; for math you have to be good with numbers and calculating; for chess you need to have good “vision” and calculating abilities.
That is why; our school is actually the school of Music, Dance, Language, Math and Chess.
We believe that our objectives as instructors are three.That is, it is not enough to just educate students; we must also challenge and nurture them, so that they are prepared for life and success. Therefore, our faculty is familiar with an array of teaching methods that can match any student’s learning style. Because we teach students as young as two year-old, we are prepared to kindle a creative spirit in even the most beginners of students. Our advanced students are not overlooked. We supply all our students with proficiency appropriate materials so that, regardless of skill-level, they are never bored and are constantly being encouraged to advance. All our students get the individual attention they need and deserve.
Ravi S., the father of one of our best students, participated in the marathon, held in Sunnyvale in October 2012, proudly carrying our school banner on his chest. He said about his daughter’s teacher, “Larysa’s passion for music is noteworthy. She does her marathon every day with her untiring efforts towards the kids/parents to kindle the love for music in them. This run of mine was dedicated to the all music lovers at Trio-school and to their beloved teacher.”
We believe that education requires cultivating a three-way relationship between parents, teachers, and children. It has been repeatedly proven that time practicing at home is just as important to a child’s development, if not more so, as time practicing in the classroom. For this reason, we work closely with parents to teach them how to coach and keep their children motivated outside the classroom. In fact, we invite parents to attend classes together with their children, and we do allow them to use their video and audio recording devices! Having a video of each lesson at home is very rewarding! Recently, we have started to offer new programs, such as “Mom & Me” or “Daddy & Me”, piano lessons for as young students as three-year olds. Their parents, who become home teachers, participate in our recitals side by side with the children!
We also offer piano and voice lessons for expectant couples and parents of infants. This program helps get future parents in the classroom, learning directly with their unborn yet children and with their infant children.We welcome adults of any age to study music and language with us. We have several different ways to approach their study. There are different levels of playing music, one of which is playing so called “fake” songs, that allows very beginners to immediately start to play. And different levels of adaptation of serious classical pieces help adult students play serious music they love. We know that parental involvement is pivotal to a child’s development, and here, at Trio School, each of us is a part of a team of Kindred Spirits. We love to bring joy to those who want to listen to our music; that is why,we have frequent recitals at senior living facilities and different places for children.
You are most welcome to join us in our exciting journey!
Trio, School of Music, Dance and Languages, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and admissions policies.