Hug Music aims to nurture the love for music in each students and strongly believes that learning music should be fun. Teachers at Hug Music make sure that each student enjoys and owns his or her learning process. Our programs are unique and designed to foster each student as a musician and person. Students not only improve music skills, but also improve important life skills such as self-esteem and self-discipline. We provide the following programs:
Hug Melody Solo (4.5 to 6 years old): This is an introductory class for regular private instruction for children 6 years or younger. In addition to private instructionon a chosen instrument, the lesson provides solfege singing, ear training, various instrument play, and fun music games to learn music theory.
Hug Melody Duo (3.5 to 6 years old): – If your 3.5 year old is leaning toward learning about music and playing instruments, rather than group music activities, we are now offering Hug Melody Duo. These lessons consist of two students with one teacher. Students participate in music activities, learn basic music theory through fun music games, and learn how to play the piano/guitar (whichever they choose). Please contact us for dates/times
Regular Private Instruction ( 7 years old and up): Regular private lessons are offered on piano, guitar, and voice. Instructions include music theory, ear training, and solfege.
Songwriting: This unique class will foster each student’s creativity and fuel his or her passion in music. Students will learn how to compose their own songs while also learning how to play the guitar and basic music theory. In the lesson, students will have opportunities to record their own songs and will receive all recordings on a CD at the end of each semester.
ABRSM & NYSSMA Intensive (60min): Students who plan to take the ABRSM and/or NYSSMA exam are recommended to take this 60 minute intensive lesson at least 2 months prior to their exam dates. In addition to piano performance, instructions are given on sight-reading, dictation, and ear training.
Guitar and Ukulele Group class (4 to 7 years old) Please see the information here
For teenagers and adult students, Jazz Piano, Contemporary Guitar, and Songwriting are also available.
Jazz Piano Lesson: Learn how to play jazz piano, improvise, and jazz music theory.
Contemporary Guitar Lesson: Learn how to play the guitar in the styles of popular, rock, folk, and contemporary music. Lessons may include music theory and composition on student’s request. (12-week package is available)
Songwriting: Students will learn how to create his/her own music while learning how to play the guitar and sing (option) in certain styles. In the lesson, students will also record their own songs and students will receive all recordings on a CD at the end of each semester.
♪♪ Hug Music hosts a recital every year where all the students perform and share their love of music with others. ♪♪
“Kana has helped my son, E, in numerous ways in the four years that he has taken piano lessons with her and first began his formal music education. Kana challenges Ellis with kindness and patience to work hard and do his best, leading him to take pride in what he has accomplished. Kana’s encouragement has helped my son grow in confidence as a musician so that he now often enjoys making up his own pieces and singing along with them. He is now always eager to perform at every opportunity, whether for a talent show at school or camp or just to entertain friends or family. My husband also takes piano lessons with Kana, realizing his lifelong dream of learning to play the piano. Thanks to Kana, my husband and son can now play duets together, whether just relaxing at home or at one of the recitals that Kana organizes, and it fills my heart with such happiness!”
– Eileen, mother of E and husband of R, who are both students