Northern School of Music is a leading music school in Kolkata for Piano classes that enables the students to learn piano in Dumdum Station area. NSM is famous for creating world class Indian Pianists who prove themselves every year on National and International stages.
Learning piano is important for a number of reasons. It primarily helps in activation of the brain cells, thereby enhancing concentration. Piano playing immensely increases memory power and Intelligence Quotient. Learning and playing piano on a regular basis helps in academics as it helps to control and stabilize the human mind. Research has shown that a student playing piano is requiring less time to prepare his or her studies, than a student not practicing any instrument.
Learning Western Classical Piano is very important as it helps to learn art and culture. If one travels through time, then he or she will get to know the different periods of history. Learning proper piano and Western Classical Music teaches us to learn history and culture along with learning structure and innovation.
Along with piano classes, Northern School of Music has structured courses which focuses on Composition and Music Arranging, Sight Reading, Improvisation, Scales and Technical studies with Aural Tests. Theory of Music is taught along with piano practical lessons, but it is entire optional. Students of piano class are taught different genres of music, including Bollywood songs in staff notation.
Students who want to learn composing and arranging music must compulsorily attend piano classes. Learning harmony and SATB will help them to be successful in their carrier as a music arranger and composer.
Besides Western Classical Music, NSM happens to the only music school in Kolkata to teach Indian Classical Music on piano, however, regular classes are not available on the same. Indian Classical Music is only taught on the piano on request from the students.
As Northern School of Music is totally performance oriented, we do not just sit there teaching only examination syllabus. After the course for certification is complete, the students are taught different genres of music, like Bollywood songs on the piano in staff notation and other commercial music, so that the student becomes a complete musician and possesses the ability to perform anywhere and everywhere.
Students, who want to learn music as a hobby or time pass and do not wish to sit for examination, are skipped the technical areas required for international certification and taught commercial music right after the basics. After reaching an intermediate level, the students are taught Arranging and Composing Music. Fusion music is also taught, so that students can perform in ensembles, choirs and orchestras. Students get internationally certified from Trinity College London (TCL), London College of Music (LCM) and Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, UK (ABRSM).
International Certification / Examination are not compulsory at Northern School of Music Calcutta (NSM), though it is highly recommended as it opens the door to numerous opportunities.