Piano Playtime is the gift that lasts a lifetime

Give your young one the best possible start in overall brain development, confidence, and just plain old fun!

Starting piano before the age of 7 causes the development of a larger, higher functioning brain.  The research is staggering!

Research based curriculum
We use a rich, play-based curriculum for all preschoolers that is based on recent research in early piano learning to promote child brain development. Rooted in Gordon Research, Kodaly, Montessori, and Suzuki principles, we use “ear before eye” for concentrated neuro-network activity to build higher intelligence, encourage full brain integration, and full use of all sensory inputs.
It's never to early to start

Serving preschoolers for More Than 25 Years | MENC pre-K standards

Curriculum design based on Montessori Gordon Research, Suzuki, Kodaly, and Orff.

Piano by Ear
Music is the universal language, and our “ear before eye” concept focuses on learning piano with whole body audiation, keyboard geography, expanding to detailed finger isolation, and two handed playing. Our little ones learn a repertoire of exciting children’s songs, as well as original songs in the process of first hearing, then speaking it, and then reading and writing it.  Besides piano, we include 22 foundational music objectives, such as:
6 of our 22 foundational objectives
  • Audiation
  • Vocal Production
  • Ear Training-Tonalization
  • Music Notation
  • Vocal, Piano Improvisation
  • Musical Storytelling

DaVinci Center offers many classes in conjunction with ALC & Primrose Schools

Parents & Schools are encouraged to check out times and locations of classes or consider adding your own! If you would like to begin a Piano Playtime class in your child’s preschool or at a home in your neighborhood we would be happy to discuss these options.

Current classes are held at our main DaVinci Center sites in Broomfield Colorado, and Lakewood Colorado as well as our other sites in preschools and homes in the Metro Denver/Boulder areas.

DaVinci Center Piano Playtime Instructors
Maria Jyllian

Founder and Director, Piano (ADI)

Danette Dacey Bohl

Director of Operations, Instructor

Jerod Sarlo

Piano, Jazz, Piano Playtime Instructor

Amanda Malone

Violin, Piano, Guitar, Harmonica, Accordion, Professional Musician

A great start to a life of music and learning
Piano Playtime is the gift that lasts a lifetime. It gives your young one the best possible start in overall brain development, confidence, and just plain old fun!  No one has ever regretted giving their child the gift of preschool piano, and many Piano Playtime veteran families have watched their young ones grow into amazing young musicians with balanced interests and varied strengths and continuous joy in learning.
Focus on early childhood development
Piano Playtime has offered our little ones staggering results in terms of overall brain development and love of music. The curriculum has been carefully designed to follow exact developmental stages of children ages 2.5 to 6, emphasizing auditory learning while keeping the learning fun and age appropriate.

In-Home

$65per month
$65per month
  • 30 Minute Lessons
    30 minute sessions, once a week
  • Once a Week
    Students get 4 Weeks of holiday time during the year.
  • Groups of 4+ only. Free trial lesson available.
    Must have 4 students for In-Home lessons. Complimentary trial lesson available for groups of 4 children or more
  • Thursdays @ 4:30 - Or check for alternatives
    Class times vary, please contact us to schedule a convenient time for your family

DaVinci Center Broomfield

$55per month
$55per month
  • 30 Minute Lessons
    30 minute sessions, once a week
  • Once a Week
    Students get 4 Weeks of holiday time during the year.
  • Anyone can register for these classes. Contact for a free trial lesson.
    These classes are available for everyone
  • Wednesday @ 5:30 or Saturday @ 9:30
    Call to arrange an In-Home class if you don't see a time that works for you.

DaVinci Center
Lakewood

$55per month
$55per month
  • 30 Minute Lessons
    30 minute sessions, once a week
  • Once a Week
    Students get 4 Weeks of holiday time during the year.
  • Anyone can register for these classes. Contact for a free trial lesson.
    These classes are available for everyone
  • Sundays @ 4:00 or 4:30
    Call to arrange an In-Home class if you don't see a time that works for you.

ALC Lakewood

$55per month
$55per month
  • 30 Minute Lessons
    30 minute sessions, once a week
  • Once a Week
    Students get 4 Weeks of holiday time during the year.
  • Only for students of Advantage Learning Center Lakewood
    Only students of ALC can attend these classes - please contact us if you are not sure how to register
  • Teachers plan time based on your child's class schedule
    Choose your preferred time during registration

Sunflower Montessori

$55per month
$55per month
  • 30 Minute Lessons
    30 minute sessions, once a week
  • Once a Week
    Students get 4 Weeks of holiday time during the year.
  • Only for students of Sunflower Montessori, Littleton
    Only students of Sunflower Montessori, Littleton can attend these class times - please contact us if you are not sure how to register
  • Thursday @ 3:45 or 4:15
    Choose your preferred time during registration

Primrose Schools

$55per month
$55per month
  • 30 Minute Lessons
    30 minute sessions, once a week
  • Once a Week
    Students get 4 Weeks of holiday time during the year.
  • Only for students of Primrose Stapleton, Lafayette, Bear Creek, Colorado Station, and Lowry
    Only students of Primrose Schools can attend these classes - please contact us if you are not sure how to register
  • Teachers plan time based on your child's class schedule
    Choose your preferred time during registration

Mile High Preschool

$55per month
$55per month
  • 30 Minute Lessons
    30 minute sessions, once a week
  • Once a Week
    Students get 4 Weeks of holiday time during the year.
  • Only for students of Mile High Preschool
    Only students of Mile High Preschool can attend these classes - please contact us if you are not sure how to register
  • Teachers plan time based on your child's class schedule
    Choose your preferred time during registration

More Info about Piano Playtime

Want your young loved one to physically grow a bigger brain? Piano Playtime does just that with age appropriate fun and interactive learning! (Daily Science, February 2013; Parenting Science – Music and Intelligence, Schlaug Ph.D, M.D, 2005).
Many parents spend 50$ or more per month for their preschoolers to play sports or some other activity that has little effect on brain development or basic intellectual growth through increased brain size. Piano is the only activity that has been proven to do this. The studies are numerous and staggering in their conclusions: such as piano tops even computer, foreign language and violin classes in helping preschoolers function at higher levels and use more of their brain not only during class times but transferring to all other areas of neural function. These benefits are for a lifetime! Seems like such a small price to pay for such monumental benefits.

Our mission is to help preschoolers develop to their highest levels of intelligence, neural integration and brain growth during the extremely critical stages of early childhood. These benefits last a lifetime and beyond. Along with deeply caring parents, family, teachers and community these benefits can only help expand the forward movement of human evolution.

“Play” is learning for the young child and we take your child’s play seriously. There is no other time in a child’s life when piano is so critical for accelerated brain growth. At our classes in the Metro Denver/Boulder area, we use the Whole Music Approach (WMA) which develops young musicians who can play by ear, improvise freely and later compose and read music.

WMA facilitates interactive learning and positive life skills. Parent education is a vital part of the Piano Playtime curriculum. We make sure that parents know what is happening in the classes, encourage parent attendance and provide in-home music activities in our monthly newsletters. Our small class size of 4-6 children makes it piano intensive. In home piano not necessary.

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