The Greater Richmond School of Music (GRSM) will provide music instruction through private and group lessons at Good Shepherd Episcopal School for the 2017-2018 school year. Instruction for private study will be available for piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, violin, viola, saxophone, clarinet and flute, and group lessons will be available as listed below in areas of study including ukulele, violin, viola and cello.
Registration Forms should be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Greater Richmond School of Music (GRSM), 9109 Dickey Drive, Mechanicsville Va 23116. Tuition is payable in full up front or in equal monthly payments. There is a one-time Family Registration Fee of $25. Please call GRSM at 804-442-6158 if you have any questions.
There will be NO CLASSES on Early Closing days or days that GSES is closed.
Private lesson enrollment is open, (and tuition is prorated) year round.
Private lessons provide focused, one-on-one instruction with a master teacher. Lessons are scheduled weekly during the term and are offered in 30, 45, or 60 minute intervals. Recitals are included in tuition and will be held at the end of each semester for all registered students who are interested.
Private Instruction is offered at Good Shepherd Episcopal at the times listed below and is currently available in the following areas of study: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Violin, Viola, Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute. Beginning ages for each instrument varies. Please contact GRSM (804-442-6158 or email@example.com) for more information.
Students, Parents and Teachers are welcome!
Tuesdays – 12:00 noon – 5:30pm (middle school students can have lessons during Study Hall)
Instructor: Anthony Casamassima – Piano, Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute
Fridays – 3:00-5:30pm (possibly earlier TBD – middle school students can have lessons during Study Hall)
Instructor: Christina Sienkiewicz – Violin, Viola
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Group classes provide a high-quality foundation for musical study. Taught in a small group setting, these classes are an alternative to traditional private lessons and offer an exciting and affordable approach to beginning musical instruction. A minimum number of registrations is required in order to confirm a group class.
Learn to play classic songs on the ukulele in just a few lessons!! Play and sing along with your new uke buddies in this fun and energetic class! Learn the basic concepts of uke history, chords, rhythm, time, Orff arrangements, improvisation and perhaps, most importantly, reap the benefits of being successful at a new instrument!! Uke ‘n’ Roll® provides an alternative teaching method to refresh the music program in school systems and inspire the community using the world’s easiest, most engaging and addictive instrument — the ukulele. Utilizing a broad range of musical genres the lessons and song arrangements inspire students to jam on four simple strings with just a few minutes of instruction.
NOTE: Please indicate on your registration form if you child has played the ukulele before, and if so, for how long.
Introduction to Strings
(Gr 1 and up)
The Introduction to Strings course for children ages 6+ is designed to give a basic introduction to the violin, viola and cello. Students will learn proper left/right hand techniques, anatomy of the instrument, how to produce a sound, and simple musical concepts. Students would also work on rhythms and simple songs, in addition to the basic instrument posture/bow hold. The course would then go on to teach more challenging beginning strings music and expand on concepts and techniques to get the student ready for further group or individual study.
The String Ensemble
(Gr 2 and up)
This is a beginning/intermediate level group for students who have had 1-2 years of experience playing a string instrument (Violin, Viola, Cello). In addition to the development of basic instrumental music foundations, instruction focuses on the finer details of playing in an ensemble. Students in the String Ensemble receive instruction on music theory and learn scales to improve technique and expand range. The sectional rehearsals offer the opportunity for the students to learn and perform chamber music or small ensemble pieces. The minimum age for taking part in this ensemble is 7 years, although the director would consider younger students depending on the outcome of a formal assessment.