The Greater Richmond School of Music (GRSM) will provide music instruction through extra-curricular private and group lessons at Good Shepherd Episcopal School for the 2018-2019 school year. Instruction for private study will be available for piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, double bass, saxophone, clarinet and flute, and group lessons will be available as listed below in areas of study including ukulele and piano.
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.
Group class registration is CLOSED
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. Beginning ages for each instrument varies.
Wednesdays – 3:00-5:00pm
Instructor: Alyssa Darwin – Piano
Mondays – 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: Nathan Aldhizer – Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Beginning Violin, Cello
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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.
Keyboard Musician (A)
The Keyboard Musician class is a perfect musical start for your school aged child. Classes move very quickly into reading and comprehending music, based on each child’s ability. Concepts covered include: early note reading, singing (with solfege syllables), rhythms, pattern and concept finding, proper piano technique/posture, how to practice, theory, history, listening, games, movement, and playing with expression.
Day of Week: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm (9/12 – 1/23 … 17 lessons)
Time: 60 mins
Tuition: $340 ($68/month)
Materials needed: Lesson/Method Book(s), Keyboard at home to practice between lessons.
Uke ‘n’ Roll® (Beginner)
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, 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.
Time: 60 mins
Tuition: $320 ($64/month)
Materials needed: Method Book, Color-coded Strings, Ukulele (a limited number of ukuleles are available at $20/month for take-home rental if needed)