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Classes are organized according to age and/or level and are presented in two semesters for the school year. Group A is intended for students with no prior knowledge of the instrument and Group B is intended as the next stage of learning after having acquired the skills taught in Group A. Parents are welcome to attend classes with their child (once there is space). Parental attendance may be requested for the Young Musician class. Recitals are held at the end of each term.
Young Musician (ages 3-5)
This fun, fast paced class jumps from one activity to another to adapt to your young child’s attention span. Concepts covered include: proper piano technique/posture, note reading, rhythm exercises, theory, singing (with solfege syllables), history, games, listening, movement, and playing with expression. Starting young, children can carry the gift of music with them for a lifetime! The term recital is included in tuition. Parental attendance may be requested. (30 minutes)
Keyboard Musician (ages 6-9)
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. The term recital is included in tuition. (50 minutes)
Young at Heart Piano and SENIOR Young at Heart Piano (ages 18+)
Young at Heart Piano is a beginning group piano class for adults. Senior Young at Heart Piano is specially designed for our senior friends. If you have always wanted to learn to play the piano, now is your chance! Core piano playing concepts such as proper piano technique/posture, theory, and playing with expression are learned in a group, social setting, making the process rewarding and enjoyable. The term recital is optional and included in tuition. (50 minutes)
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This course is for beginning guitar students, ages 8+, and functions as a general introduction to the guitar. Students will learn proper left/right hand techniques, rhythm, musical notation, chords, improvisation, and tuning. Literature will be selected from various genres both for the solo guitar as well as the guitar ensemble. Students must provide their own instrument, and recitals are included in tuition. (50 minutes)
Uke ‘n’ Roll®
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!! (50 minutes)
Introduction to Strings
The Introduction to Strings course for children ages 6+ is designed to give a basic introduction to the violin, viola, cello and double bass. 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. (50mins)