Our program uses the renowned Musicgarten curriculum, which offers a comprehensive early childhood program that spans the beginning years of a child's musical development. Children love the progression from semester to semester, as patterns and songs are repeated and built upon through music and movement. Language development, self-expression, memory skills, concentration, social interaction, fine motor skills, listening, problem solving, teamwork, goal setting, and coordination are all impacted by early music and movement education.
9am Beginning Instrument and Musicianship Group Lesson
This class is for students with no prior experience who want to learn to play a string, wind, or brass instrument. Players will be divided into small groups by instrument type. Students will learn the basics of their instrument and the fundamentals of reading music. Students will also learn basic musical concepts and musicianship skills in a fun and inspiring environment. Due to the mechanics of the instruments, minimum grade for beginners classes are:
String instruments- Kindergarten
Winds/Brass- 4th grade
10 am Intermediate Instrumental and Musicianship Class
This class is for instrumentalists who have some experience (app. 1-3 years) on their instrument. These small group lessons will focus on refining technique and developing musicianship skills through a diverse curriculum. Students will also gain ensemble experience and continue to develop their music reading skills.
11 am Advanced Masterclass and Chamber Music
This class is for advanced musicians to refine and develop leadership, independence, and ensemble skills in small chamber groups (e.g., trios, quartets). Students should already be comfortable playing on their own.
11 am Something Old, Something New
This 45 minute class will explore an old and a new way of making music, both of which are accessible to individuals of all musical abilities. The old method has been used in elementary schools for years and is based on learning to play the recorder. But instead of just focusing on the soprano recorder, this class will teach students the fundamentals of recorder playing in order to transfer these skills to the larger alto, tenor, and bass recorders. The new method of music making is bucket drumming where students will learn to play rhythms using drumsticks and buckets in the style of Stomp and Blue Man Group. Class sessions will be divided to cover material and skills in “Something Old and Something New” each week.
12 pm Ukulele/Guitar Club
This program is for anyone interested in learning to play the ukulele and/or guitar. Students of all ages are welcome to learn the basics, such as strumming patterns, chords, and how to read chord charts. Club members can suggest favorite songs for the group to play. This is a great opportunity for multi-generational families to learn together.
*If you need guidance in securing an instrument, please reach out to us.*
Tuition is based on lessons received for the entire semester session and not on the number of classes received each month. In the Spring, there are four installments in addition to the Registration Fee of $25. Installments will take place in January, February, March and April. Registration Fee is due at time of registration. Monthly payments will be due before the start of the first class each month. Monthly class fees are $70. If a student enrolls in a second class, the fee for the second class is $50. Families that sign up multiple members can use the $50 rate for the first class registered for the successive registrants. Families can also pay the full semester tuition upfront for a discount of $20. (For scholarship opportunities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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