EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC
Music and Movement ClassAges 2-3 years oldAges 4-6 years oldMusic and Movement classes are based on the pedagogical theories of Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze. Students explore musical elements through movement, folk songs, games, and other hands-on activities.
Musicianship ClassIn this class, students learn the fundamentals of music theory (clefs, intervals, scales, chords, etc.) and develop aural skills (singing with solfege, ear training, etc.) through composing and performing.
ChorusChorus is for all children to sing and make music together! No singing experience is necessary and students will not be required to sing solo. Students explore the fundamentals of singing including proper posture, breathing techniques, intonation, and phrasing. Repertoire will include simple choral pieces in unison and with harmony.
The joy of singing is what this class is all about!
Vocal EnsembleIn this class we will work on vocal performance topics while learning and performing small ensembles (mainly duets and trios) from classical and musical theatre repertoire. This class is specially targeted to voice students, since it will deal with the challenges and creative opportunities that arise while singing in harmony and performing along other singers.
Chamber Music ClassStudents are grouped according to age and level and are coached by the faculty. Students learn the skills of ensemble performance and explore the roles of other instruments. This class is for intermediate to advanced students. Students must receive permission from the faculty in order to enroll.
Group Lessons in Violin, GuitarIdeal for beginner students ages five to eight, this class offers an introduction to violin, guitar. Students work in a supportive, nurturing environment with our expert faculty and explore the basics of their instruments. This class is recommended to take as a companion class to the private lessons. However, you must be enrolled in Musicianship or Music and Movement classes in order to take this class.
Private Composition LessonsPrerequisites: Ability to read and write musical notation fluently. (For more advanced students.)
Description: Students enrolled in private composition lessons may work on whatever kinds of projects are of most interest to them.
Composition ClassPrerequisites: Ability to read and write musical notation fluently.
Description: This class will provide students with an opportunity to write music for themselves and others to play, to improvise on and think creatively with their instruments, and to apply concepts and skills from their private lessons and Musicianship class.