EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC
Music and Movement ClassAges 2-3 years and Ages 4-6 years
Music 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.
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.
Private LessonsWe offer private lessons to students of all levels and ages. The one-to-one instruction by our expert faculty is one of the most important components of our program. Private lessons are matched with Musicianship Class, and must be taken together.
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.
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.
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.