Summer Classes and Workshops...coming in July!
World of Wonder: World of Wonder is a special theatrical arts program led by Barbara Fraser. The group becomes and ensemble, picking different continents and stories to perform with music, instruments, movement and art from around the world. Drumming, costume design, theatre games, dance; everyone chooses how they will contribute. Investment for the week is $150. 8/6-8/10, (9am-12)
Beginner Guitar: Learn the fundamentals of the instrument in a small group. We will learn to read 5-line staff and tablature, play rhythm guitar and groove in two parts. There's still space in this class and we'll meet every Monday from 2-3 o'clock throughout the summer.
Music & Movement Magic
Fridays, 10-11am, TBD
An interactive musical experience for the youngest musicians (3-5 years). Barbara Fraser will bring alive favorite books with song, music, instruments, movement and stories from around the world; encouraging a love of music and movement through an interactive exploration of rhythms, percussion, hand-drums and melodic instruments. From jazzy nursery rhymes to Jan Brett's "The Mitten" to "Abiyoyo"- a worldwind of fun and learning. Our next session will begin on Friday, May 25th. 4 weeks only $40!!!
Rock Band I
Does your student musician sing, play drums, guitar, bass, keyboard, or another instrument, but not have the opportunity to collaborate with other musicians? “Rock Band” offers students the chance to work with other musicians as part of a group. Through rehearsal and performance, young musicians will work as a team, honing their listening skills, developing stage presence, arranging material, coming to understand band dynamics and learning proper equipment setup/care.
Adult Campfire Guitar
Tuesdays, 7-8pm, begins June 5th
Whether you've played before or are completely new to the instrument, this a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals in a group setting all while strumming through some classic tunes. The class will focus on basic rhythms and chords, preparing you for this summer's campfire in addition to future jams with friends and family. The material will include rock, country, folk and popular selections.
Kids Marimba Band
Learn and play the vibrant music of Southern and Central Africa on the marimba (large xylophone). Explore the globe through poly-rhtyhmic grooves as the member of a high-energy ensemble! This is a group specifically designed and planned for young musicians in elementary school (ages 7-11). This music is great for beginners and aspiring percussionists. "If you can talk, you can sing; if you can walk you can dance." -Zimbabwean proverb
Beginner Guitar Group
Mondays, 2-3pm, beginning 7/9
In this class, students learn the basics of reading music, understanding chord progressions, right-hand rhythm techniques, and the ins and outs of playing basic melodies. For beginner musicians, this group setting provides a comfortable and relaxed environment as everyone learns together at a gradual pace. This session is for first time players, offering them the chance to master the fundamentals and learn to read music while participating in a small ensemble.