The Academy will have the below classes available for the 16-week spring semesters (January 22 – May 20). All kids classes will meet weekly for 45-minute sessions. Please click on the title of each class to see scheduled meeting times, instructor information, and to sign up!
Family Music (Echo Music) Join your little one in music and movement while bonding together over songs that have been passed down through generations. Activities include tuneful singing, movement and expression, simple instrument play, circle games, aural development, and more. Our activities bring together music and movement while developing a child’s musical abilities and holistic growth. Offered as two 5-week sessions or one 10-week session per season. Materials: families must purchase one $40 instrument pack which is intended for home use. The pack includes parent information, CD, and instrument/props. This class is offered at 5:30pm on Mondays for an 8 week winter session (Jan 22 – Mar 12) and for an 8 week spring session (April 1 – May 21)
Piano-Readiness Class is a transition from programs such as Musikgarten to private piano lessons. Children will learn the basics of piano technique and practice, and play musical games that introduce basic musical notation and rhythm. This class is open to children ages 4 – 7. There is also a Piano-Readiness Level 2, which is available to students who have already taken level 1 or perhaps have some piano experience.
Group Piano is for children ages 8 – 12 or students who have completed Piano-Readiness class. Children will learn the basics of piano technique and practice, and play musical games that introduce basic musical notation and rhythm. There is also a Group Piano Level 2, which is available to students who have already taken level 1 or perhaps have some piano experience.
Group Music Class (Roo Singers) is a group class for children 8-12 years old. This class will teach students general music and singing. The Group Music Class emphasizes age-appropriate singing instruction with general musicianship activities to promote overall musical development. Skills taught include listening, singing, rhythm, large and small motor movements, and performance, and music appreciation. Parental participation is recommended for the last 10 minutes of each class.
Group Piano and Group Music Combo! Sign up for both Group Piano and Group Music and a discounted rate!
Ready, Set, Play! is for students aged 6-8 will learn beginning piano in a combination group and partner or private format. Children in this class will have the advantage of both social learning and individual attention in a 20 minute group and 20 minute partner or private lesson (depending on class size). Activities include music games, improvisation, ensemble pieces, and solo pieces. Books needed: Hal Leonard Student Piano Library, Lesson Book 1 and Piano Theory Workbook 1.
Violin Group Class (ages 6-10) is designed to experience the violin as a ‘social’ instrument, developing interpersonal social skills, and enhancing the children’s ability to play in a group setting, while beginning to learn the essential elements of violin technique. Materials: Violin + Essential Elements, Book 1
Group Guitar is for Middle School age students. This will be a fun and informative class that is open for all students age 10-13 yrs. We will learn guitar skills for pop music accompaniment styles. Each student will need to bring their own acoustic guitar to class. Worksheets will be provided.