The Academy will have the below classes available for the Summer (June 5 – August 5) and Fall (August 7 – December 15) semesters. For more information on any of these classes or to register, simply follow the links attached. All kids classes will meet weekly for 45-minute sessions.
Musikgarten – Family Music is designed to bring the joy of music and movement to young children (ages 1 – 3) and their caregivers. Activities include singing, dancing, focused listening, and simple instrument playing. Activities will connect music and movement, while developing the child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities. Students who are new to the class must purchase one $40 materials packer for home use. Packets include a parent guide, CD, and an instrument.musical for home use.
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.
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.
Roo Singers: Children’s Chorus is meant for children ages 8 – 12. The goal of this class is to foster a love of music and develop musical skills through diverse choral literature of different eras, languages, and levels.
Beginner – Level 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
Beginner – Level 2: Violin Group Class (ages 9-13) is designed to enhance the children’s ability to play in a group setting, the purpose of this class is solidifying essential skills and learning new elements of violin technique. The group class is an excellent opportunity to experience the violin as a ‘social’ instrument, developing interpersonal social skills while learning to listen and play with others, and experiencing following and leading roles.
Materials: Violin + Essential Elements, Book 1 and Suzuki Book 2
Requirement: Minimum 6 months of previous violin lessons required. Not required, but it is encouraged that participants in this course take one private lesson a week, as well.
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.