The Academy will have the below classes available for the 16-week Fall semesters (August 21 – December 16). 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.
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, and Thursdays at 10:30am.
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
Violin Ensemble 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.