Kids’ Classes

The Academy will have the below classes available for an 8-week summer semester. 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.

Materials: families must purchase one $40 instrument pack that is intended for home use. The pack includes parent information, CD, and instrument/props.

 

 Group Violin (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 Violin also has a level 2 version available for those who took Group Violin in the spring or have 3-6 months experience.

 

 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.

Materials: students must bring their own guitar to class. Worksheets will be provided.

 

Group Piano Classes emphasizes age-appropriate piano instruction with general musicianship activities to promote overall musical development. Skills taught include listening, singing, rhythm, large and small motor movements, keyboard technique and performance, and music appreciation. Students will play the piano individually and in groups. Parental participation is recommended. All classes below are designed for beginner students. If your child has 3-12 months experience, please contact the Academy office to have them placed in a more advance class.

Pre-Piano, ages 3-4 (no experience needed)
Piano-Readiness I, ages 5-8 (no experience needed)
Group Piano I, ages 9-12 (no experience needed)