Ukulele for Kids
Fridays 2:00 - 2:45 (7/5 - 8/9)
Saturdays 11:00 - 11:45 (7/6 - 8/10)
Instructor: David Shere
Group classes act as an excellent springboard to private lessons. Group Ukulele for Kids provides children ages 5-8 with the opportunity to learn basic chords and strumming in a social environment. Students should to bring their own soprano ukulele (ask the office for recommendations!)
This is a drop-off class, parents and caregivers also have the option of attending with their student.
Parents of new students are encouraged to contact David Shere, your class instructor, to learn more about this class before enrolling. Email: email@example.com
Youth Rock Band
Day/Time: Saturdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Summer Term: 7/6 - 8/10
Director: David Shere
Guitar, bass, drums, keys, vocals, and any other instruments are welcome! Please have a minimum of 1 year experience on your instrument.
College Prep Music Theory
Day Time: Mon, Wed, Fri, 10:30 - 12:00 PM
Dates: July 8 - 26 (9 classes)
Grades: 9-12 or adult
Instructor: Justin Henderlight
Intensive music theory immersion class designed for high school students planning on entering college as a music major (but open to anyone musically literate). No prior knowledge of harmony required but those with some knowledge will build on their foundation.
We will cover:
-Tonal harmony, including roman numeral analysis
- Important large-scale forms (binary, ternary, sonata, rondo)
-Ear training and sight-singing using solfège
- Basic music dictation
By the end, students will hopefully be able to:
-Analyze a Baroque dance or Classical symphony or keyboard sonata for
form and harmony
-Sing or dictate a relatively short diatonic melody, major or minor
Middle School Rock Camp
Day/Time: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dates: July 29 - Aug. 2
Instructor: David Shere
At this 5 day Rock Band Camp students will learn a variety of topics, such as music theory, how to read lead sheets, tablature for guitar and bass, or rhythm notation for percussion, how to build a band, and "Rock n Roll" philosophy. Listening exercises, and age appropriate concert videos will also be provided. At the end of the week, the students will perform their own concert!
This class is designed for students ages 12 - 16 with one year of experience on their instrument. Ready to rock? Lets go!
Exploring the Piano
Tuition: $80/4 weeks
Duration: 45-min classes
Instructor: Steven Luksan
Grab your friends and we’ll customize a piano intro class just for you (min. 3/max 4 students).
In this class we'll explore the piano, inside and out, and kids will learn how to use their fingers to play their first songs on the piano. As group, kids will spend time at the piano keyboard learning the basics of piano playing and participate in fun activities to help familiarize themselves with the instrument.
Introduction to the Cello
Day/Time: Mondays, 5:30-6:00 PM
Spring Term: May 13 - June 10 (4 sessions, NO CLASS 5/27)
Instructor: Naomi Tran
This group class will be a chance for kids to get a first look at music and the cello. We’ll work to build a foundation with basic music and cello skills, to give everyone in the class what they need to start exploring and enjoying playing the cello for themselves!
Cellos are not provided for this class. Students will need an instrument by the second class session, small cellos may be rented from shops such as Kennelly Keys, Hammond Ashley, Olsen Violins, Bischofberger (Kirkland), or Bishogberger (Capitol Hill).
Introduction to Suzuki Violin
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 3:45-4:15 PM
Spring Term: May 14 - June 18 (6 Sessions)
Instructor: Kerry Bollinger Blanton
Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:00-9:30 AM
Spring Term: May 11 - June 22 (no class June 8, 6 Sessions)
Instructor: Chas Arnold
Students will learn the beginning basics of holding and playing the violin. Starting out with a "box violin," parents and students will go through games and exercises involving the bow, the box violin, using correct posture, and understanding and performing basic rhythms that will prepare them for holding and playing with a real violin at the completion of the 6 week course.
Box violins will be provided for this course. Parents are requested to attend class with their students.
Introduction to the Trumpet
Day/Time: Thursdays, 3:30-4:15 PM
Spring Term: May 9 - June 13 (6 Sessions)
Instructor: George Steward
This class will give students an idea how to use air and their lips to produces musical tines. They will use a trumpet mouthpiece and a “shortcut” for these beginning steps. Students will also have a chance to apply their skills on a “pocket trumpet” during class time.
An instrument is not required for this course, a “shortcut” and trumpet mouthpiece will be provided for at home practice for the duration of the class and will be returned to Music Center at the final class session.