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Ukulele for Kids

Day/Time: Saturdays, 11:00 - 11:45 AM
Spring Term: April 6 - June 22 (12 Sessions)
Age: 5-8
Tuition: $240
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: davidshere@musiccenternw.org

 
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Youth Rock Band

Day/Time: Saturdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Spring Term: April 6 - June 22 (12 Sessions)
Grades: 6-8
Tuition: $240
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.

 

Bluegrass Ensemble

Day/Time: Saturdays, 1:30 - 2:15 PM
Spring Term: April 6 - June 22 (12 Sessions)
Grades: 6-8
Tuition: $240
Director: David Shere

Learn to play traditional fiddle melodies and improvise in an acoustic bluegrass group! Traditional instrumentation includes: violin, guitar, acoustic bass, mandolin, banjo, flute, and hand percussion (including "bodhran" or Celtic hoop drums).

 
Piano Class

Exploring the Piano

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15 PM
Spring Term:
May 8 - May 29 (4 Sessions)
Ages:
4-7
Tuition:
$80
Instructor: Steven Luksan

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 Flute

Day/Time: Fridays, 3:00-4:00 PM
Spring Term:
May 3 - June 7 (6 Sessions)
Ages:
4-7
Tuition:
$120
Instructor:
Cassie Lear

Learn how to make a sound, play songs on the flute headjoint and the full instrument, and get a feel for what learning the flute would be like. Participants will learn the rudiments of beginning flute including how to listen for melody, play a 5 note scale, and a few beginning songs. Parents are encouraged to participate with their students for the last 15 minutes of each class session.

Flutes are not provided for this class. Students who are unable to hold a “normal” flute without stretching too far should find a curved headjoint. Ted Brown and Kennelly Keys are local instrument shops that, among other shops, can help students find the instrument that will fit them best.

 
Cello Class

Introduction to the Cello

Day/Time: Mondays, 5:30-6:15 PM
Spring Term:
May 6 - June 10 (6 Weeks)
Ages:
5-7
Tuition:
$120
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).

 
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Introduction to Suzuki Violin

Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:00-9:30 AM
Spring Term:
May 11 - June 22 (no class June 8, 6 Sessions)
Ages:
4-7
Tuition:
$120
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.

 
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Introduction to Suzuki Violin

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 3:45-4:15 PM
Spring Term:
May 14 - June 18 (6 Sessions)
Ages:
4-7
Tuition:
$120
Instructor:
Kerry Bollinger Blanton

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.