Basic Lessons (30 minutes) are open to a wide range of ages and ability levels. Enhanced Lessons (45 or 60 minutes) include additional instruction in music theory, composition or arranging. Students may enroll for lessons as space and instructor's schedules permit at any time September - July. There are two 18-week sessions (Fall and Spring) and a six-week Summer session. Tuition is prorated depending upon the number of weeks remaining in the session at the time of registration.
Instruction is offered to individuals ages 6* years (exact starting age depends on instrument and teacher) through adult in Classical, Popular, Jazz, Spirituals or Gospel styles, among others, in an exciting array of instruments:
Violin (Suzuki Method) (*Age 3 1/2 and up)
Suzuki Violin (Ages 3 ½ & up) The Suzuki philosophy emphasizes learning through listening, imitation, repetition, games, and practice—with the teacher, parent, and student working as a team. The parent participates in the lesson and guides home practice. Listening daily to recordings of the music the children will play is an essential part of the method. Instructor: Shayna Rhodes
(Ages 10 - Adult) Develop vocal technical skills of breath control, tone production, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight reading. Students also learn proper singing posture, music theory and diction. In the second year, singing in a foreign language (Italian, Spanish or Latin) may be introduced. One year of piano prior to starting voice lessons is recommended, but not required. For younger students, a trial lesson may be requested to evaluate student’s readiness. Instructor: Dwight Fleming