3 Suzuki violin students

Classes

African Drumming, Songs and Dancing

Take a remarkable journey this fall and explore the amazing music of Africa!  In this class you will have the opportunity to learn traditional songs, dance moves and drum patterns.  Instructor Robert Levin is a specialist in traditional West African music and will guide you through this incredible journey.   Find out why African music is so inspirational.  Be an explorer!  Enrich your world!

Thursdays, 4:00 – 4:45 PM
10-weeks. Start Date:  October 15
Ages:  12 and up
Instructor:  Robert Levin
Tuition:  $165
African Drum and Sticks Rental:  $20 (Optional)
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Songwriting-Music Making

The structure of African music has inspired countless music styles including ragtime, gospel, jazz, rhythm and blues, rock, pop, hip-hop, electronic dance music and many, many more.  This fall is the perfect time to explore your own creativity and experience where African music’s inspirational characteristics, forms and structures can take you.  Robert Levin, a specialist in traditional West African music as well as a composer/performer, will introduce students to a variety of techniques and styles inspired by African music facilitating and enabling students to create their own music and songs and experience the exhilaration of personal creativity!

Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
10-weeks. Start Date:  October 15
Ages:  12 and up
Instructor:  Robert Levin
Tuition:  $185
African Drum and Sticks Rental:  $20 (Optional)
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Create Music & Sounds for Film

Students learn how music and sound impacts the emotional atmosphere of visual media.  Consideration of kinds of sounds (musical and otherwise), timbre, texture, harmony, rhythm, tempo and more and how these sounds and the use of sound can be used to shape and influence an individual’s response to visual imagery.  Students will have the opportunity to create music and soundscapes for various types of movie genres including comedy, action, thriller and more!

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 PM.
10-weeks. Start Date:  October 14
Ages:  12 and up
Instructor:  Amir Mortezai
Tuition:  $185
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Introduction to Recording Technology

This course will cover all aspects of recording technology from cables, connectors, audio equipment, microphones, live sound, and more!  If the recording arts interest you this is the place to start!

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 PM.
10-weeks. Start Date:  October 14
Ages:  12 and up
Instructor:  Gregory Rossetti
Tuition:  $200
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Ludomusicology (Theory & Composition in Video Game Music)

Without music, video games would not be as enjoyable. The music tells the player something about where their character is. Is this town friendly? Is this a boss battle? Did I just find a new zone? By analyzing popular game music, this course will explore the musical patterns in video game music. We will also explore how game music helps build worlds and enhance the gaming experience through music, but also how game music differs from classical, jazz, rock, hip-hop, etc. Then, we will work with game design software and learn how to implement music into games.  A basic understanding of music theory is required.

Mondays, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
10-weeks. Start Date:  October 12
Ages:  12 and up
Instructor:  Gregory Rossetti
Tuition:  $200
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Broadway Songs for Instrumentalists

This course is designed to bring the magical world of Broadway to all instrumentalists!  Each student will have the opportunity to learn various Broadway songs that will enhance their musicianship, lyricism, and creativity.  Students will learn how to emote and shape the lyrics and musical settings through their instrument.  Students will also be encouraged to create variations and musical ornaments through an understanding of the harmonic structure of the Broadway songs.  Songs will be from various popular shows.

Instruments: Any
Requirements: Completion of Suzuki Book 3 or equivalent.

Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
10-weeks. Start Date:  October 15
Instructor:  J. J. Johnson
Tuition:  $185
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Singing Styles: Musical Theater to Pop/Rock

This class is for total beginners through intermediate vocalists.  It provides a great opportunity for those students who want to learn the basics of singing including proper vocal technique and how to sing without straining your voice.  It is also a wonderful opportunity for those students who simply want to refresh their technique and get back into shape. The class consists of breathing and vocal warm-ups with piano, singing songs with group and solo opportunities.

Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 PM
10-weeks. Start Date:   October 13
Ages:  12 and up
Instructor:  George Spitzer
Tuition:  $185
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Scales and Etude Classes for Violin & Viola

These classes are designed to enhance each student’s knowledge and proficiency of their instrument thru scale, etude, double stop, and shifting studies.  Scales will be based upon the pedagogies of Flesch, Hrimaly, Galamian, and Suzuki.  Etudes will come from various sources such as Suzuki, Whistler, Wolfhart, Kreutzer, Sitt and others.
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Bronze Class (Beginner)

Course Objectives: 1-2 octave scales and arpeggios with various articulations and rhythms. Various etudes to enhance flexibility and proficiency of playing.

Requirements: Completion of Suzuki Book 1 or equivalent.

Tuesdays, 4:00 – 4:30 PM
10-weeks. Start Date:  October 13
Instructor:  J. J. Johnson
Tuition:  $115

Silver Class (Intermediate)

Course Objectives: 1-3 octave scales and arpeggios with various articulations and rhythms. Various etudes including shifting and double stops to enhance flexibility and proficiency of playing.

Requirements: Completion of Suzuki Book 3 or equivalent

Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
10-weeks. Start Date:  October 13
Instructor:  J. J. Johnson
Tuition:  $215

Gold Class (Advanced)

Course Objectives: 1-3 octave scales and arpeggios with various articulations and rhythms including single string and single position exercises. Various etudes including shifting and double stops to enhance flexibility and proficiency of playing.

Requirements: Must be working in or beyond Suzuki Book 5 or equivalent

Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
10-weeks. Start Date:  October 13
Instructor:  J. J. Johnson
Tuition:  $215

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