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Demo Day on Saturday, August 27th
New instrumental groups are devoted to the performance of instrumental music. There will be public concerts each semester and opportunities for other gigs in local community events.

A list of 5 benefits of playing in ensembles

Session Break Down
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– 10 mins before class: Arrive and get settled
– 45 min: active music-making
– 15 min: break/snack
– 45 mins: student selected at-the-table and/or outside music activity: theory, games, composition
– 15 mins: cleanup and closing
Taught by local luminaries:
– Benjamin Green,
– Rich Armstrong, and
– Dr. Ondine Young,
Ages 6-18
These classes are high-quality music education while also providing a family-like atmosphere within a supportive music community.
***THIS EVENT IS A ONE-DAY, PAID TRIAL TO TRY THE CLASS BEFORE COMMITTING TO FULL ENROLLMENT. TRIAL IS ON AUGUST 27th**
FULL DATES: Saturdays, Aug 27 – Dec 10 (minus Labor Day weekend and Thanksgiving Break)
Ancient Airs (9am-11am)
An exploratory chamber music class is for instrumentalists who are newer to their instruments. The focus is on play-based music learning, improvisation, ornamentation, and other explorations of creativity. Chants and dances from around the world; Baroque to folk; and beyond.
SKILL LEVEL: Geared toward younger elementary students, all skill levels, no previous music staff reading required.
MUSIC FOCUS: Call and Response Pentatonic Canon; Medieval, Renaissance, and beyond
TECHNIQUE/CLASSROOM SKILLS: Complete beginners accepted, Engaging activities familiarizing students with their instruments, Intro to teamwork ensemble music, Gross motor movement channels youthful energy.
New Notes (9am-11am)
SKILL LEVEL: Ideal for int/adv instrumentalists; Musicians with strong music skills including sight reading; Confidence as both a music leader and a follower, Strong Focus Skills Required.
MUSIC FOCUS: Masterpieces of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras and beyond.
TECHNIQUE/CLASSROOM SKILLS: Strings: All positions; Piano: All scales and I, IV, V chords and arpeggios; Winds/Brass: Strong grasp of transposition and playing over the break.
Basics, Blues and Beyond I (11am-1pm)
SKILL LEVEL: 1 year of music experience, All ages welcome, but great for beginners, Previous music staff reading appreciated, experience with teamwork and ensemble playing, ready to be a music leader and follower, Prepared to sit for an hour or more while focusing on music practice and leadership skills.
MUSIC FOCUS: Up to 4 Major scales, triads, and blues scales, Reading/Ear-training, Jazz Standards from the “Real Easy Book”
TECHNIQUE/CLASSROOM SKILLS: Strings: All positions; Piano: All scales and I, IV, V chords and arpeggios; Winds/Brass: Strong grasp of transposition and playing over the break.
Basics, Blues and Beyond II (11am-1pm)
SKILL LEVEL:2+ years of experience, All ages welcome, great for intermediate players, Music staff reading skills are required. Confidence as both a music leader and a follower, Strong focus skills.
MUSIC FOCUS: Learning all 12 major scales and modes, Blues scales, and more, Ear training + sight reading, More standards + creating original music
TECHNIQUE/CLASSROOM SKILLS: Strings: All positions; Piano: All scales and I, IV, V chords and arpeggios; Winds/Brass: Strong grasp of transposition and playing over the break.
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