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Music Classes - Music House Class Offerings Fall 2016-2017



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Private lessons are offered on all popular instruments and voice. We have found that private one-on-one instruction allows students to progress at their own pace and gain the best understanding of musical techniques. Student can start private lessons as young as 4 years old. Students can start private lessons any time of the year or month so there's no need to wait to get started. A variety of styles are taught such as pop, jazz, rock and classical. Music House believes that private instruction is the best way for anyone to learn how to play an instrument. The one-on-one instruction means that students are given instruction that best suits how they as an individual learn. Private lessons also mean that they are able to learn the type of music they personally are most interested in. Also with private lessons a teacher can focus 100% of their attention on that one student to ensure that things such as hand positioning, posture or understanding of a particular concept are correct. If a student has a particular difficulty in one area, the teacher can work on it without hampering the progress of a class of students and alternatively if a student is excelling in one area, the teacher can move on. We offer 30 minute, 45 minute and 1 hour lessons. Our music teachers have university training in the instruments that they teach. We teach students from beginners to very advanced. We recommend that parents learn with the young student in the classroom for best results. Students are given an opportunity to perform in recitals and exhibitions held over the course of the year. Contact our school office to see which times and days are available. Private lessons are offered seven days per week.

Piano and Keyboard Lessons

Our schools offer piano lessons for students of all ages and abilities from beginners to very advanced students. We offer every style of piano lessons from classical to jazz and pop. We have students who want to play just for fun and students who excel to perform. As we have so many teachers on staff we are able to match students with a teacher that works best with their particular age, ability and interest. We start piano lessons from age 5 onwards. Before age 5 we recommend our group preschool music program or our pre-piano private lessons. Our piano lessons are all private one-on-one instruction and lesson lengths are 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour. While our piano lessons are all private, we recommend that parents sit in on their child’s lessons.

Voice Lessons

We have many students who take voice or singing lessons at our school. Our voice lessons are all private on-one-one instruction. Students sing all kinds of music from their favorite artists to classical arias. Our voice teachers all have a university degree in music specializing in voice and sing everything from pop and jazz to opera. Our teachers all have performance backgrounds as well. Just a sample of what a student will learn in singing lessons includes how to breathe properly, how to increase their range, proper pitch, how to project and stage presence. We provide a professional accompanist who rehearses with the students and plays for them at the recitals.

Pre-Piano Lessons

We offer private music lessons for 4-5 year old children. These lessons are especially good for the child who is not yet ready to sit through a private half-hour lesson, or for any child who really wants to start any musical instrument, but is not quite ready for the regular 1/2 hour private lessons.

The format for the lesson includes lots of varied activity and lots of fun. It is taught by our teachers who teach our group preschool music program. This program can be taken on its own without being in the group program or for children already in the group class it will enhance the material and experience the child has in the group class. For children who have completed the group program these lessons will continue to develop and add to the skills learned in the group program. As the child progresses and their attention span increases more and more time will be given to actual piano skills. These lessons prepare the student to either go on into private piano lessons or another age appropriate instrument. Lessons include:

  • Music history
  • Introductory piano skills
  • Note reading
  • Rhythm games with percussion instruments
  • Listening to many styles of music
  • Singing
  • Fun

Guitar Lessons

Our private guitar lessons include acoustic, electric and bass guitar. We have an excellent guitar teaching staff and teach guitar lessons in everything from rock to jazz, classical to pop. Many of our teachers actively perform in bands. Our guitar teachers have college or university music degrees so they know the proper theory and technique no matter if a student is interested in metal or in classical. Guitar lessons at our school are enhanced by the opportunity of learning how to jam with other musicians in one of our rock band ensembles or how to perform solo in one of our recitals. No matter what type of guitar lessons you are interested in, we have the teachers to help you. Typically a student would be 8 before starting guitar lessons, due to their hand size, but some younger students start with a junior sized guitar and study Suzuki guitar method. Suzuki guitar starts at age 5 and requires a supportive parent in the class to learn with the child.

Violin, Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Lessons

Our strings program offers private instruction in violin, viola or cello. Our private violin lessons start as young as age 4. Due to the size of the instrument, most cello lessons start at 10 years of age or older. We offer Suzuki Violin, “traditional”, textbook based learning, and fiddle lessons. We have students of all ages from adults to children. For younger children we highly encourage a parent to sit in on the lesson to help the student at home with things such as posture and hand positioning. We supplement our private violin, viola and cello lessons with fun ensembles or fiddling groups that play in our recitals. Our violin, viola and cello teachers have university or college degrees in their instrument and many perform regularly with local orchestras or bands.
See our promises for the Suzuki method.

Flute Lessons

Our private flute lessons generally start at age 7 and older, but sometimes younger students will start with a special curved-head flute. Our flute teachers have university or college degrees in woodwinds. Our flute lessons are offered in 30 minute, 45 minute or 1 hour lengths. Our flute students perform in our recitals as soloists and in our orchestra programs.

Saxophone & Clarinet Lessons

Our private saxophone and clarinet lessons start from age 8 onwards. Earlier than age 8, a student typically does not have the lung capacity and strength to handle these instruments. Our saxophone and clarinet instructors are proficient on both instruments so a student can start with clarinet lessons if they wish and switch to saxophone lessons without having to change instructors. Our saxophone and clarinet instructors actively perform in all types of bands and ensembles and as soloists. Saxophone lessons and clarinet lessons are offered in 30 minute, 45 minute and 1 hour lengths.

Trumpet & Trombone

Our brass lessons include private trumpet lessons or trombone lessons. Students for these instruments usually are ages 9 or older as they need to have developed a great lung capacity and in the case of the tuba need to be big enough to hold the instrument. Our brass teachers have university or college degrees in music and perform in everything from salsa bands to local orchestras. We can help students enhance their skills for their school band program or develop advanced skills to become soloists.

Drum Lessons

We offer a wide variety of drum lessons or percussion lessons. Most of our students learn on a drum kit. We have both male and female students and typically do not start drum lessons before age 8 as students need to be able to reach both the pedal and the high hat. We do have some younger students but suggest they come in for a trial drum lesson to see if they are big enough to get started. Drum lessons at our school are enhanced by the opportunity of learning how to jam with other musicians in one of our rock band ensembles or how to perform solo in one of our recitals. Drum lessons are taught on a drum kit in our studios but students are able to get started practicing at home on practice pads before purchasing or renting a drum kit. Our drums lessons stress proper technique so students become good drummers quickly.

Ensembles and Group Lessons

Tuesdays

New! Rock’ sCool- Rock School “ROCK BAND 101” 6:00-7:00

Learn the basics and roots of rock including playing the blues, classic rock repertoire, styles, techniques, rhythm, and form. Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, vocals covered.Instructor, Nick Mizock.

Thursdays

Rock’s Cool Rock School “Awkward Cousins” Rock Band 7:00-8:30 Advanced Level Reviewing the basics and roots of rock including playing the blues, classic rock repertoire, styles, techniques, rhythm, and form. Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, vocals covered.
Opportunities to collaborate with advanced rock band will be presented. Taught by Colt Cummings

  • Evening Class Fees
  • Fall Session $225.00,
  • Winter Session $185.00
  • Spring Session $160.00

Saturday Symphony

10:00- 10:50 Beginning Violin – Suzuki 101 for students and parents. Supplements and enriches talent from our school program and private lessons. Instructors lead this class through Suzuki strategies from 5 “Twinkle” rhythmic variations through “Perpetual Motion” Also offered from 2:10-3:00

11:00-11:50 Intermediate Violin- Second year students’ review, build violin skills and songs in Suzuki Violin School Book 1, prepare for annual holiday performances, and learn songs in various styles that combine with advanced players to share an orchestra experience.

12:00-12:50 Cadet Orchestra- Bach Minuets through the end of Suzuki Book 1, plus theory, note reading, This group is an important sectional of our Advanced Orchestra.

1:00-2:00 Advanced Orchestra - Our most advanced group. This group is composed of 99% of students that take private lessons from Suzuki Book 2-5. Note reading is essential in this ensemble. Classical and popular repertoire is explored as well as holiday and Broadway selections. Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, etc. are welcomed! Instructors: Teacher TBA

2:10-3:00 Beginning Violin (see above description)

The “Music Makes Me Successful Project” empowers students to earn tickets to trade for valuable trinkets in our “prize cabinet”! Students are challenged to achieve by offering rewards to accomplish a particular assignment or seemingly difficult musical phrase or piece. Students enjoy and understand the “concrete reward” as well as the verbal praise.

All times and days are subject to change in order to bring you greater convenience. A minimum number of registered students are required to make these ensembles viable and possible.

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