Parent and child (age 0-3.5) participate in a weekly interactive music class. Parents enjoy watching their babies develop rhythmic and melodic awareness, memory and social skills. Teachers work with parents to build a repertoire of lullabies, action songs and nursery rhymes. Parents are encouraged to use the Curriculum CD at home and to repeat the songs and rhymes daily. ($25 to purchase CD and booklet the first time a student enrolls.)
The outcomes of these activities include increased vocabulary, socially acceptable behavior and sensitive group participation at an early age. The most important skill for children at an early age is the ability to listen.
Benefits of long-term participation in Suzuki ECE: --Ability to listen --Rhythmic and melodic awareness --Memory skills --Increased vocabulary --Sensitive group participation --Social skills --Preparation for instrument study
How is Suzuki ECE different from other music classes? --Calm environment for learning --Active parent involvement --Active participation in music-making --Repetition of activities leads to mastery of skills which leads to confidence --Specific structure of the Suzuki ECE class builds child's ability to focus and increase concentration span --Encouragement of parent and child creates a positive environment for learning --Team Teaching (two teachers per class) approach allows for quick transitions between activities --Suzuki ECE Teachers have taken long-term training and are committed to on-going education.
Students build foundation skills while having fun with music activities - discovering instinctual rhythm and melody skills and the joy of music-making. Students sing, move, dance, and play, learning about the instruments, their voices, enjoying creative movement, games, and rhythm instrument experimentation.
6 weeks: June 19-July 31 (no class July 3)
Instructor: Laurie Dehmlow
for 6-8 year olds
A continuation of Music Discovery, this class covers basic technique, sight-singing, ear-training, and singing of vocal literature appropriate to the age.
6 weeks: June 20- Aug 1 (no class July 4)
Instructor: Laurie Dehmlow
for violin (Twinkle-Book 2) and cello (Twinkle-Book 1)
Don’t lose skills over the summer! Take advantage of this fun summer group class to help your child continue developing skills while enjoying social time with peers.
Class divisions and times will be determined based on teacher recommendation.
Meets five times, begins July 12
Instructors: Katie Horvath, Audrey Slote
Tuition: $80 for 30 min. class, $110 for 45 min. class
for Book 3 and up
Chamber groups, repertoire, rehearsal schedule, and tuition based on enrollment.
Instructor: Ben Kunkel
Level: consult with teacher (ages 8-12)
When: Tues, Wed, Thurs, 6-7:30pm
Begins: tbd - call office
Have fun playing music with other guitarists this summer culminating in a performance at the final class! Benefits of playing in an ensemble include: teamwork and cooperation, learning to listen and adjust to each other while playing, and the opportunity to play new music.
Tuition: $175 for six 30 min. class, materials extra
When: scheduled individually or in small groups
Theory class that will cover basics for beginners – or more accelerated work as needed. Ideal for students who do not have time for theory as part of their instrument lesson, who have interest in composition, or who want to get to the next level of their music study.