Areas of Instruction
Our piano instruction is innovative and multi-faceted. The private/group lesson approach makes piano lessons rewarding. Private lessons offer individualized instruction. Group lessons in our state-of-the-art digital piano lab offer instruction in ensemble playing, ear training, keyboard harmony, music theory, improvisation, and music appreciation. Performance classes offer opportunities for students to perform for one another and gain confidence in an encouraging, supportive setting.
Voice lessons involve private, specialized instruction suited to the student’s specific vocal development. Lessons will also focus on music reading, diction, sightreading, ear training, and performance skills as much as possible, given the ability of the students.
GuitarOur guitar instruction is stylistically comprehensive and covers reading classical, tablature, and chart notation. Technique is offered for various strumming, picking, and finger styles. Music fundamentals are taught as well, including an understanding of scales, keys, and the use of chord progressions. Encouragement and assistance in songwriting and composition offer creative expression and motivation for students.
Visual Art 1: for 1st and 2nd Graders
Visual Art 2: for 3rd through 5th Graders
Students explore techniques in pen/ink, charcoal, colored pencils, and pastels, create portraits, still life, draw animals, B&W sketches, textures, shading, grid enlargements, study composition, expand drawing and painting skills through multiple media, study favorite artists and their styles, and evelop creativity, and imaginative use of medium, composition and color palette.
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Violin instruction guides students through the intricate process of making beautiful music on a stringed instrument. Special attention is given to developing intonation on the instrument and fine-tuning the student's aural skills. Students will be challenged in learning music fundamentals that will enhance both sight reading and general music reading skills.
Learn the basics of how to choose a camera, how to navigate the basic functions of a camera, and basic composition strategies in photography. Students in this class must be high school aged or older and will need to supply their own camera and computer for photo downloading.
This class is an exploration of painting with acrylics and watercolors. Students will learn the basics of primary and secondary colors, discover unique ways to apply paint on different surfaces, mix colors, and create a good composition, all while having fun!