LESSONS: FLUTE, BASSOON, RECORDER
Designed to develop versatile and well-rounded musicians who love to play their instrument, lessons incorporate a variety of music styles and teach students to improvise, play by ear, and accurately read music notation. Bite-sized music theory concepts and music history information are built into each lesson as they pertain to the student's assigned repertoire and scales. Students are encouraged to perform at least twice a year and to listen to suggested recordings that expose them to examples of great playing and familiarize them with important pieces in the repertoire. Students may also elect to train for competitions, attend "field trips" to local performances, or receive help composing their own music. All students are expected to attend lessons regularly and practice twenty minutes a day.
ADAPTIVE LESSONS: GUITAR, PIANO, RECORDER
If traditional lessons have overwhelmed or discouraged your child, adaptive lessons from a music therapist are a great alternative. Lessons are taught in a success-oriented, non-competitive environment in which music concepts are explored through fun movement and speech activities. Adaptive teaching techniques and instrument modifications are individualized to meet the learning style of each student.
CHAMBER MUSIC COACHING
Students are encouraged to create small ensembles (i.e., a rock band, flute trio, woodwind quartet, recorder ensemble, etc.), as playing chamber music can dramatically improve one's musicianship. The chamber music group can meet weekly or bi-weekly for coaching. The coach helps the group members select music or can make new arrangements specifically for the group and will address ensemble issues, such as style, blend, dynamics, intonation, and more. Finally, the coach will assist the group in finding performing opportunities in the community, if so desired.