Group Classes at Brookline Music School
September 20, 2010 - January 15, 2011
Group classes are a great foundation for beginning students to learn a new instrument in a fun and social atmosphere. The skills learned in group instruction will build students’ knowledge of an instrument, preparing them for private instruction. MUSIC FOR LITTLE MOZARTS 4-6 years Music for Little Mozarts is a joyful piano course specifically designed for children 4-6 years old and includes movement, song, play and pretend activities, designed to provide a balance between the discipline necessary for playing piano and the enjoyment derived from the process of music-making. 15-weeks, 50 minutes, $375 per term (4-5 years): Tuesdays at 3:00pm (5-6 years): Thursdays at 3:00pm (5-6 years continuing students only): Thursdays at 4:00pm BEGINNING PIANO 7-8 years Students learn the basics of rhythm, notation and ear training in a relaxed, creative group setting that incorporates music and movement with basic keyboard skills. By the end of the second term, students will be able to read simple melodies, improvise a melody with chords and work with basic rhythmic patterns. 15-weeks, 50 minutes, $375 per term (7-8 years): Tuesdays at 4:00pm GROUP VOICE 7-12 years If you love to sing for your friends and family, or even in the shower, this is the class for you. Perfect for young rockers-in-training who may not be ready for private lessons. We’ll explore what makes our voices tick, what the qualities of a “star performance” are, and we’ll let YOU choose what you want to sing! Whether you like, pop, rock, jazz or broadway, you’ll be able to work to make it sound great in a relaxed setting. Each semester culminates with a public performance. 10-weeks, 60 minutes, $280 per term New sections being added. Please call for availability. SONGWRITING 13 years and up Find your muse! Have you found her already? Put her to work!! Five 60-minute sessions will cover text writing and setting, making the most of your chord progressions, writing melodies, putting it all together in performance and the basics of Mac-based recording in a relaxed, collaborative atmosphere. All styles welcome! Ideal for those with a creative impulse that needs focus, those wanting to get a better understanding of their current songwriting process, or those looking to do more with an established songwriting craft. Qualifications: The ability to accompany yourself on piano or guitar is essential. 5-weeks, 60-minutes, $130 ( New sections being added. Please call for availability.