Group Music Classes

Crescendo Academy of Music has several opportunities for group music classes available. If minimum enrollment is met for a class to be held, students will learn in a group setting for a variety of different musical interests.

MANDO FOR KIDS

INSTRUCTORS: JOHN HOSLEY AND DOUGLAS SNEDDON

Developed by Laura Norris, the Mando for Kids curriculum was designed to introduce elementary school children to the mandolin as a classical instrument. A grant from the Classical Mandolin Society of America allows us to provide the instruments for this class.

Class Session:

The fall session of Mando for Kids runs from September 17 through December 10th.

Class Days and Times:

The Mando for Kids class for beginners will meet on Tuesdays from 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm.
The second year class will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

Class Fees:

$150 for each 10-week session.

BEGINNING STRINGS GROUP CLASS

INSTRUCTORS: SOPHIE PETROSKI & ANN CIRVENCIC

This class will provide students with the opportunity to review pieces they have learned in private lessons in an ensemble setting. Students will be placed in a class based on skill level. A variety of activities will be covered, including warm-up exercises, note reading, scale studies, and weekly performance opportunities. Students must be currently enrolled in private lessons at Crescendo.

Class Session:

Classes start September 9. Contact the office or your instructor for details.

Class Days and Times:

Monday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Early Violin/Suzuki Book II Group; led by Sophie Petroski
Monday, 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm (every other week) Twinkle/Suzuki Book I Group; led by Ann Cirvencic

Class Fees:

$20 per 60 minute class; $10 per 45 minute class

Orff Music Studio

INSTRUCTOR: MARCIA WORKING

The Crescendo Academy Orff Music Studio provides group music lessons to students ages 5 to adults. Students can experience and learn music through movement, instrument ensembles and voice. The goal is to develop fundamental musicianship by experiencing pulse, rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and timbre.

Class Session:

Orff class sessions:

Fall 2019: 9/18 – 11/13
Winter 2019/2020: 12/4 – 2/26
Spring 2020: 3/11 – 5/13.

Class Days and Times:

Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm for ages 5 to 12.
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm for ages 5 to 12.

Class Fees:

$180 for each 9-week session.

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MUSIC TOGETHER

Music Together mixed age classes are for children from birth through age 5 and their parent(s) or caregiver. The Music Together® award winning summer curriculum is used in a playful, developmentally appropriate environment which utilizes singing, moving, playing instruments and making music in a fun 45-minute class. This type of music making is shown to enhance higher order thinking skills in our children, which supports all learning and provides an opportunity for children to attain basic music competence that is needed before learning an instrument. The best part about Music Together® is the FUN we have together making music every class!

Class Session:

The 10-week fall session begins September 10th.
The 10-week winter session begins December 3rd.
The 10-week spring session begins March 18th.
The 6-week summer session begins the week of June 17th.

Class Days and Times:

Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm for ages 5 to 7.
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm for ages 8 to 12.

Class Fees:

10-week sessions: $185.00 for the first child; $115.00 for the second child.
6-week session: $125 for the first child; $75 for a sibling 15 months or older.

MUSIC THEORY & COMPOSITION

INSTRUCTORS: TBA

All students interested in taking a theory course must take a placement exam. All the theory lessons will have online components that are not required but may enhance the learning experience or serve as a make-up opportunity for any missed classes. Attending an informational meeting for interested students and parents is strongly encouraged. Individual music theory and composition are also available.

Class Session:

Class Session TBA.

Class Days and Times:

Days & Times TBA.

Class Fees:

Fees TBA.