for students who have completed Music Maker’s Studio, and Instrumental Program students*
Beyond Music Maker’s Studio, before orchestra…even without instrumental study!
In Musician’s Workshop, students participating in instrumental study who are pre-orchestra, and students who simply have desire to experience more music without instrumental study, will learn together. Students will participate in increasingly formal and structured music learning in preparation for future instrumental study or orchestra participation.
Singing, Rhythm and Theory
Students will sing and chant in a variety of tonalities and metres. Students will echo tonal and rhythm patterns primarily on a neutral syllable, and ultimately will echo patterns with solfege syllables. Students will improvise tonal and rhythm patterns and basic melodies in at least major and minor tonalities. Students will label chord function of patterns presented in at least tonic and dominant harmonies. Students will sing chord root melodies for familiar melodies. Students will sing chord root melody/melody pairings, rounds, and partner songs in combinations ranging between 2-4 parts. Students will work towards more structured, harmony-based improvisation based upon previously learned melodies and chord root melodies. Students will accompany their singing on unpitched percussion, mallet percussion, and possibly their own instruments when beneficial and appropriate.
Students will continue to experience music through movement emphasizing flow, weight, space, and time. Students will create movement to represent music they experience and will create movement that represents specific musical concepts present in the melodies and chants they perform.
Students will begin reading notation. Notation will be introduced based upon the prior musical experiences of the children and will always be presented in context and in relation to previously learned melodies and chants.
Each term is 16 lessons. Tuition is $6,250. $5,000 for students in our instrumental program.
* open to Instrumental Program students by teacher recommendation only
Schedule: Musician’s Workshop will meet at 6:00pm on Fridays.
Class Size: Limited to 10 students.