Classes

Group Beginning Instruction 

For ages 6 through 12, students participate in a one-hour weekly lesson with peers. This class is an alternative to Individual Instruction in the first year of study and prepares students with the necessary musical knowledge to enter into Individual Instruction in their second year of study. In groups of six to eight students (four for piano), students learn to play an instrument in a supportive and dynamic environment that emphasizes technique, musicianship, note-reading and ensemble playing.

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All students are strongly encouraged to enroll in Musicianship (music theory and ear training, age 9 and older) or Children’s Music Workshop (ages 3-9) as an important complement to their Individual or Group Beginning Instruction.

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Suzuki Program

World famous method for beginning study that emphasizes the same skills that young children need to learn language – listening, repetition, encouragement, and adult involvement. All teachers are specially trained in method. Participation of one parent/guardian is required of all students. This program is available to students between the ages of 4 and 8 for cello, guitar (starts at age 5), piano, and violin.  Recitals and Play-ins, scheduled periodically throughout the year, will supplement lessons and classes.

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Tuition: $620 for 32-weeks

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Settlement Music Online Classes

Online Beginning Guitar with David Keezing
Mondays, 6-7 p.m., beginning October 4

Students in 5th through 10th grade will participate in a one-hour weekly lesson with peers. This class is an alternative to Individual Instruction in the first year of study and prepares students with the necessary musical knowledge to enter into Individual Instruction after taking the course. Students learn to play guitar in a supportive and dynamic environment that emphasizes technique and musicianship.

Rock Guitar Solos with David Keezing
Mondays, 7-8 p.m., beginning October 4

This class will teach guitarists how to analyze and play famous guitar solos. Students will learn a different solo each week from artists such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and Kings of Leon. Students should be able to play songs ranging from “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana to “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd to participate in the course. This class is designed to complement individual guitar lessons.

Introduction to GarageBand with Robby Webb
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., beginning October 6

Explore the latest techniques in digital production of music, elements of music composition, and songwriting using the Apple app GarageBand. 
*If you are interested in learning other software, please contact us to discuss individual music technology lessons. 

Songwriting for Beginners with April Gompers
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., beginning October 6
Students 14 and up, adults too!

In this class, students will write their own songs through brainstorming, chord progressions, lyric writing and melody writing. Students will learn how to write their own melodies, come up with beautiful chord progressions, and create compelling, emotionally driven lyrics. Through music-specific exercises and games, students will walk away with their own songs and helpful tricks to make this once-daunting process accessible and enjoyable.

Beginning Musicianship with Mervin Toussaint
Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m., beginning October 6
Students 14 and up, adults too!

Essential to music instruction, Musicianship offers theory and ear training to students of all experience levels. Students receive a comprehensive education in the fundamentals that includes notation, scales, intervals, triads, musical terminology, transposition, harmony, and counterpoint which assists them in all of their musical studies.

Children’s Music Workshop with Tessa Ellis
Thursdays, 10-10:45 a.m., beginning October 7
Saturdays, 10-10:45 a.m., beginning October 9
Children ages 3 to 6

Through singing, creative expression and body movement, students will learn beginning theory skills, ear training, notation, and musical development. Students will gain independence and competence with basic music and movement skills, form their own music-making community, and explore learning concepts in greater depth.

Advanced Music Workshop 

Intermediate theory skills, with strong emphasis on ear training, rhythm, movement, and ensemble skills for students age 8 and 9.  Includes improvisation, composition, and performances of elemental chamber music pieces.

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Tuition:
$300 for students enrolled in additional instruction/classes
$570 if only class registered

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Composition

Students between the ages of 12 and 18 learn to compose original music focusing on three areas: melodic development, accompaniment, and instrumentation and arrangement.

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Tuition: $575

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Musicianship 

Essential to music instruction, Musicianship offers theory and ear training to students between the ages of 9 and 18 at all experience levels. Students receive a comprehensive education in the fundamentals that includes notation, scales, intervals, triads, musical terminology, transposition, harmony, and counterpoint which assists them in all of their musical studies.

Now available online!

Tuition: 
$280 for students enrolled in additional instruction/classes
$580 if only class registered

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Music Technology and Production 

Explore the latest techniques in digital production of music, elements of music composition, and songwriting using Apple Logic Pro and GarageBand. For students age 12 through 18.

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Tuition: $450 for 16 weeks

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Click here to access the virtual learning activities for BANG! (Music Production with Smartphones).

African Rhythms

Explore the styles of African, South American, and Caribbean music on instruments such as the Djembe, Djun-Djun, Shekere, and Talking Drum in a dynamic group environment. No prior musical experience necessary.

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Tuition: $620 for a 60-minute class

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Ukulele 

Each week, students will gain basic musical skills and work towards singing and accompanying themselves on the ukulele, xylophone, and other instruments. In addition, students will learn how to tune the instrument and use different strumming techniques. Whether playing by yourself or in a group, ukulele is a versatile instrument that crosses genres and musical traditions. Learn the fundamentals of music through songs, chords, and styles found in music ranging from Hawaiian to pop.

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Tuition: $300 for 15 weeks

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