Classes and Ensembles
Spring 2021 Classes and Ensembles
The Music Academy has several group class and ensemble offerings to MANC families and the community throughout the year. These may be used to supplement current private study or as a great introduction to a new instrument!
All classes are currently being taught virtually.
Songwriting: An Exploration
Instructor: Brad Dickerson
Description: This class will explain how to compose chord progressions within a song structure and add a melodic line for voice. It will cover how to write a “hook” and what constitutes good lyrics. Students will be able to record a version of their song in the MANC recording studio at the end of the session.
Ages 12 and up
Day, Time, and Start Date: Wednesday, 5:30-6:15pm, beginning March 24th for five weeks
Instructor: Katherine Miller
Description: In this class we will go over proper violin position, bow hold, posture, learning to play on open strings, and eventually with fingers. Once a student has learned to play all of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star with the Suzuki variations, they will be eligible to join the Suzuki Book 1 class. Private lessons may not be required for the first trimester, however they are strongly encouraged. The combination of group and private will aid your child in learning more efficiently. Practicing at home as well as listening to the Suzuki violin recordings is an integral part of the class. A parent must attend with their child so they know what needs to be practiced at home.
This class is for beginners who are interested in learning to play the violin or those who have just begun lessons. (Ages 4 & up)
Day, Time, and Start Date: Tuesday (every other), 4:30-5:15 pm, beginning February 2
Suzuki Group Class – Book 1
Instructor: Katherine Miller
What is the IPA?
Instructor: Charlene Marchant
Description: The International Phonetic Alphabet! Understanding the IPA will help you analyze how you are shaping your vowels and consonants and help you become a more thoughtful singer. Begin to learn it online with Charlene Marchant who has taught it successfully for over twenty years. The IPA Introductory course will consist of a quick review of the IPA for English and the remaining 7 weeks will “introduce” the IPA for the following languages: French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish.
Additional Requirements: Printer
Students 8th grade and up may enroll (ages 13 and up).
Day, Time, and Start Date: Wednesday, 4:30-5:15 pm, beginning February 15 for eight weeks
Theory Class for Piano Students
Instructor: Nancy Revzen
Description: The purpose of including theory as a basic ingredient in learning music is to make students musically literate. They should be able to analyze the music regarding chordal structure, key interval relationships, modulation etc. This knowledge will assist students in reading, memorizing and performing basic intervals. Key signatures, chords, inversions of triads and other elements of theory should be continually studied. Keyboard harmony, sight-reading, ear training and dictation may also be included in theory training.
Intermediate and advanced piano students
Day, Time, and Start Date: Tuesday, 5:30 – 6:15 pm, beginning January 26 for sixteen weeks
Fee: $372 (currently enrolled students receive a 25% discount, please contact our office to register at 336.379.8748)
ONE DAY WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES:
How Do They Sing Like That?
Instructor: Stephanie Foley Davis
Description: Have you ever wondered about how everyone has their own unique singing voice? Well, now’s your chance to learn about a few famous voices and their unique sounds! “How Do They Sing Like That?” is back with two new singers to explore: David Bowie and Christina Aguilera.
A virtual interactive lecture for rock and pop enthusiasts; voice teachers; and singers of all genres.
Day, Time, and Start Date: Monday, February 24 at 7pm for one hour
Making Friends With Your Metronome
Instructor: Christy Wisuthseriwong
Description: If practicing with the metronome is difficult or confusing, this is the class for you! In this one-hour workshop, we will discuss how we can use the metronome in practicing to help us develop our sense of internal pulse, better understand subdivisions, and build a stronger, more confident rhythmic frame for our music.
A virtual interactive lecture for students 8-14 years of age
Day, Time, and Start Date: Saturday, January 23 at 1pm for one hour
Click here to REGISTER for any class or private lessons package.