Classes and Ensembles

Spring 2022 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 class fees include books and materials, unless otherwise specified.
All classes must meet a minimum enrollment of students.

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Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Group Class

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, 4:30-5:15 pm, beginning February 1 and meeting on 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12, 5/3, and 5/17

Fee: $92



Suzuki Group Class – Book 1

Instructor: Katherine Miller

Description: This class will cover the entire Suzuki repertoire in Book 1, reinforcing what students are learning in their private lessons. We will continue to work on proper playing position, as well as working on intonation and playing together as a group. This class offers every student the opportunity to learn from and become motivated by their peers, no matter what age or where they are in the book. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend, but not required.
Students in Suzuki Violin Book 1. (Ages 5 & up)
Day, Time, and Start Date: Tuesday, 4:30-5:15 pm, beginning February 8 and meeting on 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/26, 5/10, and 5/24
Fee: $92


Voices Alive!

Instructor: Clarice Weiseman

Description: A weekly group class teaching the foundations of singing in a fun, interactive way while giving every student the opportunity to share the spotlight!
The perfect class for students age 7-12 interested in singing.
Day, Time, and Start Date: Monday, 4:30-5:15 pm, beginning February 7 and meeting for eight weeks.
Fee: $92


Never Let ’em See You Sweat – Developing Your Stage Presence

Instructor: Woody Faulkner

Description: Tried and True confidence building techniques and song interpretive skills. Each participant will prepare a song for presentation to the class each of the last 3 classes. In person class. Masking required for unvaccinated students.  Beginner through Intermediate voice students.

Day, Time, and Start Date: Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 pm, beginning January 25 and meeting on 2/1, 2/8, and 2/15

Fee: $61




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