Group Classes

Music For Kids (Ages 3-5)

This popular, fun-filled, parent participation class immerses children in a variety of musical activities. Kids and parents sing, experience rhythm ensembles, enjoy dancing, acquire ear training, learn music history, identify basic note and rhythm patterns, and play exploratory keyboard tunes. A musical CD and lyric booklet are provided for each student. Classes are 50 minutes weekly for 15-week sessions. Children may join classes throughout the school year.

Musical Maestros (Ages 5-8)

Appropriately grouped children and their parents use pianos as the foundation for their musical studies. The holistic approach to instruction includes expressive singing, rhythm ensemble, note reading, ear training, solfege singing, music history, theory, and solo as well as ensemble repertoire on piano. Extensive music materials are provided with the course. Classes are 1 hour weekly for 17-week semesters.

Musical Madness I (Ages 7-8)

Appropriately grouped children and their parents use pianos as the foundation for their musical studies. The holistic approach to instruction includes expressive singing, rhythm ensemble, note reading, ear training, solfege singing, music history, theory, and solo as well as ensemble repertoire on piano. Extensive music materials are provided with the course. Classes are 65 minutes weekly for 16-week semesters. This course is designed for 2nd-3rd grade older beginners.

Musical Madness

Compatibly grouped children and their parents continue their musical studies at a more advanced level this third through fifth year of instruction. Vocal and instrumental ensembles demand increased technical facility, as well as an appreciation of articulation, dynamics, voicing, and orchestration. Children study music theory and music history as a part of their weekly lesson. By “senior year,” students perform service recitals and often cooperate on special music research and development projects. Graduates of these classes rank among the top musicians in bands, orchestras, and choirs throughout Charlottesville and the surrounding counties. Classes are 65-75 minutes weekly for 17-week semesters.

Voice Classes (Ages 8-12)

Voice 101 and 102 is a 50-minute weekly class designed for young singers who want to build a foundation in healthy singing and strengthen their existing skills. The goal at the end of the course is to be able to act and sing a fully prepared piece in front of an audience, with solid vocal technique and confidence! No previous experience necessary. This course is two 14-week semesters per school year.

Ukulele Group (Ages 8-12)

A 45-minute weekly class for young musicians to learn beginner ukulele technique. Students learn note reading, chord reading, music theory, and sing and play genres ranging from Folk, Classical, Rock/Pop, and Holiday. Semesters range between 14-17 weeks throughout the year.