Group Classes

Group Classes

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Rock Guitar Academy Summer Camp Ages 10-16

Lesson Time: June 11 – June 15 (Monday – Friday) from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Instructor: Nick Medlock
Requirements: Ages 10-16, no experience required. Must own a guitar, (Electric guitarists should bring a practice amp) and a tuner to bring to class. This class is designed for all stages of guitar experience, from beginner to experienced. From power chords to using scales for improvisation, this class will teach you to play Rock Guitar with a group in sync with a drum machine, learning notes, rhythms and music theory while having fun.
Tuition:  $150 for this 1-week class.
**Tuition is non-refundable**

Beginner Guitar Class for Ages 7-12 – Tuesday Class

Lesson Time: Tuesdays (August 7 – November 13) from 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM **No class October 9**
Instructor: Nick Medlock
Book: Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1 (with audio online) $17.99.
Requirements: No experience required. Must own a guitar and a tuner to bring to class. We offer a 10% discount for students purchasing a guitar and accessories from our store.
Course Description: This 14-week “absolute beginner course” is designed for students ages 7-12 who want to learn the basics of playing guitar. Students will learn guitar techniques and how to read music while the group environment provides a lively atmosphere of rhythmic collaboration. Expect fun and recognizable tunes.
Tuition:  $190 for this 14-week class. Discounted to $160 per month for students currently enrolled in private lessons at EVSM.
**Tuition is non-refundable**

Beginner Guitar Class for Ages 7-12 – Thursday Class

Lesson Time: Thursdays (August 2 – November 8) from 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM **No class October 11**
Instructor: Bill Clay
Book: Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1 (with audio online) $17.99.
Requirements: No experience required. Must own a guitar and a tuner to bring to class. We offer a 10% discount for students purchasing a guitar and accessories from our store.
Course Description: This 14-week “absolute beginner course” is designed for students ages 7-12 who want to learn the basics of playing guitar. Students will learn guitar techniques and how to read music while the group environment provides a lively atmosphere of rhythmic collaboration. Expect fun and recognizable tunes.
Tuition:  $190 for this 14-week class. Discounted to $160 per month for students currently enrolled in private lessons at EVSM.
**Tuition is non-refundable**

Guitar Essentials for Ages 8-17

Lesson Time: Thursdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (ongoing class with open enrollment)
Breaks: Class breaks in the summer for June and July, and in December for the holidays.
Instructor: Bill Clay
Requirements: Approximately 3 months to 1 year of experience. Must own a guitar and a tuner to bring to class. Will need to buy class book.
Course Description: Learn In this group for late Elementary and Middle School kids, students will learn music fundamentals as well as the proper left and right-hand techniques necessary for playing guitar. As an ongoing class, enrollment is open to students with various levels of experience and skill. Topics covered include correct technique, note reading, chords, improvising, strumming patterns, popular songs, and playing as a group.
Tuition: $70 per month for this ongoing class. Discounted to $60 per month for students currently enrolled in private lessons at EVSM.
**Tuition is non-refundable**

Adult Guitar Essential Elements (Ages 18+)

Lesson Time: Tuesdays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (ongoing class with open enrollment)
Breaks: Class breaks in the summer for June and July, and in December for the holidays.
Instructor: Cheyne Fehser
Materials: Initial materials fee of $25, which includes class binder, book bag, and lesson book.
Requirements: No experience required. Must own a guitar and a tuner to bring to class. We offer a 10% discount for students purchasing a guitar and accessories from our store.
Course Description: In this group class for adults, students will learn music fundamentals as well as the proper left and right-hand techniques necessary for playing guitar. As an ongoing class, enrollment is open to students with various levels of experience and skill. Topics covered include correct playing positions, note reading, chords, improvising, strumming patterns, popular songs, and playing as a group.
Tuition: $70 per month for this ongoing class. Discounted to $60 per month for students with family members currently enrolled in private lessons at EVSM.
**Tuition is non-refundable**

Percussion Ensemble for Ages 8-17

Lesson Time: Tuesdays 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM (ongoing class with open enrollment)
Breaks: Class breaks in the summer for June and July, and in December for the holidays.
Instructor: Simone Mancuso
Requirements: No experience required. Must own drum sticks.
Course Description: East Valley School of Music is proud to present the East Valley Percussion Ensemble, a group devoted to performing music with percussion instruments only. In this ongoing class, students will acquire the skills of working and collaborating within a team. They will study several different music styles and learn how to play a variety of percussion instruments, including congas, bongos, timbales, djémbe, snare drum, maracas and many others. Under the guidance of the instructor, the group will prepare programs throughout the year to be performed.
Tuition: $70 per month for this ongoing class. Discounted to $60 per month for students currently enrolled in private lessons at EVSM.
**Tuition is non-refundable**

Class Voice for Ages 7-10

Lesson Time: Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (ongoing class with open enrollment)
Breaks: Class breaks in the summer for June and July, and in December for the holidays.
Instructor: Lisa Blasi
Requirements: Students ages 7-10. 6 months of experience on any instrument preferred as well as access to a piano/keyboard for practice.
Course Description: Learn how to sing and perform with proper vocal technique. This ongoing class will introduce your child to the basic elements of vocal singing including proper breathing, vowels, diction, singing with resonance, and performing with an ensemble. For students interested in taking private voice lessons, this course is a perfect introduction to the wonderful, fun, and fulfilling world of singing.
Tuition: $70 per month for this ongoing class. Discounted to $60 per month for students currently enrolled in private lessons at EVSM.
**Tuition is non-refundable**

Class Voice for Ages 11-17

Lesson Time: Wednesdays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (ongoing class with open enrollment)
Breaks: Class breaks in the summer for June and July, and in December for the holidays.
Instructor: Lisa Blasi
Requirements: Students ages 11-17. 6 months of experience on any instrument preferred as well as access to a piano/keyboard for practice.
Course Description: Learn how to sing and perform with proper vocal technique. This ongoing class will reinforce the basic elements of vocal singing including proper breathing, vowels, diction, singing with resonance, and performing with an ensemble. For students interested in taking private voice lessons, this course is a perfect introduction to the wonderful, fun, and fulfilling world of singing.
Tuition: $70 per month for this ongoing class. Discounted to $60 per month for students currently enrolled in private lessons at EVSM.
**Tuition is non-refundable**

Adult Piano Essential Elements (Ages 18+)

Lesson Time: Thursdays 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (ongoing class with open enrollment)
Breaks: Class breaks in the summer for June and July, and in December for the holidays.
Instructor: Marina McLennan
Materials: Initial materials fee of $40, which includes class binder, book bag, lesson book, theory book, and flash cards.
Requirements: No experience required. Must own an acoustic piano or 88-key piano to practice at home. Must also bring a pair of headphones to be used during each class.
Course Description: In this group class for adults, students will learn music fundamentals necessary for playing piano. As an ongoing class, enrollment is open to students with various levels of experience and skill. Topics covered include music theory, reading music, chords, popular songs, and students will practice separately, but also play as a group.
Tuition: $80 per month for this ongoing class. Discounted to $70 per month for students with family members currently enrolled in private lessons at EVSM.
**Tuition is non-refundable**