Group Classes

Group Classes


  • Beginner Guitar Class
  • Guitar Class
  • Class Voice for Ages 7-10
  • Class Voice for Ages 11-17
  • Percussion Ensemble

*Beginner Guitar Class
Course Description: This 12-week “absolute beginner course” is designed for students ages 7–18 who want to learn the basics of playing guitar. Students will learn basic guitar technique while the group environment provides a lively atmosphere of rhythmic collaboration. This is a great class to take as a supplement to private lessons. Expect fun and recognizable tunes!
Time: Thursdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Dates: August 17th – November 16th (no class on 10/12)
Tuition: $180 for early registration (by August 5th), $200 after August 5th
Requirements: No experience required. Must own a guitar to bring to class and purchase a tuner.
Performances: September 21st and November 16th Instructor: Bill Clay


*Guitar Class
Course Description: This 12-week program is designed for students ages 7–18 with at least 3 months of experience and will emphasize guitar technique and the fundamentals of playing in a group setting. This is a great class to take as a supplement to private lessons. Students will learn how to play in time with others and interact with other musicians. Expect fun and recognizable tunes played in multiple parts!
Time: Thursdays 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dates: August 17th – November 16th (no class on 10/12)
Tuition: $180 for early registration (by August 5th), $200 after August 5th
Requirements: Approximately 3 months to 3 years of guitar experience. Must own a guitar to bring to class.
Performances: September 21st and November 16th
Instructor: Bill Clay


*Class Voice for Ages 7-10
Course Description: Learn how to sing and perform with proper vocal technique. This 16-week course 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.
Time: Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dates: August 2nd – November 22nd (no class on 10/11)
Tuition: $250 for early registration (by July 29th), $270 after July 29th
Requirements: Students ages 7-10. 6 months of experience on any instrument preferred as well as access to a piano/keyboard for practice.
Performances: November 29th
Instructor: Lisa Blasi


*Class Voice for Ages 11-17
Course Description: Learn how to sing and perform with proper vocal technique. This 16-week course 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.
Time:Wednesdays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Dates: August 2nd – November 22nd (no class on 10/11)
Tuition: $250 for early registration (by July 29th), $270 after July 29th
Requirements: Students ages 11-17. 6 months of experience on any instrument preferred as well as access to a piano/keyboard for practice.
Performances: November 29th
Instructor: Lisa Blasi


*Percussion Ensemble
Course Description: The East Valley Percussion Ensemble is devoted to performing music with percussion instruments only. Through this 12-week session, students will acquire the skills of working and collaborating within a team, which is an important and rewarding experience for musicians. 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 other fun instruments. Under the guidance of Simone Mancuso, the group will prepare a program to be performed at East Valley School of Music.
Time: Tuesdays 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Dates: August 29th – November 22nd (no class on 10/10 and 11/7)
Tuition: $190 for early registration (by August 19th), $200 after August 19th
Requirements: Basic rhythmic knowledge. No formal experience required.
Performances: December 6th
Instructor: Simone Mancuso