Group Classes

Group Classes

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Beginner Guitar Class for Ages 7 to 12

Class Time: Tuesdays from 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Dates: January 22, 2019 – April 30, 2019 **No class March 12, 2019**

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.

Class 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:  $200 for this 14-week class. Discounted to $180 for students currently enrolled in private lessons at EVSM.

**Tuition is non-refundable**

Guitar Essentials for Ages 8 to 17

Class 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.

Class Description: 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+)

Class 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.

Class 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 to 17

Class Time: Resuming January 2019! Contact us if you are interested.

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.

Class 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 to 10

Class 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: Anabelle Corrigan

Requirements: Students ages 7-10. 6 months of experience on any instrument preferred as well as access to a piano/keyboard for practice.

Class 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 to 17

Class 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: Anabelle Corrigan

Requirements: Students ages 11-17. 6 months of experience on any instrument preferred as well as access to a piano/keyboard for practice.

Class 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+)

Class 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.

Class 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**

Strings Chamber Ensemble for Ages 7 to 11

Class Time: Thursdays 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: Izayah Dutcher

Requirements: Able to read music with approximately 1 year of experience. Will need to buy class book(s).

Class Description: The goal of this class is for students to perform music in an orchestral setting. Students will learn orchestral music of various genres, as well as participate in activities that improve group musicianship. They will develop their collaborative skills by working with other musicians and using their ability to listen and observe surrounding musicians as a guide. They will become more comfortable with concepts such as tempo, rhythm, and harmony.

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**

Strings Chamber Ensemble for Ages 12 to 18

Class Time: Thursdays 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: Izayah Dutcher

Requirements: Able to read music with approximately 1 year of experience. Will need to buy class book(s).

Class Description: The goal of this class is for students to perform music in an orchestral setting. Students will learn orchestral music of various genres, as well as participate in activities that improve group musicianship. They will develop their collaborative skills by working with other musicians and using their ability to listen and observe surrounding musicians as a guide. They will become more comfortable with concepts such as tempo, rhythm, and harmony.

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**

Musical Theater Class for Ages 8 – 18

Class Time: Wednesdays 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: Anabelle Corrigan

Requirements: Pencil, paper, lyric sheets for desired songs. Any student with an interest in musical theater may attend.

Class Description: Have fun while diving into the world of musical theater! Designed for students who want to learn more about the ins and outs of musical theater, from monologues, to duets, to solos, to choruses. Students will learn music singing techniques and how to read music. In addition, students will experience a lively atmosphere of rhythmic collaboration and fun activities all interlinked with recognizable musical tunes, such as Mary Poppins, Annie, Disney, and Les Miserables. There will be several performance dates throughout the year for students to showcase their talents to friends and family.

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**