It's wonderful to see our students up close every week. For students who enroll in more than one class, it's so inspiring to watch them make the connection between playing a note on one instrument, finding it on another, and recognizing it to be the same note on the music staff.
- Victoria Eicher, Artistic Director
REQUIRED - Pencil, Music Folder, Good Lighting, Quiet Space
A LAPTOP IS PREFERRED for viewing of shared screens and option to have two windows open.
INSTRUMENT RENTAL AGREEMENT - click here.
INTRO TO CHORDS
Open chords, moveable shapes, improvisation, 2-3 chord songs, and major vs minor structures.
PROGRESSIVE LEVELS in finger style, note reading, and fundamentals.
Basic mariachi rhythms and standard armonia rhythmic notation. Basic chord experience required.
Development of technique and sight reading skills through repertoire and etudes. Students will learn to recognize, write, and perform common rhythmic patterns. Experience playing in different keys and meters required.
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This class will focus on developing basic sight reading skills in first position. We will be using Essential Elements for Guitar Book 1. Experience required: basic chords and arpeggio (PIMA) patterns on the right hand.
This class will focus on developing technique and sight reading ability through repertoire and etudes. Experience required: tune instrument, basic rhythms, read treble clef and the notes of the guitar in first position, play rest and free stroke, and basic arpeggios for the right hand. Music will be provided by the instructor.
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Class content for Guitar, Guitarron, and Violin is coordinated to support virtual and in-person ensemble performances. Beginner classes on Violin and Guitar require basic experience in note-reading and playing. Intermediate/Advanced classes require strong skills in note-reading, rhythm, pitch, and performance.
NOTE: Trumpet classes are currently offered as private or semi-private lessons.
A FUNdamental and interactive class covering the basics of reading notes and rhythm. With the recorder as a stepping stone, students build confidence and coordination before transitioning to violin, guitar, piano, flute, and any other instrument! Students must purchase their own recorder for this class.
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to meet Mr. Gill!
Classes progress from playing songs with three notes (CDE) to reading all notes on the grand staff. Rhythm drills are layered with notes and chords for extra practice. All materials are available on Google Classroom with practice videos on select songs. See the Music15 Ala Carte page.
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to meet Ms. Victoria!
From beginner string classes to more advanced playing in City Strings, teachers and students work on tone production, left and right hand technique, rhythm, and note-reading skills. Etudes, shifting, advanced bow techniques, sight-reading, and ensemble playing are emphasized in more advanced classes.
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Students start by learning basic chords and simple melodies, often accompanied by upbeat tracks. Students will develop their musical ear and rhythm, learning to accompany themselves while singing various popular tunes throughout the ages. All materials will be provided online via Google Classroom and flip grid. Click on the image above to meet Ms. Lorelei!
This class is for all types of singers from beginner to advanced. Students will choose 2 songs to focus on from a list provided by Ms. Lorelei. During class we'll vocalize, sight-read, and study the repertoire focusing on healthy vocal production, intonation, rhythm, and artistry. "Karaoke" tracks will be provided for class and practice purposes.
Private and semi-private lessons are available for beginner through advanced levels. Tone production, technique, rhythm, and note-reading skills are emphasized.The lessons offer a valuable supplement to all types of ensembles and personal ambitions!
Lessons are $15-$50 each, depending on instructor and length of lesson.