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Musical training helps develop brain areas involved in mathematics, language, reasoning, and spatial intelligence.

Piano, guitar, violin, and voice are all part of the music program. With yearlong conservatory and fall seasonal classes available, there are a variety of options for your student to choose from.

Members of BlackRock get to enjoy great benefits such as discounts on classes. By joining at the Family Fan level, you can save 10% per class per student, plus the multitude of other benefits members at this level receive. Join today!

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WINTER MUSIC CLASSES

 

West African Drumming
This class is presented through a partnership with Soul in Motion Players, Inc.
Learn to play West African drum rhythms from Guniea and Senegal along with folklore songs in this fun and exciting class. Students will review basic hand technique with emphasis on the three basic tones: slap, open, and bass. Students will also have chance to learn the basic stick technique for playing the following drums: djundjun, songba, and kenkeni. The class will discuss the meaning of each rhythm and how it is traditionally performed in Africa, and is taught at the same time as West African Dance, so students will have the opportunity to collaborate together. Students should bring their own djembes and dunduns drums, if possible. However a minimum number of drums will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at each class.

Ages 14 and up* | Sundays | 3:00 -4:00 PM
219.1451.1 | 8 Weeks | Meets 1/20-3/10
Level: Beginning-Advanced
Season Pass for all 8 classes: $100
Drop In: $15 per class payable day-of at the Front Desk
Instructor: Michael Friend and Soul in Motion Players, Inc. instructors.
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*Those ages 10-13 may register but must be accompanied by a paying adult for each class.

 

Ukulele For Adults
Learn to play the ukulele in this enjoyable and engaging class. Students will learn all about the ukulele, how to strum chords, and play a number of great songs. You will be guided through the process of learning this delightful instrument in a fun, casual, and educational setting. Students will be encouraged to practice at home.

Ages 14 and up* | Sundays | 2:00-3:00 PM
219.1581.1 | 8 Weeks | Meets 1/20-3/10
Level: Beginner-Elementary
Early Registration: $180 | Regular Registration: $190
Instructor: Tyler Joyce
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Introduction to Piano – Non-Conservatory
This class is designed for those students who wish to start learning piano but are not necessarily ready to commit to a full academic year of study. Students will study the fundamentals and start developing note-reading skills, learning to play some classic piano pieces. These are group classes where students will experience both group and individual instruction. Students must bring headphones, ¼ inch audio adapter, and book to each class.

Level: Beginner
Early Registration: $225 | Regular Registration: $235

Grades K-5
Wednesdays | 4:30-5:30 PM
219.1011.1| 10 Weeks Meets 1/9-3/13
Instructor: William Chang
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Grades K-5
Saturdays | 1:30-2:30 PM
219.1011.1 | 10 Weeks Meets 1/12-3/16
Instructor: Robert Shann
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Introduction to Piano for Teens and Adults
Ages 14 and up| Tuesdays | 7:30-8:30 PM
219.1171.1 | 10 Weeks Meets 1/8-3/12
Instructor: Barbara Kober
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Conservatory

Piano and violin conservatories are our offerings for the focused study of music. The piano program is meant to be taken in sequence over a six-year period and covers all basic levels of experience. There is also an advanced class for students who have completed Level 5. All music conservatory classes culminate in our spring conservatory recitals.

 

Piano
All piano students must bring headphones, ¼ inch audio adapter, pencils and book to each class. Class are group lessons where the instructor provides both group and individual instruction.
Early Registration: $415 | Regular Registration: $425

 

Introduction to Piano
For beginners in the lower grades to develop basic piano skills, fundamental note reading with emphasis on keyboard typography, simple rhythms and preparation for reading and identifying notes.
Grades 1-5 | Level: Beginner

Wednesdays | 5:30-6:30 PM
619.1024.1 | Meets 1/9-3/13, 3/27-6/5 (No class on 4/17)
Instructor: William Chang
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Piano Level 1
For students who have had a year of piano study and are ready to expand their musical vocabulary, rhythmic abilities and reading skills through simple pieces from method books designed for teaching.
Grades K-6 | Level: Elementary

Saturdays | 10:30-11:30 AM
619.1054.4 | Meets 1/12-3/16, 3/30-6/15 (No class on 4/20, 5/25)
Instructor: William Chang
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Piano Level 2
Prerequisite: Piano Level 1 or permission from instructor. This class introduces students to more complex musical ideas, note-reading and basic theory and technic with an aim toward graduating from method books and beginning to learn more advanced teaching pieces and simple classical repertoire.
Grades 1-7 | Level: Elementary

Thursdays | 4:30-5:30 PM
619.1094.2 | Meets 1/10-3/14, 3/28-6/6 (No class on 11/22, 4/18)
Instructor: Barbara Kober
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Saturdays | 11:30-12:30 PM
619.1094.3 | Meets Meets 1/12-3/16, 3/30-6/15 (No class on 11/24, 4/20, 5/25)
Instructor: William Chang
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Piano Level 3
Prerequisite: Piano Level 2 or permission from instructor. This class integrates technique, music theory and classical pieces beyond method books and students begin to learn early intermediate repertoire and simple classical repertoire plus, theory and technique.
Grades 3-8 | Level: Intermediate

Tuesdays | 6:30-7:30 PM
619.1114.1 | Meets 1/8-3/12, 3/26-6/4 (No class on 11/20, 4/16)
Instructor: Barbara Kober
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Saturdays | 12:30-1:30 PM
619.1114.3 | Meets 1/12-3/16, 3/30-6/15 (No class on 11/24, 4/20, 5/25)
Instructor: William Chang
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Piano Level 3/4
This class is available for students who have taken either Piano Level 2 or 3. Instruction will be based on the student’s abilities and will incorporate instructional elements from both Level 3 and 4 curriculums.
Grades 3-9 | Level: Intermediate

Wednesdays | 7:30-8:30 PM
619.1184.1 | Meets 1/9-3/13, 3/27-6/5 (No class on 11/21, 4/17)
Instructor: William Chang
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Piano Level 4
Prerequisite: Piano Level 3 or permission of instructor. Students learn late intermediate repertoire of the highest quality and rhythmic variety by major classical composers. They learn scales, key signatures and advanced music theory and technique.
Grades 4-9 | Level: Intermediate

Fridays | 5:30-6:30 PM
619.1124.1 | Meets 1/11-3/15, 3/29-6/14 (No class on 11/23, 4/19, 5/24)
Instructor: Barbara Kober
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Piano Level 5
Prerequisite: Piano level 4 or instructor’s permission. For serious music students ready to deepen their knowledge of the classical repertoire through analysis and interpretation, this course continues the study of the building blocks of Western classical music, with scales, chords, more complex rhythms, modulation and pieces by the leading composers of Western music.
Grades 4 and up | Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Thursdays | 6:30-7:30 PM
619.1144.1 | Meets 1/10-3/14, 3/28-6/6 (No class on 11/22, 4/18)
Instructor: Barbara Kober
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Fridays | 6:30-7:30 PM
619.1144.2 | Meets 1/11-3/15, 3/29-6/14 (No class on 11/23, 4/19, 5/24)
Instructor: Barbara Kober
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Advanced Piano
Prerequisite: Piano level 5 or students who have completed level 4 with instructor’s permission. This class is for advanced students ready to learn classical repertoire of the highest quality and rhythmic variety by major classical composers. They will focus on advanced analysis and interpretation, structure and repertoire. In this level, students receive reinforcement and development to make them confidant intermediate pianists.
Grades 5 and up
Level: Advanced

Thursdays | 7:30-8:30 PM
619.1154.1 | Meets 1/10-3/14, 3/28-6/6 (No class on 4/18)
Level: Advanced
Instructor: Barbara Kober
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Violin
Students must bring to class a violin, bow, rosin, shoulder rest, and designated book.
Early Registration: $415 | Regular Registration: $425
Instructor: Natalia Vladimirova

 

Introduction to Violin
This class covers proper bowing and fingering technique in first position, learning short pieces and reading music. Students must bring to class Essential Elements – Book #1 for Violin.

Ages 5 and up | Saturdays | 9:30-10:30 AM
619.1354.1 | Meets 1/12-3/16, 3/30-6/15 (No class on 4/20, 5/25)
Level: Beginner
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Violin Level 1
Students will continue to build on skills gained in Introduction to Violin. Students will be working on slurs, staccato, and low second finger in first position. Student must be able to play G major scale in first position and bring to class Essential Elements – Book #1 for Violin.

Ages 6 and up | Saturdays | 10:30-11:30 AM
619.1364.1 | Meets 1/12-3/16, 3/30-6/15 (No class on 4/20, 5/25)
Level: Elementary
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Violin Level 2
Students will strengthen violin skills by playing different sharps and flats positions with a lot of rhythmical difficulties and duets. Student must be able to play G and C major scales in first position and bring to class Essential Elements – Book #1 and 2 for Violin.

Ages 7 and up | Saturdays | 11:30 -12:30 PM
619.1374.1 | Meets 1/12-3/16, 3/30-6/15 (No class on 4/20, 5/25)
Level: Intermediate
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Violin Level 3
This class is for students who have taken Violin Level 2 and are ready to move on to the next level. Explore vibrato, second and third position in violin. Students must be able to play one octave scales with 3 sharps and two flats and bring to class Essential Elements – Book #1 and 2 for Violin and Essential Technique – Book #3 for Violin.

Ages 7 and up| Saturdays | 12:30-1:30 PM
619.1384.1 | Meets 1/12-3/16, 3/30-6/15 (No class on 4/20, 5/25)
Level: Intermediate
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