REMOTE LESSONS

GROUP GUITAR  taught remotely

Students 5-11 years old

May take a  30 minute lesson  with

John Venezia  

Mondays - 5pm to 5:30pm for 10 weeks  

Lesson fee - $10 per student

$100 for 10 lessons

Required - Acoustic Guitar  

Group size - 4-8 students

OR

Students 12 years and older

May take a 30 or 45 minute lesson with

Richard Ehelebe 

Mondays - 6pm to 6:45pm  for 10 weeks 

Wednesdays- 6:45pm to 7:30pm  for 10 weeks   

  

Lesson fee - $12 per student

$120 for 10 lessons

Required - Acoustic Guitar

Group size - 4-8 students

Students will be led through an intensive one-month electric guitar class. Learn the fundamentals of popular songs through chords, melodies, rhythms, and essential fret board technique. Knowing how and why musical patterns work will help you teach yourself and develop a solid foundation. All levels welcome. 

CLASSICAL GUITAR  taught remotely 

Students 12 years and older

May take a 45 minute lesson with  

 Richard Ehelebe 

 Mondays - 6pm to 6:45pm for 10 weeks  

Lesson fee - $12 per student 

$120 for 10 lessons

Required - Acoustic Guitar and Aaron Shearer Class Guitar Volume 1 music book

Group size - 4 to 10 students  

Beginners will learn proper technique from the start, including posture, choice of instrument, nail care, warm-up exercises, and drills. Students will be taught to sight-read as notes are gradually introduced on each string, while learning songs from countries around the world.  Students will be in firm command of all of the first position notes on six strings. Beginners will move into chords and other techniques in the initial levels to prepare them for the standard classical guitar repertoire covered in the upcoming levels. Finally, the program will prepare students to progress in more advanced classical guitar playing.

FUN WITH THE FLUTE taught remotely

Students 5 to 11 years old

May take a 30 minute lesson with

Richard Ehelebe

Saturdays – 11am to 11:30am for 10 weeks

April 11 to June 20 

Lesson fee - $10 per group lesson

$100 for 10 lessons

Required – Flute and The Essential Elements,

Book 1 for Flute

Group size - 4 to 8 students  

OR

 

Student 12 years and older

May take a 45 minute lesson

Saturdays – 1:45am to 12:30pm for 10 weeks

April 11 to June 20

Cost - $12 per group lesson

$120 for 10 lessons

Required - Flute

Group size - 4 to 10 students  

 

Students will learn or review basic concepts, play tunes and learn to improvise. They will practice to achieve effective breathing, a clear sound, and clear and fast articulation. Students will develop a relaxed hold of the flute to allow for  faster finger movement and they will work on embouchure to control the flute range and the dynamics. They will become comfortable with at least the first octave as they learn some basic tunes and how to start improvising. Students are encouraged to suggest their favorite tunes they’d like to work on. 

 

DRUM DRAMA taught remotely

Students 5-11 years old

May take a  30 minute lesson  with

John Venezia  

Wednesdays - 5pm to 5:30pm  for 10 weeks 

 

Lesson fee - $12 per student

$120 for 10 lessons

Required - Drum Set or Electric Drum Set

Group size - 4 to 8 students  

                                   OR

Students 12 years and older

May take a 45 minute lesson with

John Venezia

Wednesdays - 6pm to 6:45pm  for 10 weeks 

 

Lesson fee - $12 per group lesson/$120 for 10 lessons

Required - Drum Set or Electric Drum Set

Group size - 4 to 10 students  

These lessons are highly individualized and custom fit to the student's goals, since every drummer has different aspirations. Beginner drummers start with learning basic drum set technique, rudiments, rhythms, music notation reading and writing, beats, grooves, fills and songs. Intermediate and advanced drummers might be interested in expanding their vocabulary, applying rudiments to the drum set, increasing creativity, strengthening their weak hand, bass drum foot technique, and optimizing practice time for the fastest and most effective results, for example.

 

FUNK and R & B MASTERCLASS

taught remotely

Students INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED

May take a  45 minute lesson  with

John Venezia  

Wednesdays - 6pm to 6:45pm  for 10 weeks 

 

Lesson fee - $12 per student

$120 for 10 lessons

Required - Drum Set or Electric Drum Set

Group size - 4 to 10 students  

 

This phenomenal masterclass will present basic beat patterns and beat rhythms to students. They will build unique and progressive beats from their own sample libraries (which they will get from this course).
Exposure to the following will be part of the course:

- Programming drums into a track
- Making Hip-Hop Beats
- Making Footwork Beats
- Making Funk Beats
- Drum transitions
- Fills and drops
- Glitch Drum Programming for IDM,

  Breakcore, and other genres

VIOLIN VIBES taught remotely

Students 4 to 6 years old

May take a 30 minute lesson with
Frederic Henry  
Wednesdays - 4pm to 4:30pm for 10 weeks 

Group size - 4 to 8 students

                                        OR

Students 7 -11 years old

May take a 30 minute lesson 

Wednesdays - 5pm to 5:30pm for 10 weeks 

Group size - 4 to 10 students 

Lesson fee  for 4 - 6 yrs AND 7 - 11 yrs --

$10 per session /$100 for 10 lessons
Required - Violin - please ensure that the violin is an appropriate fit for the child (i.e. arm
length should be measured)

                                       OR

Students 12  years and older

May take a 45 minute lesson 

Wednesdays - 5:45pm to 6:30 pm for 10 weeks 

Lesson fee -  $12 per session /$120 for 10 lessons
Required - Violin - please ensure that the violin is an appropriate fit for the child (i.e. arm
length should be measured)
Group size - 4 to 10 students  

 

 
Younger musicians will be exposed to the joys of a weekly group violin experience. The session will include a small group class on the fundamentals of Suzuki violin, including listening, singing, learning correct posture, bow hold and more!
 

Students will be required to purchase or rent violins for the class.

THE DYNAMIC VOICE  taught remotely

Students 9-11 years old

May take a 30 minute lesson with

Colin Markey

 Wednesdays - 5:15pm to 5:45pm for 10 weeks 

Lesson fee - $10 per group lesson

$100 for 10 lessons

Required - Desire to sing and have fun

 Group Size - 4 to 8 students 

  OR

 

Students 12  years old and older

May take a 30 minute voice lesson 

Wednesdays - 6pm to 6:45pm for 10 weeks

Lesson fee - $12 per group lesson

$120 for 10 lessons

Required - Willingness to learn and suggestions for songs you are interested in singing

Group size - 4 to 10 students  

Students will learn the how to breathe, 

warm up, take care of the voice, 

how posture can affect your voice,

different types of tone, pitch and emotional expression. Students will discover their unique voice and learn to share it with others, along with learning how to be a performer  and ways to hold the attention of an audience.

 

 

I AM THE MUSIC - Songwriting Class

taught remotely

Students 12  years and older

May take a 45 minute lesson with

Richard Ehelebe

Mondays – 7 pm to 7:45 pm for 10 weeks

April 11 to June 20 

Lesson fee - $12 per group lesson

$120 for 10 lessons

Required – Willingness to learn along with songs you are interested in singing

Group size - 4 to 8 students 

This class will guide students in:

- overcoming writer’s block

- drawing on past music

- examining rhythmic, harmonic and idiomatic ideas

-tuning into creativity using improvisation, meditation, and other techniques.

- utilizing commonly used Chord Structures, Lyric Structures, and Song Forms

- weekly Songwriting Exercises... Ex: This week, try writing a song in AABA format. (Don't worry if you don't know what that means yet!)

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for all classes are to be made via check or electronically upon invoicing.

LESSON FYI

Opportunities for 

young children, school-aged children, teens, adults and senior citizens to learn to play music regardless of their abilities or background.

Private  Lessons

     In private lessons, students move at their own pace. The lessons are

structured by their teacher on their strengths and weaknesses and their preferences and individual interests. Students in a private lesson are given assignments to help them with hand positions or rhythms they may need to work on. If a student has a real passion for music and demonstrates talent, private lessons are recommended. Personalized coaching creates an environment best suited for grasping fundamental skills and personal growth.

Suzuki  Method

     More than fifty years ago, Japanese violinist, Shinichi Suzuki,  began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music. The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement, constant repetition, and careful listening are some of the special features of the Suzuki approach.

    Parents are highly engaged in the musical learning of their child to create an enjoyable learning environment. They attend lessons with the child and serve as “home teachers” during the week.    Listening to music every day is important, especially listening to pieces in the Suzuki repertoire so the child knows them immediately. Constant repetition is essential in learning to play an instrument, since children add everything they memorize into their repertoire, gradually using it in new and more sophisticated ways.

     

 

As with language, the child’s effort to learn an instrument is met with praise and encouragement. Each child learns at his/her own rate, building on small steps so that each one can be mastered. The Suzuki repertoire is designed to present technical problems to be learned in the context of the music rather than through dry technical exercises. The Suzuki Method guides children to basic competence on their instrument and proficiency before they are formally taught to read music. 1

Group  Lessons

  While private lessons provide students with one-on-one training that can help them develop key skills, there are benefits to enrolling in group lessons. Group lessons cost less than private lessons, and this is  sometimes a key factor when deciding the type of lesson in which to enroll.  Peers or siblings can be a great motivator in holding a student’s interest and when it comes to being prepared and practicing for future lessons.  Some students respond well to a group setting, which allows them to collaborate with new friends and learn to perform together.

Ensemble

     Students are given valuable lessons in teamwork when they have the opportunity to play in an ensemble.  Listening to and playing alongside of instruments they are unfamiliar with gives students a completely different perspective on their own instrument, the music they are playing and numerous ways to interpret music. Students learn to listen and non-verbally communicate with each other to create music as a team. Added benefits come when the ensemble practices and performs together. The feeling of accomplishment when an ensemble works toward the common goal of having a successful concert is without comparison.

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