Group Classes

New Classes for Fall 2018

Early Childhood Music Education
Mondays beginning September 10, 2018
Time: 10:00-10:45AM – Birth – age 2; AND 11:00-11:45AM – Ages 3-5 years
Cost: $160 per 8 week session (financial aid available)
Instructors: Maya French and Brianna Fischler
Classes involve singing from different musical cultures, rhythmic chanting, movement, and play. Support from parents and caretakers helps to make this a bonding experience with their children and to allow for musical learning at home. The class will be loosely based on Music Learning Theory, a curriculum designed to teach music in the same way that a child learns language.

Music is a powerful tool that can enrich lives through joy and individual connection. The purpose of this class is to immerse children ages birth through 5 years old in a fun and rich musical environment, to build their musical vocabulary, and to create a strong musical foundation while fostering the bond between parent and child as well as children and their peers.

Internal Musicianship
Mondays, Noon-1PM beginning Monday, September 10, 2018
Cost: $80 for the 8 week session
Instructor: John Mehrmann
How do you read music without an instrument? How can you write down a tune from your head without the aid of an instrument? What are the simple, practical of rules of counterpoint and composition? Literacy in language implies the ability to write. Is the same true in music? Explore these and other questions in this introduction to a deeper, more internal level of musicianship. Participants will gain essential tools to help them become more creative musicians who listen, perform and compose with greater understanding. Ability to read music on your chosen instrument and a knowledge of key signatures are prerequisite to full participation in this course.

Ukulele Group Class
Day & Time: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30PM beginning September 12, 2018uke class

Cost: $80/8-week session
Instructor: Jeff Weinberger

The main theme of this class will be "The right strum for the song". A common question is how to know what strum is appropriate for any given song. We will look at music from many genres and seek the answers to this question. The class will perform these songs together as a group after practicing them and getting to know them. A sub theme of the class will be melodic playing and how to handle the single note melodies in these songs. Those who are comfortable with that aspect, will play the melodic parts while others perform the strumming parts to form an ensemble sound. This is a performance oriented class with an emphasis on lots of hands on group playing.

Sax and Guitar

Jazz Ensemble

Date & Time: Mondays 6:30 – 7:30PM

Starting Monday, September 10, 2018
Cost: $80/ 8 week session
Instructors:  Mike Whitehead and Nate Martin

Explore jazz in a fun supportive environment.
We will be using simple jazz/blues tunes to explore the key components of jazz; rhythm, harmony, melody, improvisation and group interplay. Come to learn what jazz is all about or to expand your existing knowledge. All instruments and voices are welcome.

The Jazz Ensemble is free for any students currently enrolled in private-instruction at Bay Chamber Music School.