Group Classes

New Classes for Fall 2018


Early Childhood Music Education
Mondays beginning September 24, 2018
Time: 10:00-10:45AM – Birth – age 2; AND 11:00-11:45AM – Ages 3-5 years
Cost: $160/8-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
Date: Mondays, Noon-1PM beginning Monday, September 17, 2018
Cost: $80/8-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 – "Next Level Ukulele- Onward and Upward"
Date & Time: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30PM beginning September 19, 2018

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

So you have a ukulele and know several chords. Maybe you learn from videos or even play in a group. You know a good number of songs, but you want to get deeper into music and hone your skills, broaden your repertoire and get more out of your music. This is the class for you! Together we’ll learn how to play the instrument better, how to be a more knowledgeable musician and how to maximize the enrichment the instrument brings to your life all while having loads of fun!

Jazz Ensemble
Date & Time: Mondays 6:30 – 7:30PM
Starting Monday, September 17, 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.

Guitar Workshop & Ensemble
Date & Time: First Wednesday of the Month, 6:00-7:30PM, beginning September 5, 2018

Cost: $10 per class
Instructor: Jeff Rojo

Bay Chamber would like to invite classical guitarists to the monthly Guitar Workshop & Ensemble beginning on September 5th. The workshop takes place the first Wednesday of every month in the Recital Hall at Bay Chamber Music School from 6:00 pm to 7:30. These workshops focus on how to improve musicianship skills, warmup techniques, tone production, form analysis, building repertoire, style and interpretation in solo and group settings. The workshops are coached and directed by Jeff Rojo Bay Chamber Classical Guitar Faculty. Please contact Joan Kulle at Bay Chamber for any questions and registration.