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Lessons Available Year Round

Program Costs

Full - 12 week session:  $96 Age 14 and under;     $120 Age 15 and older
Half - 6 week session:    $48 Age 14 and under

Suzuki Strings - 12 week session:  $195 for students K - Adult

Summer Session Only
Full - 8 week session:  $64 Age 14 and under;     $80 Age 15 and older

Musical Offerings 

Voice Lessons
For students typically in 4th grade - adult 

Weekly private lessons of 30 minutes will be offered to students who typically range in age from 4th grade to adult. Lessons will focus on basic musicianship skills, basic vocal technique and solo repertoire as appropriate. It is highly recommended that the school-aged students be involved in their school choral programs as these lessons are intended to serve as enhancements to their school choral experiences rather than in lieu of those experiences.

Piano Lessons
For students typically in 2nd grade - adult

Weekly private lessons of 30 minutes will focus on basic musicianship skills, keyboard technique and solo repertoire as appropriate to the student's level. It is highly recommended that the school aged student be involved in their school's choral or band/orchestra program. Piano lessons will enhance their experience in their school ensembles just as the school ensemble experience will enhance their experiences at the piano.

Traditional Strings, Wind and Percussion Lessons
For students typically in 6th grade - adult

Weekly private lessons of 30 minutes will be offered to students who typically range in age from 6th grade-adult. It is highly recommended that the school-aged students be involved in their school band/orchestra programs as these lessons are intended to serve as enhancements to their school ensemble experiences rather than in lieu of those experiences.

Suzuki String Lessons
For students K - adult
(Not available for Summer Session)

The Scott Nelson Suzuki String Studio (violin and viola) is a blended string program for grades K and up. Students are taught not only how to play by listening, a key foundation concept in the Suzuki method, but also how to read and play written music. Students are successfully reading music in a short time with the advantage of the Suzuki music literature. Recitals are held in the Fall and Spring in the McCray recital hall and all students are encouraged to participate with a solo piece and also group performance in the recital. A key benefit to the group performance is to prepare students for ensemble work in middle and high school.

 

Musical offerings are based on the number of qualified instructors available.  Not all instruments maybe available and space can be limited.  Please contact the Music Department office at 620-235-6018 with questions.