FALL MUSIC CLASSES

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Opus 1 String Ensemble
Instructor: Brian Blakeley

In-Person Classes:  Monday's 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Pre-requisites: Current/Former String Students

Cost: $80.00/month

Rosin up your bow and make friendships by making music in this lively new ensemble of students who love to make music together. The ensemble will perform a variety of repertoire and special arrangements under the leadership of Chatham Music Academy’s string instructor, Brian Blakeley. This ensemble class is open to current string students of the academy upon the recommendation of their private instructor.

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Adult Piano
Instructor: Devon Hansen

In-Person Classes:  Wednesdays  1:30pm - 2:30pm

Cost: $80.00/month

If you are curious and interested in learning how to play an instrument, this is the class for you. This beginning piano class for adults focuses on the basics of piano playing. Music should be stress-free and fun! Come learn piano with your friends in a safe and supportive environment with Laura on Tuesday afternoons. You will be introduced to the piano and receive support in developing proper technique and ensemble playing skills in a small group setting.

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Melody Makers
Instructor: Victoria Hoshowsky
In-Person Classes:  Section 1: Tuesdays  4:30pm - 5:30pm
In-Person Classes:  Section 2: Thursdays  4:30pm - 5:30pm

Ages: 6-8

Cost: $80.00/month

Brought back by popular demand! Melody Makers is an introductory voice class that includes singing, rhythm, movement, and more! Taught by Victoria Hoshowsky, it will launch this Fall on either Tuesdays or Thursdays.

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Ukulele 101
Instructor: Martin Kling

In-Person Classes:  Saturday's  10:00am - 11:00am

Ages: 9-12

Cost: $80.00/month

So you want to play Ukulele?? Here is your chance to come learn with your friends. You will learn the basics of music theory, how to hold the ukulele, pick and strum to some of your favourite songs. Ukulele not included.

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Composing 101
Instructor: Gabby Martin

In-Person Classes:  Saturdays 11:00am - 12:00pm

Ages: 9-14

Cost: $80.00/month

Join Gabby Martin for a fun semester of learning about composition and how to approach instrumental writing. In this class students will learn how to apply concepts they already know, as well as learn new ones in order to write their own piece for an instrument of their choice. 

 

The goal with these classes is to broaden musical skills beyond just playing, but to open the door to looking at music in a new creative light. Students will be encouraged to share their work along the way and give feedback to their peers.

 

Classes will be one hour long and open to kids ages 9 and up.

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RCM Music History:  Part 1
Instructor: Devon Hansen

In-Person Classes:  Saturdays 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Pre-requisites: Must be in at least RCM Grade  7

Cost: $80.00/month plus book

Set out on a musical journey from the beginning of Western Notation to its classical peak and beyond. Explore the music and musicians from four historical eras: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern. From Vivaldi to John Williams, you will learn the musical style and features of over fifteen compositions and composers, increasing your knowledge of the music from each era.

This course will prepare you for either the written RCM Level 9 History exam or the online one.

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Music Theory: Basic Rudiments
Instructor: Devon Hansen

In-Person Classes:  Saturdays 10:00am - 11:00am 

Pre-requisites: Must be in at least RCM Grade 4

Cost: $80.00/month plus book

Whatever instrument you may be learning, music theory is something you will encounter. Learn the basic elements of music notation including pitch, rhythm, scales, intervals, triads, transposition, analysis, and musical terms.

This course will prepare you for either the written RCM Level 5 Theory exam.

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Music Theory: Intermediate Rudiments
Instructor: Devon Hansen

In-Person Classes:  Saturdays 11:00am - 12:00pm 

Pre-requisites: Must have completed Basic Rudiments

Cost: $80.00/month plus book

A continuation of Basic Rudiments, including all key signatures, triads, and extended terminology. This class will take students to the next stage in their theory journey. 

This course will prepare you for either the written RCM Level 6 Theory exam.