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Summer Workshops

*All group workshops and classes will be ONLINE until further notice*

(Piano Only)

The Building Blocks of Music – Level 1

Overview of basic note reading; what do all of the symbols mean; tips and tricks for reading intervalically and looking for patterns; ideal for students who have completed at least the primer level of a method book, but could be great review for students at any level.

60-minute class

Beginners (1-2 years of lessons)

Instructor: Marissa Kerbel

Price: $25

(Piano Only)

The Building Blocks of Music – Level 2

Scales, triads, and key signatures; what are they and how do they help us learn music? How can we build scales and triads (including inversions) and identify key signatures? Ideal for students from Late Elementary through Early Intermediate

60-minute class

Late Beginner – Early Intermediate

Instructor: Marissa Kerbel

Price: $25

(Piano Only)

The Building Blocks of Music – Level 3

  • Introduction to functional harmony
  • discussion of common chord progressions in tonal music
  • building triads on each scale degree
  • understanding tonic-dominant relationships
  • identifying points of tension and release in music (dominant pedals, cadential 6/4 chords, dominant seventh)
  • students should bring some of their repertoire with them to be used as a case study
  • Ideal for students Intermediate or higher

Two 60-minute classes

Intermediate – Advanced

Instructor: Marissa Kerbel

Price: $50

(Piano Only)

Intro to Jazz

  • Learn how to read jazz notation (lead sheets)
  • how to play from chords
  • and the basics of jazz improvisation

Three 60-minute classes

Late Beginner – Early Intermediate

Instructor: Paul Romer

Price: $75

(Piano Only)

Jazz Theory

Learn what makes jazz music sound like jazz and how you can learn to play it. Three-part course that teach you chord theory, how to riff, and how to play in the pocket with a trio.

Three 60-minute classes

Intermediate – Advanced

Instructor: Daniel Read

Price: $75

(Piano Only)

Beethoven, the Father of Pop Music

Did you know that pop music today has its roots in classical music? This music appreciation course will show you how two seemingly disparate musical styles are actually intrinsically linked with one another and how you can write music just like Beethoven (or Taylor Swift for that matter).

Three 60-minute classes

Ages 16 and up

Instructor: Daniel Read

Price: $75

(Piano Only)

Advanced Musicianship

In this workshop we will cover a lot of ground:

  • What makes music work?
  • How do I improvise?
  • How does the circle of fifths help me?
  • What is a double sharp?
  • How can I learn how to play a song I hear on the radio?

Five 60-minute classes

Intermediate – Advanced

Instructor: Daniel Read

Price: $100

(Piano Only)

Exciting Piano Music

  • What types of music can we play as pianists?
  • What are the challenges and possibilities of each kind?
  • Learn more about some great pieces!

60-minute class

Ages 10-16

Instructor: Molly Sanford

Price: $25

(Piano Only)

Does it Matter HOW You Practice?

  • Get some variety in your practice sessions
  • Learn about helpful ways to problem-solve
  • Explore effective and efficient practice tactics 
  • Work on your current pieces together with the class!

Two 30-minute classes

Intermediate – Early Advanced

Instructor: Molly Sanford

Price: $25

Music Moves Us

This active and interactive class focuses on movement. It’s not a dance class, but teaches the body to respond to music, helping students’ have increased:

  • rhythm & sense of pulse
  • expression & musicality
  • listening skills

Usually done in-person, but can be just as effective in an online class with students participating in their own space, still seeing the entire class. 

Four 45-minute classes

Ages 6-9

Instructor: Clinton Pratt

Price: $75

Inner Game of Music: How to Play Like No One is Listening!

Learn how to make your performances as good as your individual practice times through these three helpful tools.

60-minute class

Intermediate – Advanced

Instructor: Daniel Read

Price: $25

Movie Music! John Williams

An overview of the variety of film music by composer John Williams. Listen to examples and explore what kinds of music create different emotions to compliment or enhance the scenes on screen. 

60-minute class

3 groups: Elementary, Middle/High School, Adult

Instructor: Molly Sanford

Price: $25

World Music

  • Do you want to know a world where our basic daily scales don’t exist?
  • Would you like to hear and dance to music from around the world?
  • Want to learn different drumming from Latin America, Africa, and Asia?

Two 60-minute classes

Ages 6-10

Instructor: Sensei Zhang

Price: $50

Careers in Music

Panel discussion with various instructors discussing their paths in the music industry and answering questions from students. Even though we all have degrees in music, we studied at a variety of institutions and have established ourselves in different ways. Ideal for high school students who may be considering a career in the arts (even if they aren’t sure) to hear about the various paths one might take and the steps leading up to auditions. Or for parents who are curious about options for their child’s future. 

60-minute session

Ages 15-18, or parents

Instructors: Panel of Teachers

Price: $25