MUSIC

GROUP CLASSES

& ENSEMBLES

Advanced Vocal Ensemble - Sounds Like Teen Spirit
Ages 13-18, by audition

This class will hone vocal skills while singing fun and interesting pieces in a group setting. Experience close harmonies, vocal styles, and modern music as the group performs and develops skills in blending, vocal production, pitch control and expression. Choral or performing experience required - voice lessons preferred.

Wind and Percussion Ensemble

Students with playing experience of at least one (1) year will enjoy developing their skills in an ensemble setting. All traditional wind instruments are welcome to join (woodwinds, brass, percussion). Instruction of fundamental ensemble playing will be emphasized: intonation, balance, and musicianship in expression. Class will regularly combine with String Ensemble to enhance musical development and the playing experience. Private studio lessons are encouraged for all participants.

String Ensemble

Students with playing experience of at least one (1) year will enjoy developing their skills in an ensemble setting focused on strings (violin, viola, cello). Fundamental skills for successful ensemble playing will be emphasized. Class will regularly combine with Wind Ensemble to enhance musical development and the playing experience. Private studio lessons are encouraged for all participants.

Suzuki Violin 1
Ages 3-9

Join the movement of teaching violin that has proven successful for many years for young students and their parents. Students learn fundamentals of posture, instrument care, relaxed movement and tone production. At the conclusion of the Introductory level, students should be able to move from rest position to playing position with their instruments and play Twinkle Variation A. While private lessons in addition to the group class are strongly encouraged for optimal student success, they are not required. Parental involvement is essential at this beginning stage, with input from the instructor to help them effectively carry out their role as a practicing parent at home. Required materials are Suzuki Volume 1 CD and a rental instrument.

The Friday class is part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day. Click here for more information!

Suzuki Violin 2
Ages 7-9

This is a group class experience for students who are in Suzuki Violin School Book 1 and/or have previously been enrolled in violin class/lessons at DaySpring. Students will continue to solidify and build upon their skills in tone production, fine motor movements, posture, and executive function, as well as basic music-reading. *Purchase of Suzuki Violin Book 1 CD and a rental instrument are required, and enrollment in private lessons is strongly recommended.

The Friday class is part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day. Click here for more information!

Music Discoverers
Ages 5-6

Now is the prime time for young children to connect with music through their voice and body. Students will learn age-appropriate classical, folk, and world music with Orff instruments, including xylophone and unpitched percussion instruments. Circle/activity-based songs engage even reluctant singers to participate and learn pitch-matching skills for better singing! Rhythmic and melodic reading skills will be introduced to lay a foundation of musical knowledge and skill for a well-developed progression in music learning. ∞ 

These Friday classes are a part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day. Click here for more information!

Music Explorers
Ages 7-9

Explore the world of music with us! Using percussion instruments, recorders, and their own voices, children will develop age-appropriate, foundational musical and listening skills. They will begin to see the structure of songs by learning how to read music, playing pitched percussion and wind instruments, and singing and making music together. They will also get a glimpse of how people around the world have developed their unique expressions through music. *Recorder and music book is included in cost of class.∞   

This Friday class part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day. Click here for more information!

Beginning/Intermediate Instruments
Ages 10-13

Take your next step as a musician and learn an orchestra instrument: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, horn, snare drum, bells, violin, viola, or cello. Students will learn music reading and theory through the standardized curriculum “Sound Innovations” to develop proficiency on their given instrument. Instrument families study together in the fall for appropriate progress; then, students combine more frequently in the spring to develop skill as a complete ensemble. Depending upon age and skill progression, this class may be repeated once. Beginners, consider private lessons in the summer to get a great start for class.

*Students provide their own instruments, accessories, and book.    

Music Department staff will be happy to provide direction for the appropriate instrument selection, and either the purchase or rental of that instrument

This Friday class part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day. Click here for more information!

Beginning Music Theory & Skills
Ages 10-13

 Understanding the “language” of music is essential to growing as a musician. Students will learn how to read, write, and understand basic musical elements by analyzing rhythm, melody, and harmony in the context of simple music scores. To get the most benefit from this study, students should have some current or prior music experience (class or private lessons in instrumental or voice). Prep and Book 1 Theory books from the Music Development Program of the Royal Conservatory of Music are included in price.  

This Friday class part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day. Click here for more information!

Guitar Class
Ages 10-13

Guitar class is the perfect place to learn music on your own instrument, in an encouraging group setting. This class will focus on music making from the start! Students will have fun playing songs together as an ensemble and will be invited to perform in the annual instrumental recital. *Nylon String Classical Guitar and footstool required.

These Friday classes are a part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day. Click here for more information!

Ukulele Class
Ages 10-13

The unique sound of a ukulele captures the interest of anyone who hears it played. The ukulele  is a simple instrument to learn, making it popular for students of all ages. Not only will your child find this class interesting and enjoyable, they will also gain the benefit of becoming a more well-rounded performer and musician. The cost of your ukulele is included in tuition and is yours to keep.

This Friday class part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day. Click here for more information!

Children's Choir
Ages 6-12

Young singers will develop basic vocal skills, experience ensemble singing of different styles of music, learn basic music reading skills, experience part singing and find the joy of singing together with friends. Older students with singing experience will expand the horizons of their own musical development. This experience can be a springboard to further advancement in Musical Theater and other vocal ensemble performance opportunities.

This Friday class part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day. Click here for more information!

Be sure to check out the rest of our Enrichment Friday Daytime classes!

INTERESTED IN PRIVATE LESSONS?

email Betsey Karako

here to inquire.

OFFICE HOURS

 

Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

The best way to contact us is through email, if you do not know who to send your email to please use info@dayspringarts.org.

 

We are accepting mail for payment or registration forms, along with our online registration form.   

DAYSPRING ARTS & EDUCATION

2500 Metro Blvd.

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

314-291-8878

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