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GROUP MUSIC CLASSES

Young Musicians

Ages 5-6
YOUNG MUSICIANS

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 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. Overall, this class will instill and develop musical skills within the youngest students.

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

Group Instrument Classes

Ages 7+
GROUP CLASSES

Pre-Violin
Ages 7-11

This class is based upon the principles of the Suzuki Method: any child, regardless of age or inherent ability can learn to play the violin well. We will use songs, games and fun activities to gain a basic foundation of skills that will set each child up for future musical learning and enjoyment. A rental instrument is 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!

Class Piano
Ages 7-13

This class serves as an introduction to piano. As a group, students will work through beginning piano techniques, which can include hand posture, scales, note reading, etc. This class serves as a good proving ground to see if a student is a good candidate for private piano lessons. For this reason, students are encouraged to take a private lesson for further instruction upon completion of the class and with the recommendation of the teacher.

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

Gospel Choir
Ages 8-13

DaySpring’s premier Gospel Choir is a non-auditioned voice ensemble that studies traditional and contemporary Gospel music and Gospel techniques. This ensemble focuses on ensemble singing, with some opportunity for solos. Students will study the music of Cece Winans, Kirk Franklin, and Clark Sisters, while also learning about gospel-influenced music such as the music of Aretha Franklin or from Disney’s Hercules. This ensemble will have several opportunities to perform throughout the academic year.

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!

Creative Percussion
Ages 9-13

This class will experiment with unique materials to learn and perform percussion pieces. Students will also learn about fundamentals of rhythm and other drumming techniques. This class will serve as a highly creative exploration of rhythm. This class might also act as an ensemble at times, with performance opportunities in mind. Students are also encouraged to enroll in private percussion lessons to further develop their rhythm skills, although they are NOT REQUIRED to do this.

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!

Class Ukulele
Ages 9-13

This class serves as an introduction to ukulele. Students will work on ensemble pieces, solo work, and technical fundamentals. All levels of experience are encouraged, as our capable instructor layers instruction to fit each student's ability. This class can also be used to explore guitar, as many aspects of guitar translate to the ukulele. This class serves as a good proving ground to see if a student is a good candidate for private ukulele or guitar lessons. For this reason, students are encouraged to take a private lesson for further instruction upon completion of the class and with the recommendation of the teacher.

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!

Songwriting
Ages 10-13

melodic composure. Students may also study adjacent disciplines such as poetry or traditional composition techniques. This class is for highly creative students, students who enjoy writing, and students who want to explore the writing side of being a singer/songwriter such as artists like Adele and Taylor Swift. Students who take this class are also recommended to take our Pop Ensemble, Class Piano, or Ukulele.

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!

Pop Vocals Ensemble
Ages 10-13

DaySpring’s non-auditioned pop ensemble will focus on cultivating pop vocal techniques in young performers. Within the context of a group, young performers will explore popular vocal stylings such as that of Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Whitney Houston, and so many more. Performers might also explore different elements of performance such as stage presence, artist personas, and basic dance skills. This ensemble will have several performance opportunities throughout the academic year. Overall, this ensemble will serve as a fun exploration of the vocal stylings of students’ favorite artists.

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!

Violin 1
By Invitation 

This class is a continuation of the Pre-Violin Class. Students have mastered the Pre-Violin repertoire and are ready for repertoire from the assigned materials. For example, basic note-reading concepts are introduced.

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!

Violin 2
By Invitation

This class builds upon the material learned in Violin 1, introducing more advanced note-reading concepts and techniques. Upon completion, students are encouraged to take a private lesson for continued study.

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!

Musical Theatre Voice Ensemble
Ages 12-18

This voice ensemble is an auditioned ensemble with only 12 slots available. Students are expected to have mastered several fundamental singing techniques to be considered eligible for this ensemble. These skills include but are not limited to: matching pitch, holding harmonies, identification of chest and head voice, projection control, etc. Auditions will be held several times a year. This class serves as a co-curricular to Musical Theatre 2 and Musical Theatre 3. This ensemble will be highly performance focused and will have several performance opportunities throughout the year. This ensemble will focus on preparing students for collegiate and professional ensemble/group singing by continually refining their skills within music. These skills include harmonizing simple and difficult harmonies, learning the fundamentals of mixed voice, tone manipulation, in-depth note reading and solfeging, and many other advanced music and singing skills. Students are recommended to take voice lessons in addition to this ensemble, however, they are NOT REQUIRED to.


This ensemble will perform in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale.

Email music@dayspringarts.org for audition information. 

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