Brass and Woodwind Lessons
In these lessons, school age students will be given extra supplements to their school band instruction as well as preparation for recital and OMEA competitions. Students wishing to advance their chair placement in band will benefit greatly from private instruction.
Adults wanting to learn an instrument or brush up on skills from high school will have input on the music studied.
Voice lessons are for students age 13 and older. Students will focus on singing techniques including tone production, intonation, breathing, projection, posture, and stage presence using a variety of styles of music. High School age students are encouraged to prepare for OMEA competitions as part of their vocal experience.
The beginning violin student shall learn to properly handle the violin and bow, how to tune the strings and rosin the bow. The student shall learn basic musical notation, note values, tempo markings, pizzicato and arco. The student shall learn to produce a good tone by bowing on one string, identify notes on a musical staff and the proper fingering of each note in first position. The student shall learn the proper left hand position for fingering, and will learn to bow perpendicular to the strings.
As these are mastered, the student shall learn staccato and legato, slurring and hooked bowing, playing on two strings at once, and dynamics.
Theory & Composition Lessons
Learn the basics of theory and composition from Mr. Francis. He will help you solve the mysteries of how music is written. He will teach four one-hour lessons on Sat. from 10 am until 11 on Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, & 26 for $30.00. Call 477-2100 to sign up.