Group Music Classes Offered by Bella Musica
Learn to play guitar in a fun setting by taking one of our group music classes! Classes are small enough for individual teaching opportunities, while the group setting encourages interactive learning styles. This group class is a 6-week session and is taught by Lee Ann Kinner. Click here for more about Group Guitar Classes.
These classes are designed for high school juniors and seniors who are considering studying music in college or any music enthusiast wanting to learn more about where music comes from, how it has evolved, and how to improve music reading skills. This group class is a 10-week session and is taught by Sarah Bucher and Freda McKinney.
This course is designed for current high school drum majors for the upcoming season, students interested in becoming drum majors in the future, students that may or may not attend a conducting camp already (FJM or Summer Symposium), and for anyone who is interested in honing their conducting and leadership skills. Topics will include basic conducting, mixed meter conducting, salutes, score study, leadership characteristics, and teacher YOUR band. The week will culminate in a master class where students will prepare part of a program and perform to a recording for the rest of the group. This camp is only offered for one week during the summer and is taught by Miranda Watt. Click here for more about Drum Major Day Camp.
This ensemble is an opportunity for flute students to learn ensemble skills, to recognize the value of each independent part within the group, and to build camaraderie and team work within the flute studio. This ensemble is a 12-week session and is directed by Sarah Robertson. Click here for more about Flute Choir.
MYC is a curriculum designed to be experienced in small groups and is the only child-centered music learning system that integrates, keyboard, creative movement, rhythm, ear training, sight reading, music theory, and composition. MYC classes are taught by Freda McKinney. Click here for more about MYC.
Piano Playing for Church Musicians
Piano playing for church musicians is a course designed for current church piano players and aspiring church piano players. This class will help you learn to accompany a service including work with chords, transitions, reading lead sheets, music theory, and ideas about offertory and communion repertoire. Students in this class should have basic music reading skills and be able to play simple hymns. This class is a 10-week session and is taught by Jon Misere. Click here for more information about Piano Playing for Church Musicians.
This class is offered for kids ages 6 to 10. Ukulele is a fun instrument to learn and can be a great start for kids interested in further guitar study. This class is a 6-week session and is taught on Saturday mornings by Lee Ann Kinner. Click here for more about Ukulele for Kids.
This class is offered for kids ages 5 to 10 and uses BoomWhackers, colorful pre-tuned plastic tubes that are great for anyone to learn to play. Children will learn the basics of building chords so they can play along while singing, or compose their own new songs using the same chords! It is a great course for beginners with no musical experience, and can also be helpful for children who have taken private lessons but don’t have any experience playing in an ensemble. Whacky Music Makers will meet on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 6:45 and is taught by Alek Peugh.