Beginning Piano for Kids offers first piano lessons in a small group setting and the opportunity to learn to read music and musical notation, find keyboard landmarks and play rhythms. Students will play music of increasing challenge. Classes for students K-5 will meet from 4-4:45 p.m. every Wednesday between June 17 and July 8 (Session I) and July 22 and Aug. 12 (Session II). All classes meet in Krieg Hall Room 301 with Tonya Reynolds providing instruction. The cost of one four-week session is $52.50, and the cost of both sessions is $100.
Beginning Piano for Grades 6-12 teaches students the fundamentals of piano performance and basic music reading skills to read music, musical notation and rhythms. Simple melodies and chords will be introduced, using the Alfred Adult All in One Piano Course Level One book. Classes meet from 5-5:45 p.m. every Wednesday between June 17 and July 8 (Session I) and July 22 and Aug. 12 (Session II). All classes will meet in Krieg Hall Room 301 with Tonya Reynolds providing instruction. The cost of one four-week session is $52.50, and the cost of both sessions is $100.
Beginning Piano for Adults offers small group instruction that teaches students to read music, musical notation and rhythms. Classes meet from 7:30-8:15 p.m. every Wednesday between June 10 and Aug. 5 in Krieg Hall Room 301 with Jack McPeek providing instruction. The cost of the eight-week class is $100.
All piano classes will take place in Wittenberg's state-of-the-art piano lab in Krieg Hall Room 301.
Voice Class for All Ages offers instruction in proper singing techniques, specifically offering insights on how to warm up, use proper diction and breathe to perform songs chosen by the teachers and students. Parents are invited to attend with children and participate in the sessions. Classes meet from 7:30-8:15 p.m. every Tuesday between June 2 and June 30 in Krieg Hall Room 306 with Nancy Davis providing instruction. The cost of the five-week class is $65.
Computer Composition is for high school students and adults who want to learn the basics of computer composition. Participants will write a composition and transform it into a professional-looking manuscript. Classes meet from 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday between June 2 and June 30 in the Computer Composition Lab in Krieg Hall with Adam Davis providing instruction. The cost of the five-week class is $84.
Percussion Camp focuses on a different area of percussion each day, and it is especially tailored to middle school students with 1-3 years of experience. Students need to bring sticks, practice pad, pencil and a three-ring binder. Classes meet from 10-11:30 a.m. July 13-17 in Krieg Hall Room 100 with Jay Koupal providing instruction. The cost of the week-long class is $84.
Discovering Music for Children Ages 3-6 is designed to begin the exploration into the world of music. Singing, rhythms, stories, musical games and an introduction to the sounds and shapes of instruments from major families are some of the activities planned for the class. Parents are invited to participate in the class sessions. Classes meet from 5:15-5:45 p.m. every Tuesday between June 9 and June 30 in Krieg Hall Room 302 with Adam Davis providing instructor. The cost of the four-week class is $37.
A Summer Music Enrichment program is offered from 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 29-July 2 in Krieg Hall. The program includes masterclass instruction in violin, viola, cello and string bass, a musicianship class and an orchestra ensemble. The program director is Pat King, director of Springfield Symphony String Ensemble since 2006, and instructors include Carol Pederson, Barbara Mackey and Adam Davis.
In addition, private lessons are available for piano, string instruments, wind instruments, voice, computer composition, percussion and Suzuki violin.
For more information or to register for classes, call the CMD office at (937) 327-7050 or contact CMD Coordinator Nancy Davis by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited, so anyone interested is encouraged to pre-register as soon as possible.
Written By: Ryan Maurer
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