In CSMA’s group voice classes, students learn basic vocal techniques, proper posture and breathing, tone production and stylistic interpretation and are introduced to solfege, music theory, ear training and beginning harmony. The small classes include repertoire from choral, classical, theater and contemporary genres. No previous singing experience required.
Playing and performing with other musicians is an essential part of a complete music education. Joining an ensemble provides the opportunity to practice and augment skills developed in private lessons. Students will enjoy playing with and getting to know other musicians while coached by CSMA’s ensemble faculty.
The introductory class offers the opportunity to work on technique while learning jazz standards. Students will explore blues and jazz classics through ensemble playing and learn about approaches to improvisation and soloing. All jazz instruments are welcome.
Aspiring guitar students learn chords, strumming patterns, finger picking, guitar tablature, elementary sight reading and more in a supportive, nurturing group environment. Classes are designed to prepare students for future private lesson study.
Are you ready to learn the piano? In CSMA's Intro to Keyboard classes for adults, students will learn piano-playing basics including posture, hand position, note reading, and basic rhythm identification in a supportive, positive group environment.
Deepen your love for and understanding of music alongside other lifelong learners! Our music appreciation classes are a fun and social class for beginners and experienced musicians alike.
CSMA music classes are held in person at the modern and welcoming Finn Center. Class schedules may vary by semester. General class guidelines are below:
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