All young singers are welcome! Singers are introduced to a wide variety of choral music while learning solfege, music theory, ear training and beginning harmony. No previous singing experience required.
Young drummers learn the fundamentals of drums and percussion in our well-equipped percussion studio.
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. Ensemble study is also a good way to supplement community and/or school orchestra and band experiences.
Aspiring guitar students learn chords, strumming patterns, finger picking, guitar tablature, elementary sight reading and more in a supportive, nurturing group environment.
Keyboard classes are designed to prepare students for private piano lesson study. Students learn piano fundamentals, including posture, hand position, note reading, and basic rhythm in a supportive, nurturing group environment.
CSMA’s music theory program enhances students’ study of an instrument. Sequential, skill-building classes offer a structured curriculum based on the building blocks of music, including rhythm, melody, harmony and dynamics as well as ear training and sight singing. Students develop reading, writing and listening skills to reinforce and build on what they learn in private lessons. CSMA private lesson students receive a 50% discount on one theory class each semester (except summer).
Explore beginning violin using the Suzuki method. Our violin program includes expert, patient instruction in the fundamentals of this versatile and beautiful instrument.
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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