In CSMA’s group voice classes, teens learn basic vocal techniques, proper posture and breathing, tone production and stylistic interpretation. The small classes include repertoire from choral, classical, theater and contemporary genres.
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 teen guitarists learn chords, strumming patterns, finger picking, tablature, sight reading and more in a supportive and fun group environment.
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.
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).
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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