Choir & Voice

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.

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Ensembles

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.

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Guitar

Aspiring teen guitarists learn chords, strumming patterns, finger picking, tablature, sight reading and more in a supportive and fun group environment.

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Jazz

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.

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Music Theory

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).

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Important info for all teen music classes

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:

  • Ages: Students must meet age/grade requirements indicated.
  • Class size: Maximum class size varies per class. Classes are subject to enrollment minimums. Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment will be canceled. We recommend that all students enroll in classes at least a week before the start date of the class.
  • Attendance: Success depends upon regular student attendance, participation and practice. Please notify teachers in advance of absences. There are no make-up classes for student absences.
  • Calendar: Please review the Music School calendar

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