Fall 2021 Classes
Piano : Voice : Ukulele : Early Childhood
First Day of classes: Friday Sept. 10th
Click on "class descriptions" below to learn more about our group piano program.
Piano Club (ages 5-7):
Kids learn keyboard geography, developmentally appropriate technique, and how to play great songs on the piano. While it is a piano class, our main objective is to develop the most important musical skills: steady beat, sensitivity to rhythm and pitch, and artistry. We do this by singing, moving, listening, and playing games. Learning is most effective when it's joyful!
Multi-Level Piano Classes (P1, P2, & P3):
Group piano classes are fun and effective. The camaraderie & friendly competition of the group atmosphere keeps students engaged and motivated. All are welcome in our group classes, brand new beginners and students with previous experience!
Students work together and independently. A beginning student might be learning to play a simple melody by rote, while a more advanced student is learning the same piece hands together & reading music.
Beginners benefit from watching students just ahead of them and hearing about more advanced concepts before they usually would. More advanced students benefit from regular review & reinforcement, and from opportunities to lead/demonstrate for the less experienced players.
Piano for Singers:
Learn to accompany yourself on the piano! This class focuses on chords, chord progressions, and patterns. You'll learn how to play chords and arpeggios, how to read lead sheets, popular chord progressions, and important musical concepts (intervals, chord qualities, transposition, etc).
Piano for Adults:
Recreational Music Making class for adults! Our piano classes for adults are fun, friendly, and accessible. Piano for Adults is designed for beginners learning for enjoyment, or people who played long ago and want to get back in the game.
PIANO FOR SINGERS
Ages 18+ (16+ with teacher rec)
PIANO FOR ADULTS
Our classes help students become confident, accurate, expressive singers. Click “Class Descriptions” and “5-Part Structure” below to learn more about our vocal program.
Voice classes for Kids & Teens (V1, V2, V3):
Our young singers learn great songs from multiple styles and eras. They may work on anything from classic folk songs to Broadway to pop. We work on posture, breathing, healthy/beautiful tone production, diction, unison vowels, and acting/performance technique. Students will sing together as a group, and have opportunities for solo singing. Students learn to sing in harmony, depending on the age and level of the class.
Our classes build a strong musical foundation. Our singers are prepared to be strong members of their future choirs, musical theater productions, and vocal ensembles. All voice students follow our musicianship curriculum for singers which emphasizes rhythm, melody & sight-singing, ear-training, and reading musical notation.
Musical Theater Workshop
This class could also be called “Voice for Musical Theater” or “Acting for Singers”. Students receive training in vocal technique, musicianship skills needed to be a sought after performer, and how to act the song. Students will sing together as an ensemble, learning to blend and harmonize, and also have opportunities to sing solo.
Voice classes for adults:
A solid foundation of good technique will help you develop confidence as a singer and as a performer. You’ll learn to sing with less tension, how to use your breath efficiently, expand your range, and bridge the shift between your higher and lower registers. Our classes are friendly, supportive, and welcoming. Classes include both ensemble and solo singing.
5-Part Structure for Voice Classes
As singers, our bodies are our instruments. We need to be able to turn our focus inward to be aware of our posture, breathing, and the different sensations we feel as we sing. We need to do all of this while listening to ourselves and those around us. Classes begin with stretches and exercises to release tension from our bodies and focus our minds.
Every class incorporates breathing exercises. Students learn how to breath correctly for singing, and how to manage their breath to support their sound.
Students sing vocal exercises that warm up their voices and help them learn/incorporate proper vocal technique. Good technique allows us to sing in an easy, free, healthy way. It protects us from strain, and gives us more tools to be expressive.
Students learn/practice their songs. Depending on the class, students may be singing together in unison, in harmony, or solo. We work on singing songs accurately and incorporating our vocal technique. Students also learn how to analyze music & lyrics, and how to sing expressively (acting the song).
All voice classes include musicianship skills. Over time, students learn to hear/sing intervals, scales, and arpeggios. Students also learn to read music & sight sing. Our singers are well prepared to be strong members of their future choirs, bands, theater companies, and music ensembles.
*open to 10 year olds who have completed 1 year of Voice 1 or private lessons.
*open to 12-13 year olds who have completed 1 year of Voice 2 or private lessons.
MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
VOICE FOR ADULTS
Group ukulele classes for beginners and students with up to 1 year of experience.
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EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC
Early childhood (birth through 6 years old) is a vital time in music education. It sets children up with the skills needed to be musical adults: steady beat, rhythmic accuracy, pitch accuracy, and artistry.
At this age, learning happens joyfully and naturally with traditional rhymes, folk songs, movement, and games. Join us for one of our Family Classes for Infants & Toddlers, or our drop-off preschool music class for 3-5 year olds.
Ages 0-4 with caregiver
0Welcome to Midgarden Music!
By enrolling in one of our classes you agree to the following policies:
First Day of Class: Friday Sept 10th, 2021
Last Day of Class: Friday June 24th, 2022
Summer Session: July & August
Thanksgiving Break: 11/24 – 11/26
Winter Break: 12/24 – 1/1
Spring Break: 4/16 – 4/23
Memorial Day: 5/30 – 5/31
Please arrive on time to your class with all your materials. Students will be asked to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands upon entering. Students who are ill should not attend class.
Group classes are drop-off only (unless otherwise stated) to limit the number of people inside the studio. Please be on time to pick up your child to allow us time to sanitize instruments and shared surfaces between classes.
Group classes run from September 10th through June 24th. New students can enroll any time of year so long as there is room. If enrollment is too low to hold the class, you will be informed before the first class and given a full refund.
Please give us as much notice as possible if you need to discontinue classes so we can fill the spot.
Tuition is due on the first class of each month. Tuition is all-inclusive; it includes all fees and assigned books/materials.
Your monthly tuition is 1/10th of the total tuition from Sept-June. It is NOT based off of the number of lessons in each month. Your tuition will be the same whether there are 3, 4, or 5 lessons in the month.
Please register & pay to reserve your spot in class. For future sessions, we’ll send an invoice with an online payment link. You are more than welcome to pay with zelle, or cash/check at the studio.
Please notify your teacher in the event of an absence. You can attend a different class for a make up so long as there’s space. Missed classes are nonrefundable.
If the studio has to close due to weather, the class may be held on Zoom. There are two extra weeks built into the calendar in case we need to cancel a class all together.
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Personal Injury and Liability:
Midgarden Music will not be held responsible for any personal items damaged, left, misplaced, or stolen at our facilities or at off site classes, events, or functions hosted or attended by Midgarden Music. Midgarden Music will not be held responsible for any personal injuries or bodily damage while at our facilities or at off site classes, events, or functions hosted or attended by Midgarden Music, including any short-term or long-term injury caused by playing an instrument.