2021-2022 Classes

Piano : Voice : Ukulele : Early Childhood

First Day of classes: Friday Sept. 10th

PIANO CLASSES

Click on "class descriptions" below to learn more about our group piano program.

Class Descriptions

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 CLUB

Ages 5-7

Mondays 6:00-6:45pm
Tuesdays 4:00-4:45pm
*Choose one day/time. Classes are once per week.

$84/month

PIANO 1

Ages 6-8

Mondays 4:00-5:00
Tuesdays 5:45-6:45
Wednesdays 5:15-6:15
*Choose one day/time. Classes are once per week.

$98/month

PIANO 2

Ages 9-12

Mondays 5:00-6:00
Tuesdays 4:45-5:45
*Choose one day/time. Classes are once per week.

$98/month

PIANO 3

Ages 13-17

Wednesdays 6:15-7:15

$98/month

VOICE CLASSES

Our classes help students become confident, accurate, expressive singers. Click “Class Descriptions” and “5-Part Structure” below to learn more about our vocal program.

Class Descriptions

Songbirds (K-1st)
Sing, learn, move, dance and play! Songbirds is a fun, friendly introductory voice class. Kids learn through silly warm ups, tongue twisters, and classic singing games that have been sung for generations.

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, acting, and the musicianship skills needed to be a sought after performer. Students will sing together as an ensemble, learn to blend and harmonize, and have opportunities to sing solo.

5-Part Structure for Voice Classes

1. Body/Mind/Posture
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.

2. Breath
Every class incorporates breathing exercises. Students learn how to breath correctly for singing, and how to manage their breath to support their sound.

3. Voice
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.

4. Repertoire
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).

5. Musicianship
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.

Songbirds

Ages 5-7

Thursdays 4:15-5:00pm
$84/month

VOICE 1

Ages 8-10

Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm
$98/month

VOICE 2

Ages 11-13

Mondays 6:45-7:45pm
$98/month

*open to 10 year olds who have completed 1 year of Voice 1 or private lessons.

 

VOICE 3

Ages 14-18

Tuesdays 6:45-7:45
$98/month


*open to 12-13 year olds who have completed 1 year of Voice 2 or private lessons.

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP

12-17

Fridays 7:30-8:30pm
$98/month

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC

Early childhood (birth through 6 years old) is a wonderful time in music education. Making music at a young age provides children with the skills they need to become musical adults: a sense of beat, rhythmic accuracy, pitch accuracy, and expressiveness/artistry.

At this age, learning happens joyfully and naturally through play. We learn traditional rhymes, folk songs, movement, and games. We sing a cappella (without instruments) and with simple accompaniments on the ukulele/piano. Kids also explore percussion instruments and props (egg shakers, hand drums, scarves, parachutes, etc).

Connect with your little one and other parents at one of our Family Classes for Infants & Toddlers, or drop your kiddo off for our Saplings Music Class for 3-5 year olds.

FAMILY CLASS

Ages 0-4 with caregiver

Wednesdays 9:00-9:45am
Saturdays 9:45-10:30am
*Choose one day/time. Classes are once per week.

SAPLINGS MUSIC

Ages 3-5

Fridays 2:00-2:45pm
$84/month

UKULELE CLASSES

Group ukulele classes for beginners coming soon! Email ashley@midgardenmusic.com to join the wait list.

POLICIES

Class Policies

Welcome to Midgarden Music!

By enrolling in one of our classes you agree to the following policies:

Important Dates:

First Day of Class: Friday Sept 10th, 2021
Last Day of Class: Friday June 24th, 2022
Summer Session: July & August

Studio Closed:

Thanksgiving Break: 11/24 – 11/26
Winter Break: 12/24 – 1/1
Spring Break: 4/16 – 4/23
Memorial Day: 5/30 – 5/31

Class Procedures:


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.

Enrollment:


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:


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.

Class Absence:


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.

Use of Images and Video:


Midgarden Music uses photos and videos of students on our website and social media to highlight student success and achievements, and to promote our services. By enrolling in Midgarden Music’s lessons, classes, or events, you agree that Midgarden Music may video and/or audio tape and photograph you or your child, and record you or your child’s voice and performance of any musical composition(s), during and in connection with your music lesson, class, camp, or performance. You agree that Midgarden Music may use these videos recordings, and photographs in any and all media, including the Internet, for the promotion of Midgarden Music’s services.

We strongly believe in your family’s right to privacy. You can revoke this consent at any time by emailing info@midgardenmusic.com. Although we will do our best to work with you, we reserve the right to keep any previously posted or printed advertisements, website media, or social media posts that were made before you revoked consent. Although you can choose not to participate, you cannot revoke consent for musicals, public group class performances, or any recital performance that involves other students (group songs, ensembles, etc). If you’re unsure if this is applicable to you, please feel free to talk with your teacher for more information.

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.