Music Theory Workshops
Free for Membership students!*
Each of our music theory workshops is a special event that focuses on an area of music study or a theme, and they are open to all levels of students. It’s a great way to get a better grasp on understanding how music works, as a compliment to your private lessons. We offer workshops for adults and kids.
*For Membership students wishing to attend special events, we ask that you register one week in advance for our preparation process. (Not on our Membership Plan? Sign up! Or non-members can pay $22 per workshop, due one week in advance.)
Our Strings Workshop is a place where you can take the skills you’re learning in your private lessons and build on them even more. In this series of workshops for violin, viola, and cello students, we will:
1. Work on chamber pieces for 2, 3, and 4 string instruments.
2. Learn how to play and listen to multiple parts while working on these duets, trios, and quartets.
3. Build a better understanding of basic music theory.
4. Make friends working through the same technique challenges as you!
Music Appreciation Classes
Take our Music Appreciation Classes to gain insight into why music is so cool! We’ll dig deep into why certain landmark records or visionary artists achieved success and explore how you can understand the music more completely. The classes will help round out your musicianship and serve as an excellent compliment to your private lessons. Each month we will use a classic recording as a springboard for examining a musical genre and its harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic elements. We will take a close look at artists that inspired the album as well as works that were subsequently influenced by it.
Free for Membership students. We offer free recording time for all of our Membership students! Creating a recording with your instrument or voice is an incredible learning experience. Your private lesson instructor will help you create a plan for your session, and help prepare your material. You will come away with a much better understanding of your musicality, as well as a professionally recorded piece to share with your friends and family. Each fall and spring semester, we block out up to three recording days with a professional recording engineer. Membership students are entitled to one free hour session each semester, with advanced registration required. Additional recording time is available for purchase, at current membership rates.