These special programs allow the younger student to experience the thrill of individualized instruction, while building the foundation of coordination and healthy technique within a specialized curriculum. Early Start faculty members have extensive experience and interest in teaching younger students. Programs vary by instrument and age.
EARLY START GUITAR
Playful characters and original stories and games teach note names, techniques, and songs designed to share our love of music. Children should begin on an appropriately sized (½ or ¾) classical guitar. For advice on obtaining an instrument for your child, please call (585) 454-4596.
Fee: $10 registration fee; $33* fee per half-hour lesson (includes the group class). Schedules and fees are arranged by appointment with the Dean’s Office. With enrollment in Early Start Guitar, families pay reduced fees for one Music FUNdamentals or Children’s Dance class, and reduced fees for other ensembles. (Fees are as of Summer 2018.)
INTRO TO PIANO
Lourdes Santiesteban-Mora, Instructor
Six Mondays, July 9-August 13, 2018
A joyful introduction to music through the piano! This class is designed for students who may not initially be ready to start individual lessons, but the class environment helps ease them into piano study in a fun and engaging way. Class includes musical activities both at the keyboard and away from the keyboard, and emphasis is on FUN! If the 3:30 section fills, an additional 4:30 section will be added to accommodate additional students.
Acoustic piano (or a digital piano with 88 full-size, weighted keys) in the home is required.
Fee: $10 registration fee; $96* tuition. (Fees are as of Summer 2018.)
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