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Click here for a Summer Registration form you can print & mail, register online with the link below, or call 585-454-4596.


Summer Early Start in Music

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. 


Ages 5-9
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; $32* 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 2017.)

Check out these beginning classes for the budding pianist! Young students will learn basic musical concepts and also have a first hands-on experience at the piano. Designed specifically for each age category, these classes allow students to learn basic piano skills in a fun group environment that is not focused on performance. Parents provide support for their child’s exploration of the piano at home in between classes.

Doleen Hood, Instructor
Four Thursdays, July 13-August 3, 2017
New Students Ages 4-5:
Thursdays, 4:00-4:45 pm - Continuing Students Ages 4-5: Thursdays, 5:00-5:45 pm
The irresistible stuffed animals, Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse, assist your child in his/her first introduction and exploration of the piano, and form the core of this innovative and exciting program! This class is designed to give students a taste of piano study in preparation for a Little Mozarts class in Fall 2017. Parent is expected to attend the last 10 minutes of each group session and to assist the child in practice at home. Each child must purchase a lesson book, and, of course, Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse! Materials can be purchased by calling Atlas Music or at various on-line music resources. Note: If 4:00 PM class fills, a 3:00 PM class may 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; $64* tuition. (Fees are as of Summer 2017.)

Lourdes Santiesteban-Mora, Instructor
Six Mondays, July 10-August 14, 2017 
3:30-4:15 pm  

Ages 6-7 

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 2017.)



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