Music Lessons

Individual Music Lessons

The one-on-one nature of these lessons provide more intensive and focus driven learning environments. These are best suited for students who are ready for individual instruction.
The music lessons are taught at our center by highly qualified teachers.

Individual music lessons are available for students age 4 and above in the following instruments :

Individual Music Lessons available at NCMAC

Individual music lessons are held weekly with 30, 45, or 60-minute sessions.

Available Lessons

Piano Lessons: Our most popular option. Piano lesson is a great way to start your music education for the young beginner. The piano is used in almost all genres of music. It can also be used in a group or solo.

Guitar Lessons: Another popular option. Guitar lesson is a good way to learn multiple genres of music. Some of these include rock, jazz, and classical.

Strings include Violin, Viola, and Cello Lessons: These are useful for joining orchestras and playing in chamber music groups. The violin is also often used to play country and jazz music.

Woodwinds include Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone Lessons: Woodwind instruments are common in jazz bands and orchestras. The flute and clarinet are more commonly seen in orchestras. However, the saxophone is mostly seen in jazz bands.

Voice Lessons: A good singer is very valuable. The starting age for voice music lessons will depend on the teacher’s recommendation.

These classes are designed for young students who have completed group classes but are not quite ready for a full on one-on-one class.
We require two students to sign up together for these lessons, and each class is 45 or 60 minutes long.

Classes for Young Students

This class allows young children to explore music and movement through play. They will learn musical concepts such as rhythm, tempo, pitch and volume, through percussion instruments and singing.

• Music & Movement — For students ages 1-5

– Schedule: Saturdays from 11:00AM – 11:45AM

– Fees: $115.00 / month / student

 

These classes introduce students to music notation, rhythm and the keyboard. It promotes early fine motor skill development. They will also learn and use other instruments in the percussion family primarily for rhythm learning purposes. It is designed to prepare students with strong musical foundations before moving on to the more intensive individual classes.

• Little Fingers — For students ages 4-5

– Schedule:CONTACT THE SCHOOL; 45 min class weekly

– Fees : $125.00 / month / student

 

• Bigger Fingers — For students ages 6 or if the student had already completed Little Fingers class

– Schedule:CONTACT THE SCHOOL; 45 min class weekly

– Fees : $125.00 / month / student

 

• Fast Fingers — For students ages 7-9 or if the student had already completed Bigger Fingers class

– Schedule: Not available yet (60 min class weekly)

– Fees : $125.00 / month / student

 

YOUTH CHOIR – page to be updated soon

Program Starts in October 2016

Theory & Ear Training Prep. 1: Equivalent to MTAC/CM Level Preparatory (8-week Course – Summer only)
Theory & Ear Training Prep. 2: Equivalent to MTAC/CM Level 1 (8 week Course – Summer only)

Theory & Ear Training I: Equivalent to MTAC/CM Level 2 – 4 (2 Quarters needed to cover all materials)
Theory & Ear Training II: Equivalent to MTAC/CM Level 5 – 7 (2 Quarters needed to cover all materials)
Theory & Ear Training III: Equivalent to MTAC/CM Level 8 – 9 (2 Quarters needed to cover all materials)
Theory & Ear Training IV: Equivalent to MTAC/CM Level Advanced (2 Quarters needed to cover all materials)

FEES:
$200.00/8-week (Summer classes)
$300.00/12-week (Fall & Spring classes)

Theory classes teach the students the specifics and concepts behind musical structures in written format, an essential addition to musical instrumental instruction. These classes help heighten and speed up the students’ learning process by providing an understanding of the way music is constructed. The classes are also structured according to the MTAC/CM Exam format to prepare students for the Theory & Ear Training Exam.

Group Theory & Ear Training Classes are provided as a 2 Quarter course (12 weeks/quarter) and students will need to take 2 Quarter Courses (see description) to cover all materials. The class will meet for one hour once a week.

Please note that No Refunds will be given if a student misses a class.

CLASSES SCHEDULES:

THEORY & EAR TRAINING Prep 1 & 2:
Saturdays at 11:00am – 12:00pm (8-week Course – Summer):
Not offered this year

THEORY & EAR TRAINING I (CM Level 2-4):
Saturdays at 9:00am – 10:00am (2-Quarter Course):
1st Quarter: 8/27/16 – 11/12/16
2nd Quarter: 11/19/26 – 2/25/17 (No classes on 11/26/16, 12/24/16 & 12/31/16)

THEORY & EAR TRAINING II (CM Level 5-7):
Fridays at 5:30pm – 6:30pm (2-Quarter Course):
1st Quarter: 8/26/16 – 11/11/16
2nd Quarter: 11/18/26 – 2/24/17 (No classes on 11/25/16, 12/23/16 & 12/30/16)

THEORY & EAR TRAINING III (CM Level 8-9):
Saturdays at 10:00am – 11:00am (2-Quarter Course):
1st Quarter: 8/27/16 – 11/12/16
2nd Quarter: 11/19/26 – 2/25/17 (No classes on 11/26/16, 12/24/16 & 12/31/16)

THEORY & EAR TRAINING IV (CM Level Advanced):
Saturdays at 10:00am – 11:00am (2-Quarter Course):
1st Quarter: 8/27/16 – 11/12/16
2nd Quarter: 11/19/26 – 2/25/17 (No classes on 11/26/16, 12/24/16 & 12/31/16)

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