Classes for Elementary Age Children

Throughout the year, the Music School offers a wide variety of music classes for both adults and children. For more information please call the Music School at 401.248.7001 or fill out the Online Student Profile Form to enroll.

Introduction to the Instruments

Ages 6-9

In this fun, interactive environment, members of the faculty will introduce a new instrument family—strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, keyboard and guitar—each week. Students observe live demonstrations, listen to recordings of great performances and learn to produce a sound on each instrument. At the end of the 6 weeks each student gets a free 30 minute trial lesson on the instrument of their choice.

FIRST CLASS Saturday, October 19
SCHEDULE 60 min • 6 weeks
TIME Saturdays 12:30pm - 1:30pm
LOCATION Carter Center
10/26 - Brass
11/2 - Woodwinds
11/9 - Strings
11/16 - Guitar
11/23 - Percussion
FIRST CLASS Saturday, January 11
DURATION 60 min • 6 weeks
TIME 12:30pm
LOCATION Carter Center
TUITION $138 (including $34.50 deposit to hold a spot)
CLASS DATES 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15

Children's Voice Class

Ages 8-12

This class offers instruction in singing to children in an encouraging and engaging environment. Children are introduced to the principles of posture, breathing and a healthy singing tone as well as elementary rhythms and note names. Instruction is given in a group setting, with children learning age-appropriate music that includes folk songs, Broadway tunes and songs from children's films. Participants may take part in a showcase for friends and family at the end of the semester. Classes are once per week, lasting 45 minutes each. Offered in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.
Note: Minimum enrollment of 6 students required. Maximum enrollment capacity is 12 students.

FIRST CLASS Thursday, December 12th
SCHEDULE 45 min • 12 weeks
TIME 5:45pm
LOCATION Carter Center
FIRST CLASS Thursday, April 2
SCHEDULE 45 min • 12 weeks
TIME Thursdays 5:15pm - 6:00pm
LOCATION Carter Center

FIRST CLASS Monday, June 24
SCHEDULE 45 min • 6 weeks
TIME Mondays 3:00pm - 3:45pm
LOCATION Carter Center
6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29
Elizabeth Splaine

Theory & Ear Training

Ages 7-Adult

This 28-week sequential, curriculum-based class includes the study of notation, scales, chords, intervals, ear training and more. The course is for students who are interested in improving their sight reading skills or want to deepen their understanding of music. It is also a great preparation for students considering majoring in music in college. We offer group Theory & Ear Training classes for all ages—elementary school students through adults—and all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Students take a placement evaluation before starting the class. Students may test into the second half of the class, provided they pass the midterm. Offered for both Core and Summer semesters. Note: Minimum enrollment of 4 students required.
Placement Evaluation: TBA (Students unavailable on this date can arrange to take the placement test at an alternate time)


Wednesday, October 16
SCHEDULE 60 min • 28 weeks
TIME 7:00pm
LOCATION Carter Center

Beginning Drum Class

Ages 7-9

Learn to drum in a relaxed and fun environment. Designed for total beginners who have no previous experience with the drums. A practice pad and drumsticks will be provided for this class. Parent/caregiver will attend the first class for orientation, and is welcome to attend subsequent classes.

FIRST CLASS Saturday, November 2nd
SCHEDULE 45 min • 6 weeks
TIME Saturdays • 12:30pm - 1:15pm
LOCATION Carter Center
$145 (includes drum pad and sticks)
Piero Guimaraes
11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21