PRIVATE LESSONS (ages 5-Adult)
We offer private lessons from age 5 to adult, beginners to advanced, in the following:
PIANO ACCORDION UKULELE
GUITAR MANDOLIN SAXOPHONE
VOICE BASS GUITAR FLUTE
DRUMS CELLO CLARINET
GROUP LESSONS (ages 0-6)
Group Classes are offered to our younger students, ages 0 - 6. We believe that the earlier music is introduced, the more potential a child has for learning. These programs were designed personally by Keri Kao in order to instill a love and appreciation for music which hopefully will continue for many years to come. Keri has been a music educator for over 30 years and has personally designed, developed and taught these programs.
Musically Inclined Babies and Toddlers/Junior music programs were developed by Keri in 2007. These programs have proven over time to be quite popular and quite effective. There are a large number of students who have begun in the baby/toddler classes and have moved up to more advanced classes and then into private lessons. Many have become accomplished young musicians.
MUSICALLY INCLINED BABIES
(newborn to pre-walking) Babies sit with Mom or Dad and are exposed to music in various ways, including listening, singing, movement, rhythm and visual activities to stimulate the eyes, ears and mind. They also use rhythm instruments such as tambourines, drums, maracas and xylophones.
MUSICALLY INCLINED TODDLERS
(walking to age 3) Children are exposed to music through developing various aspects of their musical learning such as singing, rhythm, movement, memory and co-ordination. They also use rhythm instruments such as tambourines, drums, and maracas. This is an interactive class for parent and child. Children are often at different levels of development at this age and simply do what they are able.
MUSICALLY INCLINED JUNIOR GROUP MUSIC
(ages 3 - 5) Musical basics, such as singing and rhythm made fun with movement and instruments. The children will have the opportunity to play on a real piano and will be exposed to a variety of musical instruments. This class is the next level above the toddler class and
the children come in on their own. This class is fun and educational musically and socially. This group participates in our 2 annual recitals.
MUSICALLY INCLINED JUNIOR GROUP PIANO
(ages 4 - 7) Learn to read music and play the piano in a small group setting. Students receive the same instruction they would in private
lessons but also benefit from the social interaction with other children. These students also participate in our 2 annual recitals.
MUSICALLY INCLINED JUNIOR GROUP VOICE
(ages 4 - 6) Learn vocal warm-ups, exercises and songs that are age appropriate (Disney, broadway, folk) in a small group setting. As in the piano group, children receive the same instruction they would in private lessons but also benefit from the social interaction with other children. This group also participates in our 2 annual recitals.
GROUP CLASSES and ENSEMBLES (ages 7-adult)
MUSICALLY INCLINED GIRLS CHOIR
(ages 7-12) Directed by Krysta Slade, this group has been together for several years and continues to be a thriving group. We welcome new members and voice lessons are not a requirement. This group performs every year at the Kiwanis Music Festival and our 2 annual recitals.
(ages 7-13) Learn singing,
dancing and acting in a fun group setting. This group often participates in
the Kiwanis Music Festival and will perform 2 short musicals per year.
TEEN CHAMBER CHOIR
(ages 13-19) Started in the Fall of 2011, this group is open to students currently taking private voice lessons and members will be accepted by audition only. This group will work on advanced vocal repertoire and harmonies, and will perform in the Kiwanis Music Festival as well as our recitals.
LADIES CHOIR (Avalon Voices)
(ages 18 and up) Come be a part of this singing ensemble. Learn fun yet challenging music, up to and including 4 part harmony. Anyone is welcome to join and no previous experience is necessary. This group performs in the Kiwanis Music Festival, our 2 annual recitals, and other community events.
(ages 7 and up) Learn a wide variety of repertoire in a group setting with students of similar ages and abilities. An opportunity to experience playing with other people. Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, or vocals. Beginners to advanced grouped according to level.