Group Music Classes

Music provides children a stimulating outlet with which to express themselves. The Gifted Music School environment provides social interaction, focus, and exceptional education for their maturing lives. Whether your child is a beginner or advanced musician, our exceptional artists and instructors will focus on your child's strengths and to help her succeed. Choose from private lessons, classes, or performance-based ensembles. For questions, contact us.

Group Classes Offered 2017 - 2018

  • Training Year Music Fundamentals Theory  

    Dr. Vera Watanabe training year group class

    • This is the class that starts it all—this is highly recommended before you start an instrument, OR as your first official theory class.  This class lays a concrete foundation for functional skills in ear training, solfege, applied keyboard skills, and theory.  Taught by GMS founder, Dr. Vera Oussetskaia-Watanabe, this special class is modeled after the beginning music class taught in the legendary  Russian Gifted Music Schools.  
    • Class Times:  Mondays 4:30-5:30pm Ages 8-10, Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm Ages 5-7

    • Tuition: $300/semester

    • Register now

  • Early Childhood Program.  Music learning for inspiration, fun, and education!  Group music classes ages 3-7. Led by our incredibly qualified, wonderful and experienced early childhood specialist, Ms. Emilie Gardner.   Learn more

  • Suzuki Early Childhood Education
    • Lisa Matsuda and Brecklyn Ferrin.
    • Tuesday 9:10 am or Tuesday 10:30 am. Semester 1 - $225.
    • This is a music class for very young children, ages 0-3. Learn more
  • Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin. Brecklyn Ferrin. Tuesday 11:45am, Semester 1 - $300, Semester 2 - $400
    This is a class for first-time violin students, ages 3-4. Maximum of four students per class. This is a two semester class. Students will learn in the first semester to create their bow holds, keep tall, balanced posture with the violin, and produce a basic tone on the instrument, along with learning basic concepts of music. The second semester will focus on learning Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. The second semester will also help each student transition into individual private lessons. Register now.
  • Singing for Musical Theater.  Laurel Hofer.  Wednesday 4:15-5:45pm.  Tuition $340.  One does not need to be a singer to benefit from this class. Experience has shown that learning how to perform through singing and acting often helps students become naturally expressive and confident while learning other musical instruments as well.  The skills learned in the Singing for Musical Theatre class go beyond the world of music, and can be used at school, home, in social situations, etc. It is a class for every child who has the desire to learn and excel in all areas of life.
  • Brass Class. Dr. Seretta Hart. Tuesday 4:30-6:00pm. Tuition $175. This is a new resource in Utah for BRASS STUDENTS! Geared toward high school (or advanced junior high) brass students. They will play in a brass ensemble together, receive instruction from top specialists in every brass instrument, and be offered performance experiences that are brand new to Utah students. Don't miss this exciting opportunity! Register now.
  • Chamber Music. Various faculty.  Tuition $375 - $580 (dependent on group configuation) There is nothing better than playing music with friends! The study of chamber music allows students to work together through focused activity and shared goals. Ensemble playing gives each member a chance to develop listening skills, musical sensitivity and group dynamics. Groups are selected based on age and level. Register now.
  • Vivace! Violin Performance Group. Corine Hart. Tuition $100 
    Gifted Music School is excited to announce a new traveling violin performing group, Vivace! To audition for this group the student needs to be at or above a Suzuki Book 6 level. Vivace will perform a wide range of music to appeal to diverse audiences. Classical, fiddling, sacred and popular music will comprise the repertoire. Learn more.