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 help choosing the right class for you, contact Susan Andersen, Preparatory Registration specialist, at sandersen@giftedmusicschool.org !

Group Classes 2018-2019 (please check back in the next few weeks as we are updating this page!) 
 

  • Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE).  Lisa Matsuda and Brecklyn Ferrin
    • Saturday 9:00-10:00, Tuesday 10:30-11:30, or Wednesday 9:30-10:30.  Tuition: $225.00 (There is a $25.00 materials fee for new families). Ages 0-3.
    • The ideal first music class for very young children! Learn more

 

  • Suzuki Bridge Class. Various Faculty
    • Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm. Tuition: $300. (There is a $15.00 materials fee once per year.) Ages 4-6.
    • A weekly group class designed for future violin, viola and cello players (with parent)!  Enroll for two semesters prior to beginning private, instrumental Suzuki lessons. Students will be introduced to musical concepts and the early Suzuki strings repertoire through songs, games and activities.  In addition, vital information on the Suzuki method and home practicing will be provided to parents.  Register now.

 

  • Early Childhood Program.  Emilie Lundberg
    • Ages 3-7. Three levels.
    • Music learning for inspiration, fun, and education! A great introduction to music, these classes are excellent preparation for study on any instrument. Led by a Kodaly-certified, experienced early childhood specialist.  Learn more

 

  • Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin. Stacy Smith
    • Tuesday 11:30-12:30.  Tuition: $375
    • 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.
       
  • Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Cello.  Colin Mitchell
    • Date and Time: TBD Tuition: TBD
    • This is a class for first-time cello 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, learn correct cello posture, 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.
  • Training Year Music Fundamentals Theory.  Dr. Vera Oussetskaia-Watanabe

    Dr. Vera Watanabe training year group class

    • Class Times:  Monday 5pm or 6pm; or Thursday 5pm. GMS will place your child in the appropriate class for their experience level.  Tuition: $300. Ages 5-15.
    • This class sets children up for a lifetime of musical success - this is highly recommended before you start an instrument, OR concurrent with private lessons as your first official theory class. Interactive, aural-based, and fun, it 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. Students and parents agree -- don't skip it! Register now.

 

  • Singing Fundamentals. Yelena Bates.
    • Tuesday 4-5pm (5-7 year olds); Tuesday 5-6pm (8-11 year olds). Tuition: $225
    • Students study vocal and choral techniques, build sight singing and music theory skills, and have opportunities for performance at least twice per year. 
    • Each class includes stretching moving, singing with healthy vocal habits, and study of repertoire based on songs of classical composers, folk tunes, and contemporary children's songs. Register now.

 

  • Singing for Musical Theater.  Laurel Hofer.  
    • Tuesday, 4:00-5:30.  Tuition: $375.  
    • 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. Register now.

 

  • Chamber Music. Various faculty.  
    • Tuition $375 - $580 (dependent on group configuration) 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. Audition Information!
    • Various Fridays: 3:00-6:00. Tuition: $100.00
    • 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.
    • Auditon Date/Time:  September 7, 2018, 2:00pm
    • Audition Place: The Gifted Music School 150 South 1000 East, SLC
    • Audition Repertoire:  Please download and prepare the following music for auditions:
    • Tambourin Chinois
    • Hoe Down by Copland