Group Music Classes -  Spring Semester Begins January 5th, 2019 - Register Now!

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 just beginning or an advanced musician, our exceptional artists and educators will focus on each child's strengths to help them succeed. Choose from private lessons, group classes, or performance-based ensembles. For help choosing the right class for you, contact Susan Andersen, Student Services Manager, at sandersen@giftedmusicschool.org !

Group Classes 2018-2019

This class sets children up for a lifetime of musical success - Highly Recommended prior to starting an instrument, OR concurrent with private lessons. Interactive, aural-based, and fun, this class lays a concrete foundation for functional skills in ear training, solfege, applied keyboard skills, and more.  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.

 

  • Adult Music Education Series: "Exploring Music with Dr. Koji Attwood" / Monday 7:00pm / $300 14-week semester
A brilliant lecture series presented by leading faculty of Gifted Music School. Join distinguished pianist, author, and expert on historical performers, Dr. Koji Attwood, in exploring a broad range of musical topics. Not to be missed! Learn More
 
 
The ideal first music class for very young children! Give your child a proven head start! Weekly, interactive music classes designed to benefit the very youngest child accompanied by a parent / caregiver. In a nurturing, positive environment, students gain behavioral, social, language, and math skills while participating in musical activities, songs and rhymes. Learn more
 
 

A weekly group class designed for future violin, viola and cello players (with parent)! Enroll during the semester 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 of music education and home practicing will be provided to parents.  Register now.

 

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

 

  • Music & Movement Class / Mira Larson / Ages 5-7 / Thursdays 5:00pm / $225 per semester

In a hands-on approach to music theory, children will explore musical concepts such as meter, tempo, phrase, form and dynamics through rhythm games, creative movement, songs, stories, ear training, sight-singing and improvisation. This class is an ideal complement to instrumental lessons, or a great preparation for studying an instrument. Children should wear comfortably-fitting clothes, no dresses, and be prepared to remove their shoes and socks. Register now.

 

  • Children's Choir at Gifted Music School / Dr. Sarah Houghton / Ages 8-11 / Tuesdays 4:45pm / $225 per semester

Children will learn proper vocal techniques, basic ear training, sight singing, and have a wonderful ensemble experience! Dr. Sarah Houghton holds an MA from New York University, a DMA in Music Education from Boston University, and has most recently worked as Director of Children's Choruses at the presigious New England Conservatory, in Boston. She is looking forward to building a vibrant choral program at the Gifted Music School. Register now.

 

  • Children's Traumatic Brain Injury Choir (TBI) Choir / Dr. Sarah Houghton / Ages 8-11 / Tuesdays 4:00pm / $225 per semester

Often, with TBI, it is easier to sing than speak. Join us for hope and healing through music! Dr. Sarah Houghton holds an MA from New York University, a DMA in Music Education from Boston University, and has most recently worked as Director of Children's Choruses at the presigious New England Conservatory, in Boston. She is looking forward to building a vibrant choral program at the Gifted Music School. 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 (by audition only - auditions take place in September) / Corine Hart / Suzuki Book 6 +/ Various Fridays 3:00pm-6:00pm / 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.