Homeschool Group Lessons

Due to Covid-19 Mandates, we will not be offering Homeschool Group Lessons this year. Check back for future updates.

Homeschool group lessons are a great opportunity for your child to learn an instrument while making new friends. Some children need a little more motivation, and sometimes their peers can help them push harder to practice and learn their material. Your child will learn to read and write musical notes and rhythms, musicality, ear training, etc. Playing together with others is a essential skill set that can sometimes be overlooked in private lessons.   Homeschool Group Lessons are only offered from September through May. All Classes start in September. We don't recommend joining a group after the September--as it will be too hard for the student to catch up. Group Lessons are not taught during the summer months. All group lessons are 3-4 students. Group lessons are offered as beginner and introductory classes only and after two years the child will need to decide on whether to do a semi-private or private lessons. As they get into harder material, it is recommended that they take private lessons.


2019 Homeschool Group Lessons:


Beginner Guitar 1

Start Date: TBD

Ages: 7-10 years old

Requirements: Student must own their own appropriately sized acoustic guitar. (If you need suggestions feel free to ask) Student will need Progressive Guitar for the Young Beginner Book 1. (book included in registration fee)

Description: Students will learn names of the strings, frets, holding the pick, strumming, 4 simplified chord shapes (G, C, D7, G7), Five notes (G A B C D) on the 2nd and 3rd strings, and some simple songs.


Beginner Guitar 2

Start Date: TBD

Ages: 8-11 years old

Requirements: Student must own their own appropriately sized acoustic guitar. (If you need suggestions feel free to ask) Student will need Progressive Guitar for the Young Beginner Book 2. (book included in registration fee) Completion of Beginner Guitar 1 is required.

Description: Students will learn five new notes (E, F, G, D, F#) on the 1st and 4th strings, Six simplified chord shapes (G, D7, C, G7, D, Em), some simple songs, and playing in a group to the beat.


Young Beginner Piano

Start Date: TBD

Ages: 5-6 years old 

Requirements:Student must have a piano or keyboard at home to practice on. Keyboards must have standard key widths and preferably the keys should be weighted. Minimum of 76 keys. Student will need Mayron Cole Method Music Binder. (music included in registration fee)

Description: Students will cover playing technique, keyboard geography, keys learned: C D Eb E F F# G Ab A Bb B, Sharps and Flats, Loud and Soft, ensemble playing, middle C, sets of 2 and 3 black keys, Two-Eighths, Quarter notes, Quarter Rests, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, and Whole Notes.


Beginner Piano 1

Start Date: TBD

Ages: 6-9 years old

Requirements: Student must have a piano or keyboard at home to practice on. Keyboards must have standard key widths and preferably the keys should be weighted. Minimum of 76 keys. Students need the Alfred's Premier Piano Course 1A Book Set. (books included in registration fee) Completion of Young Beginner Piano is recommended but not required.

Description: Students will covers playing technique, keyboard geography, Notes on staff: Bass C to the G above middle C, 2 or 3 black keys, steps and skips, time signatures, treble and bass clef, C five finger pattern, Two-eighths, quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, half rests, whole notes, whole rests, and dotted half notes.


Beginner Piano 2

Start Date: TBD

Ages: 7-10 years old

Requirements: Student must complete Beginner Piano 1. Student must have a piano or keyboard at home to practice on. Keyboards must have standard key widths and preferably the keys should be weighted. Minimum of 76 keys. Student will need the Alfred's Premier Piano Course 1B Book Set. (books included in registration fee) Completion of Beginner Piano 1 is required. 

Description: Students will review all prior knowledge plus learn tied notes, slurs and staccatos, intervals, note reading Bass G- Treble D, ledger lines, flats and sharps, etc.


Beginner Drums 1

Start Date: TBD

Ages: 7-10 years old

Requirements: Student must have drum pad and sticks to start with. Students will need "A Fresh Approach to Snare Drum Method Book" (included in registration fee)

Description: Students will learn matched grip, snare drum technique, some basic rudiments, Quarter notes and rests, Eighth notes and rests, Half notes and rests, Whole notes and rests, Sixteenth notes, triplets, and some basic coordination for drum set.

 

Beginner Drums 2

Start Date: TBD

Ages: 8-11 years old

Requirements: Student must complete Beginner Drums 1. Student will start with snare pad and sticks, but it is recommended that they purchase a drum set for this course. (ask about recommendations) Completion of Beginner Drums 1 is required. 

Description: Students will learn more advanced rudiments, timed rolls, Sixteenth rest, Sixteenth note triplets, and beginner drum set beats and fill exercises.