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Programs

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INDIVIDUAL LESSONS
Pre K – Adult
Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Piano, Voice, Guitar, Percussion, Music Theory, Composition, Conducting, Songwriting.  Other instruments upon request.  Rates may vary by teacher.
16 lessons per semester based on standard rate:
60 min: $90 - $1440 / semester
45 min: $70 - $1120 / semester
30 min: $50 - $ 800 / semester
CLASSES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Orff Schulwerk
Pre K – 1st grade
Off provides the key to unlocking your child’s innate sense of rhythm, movement and melody. Explore the joys of music with your child through play, song, dance, improve and musical stories.
Saturdays, 9:00-9:30
$360 per 16 week semester
BEGINNING INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES
Piano Partners
K – 2nd grade
Parent and child share the unique experience of learning, playing and even performing keyboard together! So get those fingers off your computer and tap into your inner musician. Be ready to play games, perform pieces and have lots musical fun with your child.
Saturdays,  9:45-10:15
Saturdays, 10:30-11:00
$360 per 16 week semester
The Pizzicato Ensemble - Violin or Cello
K – 5th grade
Students are introduced to the basic elements of either violin or cello in these fun group environments. Students learn to channel their creative energy through the voice of the violin or cello, playing well-known songs, musical games and storytelling.
Violin: Saturdays, 11:00-11:30
Violin: Saturdays, 11:00-11:30
Cello: Saturdays, 12:30-1:00
$360 per 16 week semester
MUSIC THEORY & COMPOSITION
Music Detectives
K – 4th grade
With magnifying glasses in hand, detectives explore music’s wonderful mysteries through games, improvisation, singing, movement and active listening. We uncover the secrets of the language of music such as note reading, identifying instruments, repertoire observations and elementary score analysis.
Saturdays, 11:30-12:30
$425 /16 week semester
DO: Music Theory Fundamentals I
5th – Middle School
Music is a language.  This class is a friendly and easy to understand introduction to the language of music and the basic key elements of musical grammar: note reading, rhythm, scales and musical terms.
Saturdays, 12:00-1:00
$405 /15 week semester
RE: Music Theory Fundamentals II
The theory class will cover all the basics from the circle of 5th and key signatures to sight-singing, ear training and advanced rhythm reading skills. Incorporating Kodály ear training methodology, students will work towards the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) theory exams.

ABRSM’s Music Theory exams give students opportunities to acquire:
• a knowledge of the notation of western music, including the signs and terminology commonly employed
• an understanding of fundamental musical elements such as intervals, keys, scales and chords
• skill in constructing balanced rhythmic patterns or completing given melodic or harmonic structures
• an ability to apply theoretical knowledge and understanding to score analysis.
Saturdays, 2:00-3:00
$405 /15 week semester
MI: Intermediate Music Theory
Middle & High School
♪ This class reviews, strengthens and expands students’ fluency of musical grammar using key elements: notation, solfege, scales, intervals and musical terminology.
Saturdays, 11:00-12:00
$425 /16 week semester
Two Semester Class
FA: Advanced Music Theory
Middle & High School
♪ This class introduces students to more complex musical concepts while exploring the colors and poetry of music through composition.
Saturdays, 9:30-11:00
$425 /16 week semester
Two Semester Class
CHORUS
Perfect Pitch – Children’s Chorus
K – 4th grade
The children’s chorus engages young singers in the magic of group singing and builds a foundation for healthy vocal technique. Children dive into diverse repertoire from around the world.
Saturdays, 9:00-10:00
$425 /16 week semester
SOL-LA Chorus
5th – 9th grade
Singers develop strong technique, aural skills and musicianship in a supportive, collaborative environment. Repertoire includes classic favorites and surprises that will expand interests and tastes.
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00
$425 /16 week semester
INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES
The Junior Staccato Ensemble
K-5th grade
This group class is a first step into the world of collaborative play for violins, violas and cellos. Students learn to blend together with harmony, melody and even dissonance!
1+ year playing experience. Individual lessons essential.
Saturdays, 11:00-12:00
$425 /16 week semester
The Intermediate Arco Ensemble
Elementary & Middle School
A musical journey for students to discover the many ways to feel and interpret music through the joys of ensemble playing. Students explore repertoire from the classical greats, Disney favorites and beyond. 2+ year playing experience. Individual lessons essential.
Saturdays, 1:00-2:00
$425 /16 week semester
The Senior SOL-LA Ensemble
Middle School – Adult
This intergenerational ensemble brings together students of ALL ages, along with faculty, to play the great string orchestra repertoire. 3+ year playing experience. Individual lessons essential. Performance opportunities throughout the year.
Saturdays, 2:00-3:00
$425 /16 week semester
Youth & Adult Chamber Music
Chamber music is the ultimate – for learning, satisfaction, and sheer joy. Students with 3+ years of playing experience are encouraged to audition for this musically enriching program and be placed in a small ensemble according to age and level under the guidance of faculty or guest artist. Individual lessons essential. Performance opportunities throughout the year.
Schedules & Tuition TBD with teacher
Jazz Combo
Middle & High School
♪ Combo setting, trading fours, blues scales, and performing. 1+ years playing experience.
Schedules & Tuition TBD with teacher
ALTERNATIVE STYLES WORKSHOPS
All Ages
Students explore a variety of musical styles and techniques with SOL-LA faculty and guest artists. Watch for more information about topics, special guests and schedule.
Schedules & Tuition TBD with teacher
SOL-LA Music Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.