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Programs

Schedule of Lessons, Classes & Tuition

Fall 2017

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS                                                                                                                                          

Pre K – Adult

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Piano, Voice, Guitar, Percussion, Flute, Clarinet, Music Theory, Composition, Conducting, Songwriting.  Other instruments upon request.  Rates may vary by teacher.

Standard Rate: 16 Lessons per semester based on standard rate
30 min: $50 – $800 / Semester
45 min: $70 – $1120 / Semester
60 min: $90 – $1440 / Semester

CLASSES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN      

Orff 
Pre K- 1st grade
Saturdays, 9:00-9:30
$360 / 16 weeks
Orff 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.   

Open String Ensemble
Pre K- 1st grade
Saturdays, 9:30-10:00
$360 / 16 weeks
This playful group class introduces young students to the sound and feel of the violin through songs, musical games and stories.

Piano Partners
K- 2nd grade
Saturdays, 9:45-10:15 or 10:30-11:00
$360 / 16 weeks
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.

BEGINNING INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES

The Pizzicatos – Beginning Violin or Cello Ensemble
K- 5th grade
Violin: Saturdays, 11:00-11:30
Cello: Saturdays, 12:30-1:00
$360 / 16 weeks
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.Saturdays, 11:00-11:30

MUSIC THEORY & COMPOSITION                                
All SOL-LA theory classes support standard music theory exams including Certificate of Merit® & ABRSM

Music Detectives
K- 5th grade
Saturdays, 11:30-12:30 (Starts 9.16.17)
$425 / 16 week semester
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 elementary score analysis.

DO: Music Theory  Fundamentals
Middle & High School
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 (Starts 9.16.17)
$405 / 15 week semester
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

RE: Intermediate Music Theory
Middle & High School
Saturdays, 11:00-12:00
$405 / 15 week semester
♪ This class reviews, strengthens and expands the students’ fluency of musical grammar using key elements: notation, solfege, scales, intervals and musical terminology. Two semester class.

MI: Exploring Theory
Middle & High School
Saturdays, 9:30-11:00
$425 / 14 week semester
♪ This class introduces students to more complex musical concepts while exploring the colors and poetry of music through composition. Two semester class.

CHORUS

Perfect Pitch – Children’s Chorus
K-4th grade
Saturdays, 9:00-10:00
$425 / 16 weeks
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.

SOL-LA Chorus
4th – 8th grade
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00
$425 / 16 weeks
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.

INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES

The Staccatos – Junior Ensemble
K-5th grade
1+ year playing experience.  Individual lessons essential.
Saturdays, 11:00-12:00
$425 / 16 weeks
♪ 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!

The Arcos – Intermediate Ensemble
Elementary & Middle School
2+ year playing experience. Individual lessons essential
Saturdays, 1:00-2:00
$425 / 16 weeks
♪ 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.

SOL-LA Ensemble
Middle School – Adult
Saturdays, 2:00-3:00
$425 / 16 weeks
♪ 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.

Youth Chamber Music
Schedules & tuition vary
♪ 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.

Adult Chamber Music
Schedules & tuition vary
Adults with 3+ years of experience are encouraged to contact us for an assessment and be placement into a well-matched group according to interest and level under the guidance of faculty or guest artist.

Jazz Combo
Schedule & tuition vary
Middle & High School
♪ Combo setting, trading fours, blues scales, and performing. 1+ years playing experience.

Alternative Styles Workshop Series
All ages
Schedule & tuition vary
Students explore a variety of musical styles and techniques with SOL-LA faculty and guest artists.  Watch for more information and details about topics, special guests and schedule.

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.