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Class Descriptions

Get ready for fall 2021!
 
Registration is open now!



 

We are pleased to expand our class offerings to multiple locations this fall.  Be sure to find the location that works best for you.

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Music Academy of North Carolina (MANC)
  1327 Beaman Place, Greensboro, NC 27408

http://www.musicacademync.org/


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St. Francis Episcopal Church and Day School
  3506 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro, NC 27408
https://www.stfrancisdayschool.org/


Classes at this location will be held outdoors when the weather is suitable.
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High Point Yoga School
 128 Church Ave., High Point, NC 27262
https://www.highpointys.com/



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Check out our course offerings!
 


Fall 2021: Family Music for Babies (birth-15 months)

Fifteen 30-minute classes


This class offers adults the opportunity to play with their babies in a musical setting, experiencing music and movement activities designed to delight the child and awaken his or her curiosity about music. By singing, dancing, bouncing, and rocking, the child's music aptitude is being carefully nurtured, laying the foundation for beat awareness, vocal production, and aural discrimination. 

Activities include singing, bouncing songs, rocking songs, dances, finger plays, body awareness games and echoes.

The materials packet includes the parent book, music CD, rhythm sticks, rattle, scarf, and cloth bag.


Class sections:

  • Tuesdays 11:15-11:45 am with Miss Linda at St. Francis Episcopal Day School (outdoors when possible, masks REQUIRED when indoors)
  • Wednesdays 11:45 am - 12:15 pm with Miss Jaye at St. Francis Episcopal Day School (outdoors when possible)

Tuition:$185
Materials:$40
Total:$225


Fall 2021: Family Music - My Day! (0-3)

fifteen 30-minute classes


This class fosters a musical bond between children and their care givers.  Experience the joy of singing, dancing/moving, word play, and instruments with your little one(s).  This brand new curriculum from Musikgarten, is keenly attuned to developmental milestones children achieve in this age group.  Activities foster growth not only in music but in language, gross and fine motor skills, as well as social and emotional development.  Set a solid foundation for music literacy, attention to detail, patience and gracefulness in this 30 minute per week, rich musical experience!    

Materials include Family Music Book and music download.

This class is for children ages 0-3 and includes accomodations for both babies and toddlers.

Class sections:

  • Mondays 5:45-6:15 pm with Miss Melissa at The Music Academy of North Carolina
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 am with Miss Linda at St. Francis Episcopal CLASS FULL
  • Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 am with Miss Melissa at High Point Yoga School
  • Wednesdays 11:00 - 11:30 am with Miss Jaye at St. Francis Episcopal (outdoors when possible)
  • Thursdays 6:00-6:30 pm with Miss Melissa at The Music Academy of North Carolina

Tuition:$190
Materials:$33
Total:$223


Fall 2021: Cycle of Seasons, Wind Dancers! (3-5)

Fifteen 45-minute weekly classes

Cycle of Seasons nurtures the independence of the 3, 4, and 5 year old and nurtures their language abilities.  Activities capitalize on childrens' delight for dramatic play within the context of music.  Cycle of Seasons includes lots of singing, chants and rhymes, listening games, patterns to echo, and movement games, all of which nurture the child's musical development while satisfying the child's need to learn in a holistic environment. 
Materials include cloth bag, animal cards for home use, and music download.

Class sections:

 

  • Tuesdays 9:30-10:15 am with Miss Linda at St. Francis Episcopal (outdoors when possible, masks REQUIRED indoors)
  • Wednesdays 10:00-10:45 am with Miss Jaye at St. Francis Episcopal (outdoors when possible)
  • Wednesdays 9:00-9:45 am with Miss Melissa at High Point Yoga School
  • Thursdays at 5:15-6:00 pm with Miss Melissa at The Music Academy of North Carolina - REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THIS SECTION

Tuition:$210
Materials:$44
Total:$254


Fall 2021: Music Makers at Home in the World (pre-piano 1) (4-6 (preschool age))

fifteen 60-minute classes


A year-long class of sequential learning (divided into Fall and Spring semesters).  

In Year 1 of our pre-piano musicianship curriculum, Music Makers: At Home, your child will be engaged in activities that establish piano readiness.  Students will begin to read and write music!  Each unit features rhythmic and tonal patterns including duple, triple, major and minor which will provide the musical vocabulary a student needs to begin studying an instrument.  This class also focuses on children's love of nature and instruments.  As we travel through four different habitats, students will encounter wildlife, traditional folktales and instruments of the orchestra, all within the familiar context of singing, moving, and pattern repetition!
Materials include folder, notation cards, game pieces, worksheets, parent guide and music download.

Parent or care giver attends the last 10-15 minutes of each class.

Location: The Music Academy of North Carolina

Class sections:

  • Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm with Miss Melissa at The Music Academy of North Carolina

Tuition:$260
Materials:$55
Total:$315


Fall 2021: Music Makers Around the World (pre-piano 2) (5-7 (kindergarten age))

fifteen 60-minute classes


A year-long class of sequential learning (divided into Fall and Spring semesters). 

Music Makers Around the World is a joyful exploration of music, dances and customs of various cultures, including British Isles, Germany, Amerindian and African-American musical heritage.  The class is intended for 6-7-year-olds who are new to Musikgarten and wish to prepare for piano, or for 5-year-olds who have come through the Musikgarten curriculum.  At the end of this class, your child will have a comprehensive music foundation which is an excellent preparation for the next step, Music Makers at the Piano.  We learn through singing, creative as well as structured movement, playing instruments and ensemble work, ear training and guided listening. This developmentally-appropriate approach to music literacy builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory, and self expression. The children work with written musical notation and will be exposed to keyboard instruments.  
Materials include folder, song pages, notation cards, parent guide and music download.

Parent or care-giver attends the last 10-15 minutes of each class.


Class sections:

* Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm with Miss Melissa at The Music Academy of North Carolina

Tuition:$260
Materials:$65
Total:$325


Fall 2021: Piano 1 (1st grade and above)

fifteen 60-minute classes


Music Makers at the Keyboard: Level 1

This is Year 1 of a three-year method for small groups of beginning piano students and meets all the standards of proficiency sequences as set forth by national associations of music and piano teachers.  For the purposes of registration and class materials, Year 1 is divided into two semesters, Fall and Spring, but it is a year-long commitment.  The small-group setting allows for joyful music-making in ensemble, and the students learn from each other as they engage in a variety of activities which lay the foundation for keyboard success.  The program features an aural approach to music learning, building on songs children have come to love.  This provides natural pathway to reading music whild bulding a much-loved piano repertoire.

Students will learn to play the song repertoire, develop keyboard technique, improve their aural skills, understand chord function and accompaniment, learn to compose and improvise, and become fluent music readers.  In develping comprehensive musicianship at the keyboard, the children are building self discipline and cooperation, learning to multi-track and concentrate, which will help them in other areas of study.

Tuition covers fifteen 60-minute classes.   Materials include a piano book, including 2 CDs and notation games, plus a Parent Handbook.

Parent attends final 10-15 minutes of class.  

Class sections:

  • Mondays 5:45-6:45 pm with Miss Ashley at The Music Academy of North Carolina
  • Tuesdays 5:45-6:45 pm with Miss Elizabeth at The Music Academy of North Caroliona

Tuition:$295
Materials:$70
Total:$365


Fall 2021: Piano 3 (Piano 2 a prerequesite)

fifteen 70 minute classes



A year-long class of sequential learning (divided into Fall and Spring semesters).  This is Year 3 of a three-year method for small groups of beginning piano students and meets all the standards of proficiency sequences as set forth by national associations of music and piano teachers.  For the purposes of registration and class materials, Year 3 is divided into two semesters, Fall and Spring, but it is a year-long commitment. The small-group setting allows for joyful music-making in ensemble, and the students learn from each other as they engage in a variety of activities which lay the foundation for keyboard success. The aural approach to music learning established in prior years leads to a fluency in reading music and learning a much-loved piano repertoire. 

Students will learn to play the song repertoire, develop keyboard technique, improve their aural skills, understand chord function and accompaniment, compose and improvise, and become fluent music readers. In developing comprehensive musicianship at the keyboard, the children are building self discipline and cooperation, learning to multi-track and concentrate, which will help them in other areas of study.
Materials include piano workbook, notation cards and music download.

Parent or caregiver attends the last 10-15 minutes of each class.

Class sections:

  • Mondays 3:45-4:55 pm with Miss Ashley at The Music Academy of North Carolina

Tuition:$400
Materials:$55
Total:$455