Classes for Elementary Age Children

Throughout the year, the Music School offers a wide variety of music classes for both adults and children. For more information please call the Music School at 401.248.7001 or fill out the Online Student Profile Form to enroll.

Introduction to the Instruments

Ages 6-9

In this fun, interactive environment, members of the faculty will introduce a new instrument family—strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, keyboard and guitar—each week. Students observe live demonstrations, listen to recordings of great performances and learn to produce a sound on each instrument. At the end of the 6 weeks each student gets a free 30 minute trial lesson on the instrument of their choice.

FIRST CLASS Saturday, October 15
SCHEDULE 60min • 6 weeks
10/15 Steve Sergi/Brent Selby - Strings
10/22 Piero Guimaraes - Percussion
10/29 Dave Bolender - Woodwinds
11/5 Liam Sullivan - Guitar
11/12 Kelly House - Piano
11/19 Jim DeLillo - Brass
TIME 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
LOCATION Carter Center
TUITION $131 (including $32.75 deposit)
FIRST CLASS Saturday, January 28
SCHEDULE 60min • 6 weeks
TIME Saturdays • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
LOCATION Carter Center
TUITION $133 (including $33.25 deposit)
Class Schedule 01/17: Brass
01/24: Strings
01/31: Guitar
02/07: Percussion
02/14: Woodwinds
02/28: Piano
CLASS
SCHEDULE
1-28: Kelly House, Piano
2-4: Liam Sullivan, Guitar
2-11: Dave Bolender, Woodwinds
2-18: Steve Sergi, Strings
2-25: Piero Guimaraes, Percussion
3-4: Jim DeLillo, Brass

FIRST CLASS Saturday, April 22
SCHEDULE 45min • 6 weeks
TIME Saturdays • 12:30pm
LOCATION Carter Center
TUITION $133 (including $33.25 deposit)
Class Schedule 04/22: Percussion
04/29: Guitar
05/06: Piano
05/13: Brass
05/20: Woodwinds
06/03: Strings
FIRST CLASS Wednesday, July 12
SCHEDULE 45min • 6 weeks
TIME Wednesdays • 11am
LOCATION Carter Center
TUITION $135 (including $33.75 deposit)
Class Schedule 7/12: Piano
7/19: Guitar
7/26: Strings
8/02: Woodwinds
8/09: Percussion
8/16: Brass

Mini-Music

Ages 4-6

Explore the fundamentals of music in this engaging class for younger children. Learn instrument families, notation, rhythm and counting through arts and crafts, games, piano playing, singing and interactive story time. Mini Music is excellent preparation for new students interested in beginning private lessons and current students looking to boost their understanding.
Note: Minimum enrollment of four students required.

Register for Mini-Music
FIRST CLASS Saturday, October 18
SCHEDULE 45min • 15 weeks
TIME 10a
LOCATION Carter Center
TUITION $281 (including $70.25 deposit)
FIRST CLASS Saturday, February 4
SCHEDULE 45min • 15 weeks
TIME 9:15am - 10:00am
LOCATION Carter Center
TUITION
CLASS SCHEDULE
$286 (including $71.50 deposit)
2-4, 2-11, 2-18, 2-25, 3-4, 3-11, 3-18, 3-25,
4-1, 4-8, 4-22, 4-29, 5-13, 5-20, 6-3

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Children's Voice Class

Ages 8-12

This class offers instruction in singing to children in an encouraging and engaging environment. Children are introduced to the principles of posture, breathing and a healthy singing tone as well as elementary rhythms and note names. Instruction is given in a group setting, with children learning age-appropriate music that includes folk songs, Broadway tunes and songs from children's films. Participants may take part in a showcase for friends and family at the end of the semester. Classes are once per week, lasting 45 minutes each. Offered in Fall and Spring.
Note: Minimum enrollment of 6 students required. Maximum enrollment capacity is 12 students.

Register for Children's Voice
FIRST CLASS Monday, November 21
SCHEDULE 45min • 12 weeks
TIME Mondays; 6:00pm
LOCATION Carter Center
TUITION $225 (including $56.25 deposit)
Register for Children's Voice
FIRST CLASS Monday, July 10th
SCHEDULE 45min • 6 weeks
TIME Mondays; 7:30pm
LOCATION Carter Center
TUITION
CLASS SCHEDULE
$116 (including $29.00 deposit)
7/10, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/21, 8/28

Theory & Ear Training

Ages 7-Adult

This 14-week sequential, curriculum-based class includes the study of notation, scales, chords, intervals, ear training and more. The course is for students who are interested in improving their sight reading skills or want to deepen their understanding of music. It is also a great preparation for students considering majoring in music in college. We offer group Theory & Ear Training classes for all ages—elementary school students through adults—and all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Students take a placement evaluation before starting the class. Offered in Fall and Spring. Note: Minimum enrollment of 4 students required.

Placement Evaluation: Saturday, September 7, 1:00pm (Students unavailable on this date can arrange to take the placement test at an alternate time)

Register for Music Theory
FIRST CLASS Wednesday, September 24
SCHEDULE 60min • 14 weeks
TIME Wednesdays; 4p
LOCATION Carter Center
TUITION $343.00 (including $85.75 deposit)

Summer Alternative Strings

Children Through Adults with 3+ Years Experience

This 6 week summer alternative styles string ensemble will explore different string playing techniques used in rock, jazz and folk music. Come learn to chop, improvise and play chords on your instrument along with a drummer and keyboard player, then incorporate these into some familiar songs. This group is open to any string player with 3+ years of experience. Perfect for RIPYO Repertory and Symphony players that want to have some fun and a great challenge for Intermediate and String Orchestra players. Adults welcome.