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A Step Ahead Series

AMUSE's A Step Ahead series prepares new students to enter to local districts' instrumental music programs in a low-stress, low-commitment format. Students will build a strong foundation and gain confidence in their technical skills, note and pitch recognition, and rhythm. These classes are designed for beginning 4th and 5th grade students learning strings, brass, and woodwinds.

 

Fall 2021 enrollment is now open. To receive our weekly newsletter with updates about upcoming class sessions and enrollment periods, sign up here

 

Cost: $200 for ten weeks, plus cost of materials (unless otherwise stated)

Classes meet once a week for 50 minutes each (unless otherwise stated)

Classes may be meeting virtually or in person, this will be marked for each class.  Classes will not be meeting on Thanksgiving Week: Mon, 11/22 - Fri, 11/26.

  

Beginning Violin - Online

Tuesday | 3:30pm - 4:20pm

Instructor: Suzanne Haitz

Level: Beginner

This course will focus on playing positions, counting, ear training, abowings, dynamics, & more!  It will supplement & build on fundamentals that are covered in the school music programs, in a format specifically designed for young violinists. 

October 5 - December 14

 

Beginning Viola - In Person

Monday | 5:00pm - 5:50pm

Instructor: Bianca Lara

Level: Beginner

This course will focus on playing positions, counting, ear training, abowings, dynamics, & more!  It will supplement & build on fundamentals that are covered in the school music programs, in a format specifically designed for young violists. 

October 4 - December 13

 

A Step Ahead in Flute - Online

Friday | 4:00pm - 4:50pm

Instructor: Shirley Yamamoto

Level: Beginner

This class will strengthen and reinforce the skills taught in the local school district's instrumental music programs.  Students will build a strong foundation and gain confidence in their technical skills, note and pitch recognition, rhythm, and ensemble playing. Instruments required at first class meeting. Instruments available for rent or purchase at AMUSE.

October 8 - December 17

 

Beginning Brass - Online

Thursday | 6:00pm - 6:50pm

Instructor: Matt Karatsu

Level: Beginner

This class will strengthen and reinforce the skills taught in the local school district's instrumental music programs.  Students will build a strong foundation and gain confidence in their technical skills, note and pitch recognition, rhythm, and ensemble playing. Instruments required at first class meeting. Instruments available for rent or purchase at AMUSE.

October 7 - December 16

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