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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.

 

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Cost: $275 for eleven weeks, plus cost of materials (unless otherwise stated)

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

All classes are meeting in person.

 

Beginning Violin, level 2

Wednesday | 3:30pm - 4:20pm

Instructor: Suzanne Haitz

Level: Beginner

For students continuing from the Fall 2022 session or started in the school district this school year.

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

January 11 - March 22

 

Beginning Woodwinds, level 2

Tuesday | 5:00pm - 5:50pm

Instructor: Alyson Rochlin

Level: Beginner

For students continuing from the Fall 2022 session or started in the school district this school year.

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. This class is for flute, clarinet, and alto saxophone. Instruments required at first class meeting. Instruments available for rent or purchase at AMUSE.

January 10 - March 21

 

Beginning Brass

Thursday | 4:00pm - 4:50pm

Instructor: Matt Karatsu

Level: Beginner

For students continuing from the Fall 2022 session or started in the school district this school year.

This course is for students looking to begin their journey on trumpet, trombone, and French horn. Sudents will learn the basics of playing, breathing, note-reading, Experience the joy of playing in a beginning brass ensemble!

January 12 - March 23

 

 

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