# Adult Participation Required for Elementary Age Students, Recommended for All Others
MUSIC FOUNDATIONS with KEYBOARDS (4+ yrs.) #
Begin a strong foundation for all future musical learning through this energetic class designed as a rich exploration into the essentials of music theory and practice. Each age-appropriate class features Solfege (Do-Re-Mi singing) and ear training exercises that improve neuromuscular feeling for music. Students will enjoy learning to read and write music, explore rhythm instruments and keyboard geography. Classes focus on the fundamentals of the Universal Language of Music. Additionally, this class includes the element of performance, requiring students to participate in monthly "SHOWTIME" for their friends and family.
(This class is intended for beginners. No previous experience necessary. Students will advance at their own pace.)
PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL + VOCAL LESSONS (4+ yrs.)
Beginning at age 4, students may begin private vocal or instrumental lessons. Olenka recommends at least one session of Preschool Musicianship or Keyboard Musicianship classes PRIOR TO beginning private lessons. Think of it as learning the ABCs of Music before learning to read or write. Once students are ready, private lessons are a perfect way to focus on individual technique, expand repertoire, and keep skills sharp during the summer session. Lessons include: Piano, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Accordion, Voice + more.
GT MUSICIANSHIP a.k.a. PERFECT HARMONY (4+ yrs.)
Designed to assist students in realizing their peak potential, OSM’s Perfect Harmony program combines a weekly Keyboard, Theory & Musicianship class with a weekly Private Lesson(any istrument or voice). Students simultaneously strengthen their understanding of music theory while building repertoire and fine-tuning performance techniques.
(Perfect Harmony students receive a substantial discount on Private Lesson pricing.)
KIDZ SING (4-6 yrs.)
Does your LITTLE SINGING STAR love to belt our his/her favorite tunes around the house? This is the perfect class to learn to sing a variety of traditional and contemporary Folk and Popular songs with their peers. Explore basic music reading skills, train little ears, learn to sing on pitch, and develop expressive techniques and beginning harmony through a variety of songs, games and movement.
MUSICAL IMPROV (6-15 yrs.)
Breath control and vocal & tone production are developed with exercises & explored through song, games, and improv. Improve skills, develop stage presence, performance quality and rhythm while creating characters & storytelling.
VOCAL STARZ (11-15 yrs.)
Does your child LOVE to sing? Here’s their chance to develop their star potential! Students will learn a variety of fun, age-appropriate songs spanning several genres. Focus will be on successfully learning lyrics and singing as part of an ensemble as well as experimenting with independent solo performance. Young singers learn Solfege (do-re-mi), vocal exercises & warm-ups, note value, pitch and practice ear training to improve singing skills and learn to sing on pitch.
GUITAR STUDIO (6-15 yrs.)
Bring your electric or acoustic guitar and get ready to play your favorite songs. Learn valuable warm-ups and finger exercises, scales and how to apply basic chords to any song, in any style of music. Beginner and Intermediate level guitarists welcome.
OLD WORLD MUSIC + CRAFTS (5-10 yrs.)
Centuries-old European traditions are brought to life in this eclectic course which includes music, pottery, metal tapping, dance, costume-making &puppetry, cross-stitch, instrument exploration, painting, and story-telling.
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