FALL 2019 MUSIC PROGRAMS

Beginner Bluegrass Guitar Masterclass
Kenneth Everett
Mondays
Call to schedule lesson time

Learn beginner bluegrass techniques and how to apply them to all styles of music. Taught by the well seasoned guitar player, Kenneth Everett, that teaches in a down-to earth style that anyone can understand. This masterclass includes a full course book with chords, scales, tablature and other resources that will have you picking like a pro in no time. 10 week course.

Beginner Bluegrass Banjo Masterclass
Kenneth Everett
Mondays
Call to schedule lesson time

Learn beginner bluegrass techniques and how to apply them to all styles of music. Taught by the well-seasoned banjo player, Kenneth Everett, that teaches in a down-to earth style that anyone can understand. This masterclass includes a full course book with chords, scales, tablature and other resources that will have you picking like a pro in no time. 10 week course.

Swing Dance
Essie Jennings
Thursdays
Lesson & dance 6:00-8:00pm
Dance only 7:00-8:00pm

Learn West Coast Swing Dance in these beginner friendly classes for adults. 1-hour dropin lesson followed by an hour of social practice. Partners are welcome but not required. Skill level: All. Facebook.com/AikenWesties

Aiken Youth Orchestra
Adam DePriest and Angela Shaw    

The Aiken Youth Orchestras are for a variety of ages - from youth to those young at heart!

Ensemble provides an opportunity for those who have never been in a group to play, rehearse and perform with other musicians.

Full Orchestra continues this education as the musician advances in skill.

All ensemble and orchestra students should have some form of regular instruction on their instrument, be that a class at school, private lessons or lessons through Aiken Center for the Arts. Approximately one year of music experience is needed prior to auditioning. Scholarships are available. No member discount on music
programs.

Auditions will be held August 24 from 2-5pm.

Ensemble
6:00-7:00pm
Mondays, Aug 26 - Dec 9


Full Orchestra
7:00-8:30pm

Mondays, Aug 26 - Dec 9

Cello and Bass Small Group Lessons
begins Thursday, Sept 12
Time: TBD* (*Evening time TBD between instructor and student)
8 lessons

Violin/Viola Small Group Lessons
begins Monday, Sept 23
5:00-5:30pm
10 lessons
 
Music Play for Preschool
(Ages 3 - 4 with parent)
Annie Laurie Matson
Tuesdays
5:00-5:30pm                  

Music is best learned if informal music guidance is begun as early in life as possible. Children will be guided to develop music skills through fun, playful, socially interactive music activities that include signing, chanting and moving by the teacher and parents. Children must be accompanied by parent.

Active Music Making
(1st-3rd grade)
Annie Laurie Matson
Tuesdays
5:30-6:00pm                  

Active music making with other kids! An exciting music class, especially for homeschoolers, with an emphasis on singing, movement and creative music play.

Suzuki Pre-Twinkle
(Ages 3 - 6 with dedicated Parent)
Laura Lee Atkinson
Mondays
4:00-4:30pm
begins Sept 23
                   

An exciting class for 3-6 year olds with one parent in the at-home teacher role. Taught through technique building games and songs. Child must be potty-trained. Instructor will contact you upon registration to help you with sizing and instrument choice.

Suzuki Book 1 Violin & Viola
(ages 7-adult)
Laura Lee Atkinson
Mondays
4:30-5:00pm
begins Sept 23
                   

Skill building techniques will be taught using the Suzuki book 1 repertoire. Parent support for students 12 and under. Beginners will be contacted for instrument sizing and an introduction session.

Experienced Violin & Viola
(ages 13-adult)
Laura Lee Atkinson
Mondays
5:00-5:30pm
begins Sept 23
                   

Small group setting for students with one or more years of experience. This class will focus on intermediate to advanced string technique. Modified Suzuki and traditional approach will be used.

Group Voice Lessons - CLASS IS CLOSED
Annie Laurie Matson
Tuesdays
begins Sept 10              

A small group (limit of 5 students) for beginning voice lessons. Emphasis on Musical Theatre, Sacred Music and Art Songs. Individual instruction is paired with group practice. 10 week course. All ages welcome. No experience necessary.

7th-12th grade students
Tuesdays
7:00-7:45pm

Adults
Tuesdays
7:45-8:00pm