Music Lessons

WAPPINGERS FALLS – Violin Lessons @ Dutchess Community College

(6 Sessions) Includes parental instruction. This small group class consists of 6 / 45-minute Group Sessions and 4/30-minute individual lessons with Jean Vilkelis. This class is for young children who want to begin to learn to play the violin. Goals are to develop focus, balance, rhythm and musical sense in a loving and supportive environment and to prepare parent and child for successful violin study. Instruments required by the third session.  For violin rentals, contact Stamell Strings at (845) 337-3030 or Joseph Regh Violins at (845) 297-2521, after children are measured on the first class date.

Required Materials: “I Can Read Music” Volume 1 by Joanne Martin, and Suzuki Book 1 for violin.

Group class dates are: Saturdays 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9

Individual lesson dates will be arranged with the instructor between 3/9 and 5/4.

RED HOOK – Vocal Intensive for Teens @ Community Music Space

The Vocal Intensive is an exciting program for kids ages 12 & up who love to sing and want to take their skills to the next level. Students meet for private lessons each week and a monthly group class. Directed by Pilar Morgan

PRIVATE LESSONS:

Each student receives a weekly private lesson. Private lessons help students develop confidence, solid technique and practice. The lessons are personalized to meet the needs of each student. We help students prepare for everything from musical auditions, talent show competitions, NYSSMA auditions, to recording session and voice-over work.

GROUP CLASSES:

Once a month, we will meet as a group to share our progress. The group class gives students an opportunity to try out new ideas, and work out the butterflies in front of a supportive group of their peers.

PERFORMANCE:

At the end of the session, we will present a performance showcasing all of our students.

Date to be announced

CLASS INCLUDES:

45 Minute Private Lesson + Monthly Group class + end of semester showcase. Tuition: 4 monthly payments of $215. Scheduling will be worked out with students individually.

CROTON ON HUDSON – Music Together @ Music on Hudson

For Newborns through five years old with Adults

This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through age five through all nine song collections. Following the recommendations of child development researchers, children of mixed ages are grouped to foster natural family-style learning.Each child participates at his own level in singing, moving, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Babies under 8 months attend free with a registered sibling.

Children from birth through 5  with a loving caregiver.

Tuition includes CD, a beautifully illustrated songbook, and access to Music Together’s new Family Zone website.

First child: $265. includes materials

Sibling over 8 months: $200.

Siblings under 8 months are free but must be registered.

CROTON ON HUDSON – Music Together @ Music on Hudson

For Newborns through five years old with Adults

This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through age five through all nine song collections. Following the recommendations of child development researchers, children of mixed ages are grouped to foster natural family-style learning.Each child participates at his own level in singing, moving, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Babies under 8 months attend free with a registered sibling.

Children from birth through 5  with a loving caregiver.

Tuition includes CD, a beautifully illustrated songbook, and access to Music Together’s new Family Zone website.

First child: $265. includes materials

Sibling over 8 months: $200.

Siblings under 8 months are free but must be registered.

BEACON – High School Honors Saxophone Quartet Program @ Beacon Music Factory

This program is designed to bring together the best and most promising high school aged saxophonists in the Hudson Valley together to explore chamber music in a saxophone quartet setting. They will be guided by Brad Hubbard, former baritone saxophonist with the award winning New Century Saxophone Quartet. 

Students selected for the program will be expected to commit to weekly rehearsals, and to practice their individual parts on their own away from the rehearsals. There will also be numerous opportunities for public performances. The music performed by the group will be chosen to immerse them in the practices of western classical chamber music. This will range from transcriptions of Bach to modern pieces written specifically for the saxophone quartet. Students must be recommended by their band director or private instructor and be interviewed by Mr. Hubbard prior to being selected. 

The program will run on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, for 20 weeks – beginning January 8, 2019 and concluding on May 21, 2019.

Brad Hubbard was a member of the New Century Saxophone Quartet from 1988-2004. Founded in Winston-Salem, NC, the ensemble was the first of its kind to win the prestigious Concert Artist Guild competition in New York City in 1992. The quartet toured throughout the United States and the World performing in major concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Atlanta’s Spivey Concert Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, New York’s Merkin Concert Hall and the Kosciuszko Foundation Townhouse, Washington, D.C’s Strathmore Hall, the Alaska’s Juneau Jazz and Classics Festival, the Villla Schönberg in Zurich, Switzerland, the Conservatoire de Musique in Esch Luxembourg, the Macau International Music Festival and the Academy for the Performing Arts in Hong Kong, China. New Century was also the first saxophone quartet to perform at La Huaca del Complejo Atlapa in Panama City, Panama.