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Adult Programs

Music History & Appreciation Courses for Adults


Have you ever wanted to learn more about classical music, jazz, or perhaps opera? Here is your chance to learn everything you wanted know in a comfortable and enjoyable environment. Interact with music lovers and explore the wonderful world of music. Our professional music history and appreciation courses will not only put a smile on your face but make you knowledgeable as well. Impress your next dinner guests!

Adult music history classes are held in a comfortable setting with a maximum of 6 participants. This smaller group approach still allows time for individual inquiries, requests and personal attention, while still collaborating with other individuals passionate about music. You will be a part of a new musical family! Discover the roots of melody and harmony, listen to samples, watch performances, explore operatic scenes and learn about the universal language that stirs the soul of each individual...music. Once you complete Part I you may register for Part II. Start where you left off and discover even more!


Group Vocal Classes for Adults


Sing Like No One’s Listening

Love to sing…in the shower? This course is for absolute beginners – especially those who aren’t sure if they can sing! The best part about learning to sing is that you already own your own instrument! An introduction to the fundamentals of healthy, beautiful singing, we will explore posture, breathing, tone production and phrasing in a small, supportive group setting. No ability to read music required.


Repertoire Performance Class

This class is for adults who feel more confident in their basic singing skills, but would like to expand their repertoire and perhaps gain more performing experience. Each week will incorporate a technical warm-up for voice, body and mind, group singing, and individual attention, as students take turns singing for the class. A supportive class environment will allow you to learn with, and from, your classmates. A great way for the singer to gain confidence singing solos, or a great compliment to private lessons.


Group Music Theory for Adults


RCM Preliminary Rudiments of Music Theory

This program introduces the basics of music theory. Ear-training will also be covered. Students will learn to read and write music notation. We’ll also thoroughly explore rhythm, scales, intervals, key signatures, musical terms, signs and transposition. This course prepares you for the RCM examination. The examination is optional, and students must directly register with RCM directly.


RCM Intermediate Rudiments of Music Theory

This program introduces the additional aspects of music theory, including more depth on previous topics. Ear-training skills will also be covered. Although this course prepares you for the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) examination, the examination itself is optional. If students choose to do the exam they must register with RCM directly. Students will need to have knowledge of Basic Rudiments to participate in this class.


RCM Advanced Rudiments of Music Theory

This program introduces the additional aspects of music theory, including more depth on previous topics. This course readily prepares you for the RCM examination. The examination is optional, and students must directly register with RCM. Students will need to have a healthy knowledge of Intermediate Rudiments to participate in this class.


Important Notes


All music group classes are approximately one hour in length. Classes are held each week and a commitment is required for the duration of the course. Please understand that a minimum number of participants are needed to be able to conduct any of the above group classes.


Please remember all private music lessons are open to adults as well. You are never too old to start and make your dreams a reality!

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