Spring 2018 Group Classes
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|Instrument Exploration in Madison||Sharon Novak||Grades 1-3||Monday (7 classes, Jan 29 – Apr 2)||3:30-4:30 p.m.||$150 for 7 weeks||Students will explore the ukelele, keyboard and guitar. They will learn basic music skills along with simple songs and strums. Instruments are provided. Open to all. At Madison Elementary School.|
|Strings After School at Molly Ockett||Jenny Huang-Dale||Grades 1-4||Monday||2:45-3:45 p.m.||$250 for 18 weeks||An introduction to string playing for beginning students. Fee includes instrument rental. Teacher will be present at Molly Ockett dismissal (2:30) to supervise kids until the class starts. Open to all. Bus transportation to Molly Ockett from other MSAD 72 elementary schools may be available.|
|Chamber Ensembles||Leigh-Ashley Milne||High School and Adult||Monday||7:00-9:00 p.m.||$180 for 18 weekly sessions||This enjoyable playing experience allows students to hone their skills playing in a chamber ensemble. Open to teens and adults who are competent on their instruments. All orchestral instruments and piano are welcome.
Note: ensemble coaching is also available from various Mt Top faculty for groups of four or more, by arrangement. Call the office at 604 447 4737 to discuss.
|Adult Singers Workshop||Mary Bastoni||Adult||Monday||7:00-8:30 p.m., at Mary’s studio in Fryeburg, ME||$216 per 18 week session or “drop-in” for $12/class||Mary Bastoni leads this group through exercises designed to promote good vocal technique without intimidating singers. She chooses repertoire for singers, and sometimes singers bring their own requests, and she works to polish songs. Most of all, the group has a great time singing together! Taught in Fryeburg.|
|Strings After School in Madison||Leigh-Ashley Milne||Grades 4-6||Tuesday (7 classes, Jan 30 – Apr 3)||3:30-4:40 p.m.||$216 per 18 week session or “drop-in” for $12/class||An introduction to violin, viola and cello. Instrument rental is included; students will try each instrument and learn the basics of string playing. Students may take their instruments home to practice. Open to all; taught at Madison Elementary School.|
|Intro to Jam Band||Chad Cummings||Kids and Adults||Tuesday||3:30-4:00||$144 per 18 week session or “drop-in” for $9 per class/Free to students taking private lessons||Intro to Jam Band is a chance to begin learning the Jam Band tunes so that ultimately the student can join Jam Band. It is designed for musicians who wish to begin improvising and playing music in a band setting. MTMC will provide bass, guitar, and percussion for those who do not have their own instruments. The Jam Band explores rock, jazz, pop, and other forms of improvisational music. Attendees should have basic playing skills on their instruments.|
|Cover Band||Chad Cummings||Kids – Adults||Tuesday||4:15-5:15 p.m.||$180 per 18 week session or “drop-in” for $11 per class/Free to students taking private lessons||Cover Band is designed for musicians who wish to add an element of singing to their ensemble playing in the rock, jazz, and pop styles. Attendees should have a strong musical foundation on their instruments.|
|Jam Band||Chad Cummings||Teens and Adults||Tuesday||5:30-6:30||$180 per 18 week session or “drop-in” for $11 per class/Free to students taking private lessons||Mountain Top’s Jam Band provides the opportunity for musicians to improvise and play music in a band setting. Mountain Top Music Center will provide bass, guitar, and percussion for those who do not have their own instruments. The Jam Band is grounded in rock, but also explores a fusion of jazz, blues and pop. Attendees should have basic playing skills on their instruments, and players of all types of instruments are welcome.|
|Community String Band||Shana Aisenberg||High School and Adult||Wednesday||6:30-7:45 p.m.||$243 per 18 week session or “drop in” for $15||Learn to play traditional New England, Appalachian, and Celtic music. Repertoire includes reels, jigs, hornpipes, hoedowns, rags,marches, and waltzes. We’ll explore the roles of different instruments in a string band and how to create harmonies, accompaniments, and arrangements. Tunes are taught by ear, but written music can be provided. Attendees should have basic playing skills on their instruments. Class not limited to stringed instruments. This course is on-going throughout the year. Players may drop-in any time to join.|
|Community Orchestra||Ellen Schwindt||Adults and Teens||Wednesday||7:00-9:00 p.m.||Free||Location: Kennett Middle School
Concert dates Sunday, March 11 & Sunday, June 10
|Music for Babies||Sharon Novak||Birth-2.5 years||Thursday||9:30-10:00 a.m.||Free||Babies from birth through two years old play interactive games involving familiar songs, rhymes, and rhythms. Activities are designed to stimulate cognitive development.|
|Pre-school Music||Sharon Novak||2.5-5 years||Thursday||11:15-Noon||$144 per 18 week session, or “drop-in” for $9 per class||Children use familiar folk songs to learn principles of rhythm and pitch. Through singing, dancing, and the playing of rhythm instruments, children lay a foundation for further music study. Prereading skills are incorporated in drawing and coloring activities.|
|Blues for Adults||Chad Cummings||Adults||Thursday||11:30-1:00 p.m.||$270 per 18 week session||This group playing experience will teach players to improvise over blues forms while playing through many of the most enduring old blues standards. Instruction will include music theory, ear training, and some basic music notation. Attendees should have basic playing skills on their instruments, and players of all types of instruments are welcome. Performance opportunities throughout the semester.|
|Adult Strings Ensemble||Jenny Huang-Dale||Adults||Thursday||1:15-2:15 p.m.||$216 per 18 week session||Early – intermediate ensemble for cello and other strings.|
|Strings After School||Jenny Huang-Dale||Grades 1-4||Thursday||4-4:45 p.m.||$187.50 for the 18 week session||Continuation of a class that began in the fall. New students may join with permission. Please call the Mountain Top Office to discuss. 603 447 4737|
|Youth Ensemble||Ellen Schwindt||Students with 3+ years of playing experience||Thursday||5-6:30 p.m.||$180 per 18 week session/Free for students taking private lessons||For students with 3+ years of playing experience. FREE to students taking private lessons. Youth Ensembles will play as a large group and as smaller groups. Ensembles will prepare several concerts during the school year, sometimes in conjunction with other groups. All instruments are welcome. Students are encouraged to select and plan their own ensembles – duos, trios, quartets etc.|