Spring 2019 Group Classes

Register for a Group Class

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Register as a “Drop-in” or Register for a free class

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Please register for group and individual classes online.  You will find it faster and we will be able to process more efficiently.


Spring Term:

The Spring Term begins Monday, January 7th and runs to Friday May 24th, and includes 18 weekly classes.

Group Lessons:

Certain Group Classes allow “drop-ins”.  Drop-ins should still “register” with the office so we have name and contact information if time and/or location of the class changes.

Holidays (no classes):

Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King Day)

Monday, February 18 to Friday, February 22 (Winter Break)

Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26 (Spring Break) NOTE THAT THIS DIFFERS FROM MSAD72 SCHOOL DISTRICT IN MAINE.

Any classes canceled by the teacher will be made up during the weeks of May 27 to 31 or June 3 to June 7. No make ups are available for individual absences from group classes.

Strings After School at Molly Ockett (FULL-YEAR COURSE, NOT OPEN TO NEW STUDENTS) Jenny Huang-Dale Grades 1-4 Monday 2:45-3:45 p.m. —- 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.
Group Guitar for Kids Sharon Novak Ages 6-9 Monday 4-4:45 p.m. $120 PER 10 WEEK SESSION Children will learn the basics of playing guitar, including correct left and right hand positions. Basic music and chord reading is also included. No prior musical experience necessary. Students will be ready to move into private lessons at the end of the class. NEW STUDENTS ONLY.
Keyboard Kids Sharon Novak Ages 5-7 Monday 4:45-5:30 p.m. $120 PER 10 WEEK SESSION Students learn to read music notation, use right and left hands to play familiar songs, and begin to play in ensemble. Students will experience the keyboard in a friendly and encouraging setting. No prior musical experience is necessary. Students will be ready to move into private lessons at the end of the class. NEW STUDENTS ONLY.
Recorder Ensemble Judy Teehan Adults Monday (starts 3-4-19) 6-7 p.m. by donation
Calling all recorder players, or wannabes!
Come play recorders with others and enjoy making music. Students need to be able to read music and know the basic fingerings for the recorder. The group will go beyond the basics and explore duos, trios, quartets and more.
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.
Chamber Ensembles Chris Nourse 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.
Intro to Jam Band Chad Cummings Kids – Adults Tuesday 3:30-4:00 p.m. $144/Free to students taking private lessons Designed to introduce students a group playing experience to students who have achieved basic mastery of their instruments. Permission of instructor is required.
Beginning Ukulele Sharon Novak Beginners age 8 and up. Tuesday 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. $120 per 10 week session; starts 1/7/19 For students new to the instrument. This user-friendly fretted string is a great way to get started in music. Students will be ready to move into private lessons at the end of the class. NEW STUDENTS ONLY.
Cover/Jam Band Chad Cummings Kids – Adults Tuesday 4:15-5:45 p.m. $216 per 18 week session or “drop-in” for $11 per class/Free to students taking private lessons Cover/Jam 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.
Adult Blues Band Chad Cummings Adults Tuesday  6:30-8 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.
Community Orchestra Faculty Adults and Teens Wednesday 7:00-9:00 p.m. Free Location: Kennett Middle School
Open to all orchestral instruments. Concert dates Sunday, March 10 & Saturday, June 8. Please register to be notified of January rehearsal start date.
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 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. $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.
Youth Ensemble Jenny Huang-Dale 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.

Duetters – Piano PLUS!

Juston Ramos Teens and adults, or with permission of instructor Friday 4:00 – 6:00  p.m. $15 per session Sign up as a duo, and bring your prepared pieces for coaching and instruction. Sign up for all 5 sessions, or call the office to inquire about signing up for specific dates. Piano 4-hands or piano and soloist duos are welcome. Max enrollment 4 pairs.