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Catawba College Community Music Program enrolling students

The Catawba College Community Music Program is currently enrolling students of all ages.

Private instruction as well as class or group lessons are currently being offered for students of all ages and ability levels. The 12-week instruction period begins the week of Feb. 1 and will conclude May 1.

Tuition discounts are available for families who enroll multiple children in either private instruction or classes.

Registration forms are available to download at http://www.catawba.edu/communitymusc .

Questions regarding Catawba College Community Music may be addressed to Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, director of community music at 704-433-3887 or pburgess@Catawba.edu .

Private instruction

Private instruction is being offered in piano, organ, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and guitar. The teaching and instruction are tailored to the students’ needs and can accommodate a wide range of musical styles from contemporary to traditional.

Great care is taken to place a student with the appropriate faculty member to foster interest, talent development and student success. Tuition rates for individual lessons are: 30 minutes, $280 per semester; 45 minutes, $420 per semester; 60 minutes, $560 per semester.

Several classes are also being offered this term.

Pre-Piano Class

For the youngest learners, the program offers the Pre-Piano Class, which is designed to introduce children ages 4 and 5 to the elements of music while learning about the unique qualities of the piano. This class is meant to serve as a creative bridge to the reading of music notation. The child’s natural curiosity is explored through active participation that includes singing, movement and rhythm instruments.

The class meets once a week for 50 minutes. Tuition, $270 for the semester.

Piano Class

Class piano for children and adults is based on an active learning approach. Musical concepts come alive as the students work together in a supportive learning environment. Modern and innovative methods emphasize the development of basic musical skills including technique, ear training, improvisation and basic repertoire. Activities at the keyboard and musical games make this the ideal class for the beginning pianist.

Separate classes are offered for both children and adults. The 50-minute class meets once a week. Tuition, $270 for the semester.

Guitar class

Class Guitar for Beginners and Intermediate is designed for teen and pre-teen students who are beginning or continuing on acoustic or electric guitar.  Students learn basic chords, notation and guitar tablature with a special emphasis placed on popular songs chosen by the class and the instructor.

Tuition is $270 for a semester. Instructor David Edwards is also available for private instruction.

 

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