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Beginning Instruments

A small group class focused on preparing students for private instruction and building community through learning to play a musical instrument.  Each class is limited to 4-5 students and is designed to train the child’s ear to recognize melodic sounds and rhythm. Students then translate this recognition to their chosen instrument. The students will begin to visually identify notes and play simple melodies.

Summer Session

Beginning Guitar

Students learn the basics of classical guitar (string names, finger positions, hand coordination), musical alphabet, theory and fundamentals using the guitar as a starter instrument. Students will increase fine motor skills and learn transferable musical skills in this accessible first entry class.
Small group class focused on preparing students for private instruction, Elementary group classes, and/or ensembles.

Instructor: Javier Rosario

Beginning Piano

Summer 2021: Currently offered both online and in-person, we encourage families to choose what format will work best for them.

Beginning Piano students learn the basics of the piano keys, music alphabet, rhythm and melody. Those continuing from 2020-21 school year piano study will be met at their level and given age- and skill-appropriate repertoire and lessons. All students will increase fine motor skills and learn transferable musical skills in this accessible first entry class. Small group class focused on preparing students for private instruction, Elementary group classes, and/or ensembles.

Materials: Should have a keyboard (can be small) or a piano at home, otherwise option to teach on print-out paper keyboards.

Instructor: Akela Franklin

Beginning Strings

Join us for a survey of the String family instruments. Learn the basics of the Strings instrument family, music fundamentals, and begin preparation for private instruction in this first entry class. Students continuing from 2020-21 school year string study will be met at their level and given age- and skill-appropriate repertoire and lessons. Students must have at least one instrument already at home or be able to rent through CMCB or a third party (Johnson String). Contact us if you need assistance with instruments.

Small group class focused on preparing students for private instruction, Elementary group classes, and/or ensembles.

Please note: Survey instruments (violins and cellos) will be chosen based on inventory and enrollment.

Instructor: Lisa Sailer

Beginning Ukulele

Learn the basics of this accessible, entry level instrument, sure to inspire any young musician to keep playing and possibly even singing along at home! Ukulele is a great instrument to start your child’s musical journey.
Small group class focused on preparing students for private instruction, Elementary group classes, and/or ensembles.

Instructor: Javier Rosario

Beginning Voice

Summer 2021: Due to the nature of this class, Beginning Voice is currently offered online only.

Students learn to create a healthy sound with efficient breath support, body awareness, and sound projection. Through group and solo songs, musical games and activities, young singers will gain confidence in their ability to sing and share music. Students will learn music fundamentals transferable to any instrument, making this an accessible first entry class. Small group class focused on preparing students for private instruction, Elementary group classes, and/or ensembles.

Instructor: Akela Franklin

For questions about your child’s unique musical pathway at CMCB, please email us at registration@cmcb.org.