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School Year 2017/18

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  • Drum
    Buddies
  • Beginner
    Drums
  • Beginner
    Piano
  • Beginner Piano -
    Full Year
  • Pre-Flute
    Fife Class
  • Beginner
    Guitar
  • Beginner
    Violin
  • Beginner
    Ukulele
  • Songs in
    Motion
  • Kids Musical
    Revue
  • Custom
    Ensembles
  • Intergenerational
    Flute Choir
  • Suzuki Program
    Violin / Guitar
  • Wind
    Ensemble
  • Cantori Scolari
    Youth Choirs
  • IHM Youth
    Orchestra

Drum Buddies

Have a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, drum-beating good time! Drum Buddies is a great first music or ensemble experience for young beginners. Students will gain an understanding of rhythm in a fun way - using hands, feet, household objects (plastic bowls, coffee cans), and percussion instruments. Drum Buddies will be different every session so students can take it multiple times in preparation for starting private lessons.

FEE: $125 + $25 practice pad/sticks
Scholarships are available for all Music School programs.


Age Group Instructor Schedule Length # Classes Start Date Tuition
4-6 years TBA TBA 30 min 10 TBA $125 + $25 practice pad/sticks
4-6 years TBA TBA 30 min 10 TBA $125 + $25 practice pad/sticks
4-6 years TBA TBA 30 min 10 TBA $125 + $25 practice pad/sticks

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Beginner Drums

Learn to drum in a relaxed and fun environment. Designed for total beginners who have no previous experience with the drums. A favorite instrument for many students, drumming also gives students a solid foundation in feeling and creating a beat, keeping a steady tempo, recognizing the different note values, and coordination.

6-WEEK and 4-WEEK SESSIONS


Age Group Instructor Schedule Length # Classes Start Date Tuition
7-9 years Dave Fox Tuesday
5:30-6:30 pm
60 min 6 10/17/2017 $175 + $25 practice pad/sticks
7-9 years Dave Fox Tuesday
5:30-6:30 pm
60 min 4 1/9/2018 $125 + $25 practice pad/sticks
7-9 years Dave Fox Tuesday
5:30-6:30 pm
60 min 6 2/27/2018 $175 + $25 practice pad/sticks
7-9 years Dave Fox Tuesday
5:30-6:30 pm
60 min 6 4/24/2018 $175 + $25 practice pad/sticks

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Beginner Piano (short sessions)

Beginners with no previous experience learn the basics of playing piano and music reading skills, plus engaging group activities using supplemental rhythm instruments and movement. Students will be using proven method book series like Piano Adventures (materials fee can be waived if a student repeats the class).
A piano or 61-note touch sensitive keyboard is required for at-home practice.


6-WEEK and 4-WEEK SESSIONS

Scholarships are available for all Music School programs


Age Group Instructor Schedule Length No. of Classes Start Date Tuition
5-6 years Michael Rice Thursday
4:00-5:00 pm
60 min 6 10/19/2017 $175 + $20 books
5-6 Michael Rice Thursday
4:00-5:00 pm
60 min 4 1/11/2018 $125 + $20 books
5-6 years Michael Rice Thursday
4:00-5:00 pm
60 min 6 3/1/2018 $175 + $20 books
5-6 years Michael Rice Thursday
4:00-5:00 pm
60 min 6 4/26/2018 $175 + $20 books

Age Group Instructor Schedule Length No. of Classes Start Date Tuition
7-8 years Michael Rice Thursday
5:00-6:00 pm
60 min 6 10/19/2017 $175 + $20 books
7-8 years Michael Rice Thursday
5:00-6:00 pm
60 min 4 1/11/2018 $125 + $20 books
7-8 years Michael Rice Thursday
5:00-6:00 pm
60 min 6 3/1/2018 $175 + $20 books
7-8 years Michael Rice Thursday
5:00-6:00 pm
60 min 6 4/26/2018 $175 + $20 books

Age Group Instructor Schedule Length No. of Classes Start Date Tuition
5-6 years Dan Masterson Saturday
10:00-10:45 am
45 min 6 10/21/2017 $135 + $20 books
5-6 years Dan Masterson Saturday
10:00-10:45 am
45 min 4 1/6/2018 $95 + $20 books
5-6 years Dan Masterson Saturday
10:00-10:45 am
45 min 6 3/3/2018 $135 + $20 books
5-6 years Dan Masterson Saturday
10:00-10:45 am
45 min 6 4/28/2018 $135 + $20 books

Age Group Instructor Schedule Length No. of Classes Start Date Tuition
7-8 years Dan Masterson Saturday
11:00-12:00 pm
60 min 6 10/21/2017 $175 + $20 books
7-8 years Dan Masterson Saturday
11:00-12:00 pm
60 min 4 1/11/2018 $125 + $20 books
7-8 years Dan Masterson Saturday
11:00-12:00 pm
60 min 6 3/1/2018 $175 + $20 books
7-8 years Dan Masterson Saturday
11:00-12:00 pm
60 min 6 4/28/2018 $175 + $20 books

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Beginner Piano (October - May)

For 5-6 Year Olds: Time to Begin is the cornerstone of The Music Tree beginning piano instruction series. The method starts with notation off the staff and progresses through reading directions and intervals, leading to the discovery of the grand staff. Classes will also include a carefully designed program of rhythm, technique, and creativity.

For 7-8 Year Olds: This performance-based piano class is for students with no or limited prior formal piano experience. Students engage in creative keyboard exploration, learning basic music and keyboard skills, theory, ensemble playing, and composition. Students should be prepared to practice at least 20 minutes per day, and complete additional written activities with adult help at home.

A piano or 61-note touch sensitive keyboard with sustain pedal is required for home practice.


FEE: $545 ($272.50 in 2 installments) for 45 minute classes (5-6 year olds)
FEE: $695 ($347.50 in 2 installments) for 60 minute classes (7-8 year olds)
Scholarships are available for all Music School programs.


Age Group Instructor Day Time No. of Classes Start Dates
5-6 year olds Cyndi Bliss Monday 4:00-4:45 pm 30 10/2/2017
7-8 year olds Cyndi Bliss Monday 5:00-6:00 pm 30 10/2/2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Pre-Flute Fife Class

Fife is a smaller, plastic version of the flute, perfect for young players and smaller hands. Students will learn how to make a sound on the fife, to hold the instrument properly, and to play several fun and familiar songs. Class includes games and skill-building activities. Note reading will be introduced at the students' own pace. Students will be able to move easily into silver flute playing when they feel ready.

10-WEEK SESSIONS


Age Group Instructor Schedule Length # Classes Start Date Tuition
7-9 years Eileen Yarrison Thursday
4:00-4:45 pm
45 min 10 10/5/2017 $225 + $25
fife and book
7-9 years Eileen Yarrison Thursday
4:00-4:45 pm
45 min 10 1/11/2018 $225 + $25
fife and book
7-9 years Eileen Yarrison Thursday
4:00-4:45 pm
45 min 10 4/12/2018 $225 + $25
fife and book

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Beginner Guitar

Learn the basics of guitar playing: chords, strumming, fingerpicking, and melodic lines. Play and sing along with popular songs from folk and rock styles. No previous music background required; introduction to note-reading included. Students must supply their own guitar. The instructor highly recommends an instrument with nylon strings.

6-WEEK and 4-WEEK SESSIONS


Age Group Instructor Schedule Length # Classes Start Date Tuition
5-7 years Berit Strong Monday
4:00-4:45 pm
45 min 6 10/2/2017 $135
5-7 years Berit Strong Monday
4:00-4:45 pm
45 min 4 1/8/2018 $95
5- 7 years Berit Strong Monday
4:00-4:45 pm
45 min 6 2/26/2018 $135
5-7 years Berit Strong Monday
4:00-4:45 pm
45 min 6 4/9/2018 $135

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Beginner Violin

Learn basic techniques for playing the violin, including how to hold the violin, proper position for the left hand, mastering the bow hold, and simple bowing strokes. Learn the different parts of the instrument, and how to care for your violin. Note reading will be introduced. Students will learn to play some simple and fun songs right from the start. Students must supply their own violin.

6-WEEK and 4-WEEK SESSIONS


Age Group Instructor Schedule Length # Classes Start Date Tuition
5-7 years TBA TBA 45 min 6   $135
5-7 years TBA TBA 45 min 4   $95
5-7 years TBA TBA 45 min 6   $135
5-7 years TBA TBA 45 min 6   $135

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Beginner Ukulele

Ukulele is the perfect precursor to guitar study for young children. Students will learn instrument basics and simple songs to play with their classmates, culminating in a sharing of their new skills for their families. Students must provide their own instrument - soprano (13") or concert (15") ukulele with standard tuning - GCEA.

6-WEEK and 4-WEEK SESSIONS


Age Group Instructor Schedule Length # Classes Start Date Tuition
5-7 years Eric Baldwin Saturday
10:00-10:45 am
45 min 6 10/21/2017 $135
5-7 years Eric Baldwin Saturday
10:00-10:45 am
45 min 4 1/6/2018 $95
5-7 years Eric Baldwin Saturday
10:00-10:45 am
45 min 6 3/3/2018 $135
5-7 years Eric Baldwin Saturday
10:00-10:45 am
45 min 6 4/28/2018 $135

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Songs in Motion

Come rock and play! Your child will sing, clap, move, and play to the beat in this engaging and educational musical experience designed to prepare them for private lessons. Children will make music with their voices and with percussion instruments, learn the fundamentals of music through fun and dynamic activities, feel the joy of music-making, and share the music they’ve made with their families.

FEE: $490 (Full Year - 30 Classes)
INSTALLMENTS : Pay half with registration ($245). You will be invoiced for the 2nd half due by 1/31/2018.
PRORATED FEE: If you decide to start after the first day of class, the tuition is based on $16.50/session for number of sessions remaining. Call for details. (978) 486-9524.
Scholarships are available for all Music School programs.


Age Instructor Schedule Length # Classes Start Date
Ages 5-7 TBA Monday
5:00-5:45 pm
45 min 30 10/2/2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Kids Musical Revue

Young singer/actors - create your own show! Build stage skills and confidence in this unique program where everyone shines in a song or scene. Sing, dance, act, create, and produce an original musical revue ending in a performance for friends and family.

FEE: $595 (Full Year - 30 Sessions)
INSTALLMENTS : Pay half with registration ($297.50). You will be invoiced for the 2nd half due by 1/31/2018.
PRORATED FEE: If you decide to start after the first day of class, the tuition is based on $20.00/session for number of sessions remaining. Call for details. (978) 486-9524.
Scholarships are available for all Music School programs.

Age Instructor Day Time No. of Classes Start Date
8-13 year olds Pei-Chun Lin Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm 30 10/4/2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Custom Ensembles

Playing music with others is an essential element in developing your musical craft and enjoying the learning process. Beginners will make faster progress, developing musicians will be challenged to higher levels, and everyone will experience one of the true joys of music through learning and playing together. Students of all styles of music - classical, jazz, rock - are invited to sign up for a Custom Ensemble.

Ensemble experience is not required to participate in an ensemble, but students should have good basic technique on their instrument and elementary or stronger music reading skills.

Days, times, and start dates are coordinated with all the players and the ensemble coach. Fill out the Custom Ensemble Registration Form online or on paper (below). Questions? Contact Michael Havay, Class & Ensemble Manager.

Ensemble Length Tuition
3 sessions
Tuition
6 sessions
Tuition
10 sessions
Tuition
24 sessions
Duo
(2 musicians)
60 minutes $145 $275 $445 $995
Trio
(3 musicians)
60 minutes $115 $225 $345 $825
Quartet
(4 musicians)
60 minutes $95 $185 $295 $675

NOTE: You will not be charged tuition until you have been placed in a group.

Online Custom
Ensemble Form

Paper Custom
Ensemble Form




IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Intergenerational Flute Choir

Indulge your lifelong love of the flute and join this unique, non-auditioned, intergenerational flute ensemble. Play music from all eras and genres: Baroque, contemporary, Celtic, jazz and more! Bring your C flute or give the alto or bass flute a try!

Prerequisites: Players should be able to play all or nearly all the notes on the flute (lowest to highest C), and be comfortable with common rhythms. It is highly recommended that members are actively taking private lessons. Join any time with instructor approval. If you have questions about whether you are ready for the Intergenerational Community Flute Choir, please contact the director, Dr. Eileen Yarrison.

FEE: $495 (Full Year - 30 sessions)
INSTALLMENTS : Pay half with registration ($247.50). You will be invoiced for the 2nd half due by 1/31/2018.
PRORATED FEE: If you decide to start after the first day of class, the tuition is based on $16.50/session for number of sessions remaining. Call for details. (978) 486-9524.
Scholarships are available for all Music School programs.


Age Group Teacher Schedule Length # Classes Start Date Tuition
All ages Eileen Yarrison Thursday
7:00-8:00 pm
60 min 30 10/1/2017 $495

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Suzuki Program

Children the world over learn to speak their native language with ease. Shinichi Suzuki applied the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music, and called his method the mother-tongue approach. The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement, constant repetition, listening to recordings, step-by- step mastery, and group learning are some of the defining features of the Suzuki approach.

IHM's Suzuki program, for the 2017-18 school year, is open to children ages 4-6, with occasional exceptions for slightly younger and older students with approval from the teacher and the Director of Education. Students can continue in the program well beyond age six.

After filling out the online form (link below), your next steps in enrolling in our Suzuki program will be to meet your prospective teacher in an Intake Interview, and to attend a Suzuki orientation at Indian Hill. Please note that you will not be charged until these steps, as well as your lesson and class placement, are complete.

Please call our main office at 978-486-9524 or visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas website to learn more about the Suzuki approach and the Suzuki program at Indian Hill Music.

Register Online



INSTRUMENTS:
Violin or Guitar
AGES:
4-6
PRIVATE LESSONS:
VIOLIN: Saturday afternoons; GUITAR: Tuesday afternoons
GROUPS CLASSES (required): VIOLIN: Saturday 2:30-3:00 pm; GUITAR: Tuesday 4:30-5:00 pm
FEES: $35 registration fee; $1995 tuition (includes weekly private lessons and group classes)

Scholarships are available for all Music School programs.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Wind Ensemble - New! Woodwind and Brass players welcome

Formerly the Woodwind Ensemble, this year the ensemble is expanding into a group for woodwind and brass students! A perfect first ensemble experience for beginning flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, horn, euphonium, baritone, and tuba players. Students will play a variety of classical, folk style, and contemporary pieces to develop their ensemble skills -- matching rhythm, pitches, and phrasing, and learning how to lead and follow.
New Members: Join any time with approval of instructor.

FEE: $675 (Full Year - 30 Classes)
INSTALLMENTS : Pay half with registration ($337.50). You will be invoiced for the 2nd half due by 1/31/2018.
PRORATED FEE: If you decide to start after the first day of class, the tuition is based on $21.50/session for number of sessions remaining. Call for details. (978) 486-9524.
Scholarships are available for all Music School programs.


Age Instructor Day Time Start Date
Ages 10-16 Henry Tervo Saturday 10:00-11:00 am 10/7/2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Cantori Scolari Youth Choir

FEES: $995 (60 classes)
INSTALLMENTS : Pay half with registration ($497.50). You will be invoiced for the 2nd half due by 1/31/2018.
PRORATED FEE: If you decide to start after the first day of class, the tuition is based on $16.75/session for number of sessions remaining. Call for details. (978) 486-9524.

VISIT THE PROGRAM PAGE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS

Scholarships are available for all Music School programs.


Class Description Schedule Start
Cantori Scolari-
TUTTI: Ages 7-14
Sing songs from around the world and perform several times throughout the year! Further develop vocal skills, group singing technique, and knowledge of musical notation through the engaging and effective Kodaly method -- using hand sign solfege, folksongs, and simple classical songs to make learning fun. Great preparation for private voice lessons for the younger singer. Students should be able to sing in tune, read written language, sit attentively, and have a desire to learn. Tuesday & Thursday
4:15 - 5:30 pm
10/3/2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.


Indian Hill Music Youth Orchestras

Our multi-level string orchestra program is open to developing, intermediate, and advanced level string students, plus brass, woodwinds, and percussion for our top level Sinfonia Concert Orchestra. Members receive high quality training and can take advantage of learning opportunities offered by Indian Hill Music School's large faculty and the musicians of our professional Orchestra of Indian Hill. Students perform in three concerts per year as well as opportunities to play in the community. VISIT PROGRAM PAGE FOR DETAILS!


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