This year, we are providing a wide range of musical opportunities for your child to try something new or hone skills they already have!  Check out all our options below and contact Jenny at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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Fall 2020 Class Offerings

Learn Now Music

Learn to Play in a Music Group: Grades K-6

Tuition: $99
Dates: 6 Weeks, Multiple days and times available
Registration: https://learnnowmusic.com/online-lessons/ Please put “Herndon ES PTA” in the comments section.

This new online class is being offered for instruction for piano, guitar, violin, and drum.  Instruments available for rent from Learn Now Music for $20. For more info and to register, check out the link above.

 

The Music Loft, LLC

The Music Loft, LLC has created a video-on-demand enrichment program for elementary schools. Each video is interactive, informative and engaging. Classes come with printable materials for home use and have been created by our certified music educators. They are sure to be a bright spot in the children’s day!

Tuition: $80 per class
Dates: 10/19 – 11/9 (4 Weeks of videos to learn at your own pace)
Registration: Fill out the form at the bottom of this page 

Introduction to Ukulele: Grades 2-3

Introduction to Ukulele provides an easy and enjoyable start to ukulele playing. No previous knowledge of music or ukulele is necessary. You will learn the parts of the instrument, how to hold it, how to play 4 essential chords along with strumming techniques. The songs are easy, contemporary, appropriate, and are fun to play. Songs include “Country Roads”, “Iko Iko”, “Roar” and more!
Requirements: Students will need a Ukulele at home to participate. Ukulele’s should be tuned by a local music store before the first lesson. Recommended Ukuleles:  Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele ($56.99 on amazon), Luna Vintage Spruce Soprano Ukulele,($59.99 Guitar Center, $69.00 on Amazon), Mitchell MU40 Soprano Ukulele ($35.99 on sale Guitar Center)

Introduction to Ukulele: Grades 4-6

Introduction to Ukulele provides an easy and enjoyable start to ukulele playing. No previous knowledge of music or ukulele is necessary.
You will learn the parts of the instrument, how to hold it, how to play 4+ essential chords along with different strumming techniques. The songs are easy, contemporary, appropriate, and are fun to play. Songs include “Country Roads”, “Iko Iko”, “I’m Yours”, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, and more! The pace of this class is appropriate or older learners.
Requirements: Students will need a Ukulele at home to participate. Ukulele’s should be tuned by a local music store before the first lesson. Recommended Ukuleles Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele ($56.99 on Amazon), Luna Vintage Spruce Soprano Ukulele,($59.99 Guitar Center, $69.00 on Amazon), Mitchell MU40 Soprano Ukulele ($35.99 on sale Guitar Center)

Draw the Music: K-6

Get in touch with your artistic side! In this hands-on class you will learn about basic elements of art and use these elements to paint/draw what the music makes you think or feel. Your instructor will take you through a musical journey with pieces that range from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” to George Gershwin’s “ Rhapsody in Blue”. Each piece evokes different ideas and feelings which you will put to paper.
Requirements: Students need to have access to paper, markers, crayons, paint, canvas.

Comic Book Opera: Grades K-6

Can you imagine comic books colliding with opera? We can! We will delve into the stories of “comic operas”, listen to arias from famous operas, and create our own comic book using a comic book story board format. Perhaps you decide to change the ending of the opera in your
comic book? Perhaps the characters change? It’s up to you! We will explore operas such as “The Marriage of Figaro” and “The Magic Flute”
Requirements: Students will need access to paper, markers, crayons, paint, canvas. A PDF of a comic book story board will be sent to the student before the class.

Bucket Drumming: Grades 2-3

Grab a bucket and some drum sticks and let’s get drumming! 2nd and 3rd graders students will learn movement and rhythm along with the basics of bucket drumming. The classes include basic percussive rhythms, reading and understanding bucket drumming notation. Bucket songs will include songs such as “La Bamba”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, and “Watermelon Sugar”.
Requirements: Students will need access to a 5 gallon bucket from Home Depot/Lowes and a pair of drumsticks. Other materials to drum on can be a plastic storage tote, pillow or pot. You can also grab a pair of wooden spoons 🙂

Bucket Drumming: Grades 4-6

Grab a bucket and some drum sticks and let’s get drumming! 4th through 6th grade students will learn movement and rhythm along with the basics of bucket drumming. The classes include advanced percussive rhythms, reading and understanding bucket drumming notation. Bucket songs will include songs such as “Pompeii”, and “Watermelon Sugar”.
Requirements: Students will need access to a 5 gallon bucket from Home Depot/Lowes and a pair of drumsticks. Other materials to drum on can be a plastic storage tote, pillow or pot. You can also grab a pair of wooden spoons 🙂

Music and Movement: Grades K-2

Music and movement provide an important means for spontaneous creativity that comes from the rich and deep inner life of the child. Through music and movement children feel free to create and re-create themselves at will. They try on feelings, expressions, and different ways of being. In doing so, they learn more about who they are. Students will explore rhythmic patterns, musical tempos and moving to different kinds of music.
Requirements: none

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