10 Years & Up

 

History of Rock (Christian Nesmith)

History of Rock includes a more immersive understanding of music, its construction, its execution, and how that has impacted world events including politics, style and fashion, cultural evolution, and the rethinking of art itself. This will include examining music of last 100 years.

In addition to reviewing various artists, discussing their contributions and what effect they had on our culture, a basic understanding of music theory will also be taught, as well as a familiarization of the tools used throughout the history of music. This includes various instruments AND recording devices and techniques. We plan on giving the students a hands-on experience.

The goal is to impart a more comprehensive understanding of music, its creators and listeners, and how it has changed and been changed by important historical, technological, and cultural events.

Christian Nesmith    
1 hour Tuesdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
$260

Improv (Rebecca Martin)

Explore the elements of improvisation in this engaging class. You learn some of the core fundamentals and principles of improv, focusing on various games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, agreement (“yes and”); active listening, character, status, and making your scene partner look good. All of these practices are things kids will carry with them into everyday life!

Rebecca Martin
1 hour Wednesdays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
$260

Musical Theater Workshop (Rebecca Martin)

By popular demand! A chance to explore music, singing, movement and acting techniques in this playful workshop that will end with a delightful musical review! All levels of experience most welcome. Group work, individual attention, songs from various musicals and theater games.

Rebecca Martin
1 hour, Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
$260

Rock Band (Beginning) (Christian Nesmith)

Learning an instrument?  Want to be in a band? Grab your friends and come join Christian Nesmith (of our popular History Of Rock classes.)  This class is created for younger kids to have fun together while learning the art of band-hood.  Do you play guitar?  Learn the difference between your role as rhythm and lead.  Play bass?  Find out why you need to become very close friends with the drummers! Play piano?  Keyboard is incredibly versatile in a band.  Are you a singer?  Find your inner Rock God (or Goddess)!

Two bands have been formed by members of this class in past years, and one of them is currently writing their own songs, and playing out in Los Angeles.
Christian Nesmith
1.5 hours  Tuesday, 10:00  – 11:30 am
$364

Rock Band (Invitational) (Christian Nesmith)

This class is designed for musicians of all instruments who have mastered the fundamentals of playing, and now want to explore the very different skill of playing in a band.  If your student would like to take this class, please contact us to arrange a tryout.
Two bands have been formed by members of this class in past years, and one of them is currently writing their own songs, and playing out in Los Angeles.
Christian Nesmith    
1.5 hours Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
$364

Social Action   (Angelia Robinson)

Let’s explore social problems and issues, their root causes, and society’s response. Students work together to make a difference, locally and globally, through a series of philanthropic and community service projects.  This class is not only philosophical–it’s hands-on Action!
Angelia Robinson
1 hour Mondays, 10:30 – 11:30 am

$260

Stitch Craft (Angelia Robinson)

Let’s play with stitches! In this class students will explore knitting, crochet, hand sewing, and needle felting, and more. Handcrafts can strengthen hand-eye coordination and encourage relaxation all while instilling practical life skills. Perfect for both girls and boys alike.

Angelia Robinson
1 hour, Tuesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
$260
Materials fee $35