Young Artists Programs

Available for brass, percussion, piano, strings, winds, and voice. All private lesson programs include student performance opportunities for soloists and ensembles, student admission to all concerts and master classes held at Thurnauer, and accompanist fee. (Note: Suzuki guitar requires eight "teacher training" workshops for parents.)


Choose a 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week.
(Note: 60, 75, 90, and 120 min options can be divided into two lessons per week. Beginning students in violin, cello and piano are required to take two 30 min lessons per week.)

INTRODUCTORY LESSONS

Are you interested in learning how to play an instrument? Do you know which one you want to study or do you want to try one out to decide if you like it? Did you ever want to explore different music styles including classical, jazz and rock? Sign up today and begin your musical journey at Thurnauer!

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS PLUS 1
Learning how to play an instrument the right way is only the beginning. What better way to expand your musical journey than to practice your skills with other students, learn how music is structured OR join a performance ensemble to refine technique and perform on stage? This is an amazing opportunity to become a well-rounded musician.

Choose from 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, or 90-min. private lesson per week
And add either an instrumental group class, a Musical Explorers class, a musicianship class, OR a performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz combo, jazz big band, chamber music group)

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS PLUS 2
A more comprehensive opportunity to study an instrument, learn about music AND join fellow musicians to perform together.

Choose from 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week
And Add:
+ Musical Explorers or musicianship class
+ Instrumental group class OR performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz combo, jazz big band, chamber music group)

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS PLUS 3
The most comprehensive program available at Thurnauer for an aspiring musician. Study an instrument of your choice, take a class to learn about music and rhythm AND join both an instrumental group class and a performance ensemble to build skills, refine technique and experience different aspects of playing music.

Choose from 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week
And Add:
+ Musical Explorers or musicianship class
+ Instrumental group class
+ Performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz combo, jazz big band, chamber music group)


    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Add a Secondary Instrument

For students already enrolled in a program at the Thurnauer School, additional private secondary instrument or voice lessons may be taken.

    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Lauring Guitar Master Class Auditions

The 2019 Lauring Guitar Master Class will be taught by Rupert Boyd, who has been described byThe Washington Post as “truly evocative,” by Gramophone as a “fine guitarist,” and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a player who deserves to be heard.” His performances have taken him across four continents, from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to the Barcelona Guitar Festival in Spain, Strings-139 Festival in China, Festival de Musique Classique in France, Gharana Music Festival in Nepal, and every state and territory in Australia.

Active as both a soloist and chamber musician, Rupert Boyd regularly performs throughout the world as part of the Australian Guitar Duo with guitarist Jacob Cordover, and in Boyd Meets Girl, with cellist Laura Metcalf. The Australian Guitar Duo was a prizewinner of the Chamber Music section of the Australian Guitar Competition, and its debut CD Songs from the Forest was described as “wonderfully entertaining” by Classical Guitar Magazine, and “very impressive” by Soundboard Magazine. Boyd Meets Girl’s debut album, released in 2017 on the Sono Luminus label, reached #3 on the Billboard Traditional Classical charts.

Rupert Boyd holds a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) from the Australian National University School of Music, a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music and an Artist Diploma from the Yale University School of Music. In addition to winning the Andrés Segovia award from the Manhattan School of Music, Rupert Boyd was also a winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition and winner of the Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition.

The master class will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 from 1-4pm.
Nominations are due:  Nov. 13, 2018. 
Auditions will be held: Sun, Dec. 9

ELGIBILITY: Master Classes are open to pre-college musicians from a wide range of ages and levels of training. The criteria for selecting participants include good preparation, serious dedication, and the ability to respond to suggestions in a class situation, whether the student is performing a standard concerto or a piece from the beginning repertoire. Students chosen to perform must be residents of New Jersey, New York or Connecticut.  Students who cannot attend on the scheduled audition day may submit their audition via video.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
• Beginning Students: one memorized piece with which the student feels comfortable
• Intermediate and Advanced Students: Two contrasting selections of the teacher’s choice.
(One movement of a sonata would constitute a selection.) 
Repertoire must be memorized.

To audition for a Lauring Guitar Master Class, students must be nominated by their teachers. To nominate a student, click here.

To pay your audition fee of $50 by credit or debit card, click on Add to Cart below.  Or mail a check to the Thurnauer School of Music, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly, NJ 07670.

Sun, Dec 9
All Day
$50.00 Member
$50.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.



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