Group Classes for Instruments and Voice

Group classes are a key component of instrumental instruction, including the Suzuki approach. Classes are offered in cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, piano, saxophone, violin, viola and voice.  Classes may be taken without being part of a Young Artists Program, but concurrent private lessons, either at the Thurnauer School or elsewhere, are required.

Call to schedule a placement evaluation to determine level.


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

NEW! Group Piano for Non-Pianists (Ages 8-12)

Experiencing the keyboard allows music students to have a better understanding of musicianship overall and how music is put together.  This class is recommended for instrumental students and singers at the elementary or intermediate level.  In addition to keyboard orientation and the exploration of piano repertoire, students learn sight-reading and harmonization through a supportive small-group environment, .  No previous piano experience is necessary.  Having a piano or keyboard at home is helpful but not required. This class can be taken on its own or as part of a Young Artists Program. Class size is limited to 6 students. 

30 times on Mondays
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Oct 7 - Jun 22
Except: Oct 14, Oct 21, Dec 23, Dec 30, Jan 27, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 25
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50PFNM00F9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

NEW! Group Viola for Violinists

10+ years
Playing viola is a valuable skill for violinists.  Students explore the unique characteristics and subtle technical differences between the violin and viola, learn to read music in the Alto clef, and play pieces written especially for the viola. There are many advantages and opportunities for violinists who also understand the viola.  This class is available to violinists who have completed Suzuki Book 3, and can be taken on its own or as part of a Young Artists Program.  Class size limited to 6.

30 times on Sundays
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Oct 6 - Jun 21
Except: Dec 1, Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 9, Mar 15, Apr 12, May 10, May 24
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50GVV00F9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

NEW! Advanced Piano Seminar

Open to advanced- level pianists, this class is devoted to a deeper understanding of performance issues, musical structures, and the infinite possibilities that go into interpreting piano literature.  The instrument has evolved greatly over the course of history, especially throughout the Industrial Revolution.  Students study how composers in different eras approached the piano and how they responded to and were inspired by its development.  This class can be taken on its own or as part of a Young Artists Program. An audition is required.


30 times on Sundays
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Oct 6 - Jun 21
Except: Dec 1, Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 9, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, May 24
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50APSE00F9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Instrument Exploration! (for 7-9 yrs old)

7-9 yrs.
Explore saxophone, double bass, and percussion in a small music class setting. Students will receive 10 weeks of instruction on each instrument and rotate through all three instruments over the course of the school year. Instruments are provided, and parents are encouraged, but not required, to attend classes. 
(Enrollment limited to 12, with 4 students per instrument rotation).  Price includes a non-refundable $50 registration fee.


30 times on Wednesdays
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Oct 2 - Jun 17
Except: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1, Feb 19, Apr 8, Apr 15, May 27
$1,125.00 Member
$1,230.00 Public
50EJEX00F9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Introduction to Brass (for 10-12 yrs old)

10-12 yrs. Come and explore the trumpet and trombone in a small group setting. Students will receive 7-8 weeks of instruction on each instrument over the semester. (Class size limited to 6)

15 times on Tuesdays
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Oct 29 - Feb 25
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18
$580.00 Member
$630.00 Public
50ITBR00F9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.



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