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Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy
School of American Music Fall 2019
SCHOOL OF AMERICAN MUSIC
at the THREE OAKS ARTS & EDUCATION CENTER
14 Maple Street, Three Oaks, MI
To register, call and leave a message: (269) 409-1191, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org, check our website:www.schoolofamericanmusic.com. Preregistration required.
Students and teachers must be able to readily switch to online instruction at any point in the semester in order to register for classes.
Classes begin the week of September 9th
Instructor: D. Garth Taylor Contact: email@example.com 269-409-1191
Age range: Middle & High School 3 to 5 students
CUSTOM DAY & TIME, 90 minute sessions, 12 weeks.
Description: Develop you musical technique and performance skills by playing in a band. The Music Ensemble will put together a small group of instrumentalists of a compatible skill level (including but not limited to guitar, bass, violin, flute, piano) who will meet each week in a group class to learn/rehearse a repertoire of music; and then perform this repertoire in public settings, i.e. parks, Farmers Market, A&E Center recitals, etc. The music repertoire is based on American Music Styles: rock, folk, country, blues, bluegrass, jazz, religious. The repertoire will be presented in such a way that students are learning bite-size chunks of musical theory along the way. As the course develops, the learning will extend to improvisational techniques.
Requirements: Basic musical knowledge: the chromatic scale, ability to recognized notes on the treble clef staff, some sight reading. Guitar players should know how to build major/minor chord triads in the easy keys. Other instruments should be able to comfortable read and perform a melody line.
Location: Three Oaks Arts & Education Center, 14 Maple Street, Three Oaks, MI
Intensive study in the following instruments is available at the School of American Music (SAM)
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced: Guitar
All labs are with an experienced instructor who is also a performing musician. To enroll contact us and we will schedule a day of the week and a time of day that works best.
Guitar, Bass, and Violin students need to bring your own instruments or contact us for guidance in renting or purchasing an instrument. If you need a keyboard to practice at home, we do have a keyboard to loan or we can guide you in your purchase.
Location: Music school located upstairs in the Three Oaks Township Public Library, 3 North Elm Street, Three Oaks, MI
*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class.
Teacher of Record: Mandy Jankoviak