The Schwob School of Music Preparatory Division has a great semester in store! Choose from among these musically enriching classes. Suitable programs are available for students of all ages and levels. Registrations for all Schwob School of Music Preparatory Division classes and private lessons are handled through the Music Prep office in the Schwob School of Music, which is located in the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in downtown Columbus. Call Monday-Friday to register or for more information: 706.641.5124.
The Music Preparatory Division provides high-level instruction through private lessons led by talented and experienced instructors. Lessons are available on all major instruments and voice including piano, guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, tuba, and percussion. Students from beginner to advanced of any age can reach their potential by benefiting from these programs. Private lesson rates are $36/45-minute lesson and $48/60-minute lesson. Payment is accepted in full or in monthly installments.
Summer schedule: Now accepting registration for summer semester. We are happy to accommodate your summer plans by creating a weekly semester arrangement that works for you.
Music Prep is accepting registration for Wiggle & Grow Family (infant - 6 years old). Each week at Kindermusik, we combine your preschooler’s natural love of music, storytelling, and imaginative play with age-appropriate activities that introduce early music concepts and foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth, and self-control. We also connect you with other parents who share in the wonder of parenting a preschooler. The Kindermusik@Home digital home materials bring the music, activities, and each month’s story everywhere you go. The repetition enhances the learning—and the fun! Call 706-641-5124 for more information or to register.
Summer Schedule: Wiggle and Grow Family (walkers - 6 years old)
Semesters are four weeks. Classes are Fridays at 10:00am and 11:00am. Tuition: $50 (one child), $80 (two children), $100 (three children), Includes digital @Home kit.
Session 1: June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19
Session 2: August 2, 9, 16, 23
Music Prep is now offering group piano lessons for beginners ages 5-7. In each 50-minute lesson, young ones will enjoy receiving piano preliminaries on their own full-sized keyboard with other students their age. Children will gain confidence as their familiarity at the keyboard grows and as they ease into the structure of weekly lessons. This class is appropriate for children who show a strong interest in piano, as well as for the simply curious. All lessons take place in the Keyboard Lab on the first floor of the Schwob School of Music. Classes forming now, and begin in May.
10-week program (once per week):
Mondays or Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Thursday class begins May 30th; Monday class June 3rd
Tuition: $185 (includes book)
Instructor: Robert Wilson
3-week program (twice per week):
M & W at 5:30 pm; T & F at 5:30 pm; or T & Th at 10:00 am
Begins week of June 13th
Tuition: $115 (includes book)
Instructor: Tzuyi Chen
The Suzuki Method is based on the way in which children naturally learn language. Sinichi Suzuki noticed how miraculous it is that children effortlessly learn their mother tongue. Why can't they learn music in the same way? Suzuki violin students will experience the benefits of both private and group lessons. Private lessons introduce the gradual steps each student takes to begin playing the violin. Group classes serve to reinforce skills learned at lessons and provide a sense of joining in with others in play. For more program information and tuition details, click here.
Children ages 9-14 are eligible to participate in this active music-making choral experience. An individual, friendly audition is required for placement into the choir. Auditions deal with basic factors such as pitch matching and steady beat.
For advanced young musicians in middle and high school, the Young Artist Program provides high-caliber chamber ensemble coaching and training by acclaimed, professional faculty. The program also provides theory and ear training classes, which allow for a well-rounded music education. For young musicians, the Young Artist Program provides a rare opportunity to receive a head-start through a curriculum that is often only provided to music majors beginning at the university level. Young Artist Program students are accepted through a recommendation and audition process. Spring semester officially begins Monday, January 9th.
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Last Updated: 5/18/13