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American Music Institute presents Guitar 101, a great introductory guitar class for all styles of guitar playing for beginning students as well as those with some experience. Whether you eventually want to focus on jazz, electric, classical or acoustic guitar, this class is a great way to start and establish the basic techniques of playing the guitar. Students learn basic concepts of guitar playing including posture, correct left-hand technique, use of the pick and basic note reading skills. Students will learn songs, scales and fundamental technique exercises. The group setting of Guitar 101 offers students a wonderful way to play with other musicians while learning a new instrument. For instrument rental/purchase information, contact American Music Institute at AMI@amimusic.org or (630) 850-8505.
Get started on learning violin fundamentals! American Music Institute group violin classes provide a great introduction and foundation for future music instruction. Students will learn proper violin technique and music-reading skills in a group setting, where they will receive proper personal attention while allowing for small ensemble playing. Students must bring an instrument. For instrument rental/purchase information, contact American Music Institute at AMI@amimusic.org or (630) 850-8505.
In a stimulating small group environment, your child will develop musical skills that are fundamental to beginning music lessons on piano and other instruments. Utilizing the Music for Little Mozarts instructional program, these thirty-minute, fast-paced, fun classes include singing, dancing, ear training, pre-note reading, rhythm training and keyboard skills.Creative visual aids are employed to capture students' attention and help them remember the concepts more easily. Music lesson and workbooks are sold at the Wagner Community Center. On the first day of class, your instructor will let you know which book to purchase. Level 1 class is for new students. Level 2 class is for continuing students.
Come spend a week with the staff of Spirito! Singers perform for their family on the last day. Participants will enjoy learning some great new songs and see how fun it is to be part of a choral team. Music theory will be introduced through fun and diverse activities. Learn warm-ups and techniques that are valuable to young singers, and experience how movement can enhance the singing experience. Connect with other kids who love to sing! Use your new techniques and your new music to present a short concert for your family and friends. The performance will be held on Friday, June 23 at 11:00 a.m. Each camper receives a free t-shirt. Please bring a snack and water bottle to camp each day. This Camp is held in the Recreation Building at Crestview Park.
Experience music in a fun setting, from Baroque to Beatles and beyond! Learn about music and singing with a group. Class will work on reading music and singing harmony. Students will give a performance for family and friends on the last day of class. We will be utilizing ukulele's to incorporate theory and learning how to read music. Ukulele's will be available for use in the classroom. Previous students may continue and new students may join the group. Music theory book required for class and available for purchase at front desk.
The Elmhurst Park District and The Elmhurst Symphony are pleased and proud to launch a Summer String Orchestra for string players of intermediate level and up who are or have been part of an orchestra. This is a great opportunity for the serious musician to receive instruction from the Assistant Conductor of the Elmhurst Symphony. The goal of the summer program is for each student to grow musically and personally while experiencing a variety of music. Participants will have an opportunity to perform for friends and family at a final concert upon completion of the program on Tuesday, July 11 at 7 p.m.
Open to musicians with concert band experience from ages 12 to adult (ages 12-14 may be required to audition), the Elmhurst Community Summer Band will rehearse weekly on Tuesdays from 8-10 p.m. starting June 13, and also on Monday, July 3, at the York Community High School band room. The band performs in outdoor concerts at Wilder Park (Community Band on Thursday, July 13 and Jazz Band on Thursday, July 20). Students will receive excellent instruction from Michael Pavlik, Director of Bands, York High School, and William Riddle, Department Chair for the Performing Arts at York High School.
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