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Homeschooling Classes ~FALL 2017~


Classes through the Open Academy for homeschoolers take place at:

Miami Lakes Congregational Church (MLCC)
6701 Miami Lakeway S
Miami Lakes, FL 33014


Private Lessons (Youth)

Private Lessons are available for all instruments as well as voice. Work privately, one-to-one, with a teacher whether just beginning, studying for enjoyment, or seeking professional development, music knows no age limitation!

In private lessons, students develop technical skills with some of South Florida's finest performing musicians and teachers. Instrumental and vocal specialists work with the students to address their individual needs. Students work on musicianship and practicing skills, performance preparation and sight-reading. Lessons are scheduled on an individual basis, ongoing during the year and contingent upon teacher availability and student preference of lesson time and location.

Lessons are available in 4 and 8 sessions, in 30 and 45 minute increments. Registration is open all year.

4 Lessons 1/2 hour (30 min) Age: 4 & up Price: $120
Dates: ONGOING, Any day Time: By Appointment Location: MLCC
4 Lessons 1/3 hour (45 min) Age: 4 & up Price: $180
Dates: ONGOING, Any day Time: By Appointment Location: MLCC
8 Lessons 1/2 hour (30 min) Age: 4 & up Price: $230
Dates: ONGOING, Any day Time: By Appointment Location: MLCC
8 Lessons 1/3 hour (45 min) Age: 4 & up Price: $350
Dates: ONGOING, Any day Time: By Appointment Location: MLCC


Group Lessons (Youth)

Group classes allow students to enjoy the challenge of learning together and the sharing of their performing arts development. Group instruction is available for kids in small classes. Lessons meet once a week and will be charged monthly. A minimum of 4 students is required per group class.

Suzuki Violin:

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki was a violinist who developed a method for children to learn to play an instrument in the same way they learn to speak. This "Mother Tongue" approach is based on Dr. Suzuki's observation that children have a remarkable ability to speak and understand their native language at a very young age. Suzuki reasoned that children can easily learn music through this same process of listening and repetition. This class will study the concepts, philosophy and approach of the Suzuki method thorough study of Books 1 and 2 of the Suzuki Violin School.
Suzuki Violin Age: 4 - 8 yrs Price: $15 weekly
Dates: Every Thursday Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm Location: MLCC

Group Guitar:

This class is designed to help learn basic chord patterns, picking techniques, two songs and how to tune your guitar. You will learn which basic chord patterns and rhythm techniques can be applied to different music styles.
Guitar for Kids Age: 8 - 15 yrs Price: $15 weekly
Dates: Every Thursday Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm Location: MLCC

Group Piano:

Be introduced to reading music, develop music appreciation and improve manual dexterity. Small group class of 6 allow students to enjoy the challenge of learning together and the sharing of their performing arts development.
Group Piano Age: 5 - 7 yrs Price: $15 weekly
Dates: Every Thursday Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm Location: MLCC
Group Piano Age: 8 - 12 yrs Price: $15 weekly
Dates: Every Thursday Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm Location: MLCC

Youth Choir:

This class is devoted to creating choral excellence, instilling values of self-discipline, concentration and responsibility, and building lasting friendships while inspiring the artist within each child through the beauty of the music created. The chorus promotes:
-Teamwork- The ensemble gives the child the feeling of group loyalty and motivation.
-Discipline- The ensemble teaches responsibility. Emphasis is placed on following instructions and teaches the child respect for music and the group effort.
-Concentration- Concentration built in a musical ensemble often carries over to other areas, improving study habits and increasing intellectual understanding and curiosity.
-Appreciation- Choral participation encourages respect and appreciation for aesthetic values and the beauty of the music created.
-Leadership-
-Poise-
-Personal achievement-
Youth Choir Age: 5 - 12 yrs Price: $15 weekly
Dates: Every Thursday Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm Location: MLCC


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