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Classes ~SPRING 2017~


Classes through the Open Academy take place in different outreach center locations around the Greater Miami area and are identified with a three/four letter code. Here are the places and addresses:

KLC = Kidzone Learning Center, Doral
10395 NW 41 ST STE 100
Doral, FL 33178

MDC = Miami Dade College, North
11380 NW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33167

MLCC = Miami Lakes Congregational Church, Miami Lakes/Hialeah
6701 Miami Lakeway S
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

TBD = Location To Be Determined

Private Lessons (Youth & Adults)

Private Lessons are available for all instruments as well as voice. Work privately, one-to-one, with a teacher for a half-hour or an hour lesson; 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 7 and 14 sessions, in 30 and 60 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:
KLC, MLCC, MDC
4 Lessons 1 hour (60 min) Age: 4 & up Price: $230
Dates: ONGOING, Any day Time: By Appointment Location:
KLC, MLCC, MDC
8 Lessons 1/2 hour (30 min) Age: 4 & up Price: $230
Dates: ONGOING, Any day Time: By Appointment Location:
KLC, MLCC, MDC
8 Lessons 1 hour (60 min) Age: 4 & up Price: $450
Dates: ONGOING, Any day Time: By Appointment Location:
KLC, MLCC, MDC


Group Lessons (Youth & Adults)

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 and well as adults. Lessons meet once a week and will be charged monthly. A minimum of 4 registered 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: $18 weekly
Dates: Every Saturday Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am Location: MDC
Suzuki Violin Age: 4 - 8 yrs Price: $18 weekly
Dates: Every Thursday Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm Location: MLCC
Suzuki Violin Age: 4 - 8 yrs Price: $18 weekly
Dates: Every Tuesday Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm Location: KLC

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: $18 weekly
Dates: Every Saturday Time: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Location: MDC
Guitar for Kids Age: 8 - 15 yrs Price: $18 weekly
Dates: Every Thursday Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Location: MLCC
Guitar for Adults Age: 16 & up Price: $18 weekly
Dates: Every Saturday Time: 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Location: MLCC
Guitar for Kids Age: 8 - 15 yrs Price: $18 weekly
Dates: Every Tuesday Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Location: KLC

Piano Class & 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.

Piano Class (6 Students) Age: 4 - 7 yrs Price: $20 weekly
Dates: Every Thursday Time: 3:30 - 4:25 pm Location: MLCC
Piano Class (6 Students) Age: 8 - 12 yrs Price: $20 weekly
Dates: Every Thursday Time: 4:30 - 5:25 pm Location: MLCC
Piano Class (6 Students) Age: 13 - 15 yrs Price: $20 weekly
Dates: Every Thursday Time: 5:30 - 6:25 pm Location: MLCC
Group Piano for Adults * Age: 16 & up Price: $18 weekly
Dates: Every Saturday Time: 2:30 - 3:15 pm Location: MDC
Group Piano for Kids * Age: 8 - 15 yrs Price: $18 weekly
Dates: Every Saturday Time: 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Location: MDC
Piano Class (6 Students) Age: 8 - 15 yrs Price: $20 weekly
Dates: Every Tuesday Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Location: KLC

*This group lessons may have up to 15 students.

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: $18 weekly
Dates: Every Thursday Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm Location: MLCC

Musicianship Classes for Young Instrumentalists (Beginning & Intermediate Level):

In this challenging and stimulating program, all instrumentalist students develop competence in musicianship and are exposed to a broad range of musical literature while developing their performance skills with their own private lesson instructors. Classes covered include a graded sequence of solfege, theory, ear-training and sightsinging classes, and several workshops and masterclasses during the semester.

This program is funded by South Florida Friends of Classical Music, and tuition is $35 per semester. Musical aptitude is required for entrance into this program.

Musicianship Youth Program Age: 8 - 15 yrs Price: $35
Dates: 1/7 - 4/29 Time: 10:30 - 12:00 pm Location: MDC


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