YOUTH ENSEMBLES

There's no better place for kids to be, than to be learning with other kids. Taking a group class is the most encouraging and effective way for one to stay motivated in their hobby. Having fun music to play, well, that's just an added bonus. Our youth program are for kids between the age of 7-14. We offer beginner level 1 ensembles for those starting fresh and level 2 ensembles for those who have some previous experience already. Our level 3 program is suitable for those who have had at least 2 years of private lessons or group classes prior. Level 3's need not be strong in their craft yet, but should have the basic foundations before joining.

Term 2: April 30 - July 29, 2018

(students may attend one or two sessions a week without extra charge)

STRINGS LEVEL 2

Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm & Thursday 3:30-4:30pm

Experience: 1-2 years

12 weekly sessions covering up to 6 solo songs (drawn from folk, classical, and popular genres) and 2 etudes. We will introduce basic playing techniques and basic pitch/rhythm reading skills. Music theory and ear-training are also taught in these sessions. 

Pitches: 1.5 Octaves

Keys: A Major, D Major, G Major, F Major, A Minor, G Minor, B Minor

Rhythm: Whole, half, quarter, eighth, Sixteenth notes and rests plus dotted rhythms

Bowing: Varied rhythmic bowing positions, retakes, double down's, double up's, and pick up's, and counting systems

STRINGS LEVEL 1

Tuesday & Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm

Experience: Beginner

12 weekly sessions covering up to 10 solo songs (drawn from folk, classical, and popular genres). We will introduce basic playing/singing techniques and basic pitch/rhythm reading skills. Music theory and ear-training are also be taught in these sessions.

Pitches: 1 Octave

Keys: A Major, D Major, G Major

Rhythm: Whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth notes and rests, and counting systems

Bowing: Basic tone production, string crossings, with control of up and down strokes. 


STRINGS LEVEL 3

Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm

Experience: 2+ years

20 minute repertoire prepared per term, performance at local venues (For those with 2-5 years of experience; can read basic pitch and rhythms fluently). 12 weekly sessions covering up to 4 group songs (drawn from folk, classical, and popular genres) and 6 etudes. We will introduce intermediate playing/singing techniques and intermediate pitch/rhythm reading skills. 

Pitches: 2 Octave Scales

Keys: A Major, D Major, G Major, C Major, F Major, Bb Major, A Minor, G Minor, B Minor, C Minor, D Minor

Rhythm: Whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth notes and rests plus dotted rhythms and ties, and counting systems

CHOIR LEVEL 3

Thursday 4:30-5:30pm

Experience: 2+ years

For those who have little previous experience, or cannot read music fluently, but would like an easy environment to learn the art of choral singing. Each term will involve preparing 15 minutes of memorized music to be performed at Chan Centre. 12 weekly sessions covering up to 1 large suite. We will introduce basic singing techniques and intermediate pitch/rhythm skills. Music theory and ear-training are also taught at this level. 

Solfege Patterns: Major and Minor Scale, Major and Minor Triads

Harmonizing: 3rd's and 6th's

Rhythm: Whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth notes and rests plus dotted rhythms and ties, and counting systems

Other: Vowel resonance, dynamics, and breath control


EACH TERM INCLUDES: 12+ weekly sessions, up to 2 one-on-one coaching sessions with instructor, 1 concert performance

REGISTRATION FEES:

$200/Standard Term | $500 for 3-Term Package | $55/month for 4 Months


ONE FABULOUS CONCERT

When? April 29, 2018

Where? Chan Centre of Performing Arts

Who? YOU!

Get a chance to perform with the VPOPS Adult Symphony and Choir at a live Concert.

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