Group lessons have benefits for every level of playing.  These classes are for students only (to keep numbers low).  All group lessons will be 80 minutes in length.  All students will be assigned a group lesson time.  If you have any conflicts on group lessons, be sure Sandra knows about that now.

October 18-20 Group Lesson (all groups are IN PERSON) - Please DO NOT attend in person if you have any illness symptoms OR have been in contact with someone that has been ill in the 2 weeks prior to your group lesson.  Masking is optional (CDC recommends masks for anyone who is unvaccinated), Wash hands for 20 seconds using a separate hand towel before entering the waiting room where the group lessons will be held, hand sanitizer is also available.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

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Group lessons will be offered in place of 4 private lessons during the 2021-2022 school year.  Please mark the following dates as group lesson weeks:  October 18-20 , December 13-16, March 14-17, May 23-26.  As a reminder, there are no private lessons on group lesson days, However, there may be private lessons on other days during group lesson weeks.  Please refer to the studio calendar for lesson/no lesson dates.  Group lessons can not be made up.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Monday, Oct 18 - 4:30-5:50:
Nick D. - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky - Rhythm and Blues
Graham G. - Robert Schumann - The Wild Colt
Elijah H. - Johann Strauss II - Old Uncle Bill
Edwin M. - Benjamin Godard - Jumpin' Jazz Cat

Monday Oct 18 - 6:10-7:30:
Matthew B. - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky -Amazing Grace
Mackenzie D. - Claude-Paul Taffenel - Holy, Holy, Holy
Zachary G. - Robert Schumann - The Return
Suzy M. - Fryderyck Chopin - Ludovinco Eunadi - Nuvole Bianche
Jiayi Z. - Clara Schumann - Energico

Tuesday October 19 - 4:30-5:50:
Caleb B. - Johannes Brahms - Aardvark Boogie
Kate B. - Richard Wagner - Cossack Ride
Grace H. - Johannes Brahms - Israeli National Anthem
Mandy D. - Anton Bruckner - The Riddle Song
Jane M. -  Hector Berlioz -My Daydream
Julia P. - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky - Sward Dance
Petrah W. - Johann Strauss II - The Juggler

Tuesday October 19 - 6:10-7:30:
Caleb F. - Giacomo Puccini - Sailing in the Sun
Kari K. - Edvard Grieg - Legend of the Buffalo
Hazel M. - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky - Ode to Joy
Arthur M. - Fryderyck Chopin - Old McDonald Had a Song
Isaac P. - Clara Schumann - Minuet for J.S. Bunny
Jacob S. - Hector Berlioz - Haunted Mouse

Tuesday, October 19 - 7:40-9:
Kendall A. - Ernesto Kohler - Lady Madonna
Maria G. - Richard Wagner - About Strange Lands and People
Shanna V. - Robert Schumann - Called to Serve
Ting Ting Y. - Johannes Brahms - Greensleeves

Wednesday, Oct. 20 - 3:45-5:05:
Mary G. - Modest Mussorgsky - Little Sonata both movements
April H. - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky - Musette
Cindy K. - Edvard Grieg - Snowfall

Wednesday, Oct 20 - 5:30-6:50:
Annie C. - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky - Ode to Joy
Gloria G. - Camille Saint-Saens - Grandmother
Claire K. - Franz Liszt - Little Things
Tessa M. - Clara Schumann - Rockin' Pony Ride

October 18-20, 2021 Group lesson Assignments:  

All students will learn about a Romantic music composer as well as prepare a solo piece.  Here's the assignments:

Grades K-3: Prepare 3 facts to share about your composer AND KNOW your letter names for all notes ON the grand staff.

Grades 4-5: Prepare 4-6 facts to share about your composer AND KNOW your letter names for all notes on the grand staff.  You will be learning the ORDER of SHARPS (F, C, G, D, A, E, B) and the ORDER of FLATS (B, E, A, D, G, C, F).

Grades 6-8: Prepare to share up to 1 minute of info about your composer AND KNOW your key signatures - We will be working on naming key signatures and finding relative keys.

Grades 9-12: Prepare to share 1-2 minutes of info about your composer AND KNOW your key signatures & chords - We will be working with Key Signatures & Chords.

Adults: Prepare to share 3-5 minutes of info about your composer AND KNOW your key signatures & chords - We will be working with Key Signatures & Chords.

THESE ARE THE COMPOSERS TO CHOOSE FROM:

Romantic Composers:  Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet, Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner, Fryderyck Chopin, Antonin Dvorak, Benjamin Godard, Edvard Grieg, Ernesto Kohler (flautist), Franz Liszt, Modest Mussorgsky, Giacomo Puccini, Carl Reinecke, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Camille Saint-Saens, Franz Schubert, Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Bedrich Smetana, Johann Strauss II, Claude-Paul Taffenel (flautist), Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Guiseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Charles-Marie Widor

There are Countless Living Composers of many genres!  So, here is a very, very limited list:  Melody Bober, Nancy & Randall Faber, Joyce Grill, Sara Kreilein  Jennifer Linn, Carol Matz, Martha Mier, Kevin Olson, Catherine Rollin, Wynn-Anne Rossi, Wendy Stevens, Ethan Wickman

The following will be used during various group lessons:

Jazz/Ragtime Composers:  Leroy Anderson (J); Irving Berlin (JR); Eubie Blake (R); Louis Chauvin (R); Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (J); Bill Evans (J); George Gershwin (J); Dizzy Gillespie (J); Scott Hayden (R); Antonio Carlos Jobin (J); Charles L. Johnson (R); Scott Joplin (R); Joseph Lamb (R); John A. Lewis (J); Arthur Marshall (R); Artie Matthews (R); "Jelly Roll" Morton (J); Cole Porter (J); Tito Puente (J); Django Reinhardt (J); James Scott (R); Tom Turpin (R)

Holiday Music Composer:  
Adolphe Adam (O Holy Night)
Gene Autry (Here Comes Santa Claus)
Gloria Shayne Baker (Do You Hear What I Hear?)
Irving Berlin (I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas)
Katherine Kennicott Davis (Little Drummer Boy)
Ray Evans (Silver Bells)
Henry John Gauntlett (Once in Royal David's City)
Samuel Goldfarb (I Have a Little Dreydl)
Vince Guaraldi (Charlie Brown Christmas)
Buddy Greene (Mary Did You Know)
Franz Xaver Gruber (Silent Night)
Benjamin R. Hanby (Up on the Housetop)
George Frideric Handel (The Messiah & Joy to the World)
Gustav Holst (In the Bleak Midwinter)
Charles E. Ives (A Christmas Carol)
Elton John (Step Into Christmas)
William Kirkpatrick (Away in the Manger)
Mykola Leontovich (Carol of the Bells...Shchedryk)
Johnny Marks (I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day & Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & Rockin' Around the
                                  ChristmasTree & A Holly Jolly Christmas & Silver and Gold & Run Rudolph Run)
Hugh Martin (Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas)
John Menzies Macfarlane (Far Far Away on Judea's Plains)
Felix Mendelssohn (Hark the Herald Angels Sing)
James Lord Pierpont (Jingle Bells  - originally titled 'The One Horse Open Sleigh')
Lewis Redner (O Little Town of Bethlehem)
Walter "Jack" Rollins & Steve Nelson (Frosty the Snowman)
Jule Styne (Let It Snow)
Jehan Tabourot (Ding Dong Merrily on High)
Mel Torme (The Christmas Song)
Richard Storrs Willis (It Came Upon the Midnight Clear)
John Wesley Work, Jr. (Go Tell It On the Mountain)

Baroque Composers:  Johann Sebastian Bach, Michael Blavet, Georg Bohm, Joseph Boismortier, Dietrich Buxtehude, Jeremiah Clark,  Archangelo Corelli, Louis-Claude Daquin, Christoph Graupner, George F. Handel,  Felix LeCouppey, Pietro Locatelli, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Johann  Pachelbel, JC Pepusch, Michael Praetorius, Henry Purcell, Johann Joachim Quantz, JP Rameau, Alesandro Scarlatti, Domenico Scarlatti, George P. Telemann, Joachim Van der Hofe, Antonio Vivaldi, Domenico Ziupoli

Classical Composers:  Thomas Attwood, CPE Bach, JC Bach, WF Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Muzio Clementi, Carl Czerny, Anton Diabelli, William Duncombe, Christoph Gluck, Franz Joseph Haydn, James Hook, Friedrich Kuhlau, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leopold Mozart, Alexander Reinagle.

Romantic Composers:  Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet, Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner, Fryderyck Chopin, Antonin Dvorak, Benjamin Godard, Edvard Grieg, Ernesto Kohler (flautist), Franz Liszt, Modest Mussorgsky, Giacomo Puccini, Carl Reinecke, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Camille Saint-Saens, Franz Schubert, Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Bedrich Smetana, Johann Strauss II, Claude-Paul Taffenel (flautist), Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Guiseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Charles-Marie Widor

There are Countless Living Composers of many genres!  So, here is a very, very limited list:  Melody Bober, Nancy & Randall Faber, Joyce Grill, Jennifer Linn, Carol Matz, Martha Mier, Kevin Olson, Catherine Rollin, Wynn-Anne Rossi, Wendy Stevens, Ethan Wickman 

Women Composers:  Maria Agata Szymanowska; 

Jazz/Ragtime Composers:  Leroy Anderson (J); Irving Berlin (JR); Eubie Blake (R); Louis Chauvin (R); Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (J); Bill Evans (J); George Gershwin (J); Dizzy Gillespie (J); Scott Hayden (R); Antonio Carlos Jobin (J); Charles L. Johnson (R); Scott Joplin (R); Joseph Lamb (R); John A. Lewis (J); Arthur Marshall (R); Artie Matthews (R); "Jelly Roll" Morton (J); Cole Porter (J); Tito Puente (J); Django Reinhardt (J); James Scott (R); Tom Turpin (R)