The daily schedule will consist of master class lessons (four children scheduled in a one-hour lesson—each one working individually with the teacher for fifteen minutes), repertoire classes, Play-Ins, solo recitals and concerts. In addition, younger students will participate in a Dalcroze Eurhythmics class (introduction to note reading through movement) every day and more advanced students will work in theory/reading classes.
advanced student’s program
All students—Book 4 and above—are enrolled in the Advanced Program. Those students will have a daily 20-minute master class lesson (instead of 15 minutes).
twinklers part day
For the youngest students, the Institute offers the Twinklers Part Day. This option is for Pre-Twinklers and Twinklers who are 3 or 4 years old. Each child will have three classes each day; individual master class lesson, group playing class and Eurhythmics. (The group playing class and Eurhythmics class will be 30 minutes in length each.) Children will not participate in recitals. The classes run from 10 am until 1 pm.
Each student is asked to play a polished piece as a solo at the first private lesson - an opportunity for the teacher and student to get acquainted musically. All students should select a piece from the repertory that he or she has learned very well - possibly even performed already.
solo recitals - Solo recitals will ONLY be on Monday, June 29 from 3 - 4. Students who wish to play a solo will sign up on Sunday, June 28. A pianist will be at the recital to accompany students in their solo performance.
Teachers or adults, other than parents, who wish to observe Institute classes and activities must register as observers.
Please note: students have two free periods—one of which is lunch. If a student chooses to sign up for two enrichment classes he/she would be able to eat lunch during the class breaks, but will not have an entire lunch period.
Learning to ring handbells as a group is a unique way of making music, and is a study in teamwork that cannot be surpassed! Not only must one play one's assigned bell(s) at the correct time, one must listen carefully to those around them so as to have the assigned notes sound mellifluous in context. Manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, and acute listening skills are developed, and lead to a rewarding musical experience and heightened sense of performance responsibility and accomplishment. And, it's fun! Students must be at least 7 years old to participate in this enrichment class. Cost for the class is $150.00