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Upcoming Music Events

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Music

Music For Kids

The love of music comes naturally to most kids. Whether you’ve got a rambunctious toddler who loves to make noise, a young virtuoso with tons of natural talent, or a teen who wants to rock out, our music classes will help them focus and build their skills.

 

Musik Kids

The Musik Kids Program at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center offers a complete multi-year educational program, helping  infants, toddlers, and young children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it through music-making, singing, and movement. Our curriculum, Musikgarten, is an internationally recognized leader in the area of early childhood education.

Parents come to most of the classes (until the child is 4 or 5). They take a break during the 2 years of Music Makers, and rejoin their child for the Keyboard Group Program, which is a three-year program of group piano that takes the children from playing by ear (two hands using chords)  to playing with written musical notation.

We have beautiful CDs of the songs sung in class, age-appropriate instruments, and parent guidebooks which are included with each class. These home materials reinforce lessons and involve the whole family in the fun.

 

 

Suzuki Violin & Piano

 

  • The Suzuki approach deals with much more than teaching a child how to play an instrument. It seeks to develop the whole child, to help unfold his natural potential to learn and become a good and happy person.

 

  • Dr. Shinichi Suzuki of Japan, (1898-1998), founded the Suzuki Talent Education method over fifty years ago. Over the years the method has spread to virtually all corners of the world and is  the best suited instrumental music educational method for children. The Suzuki method, also known as the ”mother tongue” method, applies the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music. One of the main points of Suzuki education is the belief that every child has talent and that talent is developed and not inborn. With a supporting parent and a nurturing teacher every child can learn to play an instrument and play it well. The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement and constant repetition are some of the special features of the Suzuki approach.

 

  • One important aspect of the Suzuki education is the mentoring educational triangle formed between the student, the teacher and the parent. Parents are involved in the musical learning of their child by
    • attending lessons
    • being “home teachers” during the week
    • and by working with the teacher to create an enjoyable learning environment at home, where music becomes a joyous part of upbringing.
  • In addition to private lessons, children also participate in regular group lessons and have many opportunities to perform:
    • in informal weekly “Talent Time” recitals
    • in formal group and solo recitals
    • in concerts at the Center
    • and through community outreach events

 

  • One of our major beliefs is giving back and serving the community through music. Thus, our program has in the past performed to help raise funds for various organizations in town, including Schreiners Children Hospital. We also performed at the Cincinnati Symphony pre-concert events and in retirement communities, among other.

 

  • The Wyoming Fine Arts Center’s Suzuki program offers private lessons and group instruction in:
    • violin
    • viola
    • cello
    • piano

 

  • We accept students as young as 3 and older. Once a registration form is received we will have the Suzuki Coordinator call and set up observations for you and the student. When the observation process is complete, you will be placed with an instructor. You are under no financial obligations until you begin the private lessons, thus observations are a part of an orientation process and are free. To learn more about the Suzuki approach to teaching music, give us a call or visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas (google “Suzuki Association of Americas”).

 

  • How to register for the Program:

    • Call the office at 513-948-1900 to register over the phone or for more information.
    • Register Online. Click here to fill out our email registration form
    • Print the form, register for the instrument, length of lesson, program, and quarter you wish to begin lessons.
      • Sign the waiver at the bottom of the form.
      • Mail to: Wyoming Fine Arts Center, 322 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming,  Ohio 45215

 

Click on the following link to go to Registration Form, Tuition & Policies

  • Once you have been placed with an instructor, the office will be notified of the beginning lesson date and you will be sent an invoice for the semester of tuition and a registration fee. Full payment or payment plan set-up is due by first lesson.

 

Beginning Orchestra

Beginning Melody Orchestra focuses on basic musicianship and ensemble skills, while exposing student to a sampling of repertoire and musical styles in a fun and nurturing environment!  Melody Orchestra is appropriate for students with a minimum of 1 year playing experience (while private lessons are strongly recommended, they are not required). Students should be able to play 1 octave scales and read comfortably on all four strings in the keys of G, D, and A major.

Intermediate Orchestra

Intermediate Cadence Orchestra is appropriate for last year’s returning students, or students new with two to three years playing experience (private lessons strongly recommended). Students should be able to play 2 octave scales and read comfortably on all four strings in the keys of F, C, G, D, and A major. Violinists, Violists, and Cellists should be familiar with 1st – 3rd positions.

Classical Guitar Ensemble

Lead by Don Broerman, Classical Guitar Ensemble is open to any student with 1+ year of guitar playing and solid note-reading experience on an acoustic or nylon string guitar. Expand your repertoire and play with others weekly. Pieces range from Bach to Beatles.

Classical Guitar Class meets on Mondays: 7:30-8:30.

Class cost: $150 / 12 weeks session.

 

Additional opportunities: see Music Summer Camps.

For questions please call us at 513-948-1900, or contact us here.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

Rock Bands

Lead by Michael RonstadtTony Neumayr, and Spencer Elliott, Rock Bands at the Center allow the young musician interested in a non-traditional learning, to participate in a dynamic fun-filled learning through rock music. Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Keyboard and Drums are featured. Each students can also bring any other instrument they are familiar with to incorporate in the learning process. Singing lead vocals is also practiced, and each student has the opportunity to sing lead vocals on a song.

Rock Band class meats once per week for 16 weeks – 60 minute class.

Class cost is $360 for 16 week session. There are 2 session per year. Additional opportunities: see Rock Band Summer Camps.

Rock Band class times are arranged based on student availability and the schedule of the group.

For questions please call us at 513-948-1900, or contact us here.

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Technique Workshop 5/21

Got tension? Aches and pains?

Want to loosen up? Join us for an Alexander Technique Workshop with Shellie Cash, ATI certified instructor! For musicians and performance artists alike! Reduce pain, tension, gain freedom and ease of movement, and gain outcomes that reflect mindfulness and intentionality.

When: Sunday, May 21, 9 am – 5 pm (or 1/2 session in the AM 9-12:15 or PM 1:15 – 5)

Where: Wyoming Fine Arts Center Ballroom, 322 Wyoming Ave, Wyoming, OH 45215

Who: Singers, Musicians, Artists, Dancers, anyone who wants to improve body movement. **Ages 15 – 70.

Cost: $60 for the day | $40 half-day

$13.50 additional for lunch provided by Gabby’s Cafe.

**Ask about our Arts Educator and university student discounts (group rates available)

 

Call Claire at 513-948-1900 with any questions! Register below, call to register, or email us at registrar@musicartdance.org.

To learn more about the Alexander Technique and about Shellie Cash please visit www.ShellieCash.com

Shellie Cash is an accomplished Alexander Technique teacher and coach whose mission is to help others discover greater fulfillment and sustainability in their professional and personal journeys. For over 20 years, she has helped countless people address a wide range of life challenges and realize significantly higher levels of performance and functioning. Shellie assists them in learning to “undo” habitual patterns of moving and thinking that limit performance, thereby allowing higher capability to emerge. From business executives seeking greater leadership impact to performing artists desiring effortless yet dynamic performance quality, the utility of Alexander Technique is far-reaching.

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Registration with Lunch option is now closed. You may still walk down to Gabby’s or call in a pick-up from their regular menu.

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To Register for FULL DAY WITHOUT LUNCH – $60:

To register, enter the number of spots you would like to reserve and click on “Add To Cart”

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To Register for HALF DAY WITHOUT LUNCH – $40 (we’ll call you for am 9-12:15 or pm 1:15-5):

To register, enter the number of spots you would like to reserve and click on “Add To Cart”


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