This class introduces piano fundamentals to children in lower elementary school grades preparing them for formal individual piano lessons. Students will learn the layout of the keyboard, the musical alphabet, finger numbers, posture, hand and wrist technique, and basic rhythms. They practice moving between the right and left hands and from finger to finger through simple songs. Students also learn some expressive elements of musical performance, such as playing loudly and softly. Cost is $528 for a 16 week session. Requirements: Piano or keyboard for home practice Email email@example.com for more information.
Jazz Combo led by Faculty Kelly Powers
Join the fun and join a jazz combo. We will group students based on interest and ability. Class fees are dependent on the size of the groups.
Beginner violin group for students: This class is for school-aged students who have never played a string instrument. Mixed with music related games and introductory violin playing, this class will build up the spirit of fun in playing the violin. By the end of the class, there will be an ensemble performance. The cooperation, progression, and motivation to work as a group is irreplaceable.
Beginner violin group for adults: Have you always wanted to play the violin? Here is your opportunity! Feel free to bring a piece you would like to learn or consider this class if you would like to be a practice partner with your child who is learning violin.
In both classes you would learn to read treble clef, basic rhythms and common music symbols. There will be a performance at the end of the class. Both classes will be 60 minutes and will run for 6-8 weeks. Day & Time TBD.
Work with the talented DSM faculty to prepare for auditions for Junior or Senior Districts or All State on any instrument or voice, auditions for competitions, solos, musical theater, Tri M preparation. Book as few as 1 or 2 sessions or as many as you would like. The audition pieces for districts have been released so start working with one of our faculty today on the piece, scales, and sight reading! Book your sessions by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Violin/Viola faculty member Zoe Chau will lead sessions on music history and/or musician related stories, with demonstration of the piece and other interactive activities such as rhythmic games, body movement activities, painting with music, etc. The specifics of the class will be determined by the interests of the participants.
Book an individual session or two or more with a professional accompanist. DSM piano faculty will collaborate with you in these private 60-minute sessions. Perfect for instrumentalists and singers. For individuals looking to make music with others, create an audition recording, or explore duet and chamber music repertoire. Book as many sessions as you need.
Busking and Street Performance The art of busking (street performance) is a great skill for any musician to learn. Join the DSM Busking and Street Performance Class where students of all musical skills levels and instruments can learn the art of Busking. It is led by Patrick Pine, Trumpet Faculty.
Singing Alive (Dedham Council on Aging) ages 55 and over The DSM is collaborating with the Dedham Council on Aging (COA) on a fun and free, 6-week singing workshop series for community members aged 55 and over. It begins on March 14, at 2:30pm and will be held at the Ames Senior Center. It will be led by music and movement facilitator, and DSM Voice Faculty, Milly Roberts. Members will free and strengthen their voices; sing simple harmonies; invoke memories from old melodies; explore the body as percussion; and share the joy of singing in a circle. No musical experience is needed, just a desire to sing. Milly will pull from a repertoire of old and modern American folk songs, and build the group's confidence and connectivity through exercises learned from Bobby McFerrin's Circle Singing Technique. Space is limited; reserve a spot at 781-751-9495.
Faculty: Milly Roberts Cost: FREE Requirements: Ages 55 and over Call 781-751-9495 to reserve a spot
Singing Alive (Dedham Housing Authority) for all ages DSM is also collaborating with the Dedham Housing Authority (DHA) on Singing Alive, the 6 Week Series fun and free singing workshop (see above for description). This 6 Week Series will be held on Tuesdays at Dedham Housing Authority (10AM at Dogget Circle Residence and 1PM at the O’Neil Residence). It will be led by music and movement facilitator, and Dedham School of Music Voice Faculty, Milly Roberts. The series is open to all Housing Authority residents living at any DHA residence, of all ages, free of charge. No need to sign up, just show up!
Faculty: Milly Roberts Cost: FREE Requirements: ANY AGE Questions? Contact Laurie Bloom or call DSM at 781-441-9372
Learn to Play Uke! Join a fellow beginners who want to learn to play the Ukulele! No experience is needed. This may be offered as lessons or a class depending on interest. It will be led by DSM Guitar Faculty Steve Marchena.
Faculty: Steve Marchena Requirements: No experience required Questions? Contact Laurie Bloom or call DSM at 781-441-9372
The Lives and Works of Women in Music In this four-week course, participants will explore and converse about performers, composers, and conductors in Classical, jazz, and popular genres. We will study their biographies, their music, and the social and political contexts in which they made their art. Whether you're interested in exploring the roots of music from Medieval mystics or the oeuvre of Taylor Swift, there's something for you! With Dedham's own Shannon Rose McAuliffe. Wednesdays 6:30pm beginning May 10th at Dedham School of Music. Cost for class: $120. Register now to reserve your spot: email@example.com. Class will run for 75 minutes each week.
Early Music Chorale For adults and older high school students, this class will learn about and practice vocal pieces for small groups, from early music periods such as the Renaissance and Medieval. The class will be on Thursdays starting May 4 through June 8; it may continue in the summer. It takes place from 7:30-8:30pm. Cost for the class is $125.00.