Dedham The Dedham Community Band is open to adults of all ages and students ages 16+. Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 7pm at First Church in Dedham. It begins during the 2023 Fall Term on September 21.
Cost is $130 for a 16 week term. Requirements: For adults of all ages and students ages 16+. Registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Intro to Piano led by Piano Faculty Adam Merrill
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 Tommy Chiu
Join the fun and join a jazz band. We group students based on interest and ability. Class fees are dependent on the size of the groups.
Performance class led by Faculty Adam Merrill In this class, students will have an opportunity to perform for their peers in a studio class setting. (Performers are not required to play from memory or be perfectly polished). All students will be encouraged, empowered, and prompted to participate in discussions about performing, music, and mental hygiene. Each class will also have a brief lecture portion about scientifically informed methods to perform and practices to perform with higher confidence, musicality, and memory. The class will meet under faculty member Adam Merrill
This class if for ages 11-18. The class is open to students of all instruments but must be recommended by their teacher. Meets monthly at 3:45pm on Wednesdays for 45 minutes. Class dates: 9/27, 1025, 11/29, 12/20 and 1/24. The minimum number of students for the class to run is 5; the maximum enrollment is 12. Cost: $125. If interested, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginner Strings Classes led by Faculty Zoe Chau
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 email@example.com
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.
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 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. DATES TBA. 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
Beatles Ukulele (Beginner) Students will learn how to play several Beatles songs on the ukulele, including "Let it Be," "Hey Jude,” "Here Comes the Sun," and "All You Need is Love," among others. The course will focus on the strumming patterns, chords, and fingerpicking techniques used in each song. By the end of the course, students will have a solid foundation in playing Beatles songs on the ukulele and the confidence to continue exploring their musical journey with this timeless band. This course is suitable for beginners or those with some ukulele experience who want to learn more about playing The Beatles on the ukulele. Students will need their own ukulele. 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. Register now to reserve your spot: firstname.lastname@example.org. Class will run for 75 minutes each week.
Dedham School of Music Chorale For adults and older high school students, this class will learn about and practice vocal pieces for small groups, from a range of music periods, as early as the Renaissance and Medieval, to more contemporary periods. The class will be on Thursdays evenings at 7:30pm.