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-Music and Movement - Virtual Offering (9 weeks) - Fall 2020

Where: University Circle
Parent / caregiver and child participate in movement activities, singing and chanting. The atmosphere is warm and informal, yet musically rich. Children enjoy all aspects of musical discovery.

-Music Explorers Learn Together - Virtual Offering (9 weeks) - Fall 2020

Where: University Circle
Experience the joy of music together! This class is designed for the parent/caregiver and child to learn songs, create music, and explore a variety of percussion instruments.

Music for Self-Care & Wellness
For individuals & families of all ages

To address the well-being of our community and customers during this very stressful time, the Center for Music Therapy is offering remote “Music for Self-Care and Wellness” sessions for individuals and groups (i.e. families).
Music, when used as a therapeutic tool, can enhance people’s emotions, calm troubled minds, relax tense bodies, and unite people in a common experience.

To register, please call 216-421-5806 ext. 104 or email bcyphers@themusicsettlement.org

Adult Brass Ensemble - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Brass players are invited to regain and further develop ensemble playing skills with other adult brass musicians. Ensembles may range from trios to brass choirs, placed by experience level. Prerequisite: Must be able to read music. Sight-reading ability is helpful. Beginners are welcome if they also enroll in private lessons.

Adult Cello Ensemble - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
This ensemble is designed for cellists of intermediate to advanced skill level. Each session will include a mix of general skills and drills for bow and left hand as well as rehearsing specific pieces ranging from classical to contemporary music. Skill requirements: two-octave major scales, 0 to 3 sharp and flat key signatures.

Adult Music Theory (Level 1) - UC Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Let's learn how music works! No matter your interests, music theory will help deepen your understanding and appreciation of any genre of music. Students will develop basic note-reading skills, count rhythms, and decipher chords, scales, and key signatures. No prior music knowledge is required.

Adult Music Theory (Level 1) - UC Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Let's learn how music works! No matter your interests, music theory will help deepen your understanding and appreciation of any genre of music. Students will develop basic note-reading skills, count rhythms, and decipher chords, scales, and key signatures. No prior music knowledge is required. Open to students ages 15 and older.

Adult Music Theory (Level 1) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Let's learn how music works! No matter your interests, music theory will help deepen your understanding and appreciation of any genre of music. Students will develop basic note-reading skills, count rhythms, and decipher chords, scales, and key signatures. No prior music knowledge is required.

Adult Music Theory (Level 2) - UC Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
VIRTUAL - This course will continue to build upon the foundational skills introduced in Adult Music Theory Level 1.

Adult Music Theory (Level 2) - UC Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
This course will continue to build upon the foundational skills introduced in Adult Music Theory Level 1.

Adult Music Theory (Level 2) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This course will continue to build upon the foundational skills introduced in Adult Music Theory Level 1.

Adult Orchestra - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This orchestra is geared towards advanced beginner and intermediate adults of all ages who would like to play in a group setting, and is open to string, woodwind, brass and percussion players. Previous ensemble experience is not necessary. This is a great opportunity for those who may have played in school to get back in the game!

Advanced Teen Cello Ensemble - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This ensemble explores a wide range of styles and repertoire, from Bach to Beethoven to The Beatles. Skill requirements: Intermediate to Advanced; two-octave scales in 0-3 sharp and flat major, and familiarity with Thumb Position. Audition required. Please contact Ida Mercer at imercer@themusicsettlement.org to schedule an audition. Please note: all students enrolled in Semester 1 will automatically be enrolled in Semester 2. If you are unable to participate in Semester 2, please notify the instructor.

Arcos Chamber Orchestra - UC Fall 2020

Where: University Circle
Our advanced string group has a new look for the 2020 - 2021 school year. This ensemble focuses on leadership, team building, and chamber music skills with the ultimate goal of performing as a self-directed group. Special sessions with members of the Cavani String Quartet, Bluewater Chamber Orchestra, Oblivion Project, and The Cleveland Orchestra. Open to experienced students who play string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass). The fall semester of Arcos Chamber Orchestra will be a blended approach starting with online Zoom sessions: the first three meeting dates will be Zoom sessions (7pm to 8pm), then the fourth meeting date will be an in-person rehearsal at The Music Settlement (6:30pm to 8:00pm). This pattern will follow for the rest of the 15 week semester. Prerequisite: Audition. Contact Derek Snyder at dsnyder@themusicsettlement.org or Callista Koh at ckoh@themusicsettlement.org to schedule an audition. Upon enrollment into the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

Arcos Chamber Orchestra - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
New for the 2020 - 2021 school year, this ensemble focuses on leadership, team building, and chamber music skills with the ultimate goal of performing as a self-directed group. Special sessions with members of the Cavani String Quartet, Bluewater Chamber Orchestra, Oblivion Project, and The Cleveland Orchestra. Open to experienced students who play string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass). Prerequisite: Audition. Contact Derek Snyder at dsnyder@themusicsettlement.org or Callista Koh at ckoh@themusicsettlement.org to schedule an audition. Upon enrollment into the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

ARTS & PLAY Music Therapy Group (2 day) - UC 2020-2021

Where: University Circle
ARTS & PLAY, an inclusion group for children with disabilities and same-aged peers, helps support and teach behavior, social, and communication skills. It is co-led by an Early Childhood teacher and a Board Certified Music Therapist and meets twice a week in a preschool classroom at The Music Settlement. Activities include: play time, snack, circle time, stories, arts & crafts, movement activities, outdoor activities, and music therapy. This program helps children learn how to be a part of a classroom and to accept the differences in others. To join ARTS & PLAY, children must have a known special need or disability, and parents must provide an IEP or professional evaluation. Each child will have an assessment and a classroom visit with our ARTS & PLAY staff before starting the program. Tuition assistance and scholarships available to qualified applicants. For more information, call (216) 421-5806 ext. 246. Tuition assistance and scholarships available to qualified applicants. Returning students can register online. For more information, call (216) 421-5806 ext. 246.

ARTS & PLAY Music Therapy Group - 2 day 2020-2021

Where: University Circle
ARTS & PLAY, an inclusion group for children with disabilities and same-aged peers, helps support and teach behavior, social, and communication skills. It is co-led by an Early Childhood teacher and a Board Certified Music Therapist and meets twice a week in a preschool classroom at The Music Settlement. Activities include: play time, snack, circle time, stories, arts & crafts, movement activities, outdoor activities, and music therapy. This program helps children learn how to be a part of a classroom and to accept the differences in others. To join ARTS & PLAY, children must have a known special need or disability, and parents must provide an IEP or professional evaluation. Each child will have an assessment and a classroom visit with our ARTS & PLAY staff before starting the program. Tuition assistance and scholarships available to qualified applicants. For more information or to register, call (216) 421-5806 ext. 104.

Beginning Adult Harp Class - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
In this beginning group lever harp (aka the folk harp) class, students work together with harpist Stephan Haluska to learn basics such as posture, hand positioning, notes and strings, and other basic approaches. Material will cover folk, Celtic, and Renaissance music. Students may sign out harps for practice at the Ohio City campus by appointment.

Beginning Chamber Orchestra - UC Fall 2020

Where: University Circle
Beginning Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble experience designed for beginner string players (violin, viola, cello, bass). Students will have the opportunity to learn basic note reading and ensemble playing skills. The fall semester of Beginning Chamber Orchestra will be a blended approach starting with online Zoom sessions: the first two meeting dates will be Zoom sessions, then the third meeting date will be an in-person rehearsal at The Music Settlement. This pattern will follow for the rest of the 15 week semester. Upon enrollment in the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

Beginning Chamber Orchestra - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Beginning Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble experience designed for beginner string players (violin, viola, cello, bass). Students will have the opportunity to learn basic note reading and ensemble playing skills.

Beginning Teen Harp Class (Level 1) - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
In this beginning group lever harp (aka the folk harp) class, students work together with harpist Stephan Haluska to learn basics such as posture, hand positioning, notes and strings, and other basic approaches. Material will include songs from the world of pop music. Students may sign out harps for practice at the Ohio City campus by appointment

Brass Ensemble - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Brass players are invited to further develop brass ensemble playing skills. This will augment the brass sectionals of the J@MS program, though outside students are welcome and encouraged to join. Ensembles may range from trios to brass choirs. Repertoire will cover all styles. (Note: Brass students in the J@MS program do NOT need to separately enroll in this course.)

Cavani String Quartet Residency Program

Where: University Circle

Cellists and the 20th Century (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS faculty cellist David Ellis as he explores the explosion of popularity of the solo cello during the 1900’s, ranging from Casals to Rostropovich to Yo-Yo Ma. In addition, participants will dive into the influence the 1900’s had on composers as they experimented with what defined classical music, and how these cellists and composers related both to each other and the world around them. Sessions will consist of presentation, listening exercises, and group discussion. Recommended for musicians and non-musicians alike. Additional Supplies Needed: None. Instructor will email listening assignments leading up to each session.

Cellists and the 20th Century (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS faculty cellist David Ellis as he explores the explosion of popularity of the solo cello during the 1900’s, ranging from Casals to Rostropovich to Yo-Yo Ma. In addition, participants will dive into the influence the 1900’s had on composers as they experimented with what defined classical music, and how these cellists and composers related both to each other and the world around them. Sessions will consist of presentation, listening exercises, and group discussion. Recommended for musicians and non-musicians alike.

Chamber Music Intensive (UC) - Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Using their hallmark teaching techniques, the Cavani String Quartet will lead inspiring chamber music education in the Chamber Music Intensive Online program this fall. Emphasis will be placed on interpersonal dynamics and musical curiosity as catalysts for empowering passionate chamber music performances at the highest level. Over the course of three sessions, participants will delve into the lives and string quartets of Beethoven and Bridgetower through the lens of the inquisitive performer. The four components of each session will be: Collaboration and rehearsal techniques, investigating Beethoven and Bridgewater’s world, their personal histories, and their scores, breakout sectionals, and communal play-in. Everybody plays with a pre-recorded Cavani String Quartet. Ages: 12 and up

Chamber Music Intensive (UC) - Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Using their hallmark teaching techniques, the Cavani String Quartet will lead inspiring chamber music education in the Chamber Music Intensive Online program this fall. Emphasis will be placed on interpersonal dynamics and musical curiosity as catalysts for empowering passionate chamber music performances at the highest level. Over the course of three sessions, participants will delve into the lives and string quartets of Beethoven and Bridgetower through the lens of the inquisitive performer. The four components of each session will be: Collaboration and rehearsal techniques, investigating Beethoven and Bridgewater’s world, their personal histories, and their scores, breakout sectionals, and communal play-in. Everybody plays with a pre-recorded Cavani String Quartet. Ages: 12 and up

Chamber Music Intensive (UC) -- Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Join the Cavani String Quartet for an inspiring chamber music experience. Students will explore some of the greatest music ever written from the past, the present, and from around the world. Open to violin, viola, cello, bass and piano. Winds and brass upon special request. Coaching dates will be scheduled once students have been placed and ensembles are formed. To schedule a placement audition please contact Nikki Claverie at nclaverie@themusicsettlement.org.

Champagne Flutes - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
Champagne Flutes is a small ensemble geared toward intermediate level adult flutists who would like to have fun playing with others and enhance their ensemble playing skills. Group members will work on tone, balance, cueing, and play a wide variety of repertoire. The alto, bass and contrabass flutes will also be used on occasion. Prerequisites: 2 and 1/2 octave range and ability to play in key signatures of up to 4 sharps and flats. If you're unsure which of our flute ensembles is right for you, please contact Linda White (lwhite@themusicsettlement.org) or Jane Berkner (jberkner@themusicsettlement.org).

Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra - UC Fall 2020 (Strings Only)

Where: University Circle
(Strings only for the fall term) In partnership with the renowned Cleveland Pops Orchestra, this ensemble nurtures and trains young musicians to reach their full artistic potential. Under the baton of Carl Topilow, students will explore the music of Broadway, Hollywood, jazz, and light classics Open to intermediate to advanced string, wind, brass, and percussion students by audition. For audition information, please contact Brianna Ferris at bferris@clevelandpops.com or call 216-765-7677.

Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
In partnership with the renowned Cleveland Pops Orchestra, this ensemble nurtures and trains young musicians to reach their full artistic potential. Under the baton of Carl Topilow, students will explore the music of Broadway, Hollywood, jazz, and light classics Open to intermediate to advanced string, wind, brass, and percussion students by audition. For audition information, please contact Brianna Ferris at bferris@clevelandpops.com or call 216-765-7677.

Early Childhood Enrichment Dance Explorers - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
This introduction to dance is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Modern dance techniques with simple coordination, rhythm and creative problem solving instructions encourage students to explore space, movement and have fun with dance exercises. TMS Early Childhood students only.

Early Childhood Enrichment Dance Explorers - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This introduction to dance is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Modern dance techniques with simple coordination, rhythm and creative problem solving instructions encourage students to explore space, movement and have fun with dance exercises. TMS Early Childhood students only.

Early Childhood Enrichment Keyboard Explorers - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
Children experiment with improvisation and musical expression through playing at the keyboard, listening, singing and movement activities. Students will begin to read music and learn basic music theory. Many students continue taking this class through several sessions for ongoing skill development. TMS Early Childhood students only.

Early Childhood Enrichment Keyboard Explorers - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Children experiment with improvisation and musical expression through playing at the keyboard, listening, singing and movement activities. Students will begin to read music and learn basic music theory. Many students continue taking this class through several sessions for ongoing skill development. TMS Early Childhood students only.

Experience our Center for Early Childhood

Where: Off-Campus
A day in the life of a TMS early childhood student.
Experience our Center for Early Childhood

Experience our Center for Early Childhood

A day in the life of a TMS early childhood student.

Flautrageous & Champagne Flutes - Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS flute instructors Jane Berkner and Linda White as they lead an online forum for intermediate and advanced flutists. Through online sessions, participants will receive instruction and fine tuning of both flute-playing and performance skills. Sessions will consist of warm-ups, lectures, demonstrations, lively discussions, and occasional interviews with guest flutists and other musicians. This course will also cover a limited range of repertoire, including play-along sessions.

Flautrageous & Champagne Flutes - Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS flute instructors Jane Berkner and Linda White as they lead an online forum for intermediate and advanced flutists. Through online sessions, participants will receive instruction and fine tuning of both flute-playing and performance skills. Sessions will consist of warm-ups, lectures, demonstrations, lively discussions, and occasional interviews with guest flutists and other musicians. This course will also cover a limited range of repertoire, including play-along sessions.

Flautrageous Flute Choir - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Participants have the opportunity to play all members of the flute family, from piccolo to alto, bass, and contrabass flutes. Covering a broad range of repertoire, rehearsal and concerts offer detailed instruction and fine tuning of performance skills. Prerequisite: Intermediate or Advanced skill level. If you're unsure which of flute ensembles is right for you, please contact Linda White (LWhite@TheMusicSettlement.org) or Jane Berkner (JBerkner@TheMusicSettlement.org).

Group Preteen/Teen Piano (Level 1) - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
This class creates a relaxed environment where students are introduced to the piano and learn basics of technique and music theory. A piano or keyboard instrument in the home is required.

Group PreTeen/Teen Piano (Level 1) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This class creates a relaxed environment where students are introduced to the piano and learn basics of music theory. A piano or keyboard instrument in the home is required.

Group Youth Piano (Level 1) - UC Fall 2020

Where: University Circle
This class creates a relaxed environment where students are introduced to the piano and learn basics of music theory. A piano or keyboard instrument in the home is required.

Group Youth Piano (Level 1) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This class creates a relaxed environment where students are introduced to the piano and learn basics of music theory. A piano or keyboard instrument in the home is required.

Guitar Ensemble - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Adults and teens at the intermediate level will grow musically and technically while performing classical repertoire in this small ensemble setting. Prerequisite: Audition. To schedule an audition, please contact Bob Gruca at rgruca@themusicsettlement.org. Notes: Bring guitar and a footstool.

Home Based Music Therapy 2020-2021

Where: Off-Campus
Therapy programs using music can help adults with long-lasting illnesses and/or medical problems meet their personal goals. Led by a Board-Certified Music Therapist, sessions are built on the strengths and interests of each person. Music therapy with The Music Settlement may: Help ease pain and stress using music-making, music-assisted relaxation, and other approaches Help heal the body Help improve memory or focus Improve sharing of ideas & feelings Support self-expression Provide chances to relate to others Support family contact Help improve well-being and feelings about life An assessment for anyone new to The Music Settlement is needed before signing up. Tuition assistance available to qualified applicants. Call 216-421-5806 ext. 104 for more information or for placement. Tuition (36 weeks): 60 minute individual session $3,447.00

Inlet Dance Children's Level I (age 3-5) - OC Fall 2020

Where: Ohio City
This program is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem-solving instructions. In this level, children will be guided through the exploration of space, music, and movement of the body.

Inlet Dance Children's Level I (age 3-5) - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
This program is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem-solving instructions. In this level, children will be guided through the exploration of space, music, and movement of the body.

Inlet Dance Children's Level I (age 3-5) - UC Fall 2020

Where: University Circle
This program is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem-solving instructions. In this level, children will be guided through the exploration of space, music, and movement of the body.

Inlet Dance Children's Level I (age 3-5) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This program is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem-solving instructions. In this level, children will be guided through the exploration of space, music, and movement of the body.

Inlet Dance Children's Level II &III Combined (age 6-11) - OC Fall 2020

Where: Ohio City
This program is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem solving instructions. In this level, students are introduced to Hawkins-based Release Technique. Students will learn class protocol, the progression of exercises, and how to participate in ensemble. Technique will focus on control, strength, flexibility, and mind-body integration.

Inlet Dance Children's Level II (age 6-8) - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
This program is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem-solving instructions. In this level, students are introduced to Hawkins-based Release Technique. Students will learn class protocol, the progression of exercises, and how to participate in an ensemble. Technique will focus on control, strength, flexibility, and mind-body integration.

Inlet Dance Children's Level II (age 6-8) - UC Fall 2020

Where: University Circle
This program is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem-solving instructions. In this level, students are introduced to Hawkins-based Release Technique. Students will learn class protocol, the progression of exercises, and how to participate in an ensemble. Technique will focus on control, strength, flexibility, and mind-body integration.

Inlet Dance Children's Level II (age 6-8) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This program is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem-solving instructions. In this level, students are introduced to Hawkins-based Release Technique. Students will learn class protocol, the progression of exercises, and how to participate in an ensemble. Technique will focus on control, strength, flexibility, and mind-body integration.

Inlet Dance Children's Level III (age 9-11) - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
This program is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem solving instructions. In this level, students are moved through the Hawkins-based Release Technique progressions. Students will begin to develop core strength, an increased range of motion, coordination, and a strong sense of ensemble. Performance improvisation skills and nontraditional partnering may be introduced.

Inlet Dance Children's Level III (age 9-11) - UC Fall 2020

Where: University Circle
This program is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem-solving instructions. In this level, students are moved through the Hawkins-based Release Technique progressions. Students will begin to develop core strength, an increased range of motion, coordination, and a strong sense of ensemble. Performance improvisation skills and nontraditional partnering may be introduced.

Inlet Dance Children's Level III (age 9-11) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This program is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem-solving instructions. In this level, students are moved through the Hawkins-based Release Technique progressions. Students will begin to develop core strength, an increased range of motion, coordination, and a strong sense of ensemble. Performance improvisation skills and nontraditional partnering may be introduced.

Intro to Suzuki (Summer 2020)

Where: University Circle
Start your child on the path to lifelong musicianship! Designed to prepare students and parents for instrumental study in the Suzuki Method, this program serves as a prerequisite for Suzuki instruction at TMS. Intro to Suzuki includes fun musical activities for parents and students, demonstrations of instruments offered in the Suzuki Program, and parent discussions so that those interested can learn much more about the Suzuki methodology. Dates: August 3 through Aug 7 Course Tuition: $115 + $15 materials fee

Intro to Suzuki - Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Start your child on the path to lifelong musicianship! Designed to prepare students and parents for instrumental study in the Suzuki Method, this program serves as a prerequisite for Suzuki instruction at TMS. Intro to Suzuki includes fun musical activities for parents and students, demonstrations of instruments offered in the Suzuki Program, and parent discussions so that those interested can learn much more about the Suzuki methodology. The first class meeting is for parents only. All other classes are for the parent and child together. After completion of Intro to Suzuki and required observations, students are assigned to an instructor. Due to the popularity of the program, some students may have to be wait-listed, or may choose Beginning Suzuki Semi-Private Instruction, based on availability.

J@MS Program & Ensemble - Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Study and play one of America’s most important original art forms from the comfort of your own home, in small and medium sized Zoom sessions on Saturday mornings. Students will experience a curriculum each day that includes 40-minute modules in jazz combo, jazz theory, rhythm section styles, piano class, horn section styles, and rhythmic studies. One of the goals of the semester is to perform at BOP STOP @ THE MUSIC SETTLEMENT, for a live-streamed concert that will be broadcast for friends and family to enjoy from anywhere. Special guests and masterclasses are also being planned for the fall J@MS online semester.

J@MS Program & Ensemble - Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Study and play one of America’s most important original art forms from the comfort of your own home, in small and medium sized Zoom sessions on Saturday mornings. Students will experience a curriculum each day that includes 40-minute modules in jazz combo, jazz theory, rhythm section styles, piano class, horn section styles, and rhythmic studies. One of the goals of the semester is to perform at BOP STOP @ THE MUSIC SETTLEMENT, for a live-streamed concert that will be broadcast for friends and family to enjoy from anywhere. Special guests and masterclasses are also being planned for the fall J@MS online semester.

J@MS Program & Ensemble - Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Full Program tuition: $470 Ensemble only tuition: $219 J@MS is a weekly half-day immersion program for students that immerses them in the energy and excitement of Jazz music. Musicians enrolled in the full program take part in History of African-American Music, Theory and Improvisation, Small Combo, and Large Ensemble (Big Band). Musicians will explore a range of inspiring and challenging material under the direction of our professional faculty. Students gain valuable performance experience throughout the year at concerts and special events. Prerequisite: Placement audition required. To schedule please contact Ken LeeGrand at KLeeGrand@TheMusicSettlement.org. (Depending on student's skill level, exceptions to the 12 year minimum age limit are possible pending audition.)

Junior Chamber Orchestra - UC Fall 2020

Where: University Circle
This ensemble is designed for younger string players (violin, viola, cello, bass) who may be musically advanced for their age. Junior Chamber Orchestra prepares younger musicians for full participation in our Arcos Chamber Ensemble through instruction in ensemble playing and musicality. The fall semester of Junior Chamber Orchestra will be a blended approach starting with online Zoom sessions: the first two meeting dates will be Zoom sessions, then the third meeting date will be an in-person rehearsal at The Music Settlement. This pattern will follow for the rest of the 15 week semester. Upon enrollment into the first semester, participants will also be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

Junior Chamber Orchestra - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This ensemble is designed for younger string players (violin, viola, cello, bass) who may be musically advanced for their age. Junior Chamber Orchestra prepares younger musicians for full participation in our Arcos Chamber Ensemble through instruction in ensemble playing and musicality.

Junior J@MS - 2020-2021

Where: University Circle
The Junior J@MS Program offers an introduction to improvisation and combo playing for the younger beginning or intermediate instrumentalist. This program prepares students for the J@MS Program and helps students acclimate to the Saturday program environment.

Keyboard Explorers - S1 - UC Fall 2020

Where: University Circle
Children experiment with improvisation and musical expression through playing at the keyboard, listening, singing, and movement activities. Students will begin to read music and learn basic music theory. Many students continue taking this class through several sessions for ongoing skill development.

Keyboard Explorers - S2 - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Children experiment with improvisation and musical expression through playing at the keyboard, listening, singing, and movement activities. Students will begin to read music and learn basic music theory. Many students continue taking this class through several sessions for ongoing skill development.

Listening to Viol Consort Music (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join us as we revisit the music of the Renaissance era! TMS faculty cellist David Ellis leads this listening appreciation class, focusing mainly on works for viol consort, a form of chamber music that was popularized in England. Through listening to works for this ensemble (as well as others), participants will explore how this evolution of music reflected much of the vocal and instrumental music of its time. Sessions will consist of presentation, listening exercises, and group discussion. Recommended for musicians and non-musicians alike. (This class is recommended for those interested in joining our Beginning Viol da Gamba course, coming to TMS in the Spring of 2021.)

Listening to Viol Consort Music (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join us as we revisit the music of the Renaissance era! TMS faculty cellist David Ellis leads this listening appreciation class, focusing mainly on works for viol consort

Lullaby 101 (Virtual Offering)

Lullabies are soothing songs played for or sung to children. Lullabies are a beautiful way to pass down cultural knowledge or tradition, comfort children in distress, and lull a child off to sleep. Lullaby 101 is designed to be an educational, hands-on social support group. Traditional lullabies will be introduced and taught. Participants will: learn lullaby tunes and lyrics to play and interact with young ones; learn how to choose soothing activities to help calm, cope and relax; learn simple rhythmic tapping techniques; learn how to create new and original songs. The course will provide a creative space and supportive environment for parents and children to work out their musical ideas and bond at a deeper level through song and swaddling

Magnolia Flute Ensemble - Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
This ensemble is for beginning flutists who want to have fun in a small ensemble setting. Open to adults and seniors who are beginning or returning to their journey on the flute. Join TMS flute instructor Jane Berkner for an engaging online forum for continuing beginner and intermediate flutists. Through online sessions, participants will receive instruction and fine tuning of both flute-playing and performance skills. Each session will include play-along opportunities, with content designed around the music of the day

Magnolia Flute Ensemble - Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS flute instructor Jane Berkner for an engaging online forum for continuing beginner and intermediate flutists. Through online sessions, participants will receive instruction and fine tuning of both flute-playing and performance skills. Each session will include play-along opportunities, with content designed around the music of the day

Magnolia Flute Ensemble - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This ensemble is for beginning flutists who want to have fun in a small ensemble setting. Open to adults and seniors who are beginning or returning to their journey on the flute. Prerequisites: Knowledge of major scales up to 3 flats and 2 sharps (at least one octave), and ability to read music with basic rhythmic notation. If you're unsure which of our flute ensembles is right for you, please contact Linda White (lwhite@themusicsettlement.org) or Jane Berkner (jberkner@themusicsettlement.org).

Music Adventures Instrument Sampler - Ohio City Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
A junior version of our popular Music Safari offering. It blends instrument exploration on strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, and keyboard, with Dalcroze-inspired music and movement activities involving singing and playing. Music Adventures builds a foundation that helps children develop their listening, improvisation, and coordination skills.

Music Adventures Instrument Sampler - University Circle Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
A junior version of our popular Music Safari offering. It blends instrument exploration on strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, and keyboard, with Dalcroze-inspired music and movement activities involving singing and playing. Music Adventures builds a foundation that helps children develop their listening, improvisation, and coordination skills.

Music Around the World (Virtual Offering)

Though this pandemic has limited our ability to travel physically, we can still explore other parts of the world

Music as a Second Language (VIRTUAL OFFERING) S1

Where: Off-Campus
Do you speak music? Join TMS Piano Department Head Arthur Kane as he explores the concept of Music as a Second Language. Participants will compare spoken languages with the language of music, exploring form and style, as well as grammar and structure. Learn how musical notation relates to the grammar of a written sentence, and the differences that can be found in different forms of literature. Explore different historical eras (e.g., Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque) and the influence they had on both the written word and music. Sessions will consist of presentation, listening exercises, music theory, and small group discussion. Recommended for musicians and non-musicians alike.

Music as a Second Language - S1 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Do you speak music? Join TMS Piano Department Head Arthur Kane as he explores the concept of Music as a Second Language. Participants will compare spoken languages with the language of music, exploring form and style, as well as grammar and structure. Learn how musical notation relates to the grammar of a written sentence, and the differences that can be found in different forms of literature. Explore different historical eras (e.g., Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque) and the influence they had on both the written word and music. Sessions will consist of presentation, listening exercises, music theory, and small group discussion. Recommended for musicians and non-musicians alike.

Music Therapy Group Sessions - OC & UC 2020-2021

Where: University Circle, Ohio City
Multi-sensory musical, movement or ensemble sessions use what each person likes, things they are good at, and things they need help with to make a program that matches their goals. Fun and engaging sessions give people a chance to learn and practice social, music and life skills. No previous music or music therapy experience is needed. For young children or those with less language, goals may include improving skills like remaining with the group, paying attention to others, sharing or turn-taking. Older people may focus on skills like group decision-making, problem solving, cooperation and on-topic conversation. Intergenerational Music Therapy Groups allow parents, other family members, and caregivers to enjoy quality time with their loved one and participate as active partners, often receiving coaching in music experiences for home use. Anyone new to The Music Settlement needs an assessment before signing up. Tuition assistance and scholarships available to qualified applicants. Call (216) 421-5806, ext. 104 for more information or to register. Tuition (36 weeks): 45-minute group session $1,440.00 // 60-minute group session $1,917.00.

Music Therapy Group Sessions - Off-campus 2020-2021

Where: Off-Campus
Multi-sensory musical, movement or ensemble sessions use what each person likes, things they are good at, and things they need help with to make a program that matches their goals. Fun and engaging sessions give people a chance to learn and practice social, music and life skills. No previous music or music therapy experience is needed. For young children or those with less language, goals may include improving skills like remaining with the group, paying attention to others, sharing or turn-taking. Older people may focus on skills like group decision-making, problem solving, cooperation and on-topic conversation. Inter-generational Music Therapy Groups allow parents, other family members, and caregivers to enjoy quality time with their loved one and participate as active partners, often receiving coaching in music experiences for home use. Anyone new to The Music Settlement needs an assessment before signing up. Tuition assistance and scholarships available to qualified applicants. Call (216)421-5806 ext. 104 for more information or to register. Tuition (36 weeks): 45-minute group session $1,719.00 // 60-minute group session $2,295.00

Music Therapy Musical Revue - 2020-2021

Where: University Circle
Teens and adults with disabilities who want to be with others can practice and learn new social skills while sharing and making music together. The program includes singing, dancing, musical games, and warm-ups. Also, the participants are taught music vocabulary, drama skills, and how to be on stage. Group members learn to talk with others, stay with the group, follow directions, and share ideas. Each member will have the chance to do a solo in addition to performing with the group. Those new to The Music Settlement need to come to a group assessment/audition before being accepted into the program. Tuition assistance available to qualified applicants. Call (216) 421-5806 ext. 104 for more information or to register. Total Tuition for 36 weeks: $1,188.00. Down Payment of $100 charged at time of registration

Music Therapy Private Sessions - OC & UC 2020-2021

Where: University Circle, Ohio City
We design music programs for people of all ages with disabilities and/or health concerns. Our Board Certified Music Therapists will work with you to build private sessions that use what each person likes, things they are good at, and things they need help with to make a program that matches their goals. Engaging music experiences are adjusted to fit each person's age and can include singing, movement, songwriting, listening, instrument playing and more! Adapted music lessons may be given on piano, guitar, drums, and other instruments, as well as voice. An assessment for anyone new to The Music Settlement is needed before signing up. Tuition assistance and scholarships available to qualified applicants. Call (216) 421-5806, ext. 104 for more information or to register. Tuition (36 weeks): 45-minute private session $2,277.00 // 60-minute private session $3,033.00

Music Therapy Private Sessions - Off-site 2020-2021

Where: Off-Campus
We design music programs for people of all ages with disabilities and/or health concerns. Our Board Certified Music Therapists will work with you to build private sessions that use what each person likes, things they are good at, and things they need help with to make a program that matches their goals. Engaging music experiences are adjusted to fit each person's age and can include singing, movement, songwriting, listening, instrument playing and more! Adapted music lessons may be given on piano, guitar, drums, and other instruments, as well as voice. An assessment for anyone new to The Music Settlement is needed before signing up. Tuition assistance and scholarships available to qualified applicants. Call (216) 421-5806, ext. 104 for more information or to register. Tuition (36 weeks): 45-minute individual session $2,637.00 // 60-minute individual session $3,447.00

Music Therapy Saturday Jam - 2020-2021

Where: University Circle
Adults with disabilities enjoy fun, group music-making with their peers in a welcoming and nurturing setting at this monthly recreational music therapy group. Some of the planned activities include drum circles, movement, musical games, and group song-writing. Experiences will be adapted to meet the skills, strengths, and needs of group members. An assessment for anyone new to The Music Settlement is needed before signing up. Tuition assistance available to qualified applicants. Please contact us at 216-421-5806 ext. 104 for more information or to register.

Musical Mix and Mingle #3 March 2021

Where: University Circle
Come join us for a social afternoon of chamber music making. Open to strings, winds, and piano. Musicians will be placed in trios, quartets and quintets, and music will be distributed in advance to allow for home practice. On the event day, musicians will rehearse with guidance from ensemble coaches, and then conclude the afternoon together with refreshments. Preregistration is required. Participants must be able to read music and play well enough to be placed in an ensemble. Sight-reading ability is required and will be needed in case of a repertoire change. For more information, please email Linda White at LWhite@TheMusicSettlement.org. Notes: In rare cases we may not be able to place you in a suitable ensemble. If so, you will be notified shortly after the registration deadline and the fee will be refunded. Registration by the deadline is required in order to place musicians into trios, quartets and quintets as appropriate. Music will be distributed prior to chamber day to allow for practice at home.

Musical Mix and Mingle #4 June 2021

Where: University Circle
Come join us for a social afternoon of chamber music making. Open to strings, winds, and piano. Musicians will be placed in trios, quartets and quintets, and music will be distributed in advance to allow for home practice. On the event day, musicians will rehearse with guidance from ensemble coaches, and then conclude the afternoon together with refreshments. Preregistration is required. Participants must be able to read music and play well enough to be placed in an ensemble. Sight-reading ability is required and will be needed in case of a repertoire change. For more information, please email Linda White at LWhite@TheMusicSettlement.org. Notes: In rare cases we may not be able to place you in a suitable ensemble. If so, you will be notified shortly after the registration deadline and the fee will be refunded. Registration by the deadline is required in order to place musicians into trios, quartets and quintets as appropriate. Music will be distributed prior to chamber day to allow for practice at home.

Percussion Ensemble - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
The Music Settlement's Percussion Ensemble can best be described as a high-energy and exciting musical experience. This ensemble utilizes traditional and non-traditional instruments, from mallet instruments and drums, to trash cans and parts of the body. Prerequisite: Intermediate skill level or above.

Preschool Extended Day - Ohio City 2020-2021

Where: Ohio City
Current Morning Preschool students can join in one or more Extended Days (M, T, W, Th, &/or F) that coincide with their morning class. This program gives children the opportunity to enjoy lunch, creative play, gardening, cooking, and additional arts and language activities. Initial registration begins in the spring for the fall, with rolling registration throughout the year as days and space are available. 11:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Preschool Extended Day - University Circle 2020-2021

Where: University Circle
Morning Preschool students can join in one or more Lunch Bunch Days (T,W,Th &/or F) that coincide with their morning class. Students bring their own lunch and enjoy social time and creative activities. Initial registration begins in the spring for fall, with rolling registration throughout the year as days and space are available.

Preschool Lunch Bunch - Ohio City 2020-2021

Where: Ohio City
Morning Preschool students can join in one or more Lunch Bunch Days (T,W,Th &/or F) that coincide with their morning class. Students bring their own lunch and enjoy social time and creative activities. Initial registration begins in the spring for fall, with rolling registration throughout the year as days and space are available.

Preschool Lunch Bunch - University Circle 2020-2021

Where: University Circle
Children enrolled in the Preschool programs can register to have lunch with their friends during the day on Tuesday, Wednesday, &/or Thursday. Students bring their own lunch and enjoy social time and creative activities. Registration takes place in September online. Additional days may be added as space is available.

Preschool, Day School and Kindergarten application 2020-2021

Where: University Circle, Ohio City
Apply online for our Preschool, Day School and Kindergarten programs

Preschool: Way to Grow! University Circle (Spring 2021)

Where: University Circle
The Music Settlement has created a young 3’s program that prepares your child for the classroom. Designed as a play-based experience, Way to Grow! engages you and your child in learning, interaction, and creative expression that will help your child be ready and excited for school. Way to Grow! is shaped to support individual growth and learning in a supportive and encouraging environment. Ages: 3 years between October 1, 2020 and June 1, 2021 Toilet Mastery Required

Private Music Instruction

Where: University Circle, Ohio City
Students who are currently registered for traditional private lessons can register for 2020-2021 private lessons by adding this course to their cart. Returning students are guaranteed their same lesson time during priority registration (April and May 2020). Requests to change your lesson time can be accommodated beginning June 1, 2020. New students must contact the ECS office at (216) 421-5806 ext. 100 to register for private lessons. Our team will need the following information upon registration: (1) Instructor name (if known) (2) Lesson length (3) Three preferences for day and time Rates for the 2020-2021 School Year (per 30 minutes) Regular Rate: $30 Harp Rate: $37 Notes: Please note that this course is for returning students only taking traditional (non-Suzuki) music lessons. Once registered into this course, lessons will be scheduled with your instructor. You will be contacted shortly if we require additional information to complete your registration. Financial aid and scholarship will be applied once lessons are officially scheduled with the instructor. *** If you are an every-other-week student, by default you will be signed up for 36 weeks and the billing office will correct this when you are placed with your teacher.***

Read to the Beat (Virtual Offering)

Read to the Beat is an enriching, motivating, and fun environment for learning literacy skills. The program intertwines music and literacy using rhythm, rhyme and storytelling. Because music is a part of every culture and is not limited by age, music-based learning experiences are an exceptional way to increase engagement, social, interaction, and skill retention. Lessons are designed sing research-based methodologies and are multi-modal. Using music, participants explore a new theme each week, while also reviewing key concepts from previous lessons. Books and story-telling, playing of musical instruments, singing, listening, simple composition and movement experiences capture children’s imaginations while aiding in the development and strengthening of important literacy skills. The program utilizes drums, maracas, visual supports, and other manipulatives to help each child stay focused. Each group is one hour in length. To enroll, contact the Center for Music Therapy at 216-421-5806 ext. 104 or via email at areed@themusicsettlement.org

Read to the Beat (Virtual Offering)

Read to the Beat is an enriching, motivating, and fun environment for learning literacy skills. The program intertwines music and literacy using rhythm, rhyme and storytelling. Because music is a part of every culture and is not limited by age, music-based learning experiences are an exceptional way to increase engagement, social, interaction, and skill retention. Lessons are designed using research-based methodologies and are multi-modal. Using music, participants explore a new theme each week, while also reviewing key concepts from previous lessons. Books and story-telling, playing of musical instruments, singing, listening, simple composition and movement experiences capture children’s imaginations while aiding in the development and strengthening of important literacy skills. The program utilizes drums, maracas, visual supports, and other manipulatives to help each child stay focused. Each group is one hour in length.

Rhythm - Ready - Read (Virtual Offering)

Rhythm Ready Read is an enriching, motivating, and fun environment for learning literacy skills. The program intertwines music and literacy using rhythm, rhyme and storytelling. Because music is a part of every culture and is not limited by age, music-based learning experiences are an exceptional way to increase engagement, social, interaction, and skill retention. Lessons are designed using research-based methodologies and are multi-modal. Using music, participants explore a new theme each week, while also reviewing key concepts from previous lessons. Rhythm Ready Read utilizes the writing of raps or songs. Students are led through the process of writing personal raps or songs. The process includes but is not limited to choosing words (nouns, verbs, adjectives); writing sentences; writing melodies if needed; choosing instruments, styles, etc.; performing their compositions; and creating original album art.

Rock & Pop Academy at The Music Settlement - UC Fall 2020

Where: University Circle
The Rock & Pop Academy is designed for young musicians who wish to explore the rock and pop genres. Available for electric bass, guitar (electric preferred), piano, drums, and voice. The Academy offers multiple two-hour sessions on Saturdays that include a rock group rehearsal, music theory, and history. Musicians will be placed in a group based on age and experience. Each semester will culminate in a high energy performance at a local live music venue. Prerequisites: Advanced Beginner and up. Placement audition required. To schedule, please contact Alfredo Guerrieri at AGuerrieri@TheMusicSettlement.org. Please note: all students enrolled in Semester 1 will automatically be enrolled in Semester 2. If you are unable to participate in Semester 2, please notify the instructor.

Rock & Pop Academy at The Music Settlement - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
The Rock & Pop Academy is designed for young musicians who wish to explore the rock and pop genres. Available for electric bass, guitar (electric preferred), piano, drums, and voice. The Academy offers multiple two-hour sessions on Saturdays that include a rock group rehearsal, music theory, and history. Musicians will be placed in a group based on age and experience. Each semester will culminate in a high energy performance at a local live music venue. Prerequisites: Advanced Beginner and up. Placement audition required. To schedule, please contact Alfredo Guerrieri at AGuerrieri@TheMusicSettlement.org. Please note: all students enrolled in Semester 1 will automatically be enrolled in Semester 2. If you are unable to participate in Semester 2, please notify the instructor.

Rock & Pop Music History and Theory (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Taught by TMS’ Rock & Pop Academy (RPA) Department Head, Alfredo Guerrieri, this course is an a la carte online offering not only for students enrolled in RPA, but for anyone else that has an interest in learning more about 20th century popular music. This fun, interactive course will cover aspects of popular music from 20th century on, as students explore many differing styles and artists within the genre. Topics will include playing styles, instruments, songs/albums, and their roots and influences. The music theory aspect will include major and minor keys, diatonic harmony, chords, and modes, and more topics as they apply to popular music. Additional Supplies Needed: students are encouraged to use headphones for the Zoom sessions. Use of an instrument during the session is optional. All skill levels accepted (some basic experience with music theory will be helpful)

Rock & Pop Music History and Theory - S1 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Taught by TMS’ Rock & Pop Academy (RPA) Department Head, Alfredo Guerrieri, this course is an a la carte online offering not only for students enrolled in RPA, but for anyone else that has an interest in learning more about 20th century popular music. This fun, interactive course will cover aspects of popular music from 20th century on, as students explore many differing styles and artists within the genre. Topics will include playing styles, instruments, songs/albums, and their roots and influences. The music theory aspect will include major and minor keys, diatonic harmony, chords, and modes, and more topics as they apply to popular music. Use of an instrument during the session is optional. All skill levels accepted (some basic experience with music theory will be helpful).

Rock & Pop Music History and Theory - S1 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Taught by TMS’ Rock & Pop Academy (RPA) Department Head, Alfredo Guerrieri, this course is an a la carte online offering not only for students enrolled in RPA, but for anyone else that has an interest in learning more about 20th century popular music. This fun, interactive course will cover aspects of popular music from 20th century on, as students explore many differing styles and artists within the genre. Topics will include playing styles, instruments, songs/albums, and their roots and influences. The music theory aspect will include major and minor keys, diatonic harmony, chords, and modes, and more topics as they apply to popular music. Use of an instrument during the session is optional. All skill levels accepted (some basic experience with music theory will be helpful)

Settlement Singers Active Adult Choir - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
The Settlement Singers is a co-ed ensemble for active adults (55+) interested in expressing themselves through music. Designed to foster a creative and social experience, participants will practice breathing and vocal techniques, gain performance skills, learn to read rhythms and pitch patterns, and memorize text and music. Each semester course will culminate in a celebratory performance for friends, family, and the community.

Songwriting for Wellness (Virtual Offering)

Songwriting is an excellent way to express yourself, work through your feelings, and talk about your experiences. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be a musical expert to write your own songs. This virtual summer course is open to all levels of musical experience and will introduce attendees to techniques they can use to compose their own songs. Activities include: brainstorming song ideas, working out rhyme schemes, structuring ideas into popular song formats, and learning how to use basic musical elements (i.e. melody, beat and instrumentation) to set the desired genre and mood for a song.rnrnrnrnThe course will provide a creative space and supportive environment for attendees to work out their musical ideas as well as the guidance and input of the music course leader to bring their songs into reality. By the end of the course, each attendee will have a completed original song.rnrn

Suzuki Private Lessons - 2020-2021

Where: University Circle
Students who are currently registered for Suzuki private lessons can register for 2020-2021 lessons by adding this course to their cart. Our team will need the following information upon registration: (1) Instructor name (2) Length of the lesson (3) Day and time of the lesson. (Please see instructor to arrange lesson day and time.) 2020-2021 Suzuki Rates 30 min: $35 per week 45 min: $48 per week 60 min: $65 per week Notes: Please note that this course is for returning students only taking Suzuki private lessons. Once registered into this course, lessons will be scheduled with your instructor. You will be contacted shortly if we require additional information to complete your registration. Financial aid and scholarship will be applied once lessons are officially scheduled with the instructor.
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The Teaching of Action in String Playing (VIRTUAL OFFERING) - S1

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS faculty cellist Ida Mercer as she leads a guided tour of Paul Rolland’s string pedagogy book, The Teaching of Action in String Playing. Participants will learn the importance of freedom, ease, and comfort while playing, as well as the use of good motion patterns to reduce excessive tension. This course is relevant at any point on the journey of playing a string instrument, leading to improved technique and enhanced resonant tone. Sessions will consist of video presentations of Rolland, demonstrations and application of his techniques, as well as small group discussion

The Teaching of Action in String Playing - S1 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS faculty cellist Ida Mercer as she leads a guided tour of Paul Rolland’s string pedagogy book, The Teaching of Action in String Playing. Participants will learn the importance of freedom, ease, and comfort while playing, as well as the use of good motion patterns to reduce excessive tension. This course is relevant at any point on the journey of playing a string instrument, leading to improved technique and enhanced resonant tone. Sessions will consist of video presentations of Rolland, demonstrations and application of his techniques, as well as small group discussion

TMS Klezmer Ensemble - UC Fall 2020

Where: University Circle
Come experience the joy of playing traditional Jewish folk tunes, and learn some Yiddish culture and history along the way in our community Klezmer band! Klezmer music is a soulful music that uses very distinctive models and scales for melodies, and improvisation. Open to strings, brass, winds, piano, and percussion. Advanced beginner skill level and up. Familiarity with D major and minor scales, 2 octaves, is recommended. Familiarity with harmonic and melodic minor scales is also helpful. Please bring your own instrument. Adults of all ages are welcome as well!

TMS Klezmer Ensemble - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Come experience the joy of playing traditional Jewish folk tunes, and learn some Yiddish culture and history along the way in our community Klezmer band! Klezmer music is a soulful music that uses very distinctive models and scales for melodies, and improvisation. Open to string, brass, wind, percussion, and voice. Advanced beginner skill level and up. Familiarity with D major and minor scales, 2 octaves, is recommended. Please bring your own instrument. Adults of all ages are welcome!

Virtual Music Lessons

Where: Off-Campus
Private music instruction in all instruments, voice, music theory, and composition -- all from the comfort of your own home.

Voice for Young Adult Singers - (Ages 15 - 18) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Students will participate in weekly solo coaching in a small group format, as well as small group instruction on proper singing technique, ensemble skills, and sight singing. This class is perfect for high school choir members looking to improve their skills, prepare for solo and ensemble contest, or audition for a show.

Voice for Young Singers (Ages 11 -14) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This class opens up the world of singing for young vocalists. It helps them develop the basics of proper singing technique in a small group format. The more individualized approach is excellent preparation for voice lessons, which may begin at age 13.

Voice for Young Singers - (Ages 11 -14) - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
This class opens up the world of singing for young vocalists. It helps them develop the basics of proper singing technique in a small group format. The individualized approach is excellent preparation for voice lessons, which may begin at age 13.

Voice for Young Singers - (Ages 7 - 10) - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
This class opens up the world of singing for young vocalists. It helps them develop the basics of proper singing technique in a small group format. The individualized approach is excellent preparation for voice lessons, which may begin at age 13.

Youth Latin Jazz Band - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
Students will learn Latin Jazz arrangements, soloing and improvisation, and ensemble playing while covering styles from Cuban, to Brazilian, to Puerto Rican and beyond. Open to students in grades 8-12 with a minimum of one year private study on drums, percussion, woodwinds, brass, bass, guitar, and piano.

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