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Adult Music Theory Level 2 - Virtual Offering - Winter/Spring 2021

Where: Off-Campus
This course will continue to build upon the foundational skills introduced in Adult Music Theory Level 1. Sessions will be taught via Zoom on Saturdays from 4pm to 5pm.

Group Music Arranging (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Have you ever wanted to take a piece of music and make it your own, giving it your own creative spin? Maybe you have wanted to add new chords to a melody or make a piece of music work for different instruments? Learn the basics of music arranging! This online course introduces the music theory behind arranging, harmonizing, and orchestration. We will learn about counterpoint, primary chords, chord progressions, instrument transpositions and their ranges, and more! Throughout the course, we will have arranging exercises and weekly assignments outside of class. We will even arrange a piece of music of our choice! Ages 15 and up - adults welcome Skill level: intermediate with some music theory experience

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 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.

Intro to Music Lessons (VIRTUAL) - Winter/Spring 2021

Where: Off-Campus
Do you have a young one interested in music lessons but aren't sure where to start? Then this class is for you! This 9-week online class creates a relaxed environment where students receive exposure to a variety of instruments including percussion, keyboard, brass, winds, and strings. This class is designed to help families decide what instruments their children are most interested in for musical study, and will also prepare students to enter private or small group instruction. New students who complete this course will receive a certificate for 10% off of private lessons during our regular school year.

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.

Music as a Second Language - S2 (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.

Online Intensive Spring Break Songwriting (spring 2021)

Where: Off-Campus
New to TMS for spring break this year! Interested in what it takes to be a singer-songwriter? Spend three mornings online in a songwriting crash course learning chord progressions, song forms, lyric writing, performance skill building, and history of popular singer-songwriters. Instrumental proficiency is not required, but working knowledge of guitar, bass, or piano will be helpful. Students will work with notable local singer-songwriters in fun, interactive, small and medium sized groups. The wrap up project will feature the workshop director recording the campers’ original songs to have after the camp ends. VIRTUAL 9am-12pm Monday, March 29th - Wednesday, March 31st. All skill levels welcome Instructor will send log in information for online platform

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