Music Enrichment Classes

CMS offers a variety of classes and ensembles that are designed to encourage students to expand their music skills and knowledge. These classes and ensembles may be taken alone or in conjunction with private instrumental or vocal study. Students need not be enrolled in private study at CMS to participate in a class or ensemble.

  • Ensemble/Class Discount: 20% off the cost of ensembles/classes for students enrolled in private lessons
  • Registration is required. Contact the Registrar for more information or to register for a class or ensemble.

Intro to Guitar

  • Ages 14+
  • Thursdays 7:45-8:30pm
  • Instructor: Edele DeWees
  • September 12 – December 12, 2019 (No class Nov. 28)
  • Tuition: $156

Learn the basic mechanics of guitar playing from posture and holding the instrument to how to get a good sound. Students learn basic techniques of guitar playing including how to use a pick and strumming patterns. Different methods for reading music are also introduced including reading guitar tab, chords and note reading. Students must bring their own guitar to class as well as a notebook and folder. Students are required to bring their own instrument- classical, acoustic or electric with portable amp are all acceptable. Students ages 14+ are welcome to join in the fun! Space is limited – sign up today!

Beginner Ukulele

  • Ages 10+
  • Thursdays 7:00-7:45pm
  • September 12-December 12, 2019 (No class Nov. 28)
  • Cost: $156

The ukulele is a great choice for students who have never picked up and instrument before or those looking to try out something new and fun! This class will help you get started with the `ukulele by learning basic chords and strums at a pace designed for first-time players. You’ll be surprised by how soon you’re playing songs while picking up core musical skills. Students should bring their own ‘ukulele to class along with a notebook, pencil and folder. Ages 10+ are welcome to join in the fun. Space is limited – sign up today!

Percussion Club

  • Ages 10+
  • Instructor: Jeff Ormsby
  • Offer Spring Semester. Call to inquire: 610-489-3676

Percussion Club is a hand drumming workshop and rhythmic theory class designed for students ages 10+ and all levels of ability! We will learn to play various drums, bells, and toys while gaining a better understanding of rhythmic notation, time signatures, and subdivisions. Whether you’ve never played an instrument before, or you’re looking to work on your rhythm, playing drums together is always fun! Space is limited – sign up today! Call 610-489-3676 or email info@cmsmusic.org

Songsters

  • Ages 8-12

For young students interested in voice study and improving their musicianship skills. Note reading, rhythm practice and pitch exploration are some of the topics covered. Students practice breathing and vocal exercises to emphasize proper breath support and vocal production. Students learn to apply these tools to repertoire appropriate for age and ability of the group. Space is limited – sign up today! Call 610-489-3676 or email info@cmsmusic.org.