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Programs Offered at TSSM

 

Registration 

  • Brochure - Download for a printable list of all the summer programs offered through the TSSM.
  • Registration  - Download, print, fill out, and send in/drop off information to Rachel at the address below.

 


September 2013 – May 2014

Course Offerings and Registration

 

Music and Movement

2 – 12 week sessions     $115 / session

Saturdays 9:00-9:45 (3-4 year olds) (Fall session begins 9/21/13)
Saturdays 9:50-10:35 (4-5 year olds)  (Spring session begins 1/25/14)                         

This dynamic, movement based musicianship class will incorporate elements of Dalcroze Eurhythmics and other early childhood music education methods. Pre-reading musical skills will be developed as students become the improvised music to which they are listening. Instruments are not needed in this class, which is appropriate for students who have not begun private lessons as well as those that have. Parents observe from outside of the room.

 

Twinkle Group Class    

26 - class session begins 9/16     $230/year
Mondays 5:30-6:20 - Jenn Burns, Instructor

Our new Twinkle Group Class will combine all string and piano students in their early years of study. Emphasis will be placed on pre-reading musicianship skills including pitch names, musical alphabet, rhythmic notation as well as imitation and pulse work. Students will play together as a group and as individuals. Practice strategies and techniques that are beneficial in the beginning of your Suzuki journey will also be explored. Due to the age of these students, parent attendance and participation is expected. This class is for students that are also enrolled in private lessons.

 

Violin Book 1A Group Class    

26 class session begins 9/21     $240/year
Saturdays 9:00-9:50 - Cheryl Trace, Instructor

Violin 1A Group Class is designed for violin students in early to middle Book I of the Suzuki Method. Emphasis will be placed on developing early music reading skills such as familiarization with the treble clef, performing of rhythmic patterns using open strings and/or step-wise motion. Ensemble skills will include polishing pieces in the beginning of Book I and performing these pieces as a group. Practice tips and strategies will be discussed with parents. Students will prepare for and perform in two concerts: December 7, 2013 on the Peristyle Stage with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra* and May 4, 2014.

 

Violin Book 1B Group Class   

26 class session begins 9/21   $240/year
Saturdays 9:00-9:50 -  Dr. Steve Kruse, Instructor

Violin 1B Group Class is for students in the middle to end of Book I. Emphasis will be placed on sight-reading and performing melodies that move by steps, as well as pulse work and rhythmic notation. Ensemble skills will include polishing pieces in Book I, musically and technically; as well as performing unison pieces in a group setting. Students will prepare for and perform in two concerts: December 7, 2013 on the Peristyle Stage with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra* and May 4, 2014.

 

Violin Book 2+ Group Class   

26 class session begins 9/21   $240/year
Saturdays 10:00-10:50 - Dr. Steve Kruse, Instructor                                                      

Violin students that have graduated from Book I may join our Violin Book 2+ Class. Emphasis will be placed on reading simple meter rhythmic patterns including eighth notes and sixteenth notes that move by skip and beyond. Ensemble skills will include unison and non-unison playing within the group as well as combining with the cello and viola group classes each month. Musical skills include reviewing and polishing techniques from Book 1 and 2 as well as preparing for Book 3. Students will prepare for and perform in two concerts: December 7, 2013 on the Peristyle Stage with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra* and May 4. 

 

Cello Group Class      

26 class session begins 9/21   $240/year
Saturdays 10:00-10:50 - René Schiffer, Instructor

All cello students that have graduated from the Twinkles are invited to participate in Cello Group Class. This class will be geared towards reading of simple meter music in unison and non-unison settings. Musical skills will include polishing pieces in Book 1 and 2 both musically and technically. Students will play together as a group within cello class but will also combine monthly with the violin and viola group class.  Students will prepare for and perform on two concerts: December 7, 2013 on the Peristyle Stage with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra* and May 4, 2014.

 

Viola Group Class       

26 class session begins 9/21   $240/year
Saturdays 10:00-10:50 - Tim Zeithamel, Instructor

All violists beyond Twinkle are invited to participate in Viola Group Class.  Students will gain familiarity with reading in alto clef as well as sight reading simple meter melodies. Music will be read and performed in unison and non-unison. Musical skills include polishing pieces in Book 1 and 2 as well as preparation for Book 3. Students will combine monthly with the violin and cello classes for a larger ensemble experience.  Violists will prepare for and perform on two concerts: December 7, 2013 on the Peristyle Stage with the TSO * and May 4, 2014.

 

Vivace! Strings                

26 class session begins 9/16   $250/year
Mondays 5:30-6:30 - Cheryl Trace, Instructor

The Vivace! Strings program encourages students to learn small string ensemble music at a lively pace.  This is a great bridge program for students who are interested in playing with a full orchestra, but who need or desire more customized instruction to get there. Students in Vivace! are required to take private lessons, to ensure their continued development alongside their peers. The repertoire chosen for Vivace!  will be just beyond the entering sight-reading level of the participants. This will allow students to focus on developing reading and rhythm skills and on their role as part of a larger group, rather than the technical challenges of their individual part. Minimum requirements for participating in Vivace!:Reading:  Identify notes on the fingerboard up to three sharps and two flats; Technique: Play major scales related to “reading” guidelines (up to three sharps and two flats); Rhythmic: Knowledge of simple meter (not compound) rhythms down to the eighth note level and including dotted quarter notes. Vivace! Stringstudents will prepare and perform on the Final Group Concert, which will be held May 4, 2014.

 

Monday Piano Class   

26 class session begins 9/16   $230/year
Mondays 4:30-5:30 - Claire Cho, Instructor

Our Monday Piano Group Class is offered for piano students enrolled in private lessons that are in the middle of Suzuki Book I into Book 2. Emphasis will be placed on sight-reading simple meter melodies that move by steps and skips from guide notes. Pulse work will be done with metronome practice as well as ensemble playing. Music theory, terms and concepts will be discussed to review/polish Book I and prepare for pieces in late Book 2. Students will receive weekly reading assignments that parents may have to help with; therefore it will be helpful for parents to attend class as well.

 

Saturday Piano 1A Class        

26 classes begin 9/21   $230/year
Saturdays 9:00-9:50 - Claire Cho, Instructor

Piano 1A Class is for piano students that have had their Twinkle Graduation and are not yet beyond the middle of Book I. Pre-reading musicianship skills include familiarization with both staffs, melodic movement, development of a steady pulse as well as rhythmic imitation and notation. Practice techniques and strategies will be discussed so parents can reinforce skills at home. Due to the age of students, parent attendance is expected in order to help the child throughout the week.

 

Saturday Piano 1B Class        

26 classes begin 9/21   $230/year
Saturdays 11:00-11:50 - Claire Cho, Instructor

Piano 1B Class is offered for students in the later half of Suzuki Piano Book I and beginning Book 2.  Emphasis will be placed on reading music in simple meters that move in steps and skips from guide notes. Pulse work will be done with metronome practice as well as ensemble playing. Music theory, terms and concepts will be discussed to review/polish Book I and prepare for pieces in late Book 2. Practice techniques and strategies will be discussed to enable parents to reinforce skills at home. Students will receive weekly reading assignments that may require parents help, therefore it will be beneficial for parents to attend class as well. 

 

 

The Toledo Symphony School of Music
1838 Parkwood Avenue • P.O. Box 407 • Toledo, Ohio 43697
Phone: (419) 418-0022 • Fax: (419) 321-6890
http://www.toledosymphony.com/youth/school-of-music-tssm/
rzeithamel@toledosymphony.com