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CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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A SPRING SONATA
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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HAYDN & PURCELL
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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THE CHOPIN PROJECT - Night One
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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THE CHOPIN PROJECT - Night Two
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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CHRISTMAS AT THE PERISTYLE
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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.
  • Need help enrolling? Click here or call 419-418-0022. 

September 2014 – May 2015

Course Offerings and Registration

 

Music and Movement

2 – 12 week sessions            $115 / session      Sarah Bright, Instructor

Saturdays 9:00-9:45 (4 1/2-5 year olds) (Fall session begins 9/20/14)
Saturdays 9:50-10:35 (3-4 year olds)  (Spring session begins 1/24/15)
Saturdays 10:40-11:10 (0-2 year olds - $80/session)           

 

This dynamic, movement based musicianship class will incorporate elements of Orff Schulwerk and other early childhood music education methods. Your child will enjoy learning music and movement fundamentals using developmentally appropriate materials and activities for the movers and music makers they are! Children will enjoy traditional songs, games, poetry and exciting movement activities.Parent attendance and participation is expected in Music and Movement classes. This class is appropriate for students who have not begun private lessons as well as those that have.  LEARN MORE or REGISTER

 

String Group Classes 

Pre-Twinkle Strings Class            

26 class session begins 9/20     $150/year     Saturdays 9:00-9:30               
Aileen Rowher, Instructor                                               

 

Although it is titled a “Pre-Twinkle” class, this is appropriate for all string students who are early in their studies. Emphasis will be placed on rhythmic skills, singing Book I songs, bow proportion exercises and movements to make learning fun! Students will play together as a group and as individuals. Practice strategies and techniques that are beneficial in the beginning of your Suuzki journey will also be explored. Class is appropriate for students who are on a box instrument as well as those that are currently working/reviewing Twinkle Variations.

 

Violin Book 1A Group Class    

26 class session begins 9/20     $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. Several special combined group events are scheduled throughout the year, culminating in a concert in April!

 

Violin Book 1B Group Class   

26 class session begins 9/20   $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. Several special combined group events are scheduled throughout the year, culminating in a concert in April!

 

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 earlier violin classes for special events. Musical skills include reviewing and polishing techniques from Book 1 and 2 as well as preparing for Book 3. Students will perform on a concert in April.

 

CelloBRATION       

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

TSSM Cellobration continues its studies of cello ensemble music by exploring arrangements at all levels (beginner through upper intermediate) of Suzuki, Jazz and Fiddle tunes. New this fall: Mariachi and Celtic tunes! Pre-requisite: Must have reached Perpetual Motion in Book I and/or be able to play G Major and D Major Scale. Suzuki background NOT required! Attend one class or all four! Must attend all classes to participate in the final concert. LEARN MORE

Class meets from 2:30-5:00 on the following Sundays: September 28, October 19, November 16 and December 14. 

Performance is Monday December 15. 

 

 

Vivace! Strings  *             

26 class session begins 9/22                   $250/year                Mondays 5:00-7:00                 Cheryl Trace, Instructor

 

Jr. Vivace! Strings*               

26 class session begins 9/22                   $250/year                Mondays 5:00-7:00                 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! String students will prepare and perform on the December 15th recital and the April 19th Concert.

  *Depending on enrollment and level, students will be divided into two groups: Jr. Vivace! and Vivace!. Participants will be assigned to a one hour slot on Monday evenings between 5:00-7:00. Students WILL NOT stay for the entire two hours. Parents will be notified of placement prior to the first class.

 

Piano Group Classes 

All students enrolled in private lessons are strongly encouraged to enroll in a piano group class. Every effort is made to ensure a wonderful learning experience for your child. Students are grouped according to their placement in the Suzuki Repertoire as well as reading experience and age. Group experience is important to your child’s development. Students develop the ability to listen and play with others and enjoy meeting and making music with other pianists. Students learn to play their instrument in private lessons but they become musicians in group class!

 

Piano 1A             

26 class session begins 9/22     $230/year     Mondays 5:00-5:40
Sarah Bright, Instructor

Piano Class 1A is for students in Suzuki Book I with no reading experience and are in 1st grade or below. 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 an ensemble and as individuals. Due to the age of these students, parent attendance and participation is expected.

 

Piano 1B             

26 class session begins 9/22      $230/year     Mondays 5:45-6:25
Sarah Bright, Instructor

 

Piano 1B is designed for slightly older beginning students. These students are in Suzuki Book I with very little music reading experience but are in 2nd grade or higher. Emphasis will be placed on pre-reading musicianship skills including pitch names, musical alphabet, rhythmic notation as well as imitation and pulse work. However, this class is expected to move quickly due to the age of the enrollees. Students will play together as an ensemble and as individuals. Parent attendance and participation is still expected and students may have homework.

 

Piano 2                

26 class session begins 9/20     $230/year     Saturdays 9:00-9:45
Claire Cho, Instructor

Piano Class 2 is for students in Suzuki Book I studying pieces prior to Little Playmates and have some primer level reading experience. Emphasis will be placed on musicianship skills including familiarization with both staffs, melodic movement, development of a steady pulse as well as rhythmic imitation and notation. Students will play together as an ensemble and as individuals to refine listening and coordination ensemble skills. Parent attendance and participation is expected.

 

Piano 3                

26 class session begins 9/22     $230/year     Saturdays 9:50-10:35            
Claire Cho, Instructor

 

Piano 3 is for students in Book I that have studied Chant Arabe and later pieces and have at least a Primer level reading experience. Emphasis will be placed on reading rhythmic patterns as well as continuing skills learned in Piano Class 2. Pulse work as well as practice strategies will be covered as well as individual and ensemble playing.  Parent attendance and participation is expected.

 

Piano 4                

26 class session begins 9/22                   $230/year                Saturdays 10:40-11:25           
Claire Cho, Instructor

 

Piano 4 is for students in Book II. Emphasis will be placed on sight-reading simple meter melodies that move by step and skips from guide notes. Pulse work will be done with metronome practice as well as ensemble playing in unison and in parts to develop critical listening skills.

 

 

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