9. Harris Academy of the Arts
"TRADITIONAL Private Lessons:Experience one-on-one instruction with our traditional method of private lessons for a variety of instruments. Traditional private lessons meet once a week in an atmosphere that promotes individualized attention.
NON-TRADITIONAL Private Lessons:If you have ever struggled with scheduling lessons around your work or life schedule, or if you only need a few lessons for an audition or special performance, we make it possible for you to receive the instruction you need. This non-traditional approach is not recommended for developing musicians acquiring skills to refine their instrument. However, we recognize individual circumstances warrant a different avenue of receiving instruction. Lessons are by appointment and are scheduled based on availability.Payment must be received prior to scheduling your lesson. Further, because of the variability of these classes, there are no refunds. Credit may be applied to a future non-traditional lesson only if 48 hours of notice is provided prior to the lesson.
TEAM METHOD Lessons:Parents can enjoy one-on-one time with your child as you learn to play a musical instrument. Our team method pairs parents and children or friends with an instructor, wanting to learn how to play an instrument together.
PRIVATE LESSON INSTRUCTION OFFERED:
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Students With Special Needs
Group lessons are an opportunity for students of all ages and skill levels to explore varied arts in a welcoming setting. We offer a selection of 50-minute group classes for a variety of interests designed to meet the needs of each individual while in a group setting.
Throughout the term, we also provide special classes of varied duration, such as one-day or one-week workshops. For information about our summer camp schedule, please contact our office.
By implementing the use of materials such as books, flash cards, notebooks, hand-outs, awards, t-shirts and CDs, we aim to motivate students toward improved confidence and skill.
Many of the classes will distribute materials over the duration of the term. As a result, materials may not necessarily be received at the on-set of the class. Materials will vary depending on the nature of the group class.
Dates: Sept. 1 - May 31
Cost/Scheduling: Contact us for current pricing/scheduling
Children's Music Academy
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CHILDREN'S MUSIC ACADEMY
Children's Music Academy (CMA) instruction is exclusive to Lincoln through Harris Academy of the Arts. CMA specializes in teaching music in a fun, positive, and lively classroom setting, where children have the freedom to love and appreciate music, while developing fundamental musical skills. Activities are fast-paced, incorporating games, songs, dances, and ensemble playing, involving a variety of musical instruments. Parents are invited to actively participate with their child through CMA.
The CMA curriculum was first developed in Southern California in 1974, carefully written and updated to develop lifelong musical appreciation and aptitude. Our courses cover all the beginning levels of musicianship and are age-appropriate, sequential and cumulative. Research has revealed that children are most receptive to musical training between ages three and six. Beginning a child's musical experience and education during these ages provides a strong foundation for continued music development.
CMA is a 50-minute class offered to children ages four to seven who are placed in one of two courses, Junior (four and five years) and Intermediate (six and seven years).
Students new to CMA may select from new class options, whereas returning CMA students who are continuing their curriculum for a second term may enroll in a continued class matching their skill level.
Materials for CMA help to enhance the learning experience. The materials fee applied to the course includes a book bag, notebook, pencil pouch, and magnetic note speller, along with piano books, colored pencils, flash cards, handouts, stickers and rewards.
Basic skills taught through CMA:
Composition; Ear Training; Ensemble Playing; Harmony; Note Reading; Recorder; Rhythm; Singing; Various Instruments."