Introduction to: Guitar – Drums – Piano – Violin – Voice
Chestnut Hill Music Academy offers a series of Introductory group classes for young children. This is another way to try an instrument to see if your child is ready for private lessons. It’s Easy, Fun, Low Pressure and inexpensive. Typically these classes consist of 4- thirty minute group sessions. There are between 4 and 12 students per class. Contact us for a schedule.
Beginning Guitar for Kids Has your child been asking about guitar? This class is geared especially for kids. All the basics elements of guitar playing will be introduced in one fun class. We will work on easy chords and strumming to accompany all types of music from Rock to Pop to Gospel and Country. Then we’ll do a quick intro of note reading and playing so kids can learn what all those little dots are all about. See if your child is ready for private lessons or just get them out of the house for a couple of nights. Students need to have their own instrument.
Introduction to Snare Drum for Kids Has your child been talking about playing the drums. Now is your chance to give it a try. The snare is the centerpiece of the drum set and the main drum in a marching band. In this fun class kids will learn how to hold the sticks, use bounces for speed and accuracy, keep a steady beat and read drum notation. All you need is a pair of drum sticks. Students can practice at home on any hard surface if they don’t have a drum or practice pad. This is the coolest class ever and a great intro to private lessons.
Introduction to Piano for Kids Piano is a wonderful first instrument for children. Easier than many, you just press a key and it sounds great. Plus the layout of white and black keys makes music visually understandable even to kids. Students will learn basic piano techniques and be introduced to the concepts of rhythm, melody, chords and note reading, all through games and activities that will inspire them to grow musically and learn more!
Teachers for all classes are on staff at Chestnut Hill Music Academy under the supervision of director Mickey Leone