Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy


Music

 

SCAA Faculty

Intro to Guitar

 Age: 7 to 11 years

Interested in playing guitar? This introductory five-week class will introduce basic playing technique and music reading. This is a great way to begin learning the instrument prior to signing up for private lessons. Bring an acoustic guitar and a pick. Class begins September 29 for 5 weeks.

Tuition: $65
Class Offered:
F 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Keith Filppu, instructor | RM 100 | AMEN 200-02


Group Piano I

Class begins January 13, 2018

Age: 6 to 10 years

Group Piano teaches the keyboard fundamentals of rhythm, note reading, and theory in a friendly setting. Access to a keyboard or piano is required. Class begins January 13, 2018 for 14 weeks.

Tuition: $210
Class Offered:
SAT 11:45-12:30 p.m. | Maria Anderson, instructor | RM 305 | AMEN 100-03


Group Piano II

(Continuation of the Fall’17 Group Piano I)

Age: 6 to 10 years

Group Piano III builds on the basics learned in Group Piano I and moves on to reading from a staff. It continues the use of games and student interaction to enhance learning in a friendly setting. Access to a keyboard or piano is required. Class begins January 20, 2018 for 14 weeks.

Tuition: $210
Class Offered:
SAT 9:30-10:15 a.m. | Maria Anderson, instructor | RM 305 | AMEN 101-01


Group Piano IV

(Continuation of the Fall’17 Group Piano III)

Age: 6 to 10 years

Group Piano IV builds on what was taught in Group Piano III by teaching new hand positions and rhythm. The students continue to have opportunities to compose and perform together. Access to a keyboard or piano is required. Class begins February 2, 2018 for 14 weeks.

Tuition: $210
Class Offered:
F 7:00-7:45 p.m. | Maria Anderson, instructor | RM 305 | AMEN 103-01


Children Sing!

Ongoing enrollment

Age: 5 to 8 years

Students will be challenged and encouraged to demonstrate the creative skills they learned in class at various concerts throughout the year. Rolling registration. New students can enroll during the year if class is not at capacity. Tuition will be pro-rated for the remainder of the academic year.

Tuition: $400
Class Offered:
TH 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Derek Boyce, instructor | RM 100 | AMEN 800-01


Blue Ridge Choristers

Ongoing enrollment

Age: Approximately 9 to 12 years

By audition: Call 304-874-4345
Blue Ridge Choristers is for children interested in sharing music with others in a focused but fun setting. Singers nuture their individual voices as they sing with the choir. With a varied repertoire, students will experience performance artistry, vocal technique, and musical learning. Performances occur throughout the year. Rolling registration. New students can enroll during the year if class is not at capacity. Tuition will be pro-rated for the remainder of the academic year.

Tuition: $432

Class Offered:
M 4:30-6 p.m. | Patty Austin, instructor | RM 100 | AMEN-801-01


Top of Virginia Youth Chorale

Ongoing enrollment

Age: Approximately 13 to 18 years

By audition: Call 304-874-4345
The Top of Virginia Youth Chorale is for highly motivated singers desiring a challenging and artistically fulfilling choral experience. Vocal performance is nurtured both individually and as a choir, while singing a variety of choral literature. Performances occur throughout the year. Rolling registration. New students can enroll during the year if class is not at capacity. Tuition will be pro-rated for the remainder of the academic year.

Tuition: $480
Class Offered:
M 6:30-8:15 p.m. | Patty Austin, instructor | RM 100 | AMEN-802-01


Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra

Ongoing enrollment

Age: 8 to 17 years

By audition: Call 540-665-4602
The SVYO is a multifaceted instructional and performance program for young string players, which includes two orchestras (listed below) and a variety of chamber music groups. SVYO requires a commitment of time and effort beyond private string study on the part of the student. Concerts occur three times a year. Auditions will be held September 8 and 9. Tuition will be pro-rated for the remainder of the academic year. Please contact the SCAA office for audition information.

Tuition: $438
Classes Offered:
SVYO Youth Orchestra
M 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Catherine Nelson, instructor | Ruebush 148 | AMEN 701-01
SVYO Chamber Orchestra
M 5:30-7 p.m. | Catherine Nelson, instructor | Ruebush 148 | AMEN-700-01