Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy

Virtual Summer Music! (Age 6 and up)

Registration deadline for all classes is one week prior to the start of the class. 

Minimum enrollment must be met one week prior to the class start date.


Questions, email scaa@su.edu

Let’s Make a Musical

Age: approx. 8 – 11 years

Imagine the plot! Create the characters! Perform the songs! This class will create a musical from your minds and hearts. Songs you know or compose will custom fit the plot. This musical will use props and costumes you have at home and culminate in a recorded zoom performance. Pack your talents — we’re headed for musical fun!

Tuition: $45
Class Dates: July 6-10
Class Time: 11-11:45 a.m.
Location: Zoom address will be emailed to you prior to the start of class
Instructor: Patty Austin


Songwriting

Age: Approx. 11 – 17 years

Songs express the heart and soul of humanity. In this class you will compose your own songs, with others and individually. You will create lyrics and melodies, then choose the accompaniment. Songs will be preserved by notation and/or recording. A Zoom performance will top off the class!

Tuition: $45
Class Dates: July 13-17
Class Time: 11-11:45 a.m.
Location: Zoom address will be emailed to you prior to the start of class
Instructor: Patty Austin


Raise the Baton

Age: Approx. 11 – 17 years

Learn and practice basic conducting gestures and techniques for common meters. Using songs you know, as well as learning new ones, you will learn to lead the choir. Be thinking of songs you would like to direct.

Tuition: $30
Class Dates: Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Class Time: 10-10:30 a.m.
Location: Zoom address will be emailed to you prior to the start of class.
Instructor: Patty Austin


Group Piano I

—–will be offered Fall 2020

Age: 6 – 10 years

Group Piano teaches the keyboard fundamentals of rhythm, note reading, and theory in a friendly online setting. You will be required to purchase Alfred’s Group Piano Course Book 1.

Tuition: $90
Class Dates: Tuesdays/Thursdays (10 classes), June 16-July 16
Class Time: 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom address will be emailed to you prior to the start of class.
Instructor: Maria Anderson
Note: Required to have a piano or simple keyboard at home.


Group Piano II

—–will be offered Fall 2020

Age: 6 and up

Group Piano II 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 online setting. You will be required to purchase Alfred’s Group Piano Course Book 2.

Tuition: $90
Class Dates: Tuesdays/Thursdays (10 classes), June 16 – July 16
Class Time: 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom address will be emailed to you prior to the start of class.
Instructor: Maria Anderson
Note: Required to have a piano or simple keyboard at home.


Group Piano III

—–will be offered Fall 2020

Age: 8 and up

This is a class for students who have completed Group Piano 2. You will be required to purchase Alfred’s Group Piano Course Book 3.

Tuition: $90
Class Dates: Tuesdays/Thursdays (10 classes), June 16 – July 16
Class Time: 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom address will be emailed to you prior to the start of class.
Instructor: Maria Anderson
Note: Required to have a piano or simple keyboard at home.


Adult Group Piano 101 – Short Course

Age: 13 and up 

This 6-week course will introduce students to the piano and begin them on the journey of making music through a keyboard. Student would need to order the music book. Alfred’s Adult Piano 101: The Short Course by Lancaster & Renfrow (#17179). The instructor will scan the first chapters, if your book does not arrive in time!

Tuition: $72
Class Dates: Fridays, June 12-July 17
Class Time: 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Location: Zoom address will be emailed to you prior to the start of class.
Instructor: Maria Anderson
Note: Required to have a piano or simple keyboard at home.


Adult Group Piano 101 – Full Course

—–will be offered Fall 2020

Age: 13 and up 

This is a class for students ages 13 and up who have either completed the Short Course or who have had a little bit of keyboard experience. Student will be required to purchase Alfred’s Piano 101 Book 1 (14588). 10-week course with a one-week break in the middle.

Tuition: $120
Class Dates: Mondays, June 15-August 24 (no class 7/20)
Class Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom address will be emailed to you prior to the start of class.
Instructor: Maria Anderson
Note: Required to have a piano or simple keyboard at home.