Music Program Tuition

MUSIC & VOICE AT CCD

Most dancers have natural, untapped talents in voice and music, and adding studies in voice and music to the dancer’s training regimen enhances interdisciplinary skills in performance quality, musicality, focus and spatial intelligence.  Plus, proficiency in voice and music makes for a well-rounded, marketable performer who is more likely to achieve a successful career in the arts!

The Music Program at The Center for Contemporary Dance offers a comprehensive and fresh new approach to music education for learners ages 2-adult.  All classes are led by highly skilled music educators who will provide you and your family the highest quality instruction.  The program offers beginning music courses to advanced level instruction, with an emphasis on well-rounded development and musical excellence at every level.  Current course offerings include instruction in voice, piano, guitar, violin, and cello.

Did You Know?
1. All children have musical ability.
2. Early music education supports brain development.
3. Music education improves learning in all areas.
4. Participation by caregivers is essential to a child’s musical growth.
5. A child’s musical growth is best supported in a playful, structured and developmentally-appropriate environment.

 

Violin Instruction

MUSIC FOR YOUNG LEARNERS

In recent years, a great amount of research has been conducted on the importance of introducing music education at the beginning of a child’s life. Life lessons such as resiliency, empathy, listening skills, collaboration, and more are all taught and reinforced through the power of music education. As Dee Joy Coulter, Ed.D., neuroscience educator, states, “Resiliency – to bounce back after a disturbing event – is not something we are born with; it must be learned and sometimes that takes many years. There is no vehicle more joyful and playful for providing such training than early childhood music and movement.” Music, as an innate and instinctive form of communication for all people, helps to create the foundation for learning and social interaction throughout childhood and beyond.

 

Rock It Baby

Rock It, Baby!

Early music education starts here with our Rock It, Baby! class for little ones. In this fun and relaxed atmosphere, parents and toddlers together learn the building blocks of music. Basic concepts such as rhythm, tonality, improvisation, and collaboration are all introduced through simple games and songs that are fun for everyone, and are easily reproduced at home. Children will have an opportunity to play instruments, learn simple movements, and sing along to their favorite songs and nursery rhymes.

Wednesdays 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
Fridays 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. 

 

Creative Music and Song for Ages 3 to 4

This class designed for three and four-year-olds takes off from the basic building blocks of music instruction for children. Students and parents will have the opportunity to have fun together through high energy sing-alongs, movement and musical expression through percussion and other instruments.

Mondays 3:30-4:20 (ages 3-4)
Wednesdays 3:00-3:50 (ages 3-4)

 

Creative Music and Song for Ages 5 to 6

This course is filled with fun games and activities that are age appropriate for five and six-year-olds.  In addition to learning new songs and basic performance skills, this course adds the fundamentals of musical literacy.  Students learn how to sing using solfege syllables and the accompanying Kodaly hand signs, with the added challenge of simple harmonies along with ear training activities. Students will be introduced to the concept of intervals, reading simple rhythmic patterns, and more.

Wednesdays 3:00-3:50 (ages 5-6)
Fridays 3:30-4:20 (ages 5-6) 

 

Voice InstructionSEMI-PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS

Semi-private voice lessons for ages 7 to adult are an excellent opportunity for a student to be introduced to singing.  Each class is comprised of a small group of students who are all at the same general level of skill and experience with singing.  These group classes are especially useful for those who enjoy group or choral singing, and those who feel a bit shy about singing on their own in a private lesson.

 

Beginner Voice for ages 7-10

(2 to 4 students per class)
Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

 

Beginner/Intermediate Voice for Ages 11 to Adult 

(2 to 4 students per class)
Mondays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Piano Instruction

 

Beginner Voice for ages 7-10 

(2 to 4 students per class)
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

 

Beginner Voice for Ages 11 to adult

(2 to 4 students per class)
Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

Intermediate/Advanced Voice for ages 11 to adult  

(2 to 4 students per class)
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Beginner/Intermediate Voice for ages 11 to adult   

(2 to 4 students per class)
Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – Noon