A Message from Victoria Redfearn Cave, Artistic Director
Pebbles, $125/6 week session (Fall/Spring; Sundays, 4:30-4:50PM; Ages 3-5, Instructor: Mary Anderson) For our littlest learners, this non-audition class is designed to introduce children under the age of 5 to music and movement. Students will sing, dance, create, and most importantly, play! Through joyful music-making, they will explore elements of pitch, beat, and space.
Patchwork, $500/year or $50/month (Sundays, 4:30-5PM; Grades K-2, Instructor: Victoria Redfearn Cave) This audition-based group is meant to introduce students to their first experiences singing with an ensemble. Through movement and singing games, students work to improve their pitch and rhythm while also connecting and collaborating with others. Early literacy through score reading, solfege, and rhythmic reading will be introduced. Students will participate in final sharings and performances. Students are invited to participate in an optional virtual pajama party Wednesdays 7-7:15PM. January rehearsals will be virtual via Zoom and will feature targeted lessons in music theory as well as continued singing and choir instruction.
Mosaic, $600/year or $60/month (Sundays, 5:15-6:00 PM; Grades 3-8, Instructor: Victoria Redfearn Cave) This audition-based group is meant to take students into a deeper experience of collaborative singing. Students are expected to have a solid ability to match pitch. Students will explore their artistry through a multi-disciplinary approach to the choir. Students who join are often interested in multiple elements in the arts: music, dance, theater, creative writing, and visual art. Rehearsals will engage students physically through warm-ups, movement games, and even yoga for singers. Students will explore music literacy concepts deeper, engaging consistently with score reading, solfege, and rhythmic sight-reading. Students are often involved with helping shape final sharings and performances. Students are invited to participate in an optional virtual music theory session Wednesdays 7:15-7:30 PM. January rehearsals will be virtual via Zoom and will feature targeted lessons in music theory as well as continued singing and choir instruction.
Mosaic Honors, $700/year or $70/month (Sundays, 6:15 – 7:15 PM; Grades 3-8; Instructor: Victoria Redfearn Cave) This audition-based group is meant for students with a certain level of experience in music, singing, and harmony work. Students are not only comfortable matching pitch but are comfortable singing in harmony (with a group.) Most of these students take lessons in other art disciplines, such as a private instrument or dance, or are heavily involved with their arts programs at school. These students provide mentorship for younger students and have opportunities to participate in our bi-annual Salon Series, showing talents with a supportive arts community. These students are vibrantly interested in their technical growth and work outside of rehearsal on music reading and sight-singing. They are leaders in our final sharings and performances. Students are invited to participate in an optional virtual music theory session Wednesdays 7:15-7:30 PM. January rehearsals will be virtual via Zoom and will feature targeted lessons in music theory as well as continued singing and choir instruction.
Prism, $125/6 week session (Fall/Spring: Sundays, 3:30-4:15 pm: Instructor: Victoria Redfearn Cave) This non-auditioned and non performing is a multi-age class designed for families who are interested in two six-week sessions of instruction. An introductory and integrated arts approach to music education, students will sing, move, play instruments (small percussion, recorder, xylophone, ukulele,) and create. Children’s literature and visual art will be used to inspire fun themes such as nature, birds, water, starts, night, friendship, and colors. Perfect for multiple children in a family looking for a flexible option for a creative music experience.
Virtual Only Option, $600 yearly or $60/month for a family (Wednesdays via Zoom, 6:30-7:00 p.m., multiple ages, Instructor: Victoria Redfearn Cave) This is designed for families who need to rehearse from home. It is a multi-level class that will contain some pieces from Patchwork and Mosaic. There will not be separate groupings, so a family might have a Patchwork student and a Mosaic student who come together to rehearse. The class will not offer advanced theory work. Virtual only students are welcome to participate in the virtual pajama party and music theory sessions. Students who are not enrolled in the virtual option, but who are sick on a Sunday might also use this time to “make-up” a class. Students may join the in-person experience at any point in the year, but tuition will be adjusted to reflect the multi-level courses.
Piano Studio, Instructor: Victoria Redfearn Cave
Introduction to Keyboard, Grades K and 1, Placement Interview Required
Piano Lessons, Grades 2 – Adult, Placement Interview Required