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 (Story Theatre Troupe) $125/6 week session (Fall/Spring: Sundays, 3:30-4:15 pm: Instructor: Victoria Redfearn Cave) This non-auditioned theater class is a multi-age experience for elementary and middle school students. Designed for families who are interested in two six-week sessions of instruction, students will select a book from children’s literature to perform at the end of the six weeks for parents and our early childhood friends from Pebbles. Using an integrated arts approach to theater, students will sing, move, play instruments (small percussion, recorder, xylophone, ukulele,) and create. Perfect for those theater enthusiasts looking for continued work on presentation skills, movement on stage, and working with creative elements that will help bring a story to life.
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.
Quartz Club (Stress Reduction for the Arts), $125/6 week session (Wednesdays via Zoom, 8:00-8:30 p.m., multiple ages, Instructor: Victoria Redfearn Cave) Are you a pre-teen or teen and feeling overwhelmed in your daily life? Are you interested in arts, but don’t have time for one more rehearsal or structured class? Come join this therapeutically focused support system. Learn some mindfulness strategies, write poems, experience mindful lettering, practice watercolor, drink tea, get inspired by new sensory experiences. Get tips from friends that might help sustain you through your day. More importantly, come to a safe place where you will always see a friendly face, an encouraging word, and focus on positive solutions to real issues facing young people today. Facilitated by arts educator Victoria Redfearn Cave with over 28 years experience in schools and supporting students’ social and emotional well-being. Each participant will receive an art kit to help facilitate their journey.
Piano Studio, Instructor: Victoria Redfearn Cave
Introduction to Keyboard, Grades K and 1, Placement Interview Required
Piano Lessons, Grades 2 – Adult, Placement Interview Required