These courses will be offered Monday through Thursday at 11:00-11:50 am unless otherwise noted. Class sizes will vary between 15 and 25, depending on the class. Enrollment will be open on a first-come, first-served basis. All classes cost $75.
NEW! - Kid's Yoga: Musical Time Travel Join us for children’s yoga stories and music, featuring famous composers from throughout music history. No prior experience required, please have a yoga mat to use for class. (Ages 5-12). Taught by Alyssa Hardie Beckmann.
NEW! - Yoga for Teens (5:00-5:50 pm): Yoga classes will include stretching, breathing and strengthening exercises to focus the mind and body, with particular emphasis on preventing injuries in our musical performance practice. No prior experience required, please have a yoga mat to use for class (Ages 13-18). Taught by Alyssa Hardie Beckmann.
NEW! - Kitchen Percussion: Join Chris Clemente for Kitchen Percussion. Make your own musical instruments from things found around your home to approach dynamics, pitch, and tempo using fun games and exercises. Learn basic musical concepts through songs and movement and relate rhythm to wordplay, syllables, and pictures. Get ready to dance and have fun! (all students, through age 11). Items needed for Kitchen Percussion:
- Used clean containers such as soda cans, plastic water/sport drink bottles, pringles, coffee containers, cookie cans, etc.
- Uncooked rice, beans, etc (uncooked).
- Sheet of paper.
- Funnels if available.
Fiddling for Violinists and Violists: (violin and viola students who can play in G Major, ages 7-15). The level goes from Etude in Suzuki Book 1 through Suzuki Book 4. More advanced players will be given more challenging parts to play with the lesser advanced students. The class will be taught by Lisa Deakins, who worked professionally for country singer Pam Tillis and Grand Ole Opry legend Whisperin' Bill Anderson. Mrs. Deakins is from South Carolina and is also on the ASI faculty.
NEW! - Fiddling for Violas and Cellos: You don't have to play violin to fiddle! Viola and cello students will join fiddler Derek Deakins as they learn fiddle tunes with bluesy licks and have a lot of fun! The class will also include components of bluegrass history, characteristics of fiddle music, and much more! Suzuki students are natural fiddlers, and there is something for everyone in this class, from beginning fiddlers to seasoned players. Fiddling is open to violists and cellists currently working on Etude or above at the time of registration.
NEW! - Meet the Composers!: Composers of past and present have combined a simple set of notes and rhythms in new and interesting ways to create millions of unique compositions. In Meet the Composers, we will learn about some of these composers and their works, as well as the musical tools with which they create. Using our bodies, voices, and instruments will explore these same musical tools so that we can join the ranks of composers and create our own new music! (All instruments, Books 1-3). Taught by Mary Moran and Rachel Fabulich.
Taekwondo is an exciting sport and the fastest-growing martial art in the world. Master Steve Decker will be leading an awesome opportunity to learn some basic Taekwondo skills and show you the martial art he has practiced and lived for over 20 years. For all instruments and (Ages 6-10). No prior experience is necessary. Certificates will be given to all enrollees.
Improvisation for Violinists and Violists (Violin and Viola Books 5+) will be taught by Randall Harrison, a violinist and Jazz artist from Madison who is on the ASI faculty. The class will use Suzuki repertoire and games to help students "think outside the box." Students will explore music theory, composition, sound effects and harmonic and melodic structures to invent their own pieces. No prior experience is needed. The class will be given at 5:00-5:45 pm to enable the students in the Chamber Music Program to enroll.
NEW! Music Gameshow Extravaganza! - Ready to test your music knowledge by participating in game shows? Join Mary Hofer, Kirby Kay, Ann Marie Novak and Laura Shaw for games such as Jeopardy, Kahoots, and So You Want to Be a Millionaire? Depending on class size, groups may be divided up into teams for cooperative play and age/level distribution. Basic understanding of notation and musical terms required. (All instruments, ages 7 and above).