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Parent and Child: Music Exploration I (10 weeks)

Start Date:
End Date:
Day(s): Wednesday
Time: 10:45am-11:15am
Minimum Age: 1.5
Maximum Age: 2
Price: $220
Material or Course Supply Fee (To be included in the registration price): $20
Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 10

Description:

Parent and child time is one of your child’s favorite things – AND it’s one of the best things for the developing mind. The brain is filled with billions of neurons waiting to be connected through sensory stimulation. San Ramon Academy of Music’s ‘Music Exploration’ 10 week course offers a sensory-rich environment to create and strengthen neural pathways, enhance your bond with your child, and help you understand the stages of their development. In addition, families will be given an activity book to be able to do fun music games at home together!

Children enjoy exploring, reacting to new sounds, sensations, and environments. They’ll begin to use developmentally appropriate instruments like: shakers, rattles, drums, and tambourines in activities designed to develop both hemispheres of the brain. There’s plenty of side-by-side play with other kids in the class, and you’ll get to move, hum, and dance together, all key inputs into your child’s ability to develop early bonding and social skills.

Required Materials (At registration, this will be listed on the receipt): Music activity book

Parent and Child: Music Exploration II (10 weeks)

Start Date:
End Date:
Day(s): Wednesday
Time: 11:30am-12:00am
Minimum Age: 3
Maximum Age: 5
Price: $220
Material or Course Supply Fee (To be included in the registration price): $20
Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 10

Description:

Parent and child time is one of your child’s favorite things – AND it’s one of the best things for the developing mind. The brain is filled with billions of neurons waiting to be connected through sensory stimulation. San Ramon Academy of Music’s ‘Music Exploration’ 10 week course offers a sensory-rich environment to create and strengthen neural pathways, enhance your bond with your child, and help you understand the stages of their development.

In addition, families will be given an activity book to be able to do fun music games at home together! Children enjoy exploring, reacting to new sounds, sensations, and environments. They’ll begin to use developmentally appropriate instruments like: shakers, rattles, drums, and tambourines in activities designed to develop both hemispheres of the brain. There’s plenty of side-by-side play with other kids in the class, and you’ll get to move, hum, and dance together, all key inputs into your child’s ability to develop early bonding and social skills.

Along with learning songs and exploring instruments, older children will start to develop both gross and fine motor skills through fingerplays, movement, and discovering how their bodies work in relation to music.

Required Materials (At registration, this will be listed on the receipt): Music activity book

Beginner Piano Level 1 (10 weeks)

Start Date:
End Date:
Day(s): Monday, Wednesday
Time: 5:00-5:45pm
Minimum Age: 5
Maximum Age: 7
Price: $360
Material or Course Supply Fee (To be included in the registration price): $30
Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 10

Description:

Learn piano in a fun social group atmosphere! This 10 week course will equip students both with an introduction to the piano and with the skills necessary to study privately and to play in a band or ensemble.

Additionally, students will learn how to play music with their peers, which will provide them with lifelong benefits. San Ramon Academy of Music will focus on developing the students’ core keyboard skills: Hand position, note-reading, chord vocabulary, rhythm, and theory while rehearsing a repertoire of rock and pop and classical songs. There will be a performance for friends and family upon completion on the last day of class. Keyboards will be provided for use in class. If you do not have a keyboard or piano to practice with at home, San Ramon Academy of Music has keyboards for rent at an additional cost (optional).

Required Materials (At registration, this will be listed on the receipt): Lesson book and theory book

Beginner Piano Level 1 (10 weeks)

Start Date:
End Date:
Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday
Time: 6:30-7:15pm
Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Age: 10
Price: $360
Material or Course Supply Fee (To be included in the registration price): $30
Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 10

Description:

Learn piano in a fun social group atmosphere! This 10 week course will equip students both with an introduction to the piano and with the skills necessary to study privately and to play in a band or ensemble.

Additionally, students will learn how to play music with their peers, which will provide them with lifelong benefits. San Ramon Academy of Music will focus on developing the students’ core keyboard skills: Hand position, note-reading, chord vocabulary, rhythm, and theory while rehearsing a repertoire of rock and pop and classical songs. There will be a performance for friends and family upon completion on the last day of class. Keyboards will be provided for use in class. If you do not have a keyboard or piano to practice with at home, San Ramon Academy of Music has keyboards for rent at an additional cost (optional).

Required Materials (At registration, this will be listed on the receipt): Lesson book and theory book.

Beginner Piano Level 2 (10 weeks)

Start Date:
End Date:
Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday
Time: 4:00pm-4:45pm
Minimum Age: 5
Maximum Age: 10
Price: $360
Material or Course Supply Fee (To be included in the registration price): $30
Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 10

Description:

This is the Second Level to the San Ramon Academy of Music Beginner Group Piano Class series. This 10 week course is a continuum from the first group piano class. Students will continue learning the fundamentals of piano playing and group playing with their peers.

We will continue the focus on developing the students’ core keyboard skills: hand position, note-reading, chord vocabulary, rhythm, and theory while rehearsing a repertoire of folk tunes and classical songs.

This is a 10-week piano fundamentals course catered toward beginner students (ages 5-8+) who have successfully completed the first level of the beginning course. Each week builds upon the previous one with the last week being dedicated to a group performance/recital showcasing each students’ hard work during the 10 week program.

Each class will give a performance for friends and family upon completion!

Required Materials (At registration, this will be listed on the receipt): n/a

Beginner Choir (10 weeks)

Start Date: 1/3
End Date: 3/7
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 4:00–4:45pm
Minimum Age: 5
Maximum Age: 10
Price: $360
Material or Course Supply Fee (To be included in the registration price): $30
Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 10

Description:

This course is hosted by San Ramon Academy of Music. This 10 week course will focus on singing in a fun and inclusive group environment for musicians of all levels. Students will learn a variety of music – from classical to musical theater to contemporary. In addition to singing skills this class will incorporate basic music theory, proper vocal technique, and general music studies. Each class will have a recital for friends and family upon completion of the course.

Required Materials (At registration, this will be listed on the receipt): Choir workbook and music notebook.

Middle School Choir (10 weeks)

Start Date: 1/3
End Date: 3/7
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 5:00–5:45pm
Minimum Age: 5
Maximum Age: 10
Price: $360
Material or Course Supply Fee (To be included in the registration price): $30
Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 10

Description:

This course is hosted by San Ramon Academy of Music. This 10 week course will focus on singing in a fun and inclusive group environment for musicians of all levels. Students will learn a variety of music – from classical to musical theater to contemporary. In addition to singing skills this class will incorporate basic music theory, proper vocal technique, and general music studies. Each class will have a recital for friends and family upon completion of the course.

Required Materials (At registration, this will be listed on the receipt): Choir workbook and music notebook.

Chamber Music Ensemble (10 weeks)

Info Night:
Start Date:
End Date:
Day(s): Monday
Time: 5:30pm-8pm
Minimum Age: 11
Maximum Age: 18
Price: $570
Material or Course Supply Fee (To be included in the registration price): $35
Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 10

Description:

This course is hosted by San Ramon Academy of Music. Chamber music provides an engaging, immersive musical experience for young players, instilling ensemble skills to a level unmatched by orchestral or solo playing. The purpose of this 10 week course is to rehearse, prepare and perform appropriate literature.

This class is perfect for students looking for unique extracurricular achievements for future college applications. At the end of the course students will showcase their work in a Chamber Music Recital as well as apply to prestigious local chamber music festivals. Students will learn standards of rehearsal etiquette, fundamentals of ensemble technique and overall musicality. Students will obtain an appreciation of chamber music, and the skills and techniques associated with the form. Students must be at an intermediate or advanced level to participate. Space is limited to 3 groups of 4 students, totaling 6 violin, 3 cello and 3 viola players.

Pre-auditions and time slots: it is important for parents and students to attend the pre-audition sessions. This will help in determining groups and pieces for specific levels. Once student groups are assigned they will be given a 30 to 45 minute time slot within the class window for their coaching sessions. Session length is determined by ensemble size and student level.

If program fills please add waitlist. Everyone will be able to enter pre-auditions.

Students will receive sheet music and music binders

Required Materials (At registration, this will be listed on the receipt): Sheet music and music binder

ABRSM Theory Prep Course Grade 1-3 (9 weeks)

Start Date:
End Date:
Day(s): Monday
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Age: 18
Price: $400
Material or Course Supply Fee (To be included in the registration price): $30
Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 10

Description:

This course is hosted by San Ramon Academy of Music. It is a preparation course for the ABRSM grade 3 theory exam; the international grading system for musical accomplishment. ABRSM accreditation is a highly sought after extra curricular for college applications.

Passing the Grade 5 ABRSM theory exam is necessary for taking any higher level ABRSM practical examination for any and all instruments. This course starts at grade 1 and as such students with at least 1 year of instrumental experience are encouraged to sign up.

This class will cover the grades 1 – 3 ABRSM theory syllabus in full. Within the syllabus you will be shown the basic principles of music theory, extensively laying the foundations for study at higher levels. After each grade’s module there will be a test to measure student progress.

This course will provide you with a fast track opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge to pass the graded theory exams much faster than with a private music teacher. Students can learn what normally takes years of study in 10 weeks!

Students will be ready to complete the level 3 ABRSM theory exam at the end of this course. This course does NOT include registration for the ABRSM theory exam. This can be done privately or through San Ramon Academy of Music for the cost of registration.

Students will receive ‘Musician’s Notebooks’ for taking notes in class. Students will be required to independently purchase the level 1-3 ABRSM workbooks or through San Ramon Academy of Music. Links for material purchase will be provided immediately after registration.

Required Materials (At registration, this will be listed on the receipt): Musician’s notebook

ABRSM Theory Prep Course Grade 4-5 (9 weeks)

Start Date:
End Date:
Day(s): Monday
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Minimum Age: 10
Maximum Age: 18
Price: $400
Material or Course Supply Fee (To be included in the registration price): $30
Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 10

Description:

This course is hosted by San Ramon Academy of Music. It is a preparation course for the ABRSM grade 5 theory exam; the international grading system for musical accomplishment. ABRSM accreditation is a highly sought after extra curricular for college applications.

Passing the Grade 5 ABRSM theory exam is necessary for taking any higher level ABRSM practical examination for any and all instruments. It is highly recommended that students have at least 3 years of instrumental experience, have completed grades 1-3 or be preparing for ABRSM examination before taking this course.

This class will cover the grades 4-5 ABRSM theory syllabus in full. Students will build on the knowledge from previous levels to prepare for the grade 5 exam. After each grade’s module there will be a test to measure student progress. The class culminates with full practice exams to fully assess students’ readiness for examination.

This course will provide you with a fast track opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge to pass the graded theory exams much faster than with a private music teacher. Students can learn what normally takes years of study in 4 months!

Students will be ready to complete the level 5 ABRSM theory exam at the end of this course. This course does NOT include registration for the ABRSM theory exam. This can be done privately or through San Ramon Academy of Music for the cost of registration.

Students will receive ‘Musician’s Notebooks’ for taking notes in class. Students will be required to independently purchase the level 4-5 ABRSM workbooks or through San Ramon Academy of Music. Links for material purchase will be provided immediately after registration.

Required Materials (At registration, this will be listed on the receipt): Musician’s notebook

Introduction to Music Composition (10 weeks)

Start Date:
End Date:
Day(s): Friday
Time: 4pm-5pm
Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Age: 18
Price: $380
Material or Course Supply Fee (To be included in the registration price): $30
Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 12

Description:

This course is hosted by San Ramon Academy of Music. Music making (composing, improvising, performing, listening) is a fundamental vehicle for human expression. This course is principally concerned with improving access to musical creativity, with providing and enhancing tools and techniques. The focus of written assignments will be to develop musical ideas and notation methods that effectively transmit them to performers. There is no prerequisite for the class. All musical backgrounds are welcomed, including students without prior musical training. However, it is highly recommended that students have at least 1 year of instrumental experience.

This is the class for you if you want to be creative with sound and performance. We will be experimenting with the fundamentals of music making. We will cover basic music notation, instrumentation, musical form and more!

In addition to composition assignments, students will also have reading and listening assignments.
Upon completion of the course there will be a recital to present each student’s final project for friends and family. All music that students compose will be performed by fellow students, or will be presented on computer.

Required Materials (At registration, this will be listed on the receipt): Musician’s notebook

Vocal Technique and Performance (10 weeks)

Start Date:
End Date:
Day(s): Tuesdays
Time: 5:15pm-6:15pm
Minimum Age: 10
Maximum Age: 18
Price: $420
Material or Course Supply Fee (To be included in the registration price): $20
Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 12

Description:

This course is hosted by San Ramon Academy of Music. The course will explore the vocal art of singing for all voice types and levels. In a group setting, we will cover the fundamentals of singing, such as breathing techniques, stage presentation and body awareness. The course is meant to properly prepare singers for any future musical adventures such as school musicals, solo performances, competitions, and more!

This is a performance-based class: full participation is expected! Students will move from group singing to individual, prepared singing, in front of the group. The instructor will provide specific vocal exercises, methods and ideas with which to practice individual repertoire. The instructor will lead interactive discussions as well as present information from texts and other sources. Students are expected to practice and perform regularly as encouraged by the instructor.

Each class will have a recital for friends and family upon completion of the course.

Required Materials (At registration, this will be listed on the receipt): Class workbook

‘Make Music’ Summer Camp (8 weeks)

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End Date:
Day(s):
Time:
Minimum Age:
Maximum Age:
Price:
Material or Course Supply Fee (To be included in the registration price): $20
Minimum Participants:
Maximum Participants:

Description:

This course is hosted by San Ramon Academy of Music. The course will explore the vocal art of singing for all voice types and levels. In a group setting, we will cover the fundamentals of singing, such as breathing techniques, stage presentation and body awareness. The course is meant to properly prepare singers for any future musical adventures such as school musicals, solo performances, competitions, and more!

This is a performance-based class: full participation is expected! Students will move from group singing to individual, prepared singing, in front of the group. The instructor will provide specific vocal exercises, methods and ideas with which to practice individual repertoire. The instructor will lead interactive discussions as well as present information from texts and other sources. Students are expected to practice and perform regularly as encouraged by the instructor.

Each class will have a recital for friends and family upon completion of the course.

Required Materials (At registration, this will be listed on the receipt): Class workbook

ICDT Class

An exploration of the singing voice in a group setting for all ability levels. Vocal techniques are taught in a group format to build a foundation for solo performance in both classical and non-classical singing styles. Create critical listening skills appropriate to your own singing, and develop techniques to address and ease performance anxiety. This class will feature 2 vocal recitals where each student gets to sing with a live accompanist!