Strings, Harp, and Guitar

Eastman Beginning Strings —program overview

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String Starters

Ages 5-6; 2 units
Alexander Peña, Instructor
Saturdays 10:30-11:15 a.m or 11:15 – 12 noon

Weekly 45 min. classes for kindergarteners with an accompanying adult will introduce basic skills of string-instrument playing. No instrument rental/purchase is required. Available only with registration for Clef Club.        

Tuition: $140 per semester; $129 or less with other lessons.

EBS Group Classes

Grades 1-6; 2 units

Cello:
Kinsella
Saturdays 11 a.m

Violin:
Boyd
Sundays 2:00 p.m.

Beginning level group classes reinforce basic techniques, provide a social atmosphere and offer children the opportunity to learn by observation.

Tuition: $140 per semester; $129 or less with lessons.

EBS Tutti

Grades 1-6; 3 units
Alexander Peña, Director
Saturdays 1-2 p.m.

Open to Elementary & Middle School string students with at least one year of playing experience.  Students learn basic elements of string-orchestral ensemble playing in a fun and supportive environment while applying many of the theoretical concepts taught in the Theory in Motion and Theory I classes. Highly recommended for students working on NYSSMA Solo Levels and/or Eastman Levels  I-II. Students will learn how to build solidarity and community by collaborating with all of the bowed string-instruments through movement, conducting, singing, and leading exercises. Teacher recommendation or audition is required. For more information, contact the Director of EBS Tutti Ensemble at 949.302.7311 or apena@esm.rochester.edu with questions.

Tuition: $140 per semester; $129 or less with lessons.

EBS Camerata Bowed Strings Ensemble

Grades 5-10; 2 units
Alexander Peña, Director
Saturdays 2-3 p.m.

Open to advancing Elementary & Middle School string students with at least two years of private study.  Students will hone fundamental elements of orchestral ensemble playing in a focused and supportive environment led by a conductor. Highly recommended for students working on NYSSMA Solo Levels and/or Eastman Levels II-III+. Students build solidarity and community in their ensemble sound by collaborating with all of the bowed string-instruments through movement, conducting, singing, and leading exercises. Repertoire will cover music from contrasting eras and styles, while focusing on developing ensemble participation and confidence. Teacher recommendation or audition is required. For more information, contact the Director of EBS Camerata at 949.302.7311 or apena@esm.rochester.edu with questions.

Tuition: $140 per semester; $129 or less with lessons.

EBS Virtuosi Bowed Strings Ensemble

Grades 8-12; 2 units
Alexander Peña, Director
Saturdays 12-1 p.m.

Teacher recommendation or audition is required. For more information, contact the Director at 949.302.7311 or apena@esm.rochester.edu with questions.

Tuition: $140 per semester; $129 or less with lessons. 

 

Chamber Music for Strings

Middle/High School–adults; 3 units
Janet Milnes, Director
Times: TBA.

String students (violin, viola, cello) who have taken an ECMS jury/exam and have passed at least a level III, are welcome to participate in a weekly chamber ensemble at their corresponding level. These ensembles will consist of 3–4 students grouped by standard instrumental combinations..  Some include a pianist.  Students who have not taken a jury at ECMS are welcome to audition for the appropriate chamber music level.  Email jmilnes@esm.rochester.edu.

Level III Chamber Music for Strings
Level IV Chamber Music for Strings
Advanced Chamber Music for Strings

Tuition: $210 per semester; $191 or less with lessons.

 

 

Community Baroque Players

High School – Adult; 3 units
Christopher Haritatos and Boel Gidholm, Directors
Saturdays at 12:30-2 p.m.

This new ensemble will introduce advanced players (levels V and VI) to to baroque ensemble repertoire and to principles of historical performance practice (on modern instruments).  String players will make up the core of the ensemble, but players of other instruments may be able to join as well depending on the specific repertoire chosen each semester.   Contact the director for more information or for required audition.<chrisharitatos@yahoo.com>

Tuition: $210 per semester; $191 or less with lessons.

 

 

 

Guitar Sampler for Children   COURSE CANCELLED FOR 2016-17

Elementary grades 1-3; 2 units
Petar Kodzas, Instructor
Mondays, September 12 – October 31 at 4 p.m

This class is a beginning guitar class for children.  Primary goal is to establish contact with the instrument in a fun way, and introduce young players to basic concepts of guitar and music. You do not need to have a guitar for the first class.  Parents are required to attend first class.

Tuition: $140; $129 or less with lessons

 

 

Arts and Times of the Guitar

High School–adults; 2 units
Petar Kodzas, Instructor
Mondays, November 7 – January 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

With over 500 years of history in printed music, guitar is one of the oldest instruments.  This class will explore this rich heritage from Renaissance to today.  No playing experience required.

Tuition: $140; $129 or less with lessons

 

 

Guitar Sampler for Adults

High School–adults; 2 units
Petar Kodzas, Instructor
Mondays, January 23 – March 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Have a guitar in a closet that you always wanted to learn how to play?  Looking for a way to enjoy playing music, but are not sure guitar is the right instrument?  Come and join this beginner class-no previous experience required just good will and a bit of daily practice time!  You do not have to have a guitar to come to the first class.

Tuition: $140; $129 or less with lessons

 

 

Fretboard Harmony

High School–adults; 2 units
Petar Kodzas
February 27 – March 29. Mondays, 6-7 p.m.
Eight one-hour sessions

Designed for all guitar players – classical, jazz, folk, or pop. The focus is on the theory behind the scales and chords regardless of style. Knowledge of harmony on the guitar will enhance creative approaches to accompaniment, speed up memorization, and improve improvisation skills.

Tuition: $140; $129 or less with lessons.

 

Guitar Adventure (ensemble)

Grades 3-5 — 3 units
Petar Kodzas, Director
Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Guitar Adventure Is an entry level guitar ensemble class for students in Grades 3-5.  Basic ensemble skills will be addressed and rehearsed: successful cooperation in a group musical environment, musicianship, and technical elements.  Students are expected to have basic reading of all notes in the first position and ability to count simple rhythms.  Classical (nylon string) guitar and finger picking technique are required.  Groups usually participate in a minimum of three performances/recitals.

Tuition: $210 per semester; $191 or less with lessons.

 

Eastman Youth Guitar Ensemble I

Middle School – 3 units
Petar Kodzas, Director
Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.

Seeing other students play, and making music with them is enriching and fun and an extraordinary opportunity for guitar students to develop ensemble playing skills. Students in these classes develop note-reading and aural skills, in addition to practicing instrumental techniques. Permission of director required. Contact the director at pkodzas@esm.rochester.edu.

Tuition: $210 per semester; $191 or less with lessons.

 

Eastman Youth Guitar Ensemble II

High School – 3 units
Petar Kodzas, Director
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Seeing other students play, and making music with them is enriching and fun and an extraordinary opportunity for guitar students to develop ensemble playing skills. Students in these classes develop note-reading and aural skills, in addition to practicing instrumental techniques. Permission of director required. Contact the director at pkodzas@esm.rochester.edu.

Tuition: $210 per semester; $191 or less with lessons.

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Eastman Adult Guitar Ensemble

Adults – 3 units
Petar Kodzas, Director
Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Seeing other students play, and making music with them is enriching and fun and an extraordinary opportunity for guitar students to develop ensemble playing skills. Students in these classes develop note-reading and aural skills, in addition to practicing instrumental techniques. Interview of instructor is required for participation in the ensembles.

Tuition: $210 per semester; $191 or less with lessons.

 

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Last updated: May 18, 2016