Class offerings for young students (5-7) focus on basic music, listening and practice skills with a Kodaly instructor. Classes for middle and high school students offer thorough professional instruction for new instruments to prepare for school band, and providing a resource for future needs. Specialty group classes offer opportunities for adults and older students who may not otherwise have access to musical instruction.
Registration is available for classes online, or in person by visiting West Valley Music. All classes are held at 262 Castro Street. Missed classes by students are not available for make-up. Visit westvalleymusic.com or call (650) 961-1566 for more information.
Sing, Dance, Play Camp
Prerequisite: 5-6 years old only
Duration: 5 day course, 50 minutes per class
Session 1=June 20th - 24th, 5-5:50pm
Session 2= June 27th - July 1st, 5-5:50pm
Tuition: $100 per student
Class limit: 10 kids per session
Prerequisite: All student enrolled in this class must be able to attend without the supervision of parents/caregivers.
Duration: 6 weeks
Dates: WEDNESDAYS 3:10 - 3:55pm, June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3
Prerequisite: 6-7 years old only; Practice is required and parents/caregivers must be in attendance.
Duration: 6 weeks
Dates: THURSDAYS 4-4:50pm, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4
Class limit: 5
Instructor Angely Chen holds a Masters in Music Education with a Kodaly Emphasis from Holy Names College, Oakland, CA. She is a Kindermusik Licensed Educator and has taken Suzuki Piano and Montessori Education courses. As a music educator for more than a decade, Angely has taught choir and hundreds of classes (K-5) with Kodaly methodology in the Mountain View Whisman, Cambrian and Los Altos School Districts. Her teaching experience also includes working with preschool students at the Child Development Center of DeAnza College. As a mentor teacher, clinician and guest speaker, Angely has worked with teachers, providing music education training programs and workshops through the South Bay Teacher's Association and other groups.
Instrument Safari and Jumpstart (middle and high school students)
Kids can take a guided tour through the jungle of instruments. Hands-on exploration with a highly skilled professional will help kids to find the best possible instrument choice. Class limit of 10 students.
Safari Guide Ronnie Cato is an accomplished composer, singer/songwriter, musician, music promoter, sound engineer, and teacher, with experience teaching privately and with the Hayward School District as an instrumental program teacher. He currently serves as the orchestra director at Mt. Eden High School.
Dates and times: June 22, 29, July 13, August 2, 4, 5. Either 6-8pm OR 5:30-7:30.please check website for exact time.
Tuition: $25 per student; includes $10 coupon towards 6 month rental.
Designed to give students of any age a jump-start on a band instrument before school starts with an experienced, specialized professional teacher. Beginners start learning in a more relaxed setting, with dedicated attention and a focus on addressing key parts of the learning curve to prepare for participation in band. Rental included the entire duration of the class.
Tuition: $100 per session
Instruments offered: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French horn, Trombone
Summer Session is June 1- August 31, 2011. Missed classes by students are not available for make-up.
Band instrument rentals are included in tuition.
Saxophone and Clarinet students are responsible for purchasing their own reeds.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own book for the course.
Specialty Group Class: Adult Guitar
Designed to give adult students a jump-start into learning a new instrument of their choice in a group lesson setting and taught by a practicing professional guitarist, Jim Wetzel. With over twenty-five years experience teaching acoustic and electric guitar to beginners, intermediate and advanced students in folk, popular, blues, rock and jazz styles, Jim has taught at the Community School of Music and Art, Joplin and Sweeney Music, San Francisco State, and Santa Clara University, among other local institutions.
Class limit: 6 students
Duration: 3 weeks, Tuesdays 5-6pm, June 14, 21, 28
Tuition: $100 per student