Music and Visual Arts

Music and Visual Arts

Below you can find a variety of classes that we offer including music, dance, and art for specific age groups. Please see below to see what is offered.

FALL 2020 SESSION:

August 24-December 5

SPRING 2021 SESSION:

January 4-April 24

dance, art, and music classes

Dance, Art, and Music

The Dance and Art class is a two hour class with equal time dedicated to both dance and visual art based on themes. Teachers may use a dance and a visual art concept such as shape, line, color, texture, or pattern as a springboard for exploration and creation then culminate with a visual art and dance composition.  Children will dance in the dance studio, have a short break and snack, then move to the visual art studio.

In the music add-on class, the teacher uses the cello, piano, and voice to give children an early introduction to the wonders of music. The class will sing, clap, move, and tell stories through music. The concept of musical notation will be introduced towards the end of the session. Students do not need to be registered for Dance and Art to participate in this class.

*Tuition includes a $15 materials fee.

*Installment payments available. Please click on "Register Here" and choose the installment option. You will be paying the first installment out of eight (8) payments. Office staff will contact you during the summer to gather payment information to set up reoccurring installments.

Dance and art (ID: vtda1-20/21)

Tuesdays 9:45 am - 11:45 pm
Full Year: $880.00
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Dance, art, and music (ID: vtda1-20/21)

Tuesdays 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
Full Year: $1,140.00
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music classes

Music

In the music add-on class, the teacher uses the cello, piano, and voice to give children an early introduction to the wonders of music. The class will sing, clap, move, and tell stories through music. The concept of musical notation will be introduced towards the end of the session. Students do not need to be registered for Dance and Art to participate in this class.

music (ID: vtm201-20/21)

Tuesdays 1:00-1:30 pm
Full Year: $260.00
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*Installment payments available. Please click on "Register Here" and choose the installment option. You will be paying the first installment out of eight (8) payments. Office staff will contact you during the summer to gather payment information to set up reoccurring installments.

Drumming

These drumming classes, taught by Wachira Waigwa-Stone, are designed for beginning to intermediate level, junior high and high school age drummers. Students will learn fundamental technique and basic rudiments (the syllables that are used to form the words and phrases of the drumming language), as well as explore rhythmic patterns, call and response, reading, and improvisation. Drills and exercises will be done each class with a practice pad and sticks, and then students will learn musical phrases, as well as create their own two or three-part layered rhythms using re-purposed and found objects such as buckets, pot, and pans.

Students will be expected to practice an hour a day throughout the week, in preparation for the following week’s class. A packet of take-home exercises will be provided.

During the second half of the semester, the class will have the opportunity to work with the Trash Panda Drum Group, who will come teach some masterclasses, set a piece on the group for the end of semester performance, and help the students come up with ideas for their own group composition, also to be featured in the performance.

drumming (ID: VTDR1-20/21)

Day TBD Time TBD
Full Year: TBD
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*Installment payments available. Please click on "Register Here" and choose the installment option. You will be paying the first installment out of eight (8) payments. Office staff will contact you during the summer to gather payment information to set up reoccurring installments.

ART FUNDAMENTALS

Art FUNdamentals

The Art FUNdamental classes will offer a fun exploration of the elements of visual art. Students will create individual art pieces each week using a variety of mediums and methods and exploring the work of great masters of art. Students will have the opportunity to create unique artistic expressions with watercolor, pastels, pencil line drawings, and multi-media art.

arts fundamentals: Younger Elementary  (ID: vtaF1-20/21)

Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Full Year: $502.00
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*Installment payments available. Please click on "Register Here" and choose the installment option. You will be paying the first installment out of eight (8) payments. Office staff will contact you during the summer to gather payment information to set up reoccurring installments.

arts fundamentals: older Elementary  (ID: vtaF2-20/21)

Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Full Year: $502.00
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*Installment payments available. Please click on "Register Here" and choose the installment option. You will be paying the first installment out of eight (8) payments. Office staff will contact you during the summer to gather payment information to set up reoccurring installments.