Musicianship Classes

Musicianship Classes 

NEW! Music Theory for Adults

Ages 18 and up. This class is designed to work on general musical literacy and "appreciation" of the piece of the week.

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NEW! Theory Intensive - Level 1 - Summer

Ages 8 - 11 A quick and fun introduction to the basics of music notation and analysis. Open to students with basic music-reading skills who have had at least one year of lessons. Great for improving your reading and listening skills, and fun in a group setting!

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NEW! Theory Intensive - Level 2 - Summer

Ages 9 - 12. A quick and fun introduction to the basics of music notation and analysis, building upon the basic concepts presented in Theory Level 1. Open to students with basic music-reading skills who have had at least two years of lessons. Great for improving your reading and listening skills, and fun in a group setting!

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NMS ONLINE - Summer Offerings

NEW! Music Development - Celebrate Theory - Level 1

This beginning online music theory course is appropriate for string, wind, brass and vocal students with 3 years of playing experience and piano students with 2 years of study. Students will learn the building blocks used by composers to create music, for example half and whole steps, keys, clefs, sharps, flats and intervals. . Take these classes from the comfort of your own home. Students are required to have a computer (equiped with a a camera and microphone) a copy of the Celebrate Theory - Level 1 book and a willingness to dive in.

 

NEW! Music Development - Celebrate Theory - Level 2

This online music theory course is appropriate for string, wind, brass and vocal students with 3+ years of playing experience and piano students with 2+ years of study. Students will deepen their study of rhythm, scales, intervals, half and whole steps, and general music analysis paired with listening activities. Take these classes from the comfort of your own home. Students are required to have a computer (equiped with a a camera and a microphone) a copy of the Celebrate Theory - Level 2 book and a willingness to dive in.

 

NEW! Music Development - Celebrate Theory - Level 5

Preparing for the Level 5 Music Development theory exam in August? Review all of the materials related to pitch, notation, rhythm, scales, keys, intervals, music history, chords and harmony. Take these classes from the comfort of your own home. Students are required to have a computer (equipped with a a camera and a microphone), a copy of the Celebrate Theory - Level 5 book, and a willingness to dive in.

 

NEW! Composition - Summer

Already read and play music and are ready to learn how to notate your own ideas? Time for COMPOSITION! Learn the basic of composition and work with your teacher and fellow students to create your own music. This online class will take place in the comfort of your own home. Students are required to have a computer (equiped with a a camera and a microphone), Skype and a composition notebook.

 

A solid foundation in musicianship and music theory helps students of all levels build and improve their music literacy and ability to think more analytically and creatively about their own playing. Students enjoy group games and activities while learning the musical concepts of rhythm, melody and harmony. All instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome. These classes provide a great supplement to individual lessons or can refresh skills from previous study.

Advanced music theory classes are excellent preparation for the Advanced Placement (AP) Music Theory exam. NMS also offers theory classes specifically geared toward preparing for the theory component of the National Music Certificate Program. Class placement will be confirmed by Music Theory & Diploma/Certificate Program Coordinator Jody Rowitsch, 203-624-5189 x 36 or jrowitsch@neighborhoodmusicschool.org.

Tentative Offerings

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Note Reading and Sight Singing - Tentative

Ages 13 - adult. This course is designed to teach adults with little or no experience how to sight-read music. Sessions start with work on rhythm and notation, and move on to identifying intervals and patterns. Practice in harmony and musical vocabulary will give the adult singer the ability to read and sing new material with confidence.

Music Theory - Tentative

Ages 13 and up. Class covers notation, scales, key signatures and rhythm drills and begins to develop aural skills with dictation of rhythm, pitch and interval training.

Putting Music Theory into Practice - Tentative

Ages 14 - 18. This a course that emphasizes the application of theory concepts, together with perspectives derived from multiple sources, to the analysis of music from various genres. Analysis, as a particular mode of "experiencing" music, is a way of invigorating theory study so that it aligns with the way one actually hears music. Listening with score in hand (when available) is therefore a central activity for every class, and it determines the suitability of various theoretical systems one may use rather than forcing the music to fit a construct for its own sake.

Music Theory III - Tentative

Ages 8 and up. For experienced students looking to deepen their musical understanding and skills. We continue improving intermediate fundamentals, begin four-part writing, borrowed and augmented chords, modes, form and harmonic analysis. Continued development of aural skills.