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Wittenberg Center For Musical Development Announces Summer Classes

May 14, 2012  
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Springfield, Ohio – The Wittenberg University Center for Musical Development (CMD) announces its summer 2012 music enrichment opportunities for children and adults to take place from June through August. Pre-registration is underway, and pricing includes registration fees.

Beginning Piano Class for Elementary Age Students, grades K-6, offers first piano lessons in a small group setting to learn to read music and musical notation, find keyboard landmarks and play rhythms. Students will learn to play the piano in Wittenberg’s state-of-the-art piano lab. Classes will meet from 5-5:45 p.m. every Monday from June 18 through July 30 in room 301 Krieg Hall, with Tonya Reynolds providing instruction. Textbook for the class is Bastien Basic Piano Primer Book (pink – $6.95). The cost is $77 for six classes.

Start-Up Piano Class for Ages 12 through Adults offers two opportunities for students to learn to play piano, or to resume lessons after several years, with small group instruction on how to read music, musical notation and rhythms in Wittenberg’s state-of-the-art piano lab. Students have the choice of attending classes on Wednesdays or Fridays from 7-7:45 p.m. All classes meet in room 301 Krieg Hall. Wednesday sessions run from June 6 through Aug. 1, and the Friday classes run from June 8 through Aug. 3 with Jack McPeek providing instruction. Textbook for the class is The Older Beginner Piano Course WP 32, by James Bastien. The cost is $100 for eight classes.

Voice Class to work on vocal skills teaches students to warm up, use proper diction and breathing to perform songs chosen by the teacher and the student. Two identical classes are offered for different age groups in June and may continue by the month. School age children meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and high school students and adults meet from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 5-26, in room 402 Krieg Hall with Nancy Davis providing instruction. The cost is $68 for four classes.

Songwriting or Singer/Songwriter Composition Classes teaches the way to apply the rules of music without depending on a formula to portray your ideas and addresses both music and lyrics. Each student needs a blank manuscript book. Two identical classes will be held for middle school students through adults. One class meets from 12-1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 5-26, and the second option is from 5-6 p.m. Thursdays from June 7-28. All classes will be held in room 303 Krieg all with Janet Ogg providing instruction. The cost is $68 for four weeks.

Snare Drum Class provides an introduction to reading basic notation and students will discover the importance of counting and experience the feeling of rhythm as they learn how to dismantle and re-assemble their drum with regard to proper tension and tuning. Students need to have their own instrument with stand and sticks. Two identical classes will be offered, the first from 1:15-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays, June 5-26, and the second from 6:10-7:10 p.m. Thursday, June 7-28. Classes will be held in room 303 Krieg Hall and continued monthly in the summer. Cost is $68 for four classes.

Beginning Guitar Class teaches students to learn how to play the guitar by the method of reading music. Students will listen to each other and learn to execute notes, rhythm and harmony. Each student needs to bring an instrument and a blank manuscript book to class. Two identical classes are offered with Janet Ogg instructing – one from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 5-26 and one from 7:20-8:20 p.m. on Thursdays from .June 7-26 in room 303 Krieg Hall. The cost for four classes is $68, and classes will be continued monthly in the summer.

In addition, private lessons are available in piano, organ, strings (including guitar and lute), wind instruments, voice, computer composition, percussion, Suzuki violin and piano. For complete information go to www.wittenberg.edu/sce, click on Center for Musical Development.

For more information or to register for classes, call the CMD office at 937-327-7050 or contact CMD Coordinator Nancy Davis by email at ndavis@wittenberg.edu. Space is limited, so those interested are encouraged to pre-register.

Written By: Phyllis Eberts

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