Many students are highly motivated by group instruction. Group classes consist of similar ages and levels of abilities, and students enjoy the social interaction it provides. After two to three semesters of group classes, students are encouraged to progress to individual lessons.
- Group classes consist of 4 or more students
- Students are responsible for daily practice, timely attendance, and the required lesson materials
- Parents participation recommended
Harmony Road Method
The Harmony Road Method is an exciting, comprehensive music program. The curriculum is designed to help children discover the world of music through motivating materials and activities. These classes contribute naturally to the development and learning styles of young children. Emphasis is placed on:
- Ear Training and Solfege Singing
- Movement and Rhythm Awareness
- Keyboard Activities and Pitch
The Harmony Road Method consists of group lessons that include parent involvement in each lesson, ensuring clear understanding for both parent and child. Hearing, feeling, moving, singing, creating, sharing, reading, and playing music are all emphasized. Children absorb and store musical patterns and concepts for enjoyment and growth in all of their musical endeavors.
- Music in Me & More Music in Me (ages 3 – 4)
- Harmony Road I, II & III (ages 4½ – 6)
- The Young Musician I & II (ages 6 – 7)
Violin or Cello Classes
A perfect blend of Suzuki and Traditional violin or cello training for young students, this course is an introduction to the violin or cello in a small group setting. Students will learn to care for their violins/cellos, proper positions and posture, simple rhythmic patterns to be played on open strings, introductory melodies, and basic note reading. Parent’s attendance and participation is encouraged.
- Little Fiddlers (ages 3 – 5)
- Young Violinists (ages 5½ – 7)
- Tiny Cellists (ages 4 – 6)
Learn the basics of guitar playing in a fun, group environment. Students will learn how to strum chords, play songs and read music. This class builds a strong foundation by introducing students to basic melodies and rhythmic patterns.
- Young Beginners (ages 8 – 13)
- Adult Beginners (ages 14 – adult)
Music Theory I & II Classes
Music Theory is essential to understanding the structure and form that exists in the pieces musicians learn and perform. This comprehensive program will prepare students for certification with NVMTA (Northern Virginia Music Teachers’ Association) and ABRSM (Royal School of Music). Students will receive in-depth instruction in the areas of ear training, melody, harmony, rhythm, form, and expression. A skill assessment may be given prior to enrollment to determine the appropriate level of study.
Students are responsible for daily practice, timely attendance, and the required lesson materials. To develop good work habits and self-discipline, a regular practice time should be set aside each day. Beginners are expected to practice every day in order to keep up with the curriculum. Consistent attendance will aid in musical success; do not skip a class because your child has not practiced or does not want to come. Fluctuations in interest are perfectly normal and should not signal an end to the musical training of your child. Please consult your teacher before making any decisions about class termination.
Call Harmonia School today to register for group music classes!