Group lessons have benefits for every level of playing.  These classes are for students but parents are welcome to observe and, upon invite, to participate.  All group lessons will be 80 minutes in length.  Registration for these classes can be done easily through a link that will be sent to parents via e-mail.  A reminder will be sent to your e-mail 2 days before class.  You can also sign into your account to confirm the day/time you signed up for.  Please consider that classes should be kept to the assigned number of spots available on Sign Up Genius.  If you need to change your chosen class, you will need to sign into Sign Up Genius; delete your current sign up and choose another available class.

2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR


Group lessons will be offered in place of 4 private lessons during the 2019-2020 school year.  Please mark the following dates as group lesson weeks:  October 14-17 , December 16-19, March 16-19, May 18-21.  As a reminder, there are no private lessons on group lesson days, However, there may be private lessons on other days during group lesson weeks.  Please refer to the studio calendar for lesson/no lesson dates.  Group lessons can not be made up.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

March 16-19 Group Lesson Assignments:

Choose a Jazz or Ragtime Composer to learn about and share about at the group lesson:

Grades K-3: bring 3 facts to share about your composer AND KNOW your letter names for all notes ON the grand staff.

Grades 4-5: bring 4 facts to share about your composer AND KNOW your letter names for all notes as well as how to name your key signatures.

Grades 6-8: Prepare to share up to 1 minute of info about your composer AND KNOW your key signatures - naming and writing, Major & minor.

Grades 9-12: Prepare to share 1-2 minutes of info about your composer AND KNOW your key signatures & chords - naming/writing.

Adults: Prepare to share 3-5 minutes of info about your composer AND KNOW your key signatures & chords - naming/writing.

Also choose a piece to perform BY MEMORY.  Bring your music to the group lesson (but you won't be using it).

Jazz/Ragtime Composers:  Leroy Anderson (J); Irving Berlin (JR); Eubie Blake (R); Louis Chauvin (R); Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (J); Bill Evans (J); George Gershwin (J); Dizzy Gillespie (J); Scott Hayden (R); Antonio Carlos Jobin (J); Charles L. Johnson (R); Scott Joplin (R); Joseph Lamb (R); John A. Lewis (J); Arthur Marshall (R); Artie Matthews (R); "Jelly Roll" Morton (J); Cole Porter (J); Tito Puente (J); Django Reinhardt (J); James Scott (R); Tom Turpin (R)

The following will be used during various group lessons:

Baroque Composers:  Johann Sebastian Bach, Michael Blavet, Georg Bohm, Joseph Boismortier, Dietrich Buxtehude, Jeremiah Clark,  Archangelo Corelli, Louis-Claude Daquin, Christoph Graupner, George F. Handel,  Felix LeCouppey, Pietro Locatelli, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Johann  Pachelbel, JC Pepusch, Michael Praetorius, Henry Purcell, Johann Joachim Quantz, JP Rameau, Alesandro Scarlatti, Domenico Scarlatti, George P. Telemann, Joachim Van der Hofe, Antonio Vivaldi, Domenico Ziupoli

Romantic Composers:  Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet, Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner, Fryderyck Chopin, Antonin Dvorak, Benjamin Godard, Edvard Grieg, Ernesto Kohler (flautist), Franz Liszt, Modest Mussorgsky, Giacomo Puccini, Carl Reinecke, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Camille Saint-Saens, Franz Schubert, Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Bedrich Smetana, Johann Strauss II, Claude-Paul Taffenel (flautist), Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Guiseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Charles-Marie Widor

Classical Composers:  Thomas Attwood, CPE Bach, JC Bach, WF Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Muzio Clementi, Carl Czerny, Anton Diabelli, William Duncombe, Christoph Gluck, Franz Joseph Haydn, James Hook, Friedrich Kuhlau, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leopold Mozart, Alexander Reinagle. 

Women Composers:  Maria Agata Szymanowska; 

There are Countless Living Composers of many genres!  So, here is a very, very limited list:  Melody Bober, Nancy & Randall Faber, Joyce Grill, Jennifer Linn, Carol Matz, Martha Mier, Kevin Olson, Catherine Rollin, Wynn-Anne Rossi, Wendy Stevens, Ethan Wickman 

Holiday Music Composer:  
Adolphe Adam (O Holy Night)
Gene Autry (Here Comes Santa Claus)
Gloria Shayne Baker (Do You Hear What I Hear?)
Irving Berlin (I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas)
Katherine Kennicott Davis (Little Drummer Boy)
Ray Evans (Silver Bells)
Henry John Gauntlett (Once in Royal David's City)
Samuel Goldfarb (I Have a Little Dreydl)
Vince Guaraldi (Charlie Brown Christmas)
Buddy Greene (Mary Did You Know)
Franz Xaver Gruber (Silent Night)
Benjamin R. Hanby (Up on the Housetop)
George Frideric Handel (The Messiah & Joy to the World)
Gustav Holst (In the Bleak Midwinter)
Charles E. Ives (A Christmas Carol)
Elton John (Step Into Christmas)
Mykola Leontovich (Carol of the Bells...Shchedryk)
Johnny Marks (I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day & Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & Rockin' Around the
                                  ChristmasTree & A Holly Jolly Christmas & Silver and Gold & Run Rudolph Run)
Hugh Martin (Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas)
John Menzies Macfarlane (Far Far Away on Judea's Plains)
Felix Mendelssohn (Hark the Herald Angels Sing)
James Lord Pierpont (Jingle Bells  - originally titled 'The One Horse Open Sleigh')
Lewis Redner (O Little Town of Bethlehem)
Walter "Jack" Rollins & Steve Nelson (Frosty the Snowman)
Jule Styne (Let It Snow)
Jehan Tabourot (Ding Dong Merrily on High)
Mel Torme (The Christmas Song)
Richard Storrs Willis (It Came Upon the Midnight Clear)
John Wesley Work, Jr. (Go Tell It On the Mountain)