Classes and Ensembles

Classes at Music Works address specific issues around preparing music, performing, controlling nerves or diving into a style of music more deeply. Check below for more information about early childhood classes, group piano, violin and guitar classess, music therapy classes, and more!

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Early Childhood

I Love Music for Families with Young Children

I Love Music! is a developmental music and movement program for young children with their parents/caregivers. Through music, children and their parents/caregivers will be immersed in musical activities that support their child’s development in a fun way while encouraging their musical growth.  Music has been shown to help children’s social skills, cognitive skills, language and communication skills, motor skills, and emotional growth. Because it is developmental in nature, I Love Music! is an inclusive, mixed age program that allows for each child’s individual growth while having the fun of being in a group. Families bond through music which is a natural way to learn and connect. Please contact us at pattic@musicworksnw.org or call 425-644-0988 for more information.

I Love Music Wednesday
Instructor: Em Gordon
Day: Wednesday
Times: 10:00-10:45 am
Dates: June 28-July 26, 2017
Ages: 0-4 plus family or caregiver
Tuition: $82.50
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Instructor: Amy Dacuag
I Love Music Wednesday
Instructor: Em Gordon
Day: Wednesday
Times: 11:00-11:45 am
Dates: June 28-July 26, 2017
Ages: 0-4 plus family or caregiver
Tuition: $82.50
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I Love Music Friday
Instructor: Amy Dacuag
Day: Friday
Time: 11:00-11:45 am
Dates: June 23-July 21, 2017
Ages: 0-4 plus family or caregiver
Tuition: $82.50
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I Love Music Family Jam Time

Bring your little one and join us for a mix-aged music class not only for children but for the parent/caregiver who wants to learn ukulele! During Family Jam Time kids will move, dance, sing, and play for the main portion of the class with a special time each week devoted to the adult to learn new skills on their instrument. Musical activities are aligned with the developmental stages of the children in the class and are tailored to fit the needs of the group. This class is great for the child who loves music and for the parent/caregiver who wants to bring music home! Note: Parent or caregiver attending will need to provide his/her own ukulele.

Instructor: Amy Dacuag
Day: Friday
Time: 10:00-10:45 am
Dates: June 23-July 21, 2017
Ages: 0-4 plus family or caregiver
Tuition: $82.50
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Kids Ukulele

Kids' Ukulele is an introductory class for beginners who are interested in playing the ukulele in a fun group environment! Students will be introduced to tuning, chords, accompaniment patterns, songwriting, ensemble playing, and will participate in a fun performance at the end of the term! Material for this class ranges from simple folk tunes to more complex and contemporary songs depending on the interests of the students. Ukuleles are available to use for the term. A deposit will be collected at time of sign out.

Instructor: Emily Newcomer
Day: Thursdays
Time: 1:30-2:15pm
Ages: 5-8
Dates: July 6 - August 10
Tuition: $120

New School of Jazz

Afro-Cuban Jazz Combo

New Students: Please contact Music Works NW directly to join the group.

Fred Hoadley has been and is currently a leading performer and authority on Afro-Cuban music in the northwest for 20 plus years. For decades, African-inspired Cuban music has influenced the world of Jazz with its infectious rhythms and beautiful melodies. Students will be able to work on improvisation through Afro-Cuban arrangements.
 
New students to the Afro Cuban Combo must arrange to meet with the instructor to assess whether the ensemble is a good fit or not.
Instructor: Fred Hoadley
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:30-8:50 pm
Dates: June 26 - August 21
Performance: August 24
Ages: All
Tuition: $215
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Group Piano 

This 10-week course introduces students to the basic technique involved in playing the piano as well as beginning music theory. Fundamental concepts explored include: Hand position, note recognition and sight-reading, rhythm and meter, ensemble playing, individual repertoire, and composition/improvisation.

Classes are organized with a variety of activities that include: group rhythm and playing activities, individual worksheets to explore musical concepts, solo performances, ensemble performance, and computer based learning and composition activities.

Parents are required to provide, and bring, the following materials to each class:

·         Text: http://www.amazon.com/Alfreds-Basic-Group-Course-Library/dp/0739002163?ie=UTF8&keywords=alfreds%20group%20piano%20book%202&qid=1465327397&ref_=sr_1_5&s=books&sr=1-5

·         Materials: Folders for storing additional hand-outs (pee-Chee type), Pencil with Eraser

Parents are not required to attend each class, but may be asked to do so depending on the needs of their child. This class holds a maximum of five students and will be filled on a first come, first serve bases. Materials will be required for the first day of this course!

Group Piano Level 2
Instructor: Rob Frain
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Dates: June 28 - August 16
Ages: 6-8
Tuition: $150
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Cello Choir
Music Works Cello Choir is a performing ensemble organized and conducted by Dr. Shiang-Yin Lee. It is designed to give cellists an opportunity to experience the repertoire and rich sound of a cello orchestra. The choir is open to cellists who have one year of experience on cello. Multiple sessions available for different age groups - middle school through adult!

Instructor: Dr. Shiang-Yin Lee
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: July 11 - August 15
Ages: Middle and High School range. Students outside age range may obtain instructor permission.
Times: Middle - High School students 4:00-5:00 pm
Tuition: $120
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Instructor: Dr. Shiang-Yin Lee
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: July 11 - August 15
Ages: Adults
Times: 1:30-2:30 pm
Tuition: $120
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