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CLASSES AND ENSEMBLES

Music Works offers classes for students of all ages and skill levels. You can register TODAY by clicking the link. If you have questions we encourage students and/or parents to contact us before registering. We look forward to making music with you! 

Masks will be optional for our Spring 2023 classes.

Some faculty may still require proof of vaccination or masking in order to participate in their lessons and classes. Classes that require proof of vaccination or masks will be noted in the description.

Early Childhood
ELEMENTARY LEARNERS AND GROUP LESSONS | AGES 7-12
ENSEMBLES & CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS | AGES 12 AND UP
MUSIC THERAPY GROUPS | AGES 4 – ADULT

Spring 2023

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES

Baby & Me Music   Click here to register

Welcome to the world of music! This brand-new class designed for our youngest music lovers and their caregivers. Each class will include familiar songs and fingerplays, sensory experiences, songs and activities for caregiver-infant bonding, and movement songs for motor coordination and body awareness. In each class, we’ll learn some of the “why’s” behind what we do in class and learn simple ways to bring music into our homes – both for our child’s enjoyment and for ours! 

Instructor: Addison Breier, MT-BC and Mattie Turpin

Day: Saturdays

Time: 1-1:45pm
Dates: March 4 – June 17 (no class April 15)

Ages: 0-2 years

Tuition: In order to increase accessibility for this class, we are offering a number of tuition options. Please choose the price that works best for your family! 

Option 1: $405.00 | Full Price

Option 2: $200.00 | Reduced Price: Families may choose a lower price point if the cost of the class creates a financial barrier (Contact us for a coupon code, registration@musicworksnw.org)

Option 3: $505.00 | Pay It Forward Price: Help sponsor another student with your $100 scholarship donation

Please contact registration@musicworksnw.org if you would like to pay at a different level than the above options.

 

I Love Music Click here to register

Children this age are so ready to explore and learn about their world! In this class for older toddlers, we will use music to learn about our world, play different instruments together, and discover new music concepts such as rhythm, pitch and melody. Parents and caregivers will play an active role in the music-making process and will learn ways to encourage a love of music at home.

Instructor: Addison Breier, MT-BC and Mattie Turpin

Day: Saturdays

Time: 10-10:45am
Dates: March 4 – June 17 (no class April 15)

Ages: 3-4

Tuition: In order to increase accessibility for this class, we are offering a number of tuition options. Please choose the price that works best for your family! 

Option 1: $405.00 | Full Price

Option 2: $200.00 | Reduced Price: Families may choose a lower price point if the cost of the class creates a financial barrier (Contact us for a coupon code, registration@musicworksnw.org)

Option 3: $505.00 | Pay It Forward Price - Help sponsor another student with your $100 scholarship donation

Please contact registration@musicworksnw.org if you would like to pay at a different level than the above options.

 

I Love Music Click here to register

Children this age are so ready to explore and learn about their world! In this class for older toddlers, we will use music to learn about our world, play different instruments together, and discover new music concepts such as rhythm, pitch and melody. Parents and caregivers will play an active role in the music-making process and will learn ways to encourage a love of music at home. 

Instructor: Keisha Edwards, MT-BC

Day: Saturdays

Time: 10-10:45am
Dates: March 4 – June 17 (no class April 15)

Ages: 3-4

Tuition: In order to increase accessibility for this class, we are offering a number of tuition options. Please choose the price that works best for your family! 

Option 1: $405.00 | Full Price

Option 2: $200.00 | Reduced Price: Families may choose a lower price point if the cost of the class creates a financial barrier (Contact us for a coupon code, registration@musicworksnw.org)

Option 3: $505.00 | Pay It Forward Price - Help sponsor another student with your $100 scholarship donation

Please contact registration@musicworksnw.org if you would like to pay at a different level than the above options.

 

Parent & Me Piano Click here to register

Learn or rediscover the piano during group lessons with your child! This class is a how-to guide on how to parent and nurture your growing pianist. This class allows adults to learn or return to the piano while developing strategies for at-home practice while developing their own piano skills. All skill levels are welcome! Parent or caregiver is expected to participate in each class as a learner alongside their student.

Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant, MT-BC

Day: Thursdays

Time: 5-5:50pm
Dates: March 2 – June 15 (no class April 13)

Ages: 5-8

Tuition: $405

 

Parent & Me Piano Click here to register

Learn or rediscover the piano during group lessons with your child! This class is a how-to guide on how to parent and nurture your growing pianist. This class allows adults to learn or return to the piano while developing strategies for at-home practice while developing their own piano skills. All skill levels are welcome! Parent or caregiver is expected to participate in each class as a learner alongside their student. 

Instructor: Rob Frain

Day: Fridays

Time: 6-6:50pm

Dates: March 3 – June 16 (no class April 14)

Tuition: $405

 

Parent & Me Ukulele Click here to register

Masks required

Let’s learn the ukulele! This class is designed for parents and children to learn the ukulele together. We’ll learn how to hold and tune the instrument, work through basic chords and strumming patterns, and learn how to accompany ourselves and play together as a group. All skill levels are welcome! Families are expected to bring a ukulele for themselves and their child for class; the instructor can provide ukulele recommendations on the first day of class. A limited number of ukuleles are available to be loaned out to families upon request. A parent or caregiver is expected to participate in each class as a learner alongside their student. 

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC

Day: Thursdays

Time: 5-5:50pm
Dates: March 2 – June 15 (no class April 13)

Ages: 5-8

Tuition: $405

 

Parent & Me Singing Class Click here to register

Raise your voice together with your child in song! Singing is elemental – children are natural, but as adults we often “un-learn” how to sing. In this class parents/caregivers and students will discover the joy of singing together. Along the way the class will introduce concepts of rhythm, note reading, solfege, and beginning vocal technique. All skill levels are welcome. A parent or caregiver is expected to participate in each class as a learner alongside their student.

Instructor: Karen Nestvold

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 6-6:50pm
Dates: February 28 – June 13 (no class April 11)

Ages: 5-8

Tuition: $405

ELEMENTARY LEARNERS AND GROUP LESSONS | AGES 7-12

 

Instrument Discovery Mini-Series Click here to register

Interested in starting an instrument but not sure where to start? This class is for you! In this 8-week series, students will explore instruments through listening, playing and discovering members of the string, percussion, woodwind and brass families. This class includes a 10% discount on a 4-lesson package, so that you can start private lessons on your chosen instrument at the end of the class series.

Instructors: Kristin Schneider (brass, March 13 & 20), Megan Hutchison (woodwinds, March 27 & April 3), Kamil Tarnawczyk (strings, April 17 & 24) and Denali Williams (percussion, May 1 & 8)

Day: Mondays

Times: 5-5:50pm

Dates: March 13 – May 8 (no class April 10)

Ages: 7-12

Tuition: $216

 ENSEMBLES & CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS | AGES 12 AND UP 

Electronic Music Composition Click here to register

Take your music to the next level! Composer/guitarist/producer Clark Grogan will take students on a deep dive into the major elements of electronic music creation. Using Reason Software, we will explore several of its most popular soft synths to get into the details of programming Beats, Bass lines, and textures. Other topics of exploration will be compositional techniques, sound design, creative routing, and signal flow. We will also leave time at the end of every day to work together as a band and create some music as a team. Even if you are not a Reason user, the concepts covered in the class can be easily applied to other digital audio workstations. No previous musical experience required. Please contact Clark Grogan at fclarkgrogan@gmail.com before registering.

Instructor: Clark Grogan

Day: Fridays      

Times: 3:45-4:30pm

Dates: March 3 – June 16 (no class April 14)

Ages: 12+

Tuition: $405

 

Pop Voice Class Click here to register

Masks required

Take your singing voice to the next level with our Pop Voice Class! Modeled after our popular camp by the same name, this class gives students opportunities to make your favorite pop tunes uniquely “you,” practice using a microphone, develop stage presence, and work collaboratively with other singers. This class includes opportunities to perform for friends, family and the community.

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 6-6:50pm

Dates: February 28 – June 13 (no class April 11)

Ages: 13-18

Tuition: $405

Rock Band Click here to register

Welcoming all drummers, guitarists, bassists, singers and more - we are pleased to announce the return of Music Works Rock Band! Together we’ll learn the ins and outs of playing in a Rock ensemble including arranging, putting together a set list, stage presence, and rehearsal etiquette. We’ll cover our groups favorite artists from all eras of popular music from classics to modern hits. We also welcome instrumentalists who are interested in writing original music to the band! The ensemble includes opportunities to perform for the community, and is a good fit for musicians who have been playing for at least two years.

Please contact registration@musicworksnw.org before registering.

Instructor: Henry Webster

Day: Fridays

Time: 4-4:50pm

Dates: March 3 – June 16 (no class April 14)

Ages: 12-18

Tuition: $405

Honors Jazz Miles Ensemble Click here to register

The Honors Ensemble program strives to bring together some of the finest high school and middle school jazz musicians in Seattle to explore the art of Jazz. The small group dynamic emphasizes ensemble performance and improvisation while exploring the history of Jazz by playing compositions by many of its greatest artists. The ensembles have performed throughout the Seattle area, including at the Bellevue Jazz Festival, Tula's Jazz Club, Boxley’s, and Bake's Place. Students are encouraged to contribute arrangements and original compositions, and to have an active role in the rehearsal and performance process. Interested students should contact Mike West at mwest52471@aol.com to schedule an audition. 

Instructor: Mike West 

Day: Saturday 

Time: 1:00-1:50pm 

Dates: March 4 – June 17 (no class April 15) 

Ages: 12-17 

Tuition: $405

 

Eastside Teens Music Club Click here to register

Masks required

Introducing our brand-new eastside Teens Music Club! This is an all-new community music-making group for teens of all backgrounds and musical experiences. We’ll come together each week to engage in musical experiences, and group members will work together to decide the focus and direction of the group! Activities may include collaborative songwriting, jamming together on instruments, musical listening and song sharing, among others. Along the way, the facilitating music therapist will provide opportunities to practice self-expression and self-advocacy, coping strategies and problem solving for everyday challenges, nurturing confidence, and building community with friends and peers. No previous musical experience required.

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 5-5:50pm 

Dates: February 28 – June 13 (no class April 11)

Ages: 15-18

Tuition: $525

Afro-Cuban Jazz Combo Click here to register

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: 7:30-8:50pm 

Dates: January 30 - April 3

Ages: 16+ 

Tuition: $405 

MUSIC THERAPY GROUPS | AGES 4 – ADULT

 

Music Adventures Click here to register

Masks required

Join the world of music! Music is a world of movement, jamming with friends, playing and singing. Neurodivergent children and children with disabilities often want to join this musical world but require special consideration for their individual sensory and support needs, communication preferences, and learning styles. Led by a music therapist, children will be engaged in a fun-filled, musical adventure designed to be inclusive and accessible for all. 

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC

Day: Saturdays

Time: 11-11:50am
Dates: March 4 – June 17 (no class April 15)

Ages: 4-6

Tuition: $525

 

Music Meetup for Kids Click here to register

Make connections and friendships with peers through music! Music therapy addresses multiple therapeutic goals simultaneously by utilizing playful and interactive experiences such as instrument-playing, group improvisation, songwriting, and singing songs. Music therapists utilize therapeutic music experiences to facilitate perspective-taking, self-advocacy, and opportunities for building healthy relationships with peers. Come join the fun!

Instructor: Keisha Edwards, MT-BC

Day: Saturdays

Time: 11-11:50am
Dates: March 4 – June 17 (no class April 15)

Ages: 7-12

Tuition: $525

Music Meetup for Kids THIS CLASS IS FULL

Masks required

Make connections and friendships with peers through music! Music therapy addresses multiple therapeutic goals simultaneously by utilizing playful and interactive experiences such as instrument-playing, group improvisation, songwriting, and singing songs. Music therapists utilize therapeutic music experiences to facilitate perspective-taking, self-advocacy, and opportunities for building healthy relationships with peers. Come join the fun! 

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC

Day: Saturdays

Time: 1-1:50pm
Dates: March 4 – June 17 (no class April 15)

Ages: 7-12

Tuition: $525

 

Virtual Musical Theatre for Kids Click here to register

Bring on the show-tunes! In this virtual class, kids ages 7-12 will work together to create, rehearse and perform a short musical theatre performance. Participants will have the opportunity to choose a song that they would like to perform for the final week, and we’ll work together to create a script and dances. The class will be adapted to participants’ interests and strengths to ensure that everyone is included at their own comfort level. This class is appropriate for neurodivergent or disabled students who communicate verbally or using an AAC device. Registration closes May 9, no late enrollments after this date.

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 5-5:50pm
Dates: March 1 – June 14 (no class April 12)

Ages: 7-12

Tuition: $525

 

Sing It Out! Choir Click here to register

Masks required

Sing It Out! Choir is a music therapy group open to neurodivergent teens and teens with disabilities who love to sing. Focusing on musical skill building, participants will learn to express themselves musically by singing with others and exploring a variety of musical styles. Making music together nurtures confidence, self-expression, teamwork, leadership, and self-advocacy. The last class of the term will be a student showcase for family and friends.

Instructor: Natale Shannon, MT-BC

Day: Saturdays

Time: 3-3:50pm
Dates: March 4 – June 17 (no class April 15)

Ages: 13-18

Tuition: $525

Teen Music Meetup Click here to register

Make connections and friendships with peers through music! Music therapy addresses multiple therapeutic goals simultaneously by utilizing playful and interactive experiences such as instrument-playing, group improvisation, songwriting, and singing songs. Music therapists utilize therapeutic music experiences to facilitate perspective-taking, self-advocacy, and opportunities for building healthy relationships with peers. Come join the fun!

Instructor: Keisha Edwards, MT-BC

Day: Thursdays

Time: 4:30-5:20pm
Dates: March 2 – June 15 (no class April 13)

Ages: 13-18

Tuition: $525

Virtual Musical Theatre Click here to register

Bring on the show-tunes! In this virtual class, teens and young adults will work together to create, rehearse and perform a short musical theatre performance. Participants will have the opportunity to choose a song that they would like to perform for the final week, and we’ll work together to create a script and dances. The class will be adapted to participants’ interests and strengths to ensure that everyone is included at their own comfort level. This class is most appropriate for teens and young adults with disabilities or neurodivergence who communicate verbally or using an AAC device. Registration closes May 9, no late enrollments after this date.

Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant, MT-BC

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 5-5:50pm
Dates: March 1 – June 14 (no class April 12)

Ages: 13+

Tuition: $525

 

Young Adults’ Music Meetup Click here to register

Masks required

Make connections and friendships with peers through music! Music therapy addresses multiple therapeutic goals simultaneously by utilizing playful and interactive experiences such as instrument-playing, group improvisation, songwriting, and singing songs. Music therapists utilize therapeutic music experiences to facilitate perspective-taking, self-advocacy, and opportunities for building healthy relationships with peers. Come join the fun!

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC

Day: Saturdays

Time: 4-4:50pm
Dates: March 4 – June 17 (no class April 15)

Ages: 18+

Tuition: $525

Voices of Sunshine Click here to register

Join Voices of Sunshine! We are an inclusive community choir for adults, focused on using our most natural instrument - our voices! All levels of vocal talent are welcome. Harmony, rhythm and tone will be explored. Our musical material is influenced by what our choir members enjoy listening to, making each term all the more fun and unique! We request that participants needing one-on-one care or personal assistance be accompanied by caregiver while taking part in the choir.

Instructor: Addison Breier, MT-BC and Keisha Edwards, MT-BC

Day: Saturdays

Time: 2:00-2:50pm
Dates: March 4 – June 17 (no class April 15)

Ages: 18+

Tuition: $525

 

MUSIC WORKS PRESENTS JAM CLUB IN MAPLE VALLEY

Jam Club Kids

This is an offsite group located in Taylor Creek Church in Maple Valley

Let’s Jam Together! Jam Club is a community music-making and music education group for kids who identify as Neurodivergent or Disabled. We’ll play together as an ensemble as we practice leadership and teamwork skills; move to music as we strengthen our motor skills; and participate in group songwriting as we learn self-advocacy and creative self-expression. All support needs, learning styles and communication preferences are welcome! This group class includes a performance with the Junior Symphony and Symphony at their final concert on May 13 at 7pm.

Email MTProgram@musicworksnw.org to register.

Instructor: Kristin Schneider, MT-BC

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 5-5:50pm

Dates: January 4 – June 14, 2023 (no class April 12)

Ages: 7-12

Tuition: $805

 

Jam Club Teens 

This is an offsite group located in Taylor Creek Church in Maple Valley

Let’s Jam Together! Jam Club is a community music-making and music education group for teens who identify as Neurodivergent or Disabled. We’ll play together as an ensemble as we practice leadership and teamwork skills; move to music as we strengthen our motor skills; and participate in group songwriting as we learn self-advocacy and creative self-expression. All support needs, learning styles and communication preferences are welcome! This group class includes a performance with the Junior Symphony and Symphony at their final concert on May 13 at 7pm.

Email MTProgram@musicworksnw.org to register.

Instructor: Kristin Schneider, MT-BC

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 4-4:50pm 

Dates: January 4 – June 14, 2023 (no class April 12)

Ages: 13-18

Tuition: $805

 

Jam Club Young Adults 

This is an offsite group located in Taylor Creek Church in Maple Valley

Let’s Jam Together! Jam Club is a community music-making and music education group for young adults who identify as Neurodivergent or Disabled. We’ll play together as an ensemble as we practice leadership and teamwork skills; move to music as we strengthen our motor skills; and participate in group songwriting as we learn self-advocacy and creative self-expression. All support needs, learning styles and communication preferences are welcome! This group class includes a performance with the Junior Symphony and Symphony at their final concert on May 13 at 7pm.

Email MTProgram@musicworksnw.org to register.

Instructor: Kristin Schneider, MT-BC

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 6-6:50pm 

Dates: January 4 – June 14, 2023 (no class April 12)

Ages: 18+

Tuition: $805

Fall 2022

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES

Baby & Me Music 

Welcome to the world of music! This class is designed for our youngest music lovers and their caregivers. Each class will include familiar songs and fingerplays, sensory experiences, songs and activities for caregiver-infant bonding, and movement songs for motor coordination and body awareness. In each class, we’ll learn some of the “why’s” behind what we do in class and learn simple ways to bring music into our homes – both for our child’s enjoyment and for ours!   

Instructor: Addison Breier, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 1:00-1:45pm 
Dates: October 1 – January 28 (no class November 26, December 24, December 31) 

Ages: 0-2 years 

Tuition: In order to increase accessibility for this class, we are offering a number of tuition options. Please choose the price that works best for your family!  

Option 1: $405.00 (Full Price) 

Option 2: $200.00 (Reduced Price: Families may choose a lower price point if the cost of the class creates a financial barrier) 

Option 3: $505.00 (Pay It Forward Price - Help sponsor another student with your $100 scholarship donation.) 

Please contact registration@musicworksnw.org if you would like to pay at a different level than the above options. 

I Love Music Mini-Series

Children this age are so ready to explore and learn about their world! In this class for older toddlers, we will use music to learn about our world, play different instruments together, and discover new music concepts such as rhythm, pitch and melody. Parents and caregivers will play an active role in the music-making process and will learn ways to encourage a love of music at home.  

Instructor: Keisha Edwards, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 10-10:45am 
Dates: October 22 – January 28 (no class November 5, 12, 26, December 10, 24, 31)

Ages: 3-4 

Tuition: In order to increase accessibility for this class, we are offering a number of tuition options. Please choose the price that works best for your family!  

Option 1: $243.00 (Full Price) 

Option 2: $100 (Reduced Price: Families may choose a lower price point if the cost of the class creates a financial barrier) 

Option 3: $343 (Pay It Forward Price: Help sponsor another student with your $100 scholarship donation) 

Please contact registration@musicworksnw.org if you would like to pay at a different level than the above options. 

I Love Music

Children this age are so ready to explore and learn about their world! In this class for older toddlers, we will use music to learn about our world, play different instruments together, and discover new music concepts such as rhythm, pitch and melody. Parents and caregivers will play an active role in the music-making process and will learn ways to encourage a love of music at home.  

Instructor: Addison Breier, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 10:00-10:45am 
Dates: October 1 – January 28 (no class November 26, December 24, December 31) 

Ages: 3-4 

Tuition: In order to increase accessibility for this class, we are offering a number of tuition options. Please choose the price that works best for your family!  

Option 1: $405.00 (Full Price) 

Option 2: $200.00 (Reduced Price: Families may choose a lower price point if the cost of the class creates a financial barrier) 

Option 3: $505.00 (Pay It Forward Price - Help sponsor another student with your $100 scholarship donation.) 

Please contact registration@musicworksnw.org if you would like to pay at a different level than the above options. 

Parent & Me Piano (Registration Full -Waitlist only)

Learn or rediscover the piano during group lesson with your child! This class is a how-to guide on how to parent and nurture your growing pianist. This class allows adults to learn or return to the piano while developing strategies with at-home practice while developing their own piano skills. All skill levels are welcome! Please note that families will need access to a piano or keyboard to participate in this class. Parent or caregiver is expected to participate in each class as a learner alongside their student.  

Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant, MT-BC 

Day: Thursdays 

Time: 5:00-5:50pm 
Dates: September 29 – January 26 (no class November 24, December 22, December 29)  

Ages: 5-8 

Tuition: $405 

 

Parent & Me Ukulele

Let’s learn the ukulele! This class is designed for parents and children to learn the ukulele together. We’ll learn how to hold and tune the instrument, work through basic chords and strumming patterns, and learn how to accompany ourselves and play together as a group. All skill levels are welcome! Families are expected to bring a ukulele for themselves and their child for class; the instructor can provide ukulele recommendations on the first day of class. A limited number of ukuleles are available to be loaned out to families upon request. A parent or caregiver is expected to participate in each class as a learner alongside their student.   

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC 

Day: Thursdays 

Time: 5:00-5:50pm 
Dates: September 29 – January 26 (no class November 24, December 22, December 29) 

Ages: 5-8 

Tuition: $405 

 

***New*** Parent & Me Singing

Raise your voice together with your child in song! Singing is elemental – children are natural, but as adults we often “un-learn” how to sing. In this class parents/caregivers and students will discover the joy of singing together. Along the way the class will introduce concepts of rhythm, note reading, solfege, and beginning vocal technique. All skill levels are welcome. A parent or caregiver is expected to participate in each class as a learner alongside their student. 

Instructor: Karen Nestvold 

Day: Tuesdays  

Time: 6:00-6:50pm 
Dates: October 11 – January 24 (no class November 22, December 20, December 27) 

Ages: 5-8 

Tuition: $405

Parent & Me Piano Mini-Series  

Learn or rediscover the piano during group lessons with your child! This class is a how-to guide on how to parent and nurture your growing pianist. This class allows adults to learn or return to the piano while developing strategies for at-home practice while developing their own piano skills. All skill levels are welcome! Parent or caregiver is expected to participate in each class as a learner alongside their student.   

Instructor: Rob Frain  

Day: Fridays 

Time: 6-6:50pm 

Dates: December 2 – January 27 (no class November 24, December 22, December 29) 

Age: 5-8

Tuition: $189 

ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPOSITION CLASSES 

 

Electronic Music Composition 

Take your music to the next level! Composer/guitarist/producer Clark Grogan will take students on a deep dive into the major elements of electronic music creation. Using Reason Software, we will explore several of its most popular soft synths to get into the details of programming Beats, Bass lines, and textures. Other topics of exploration will be compositional techniques, sound design, creative routing, and signal flow. We will also leave time at the end of every day to work together as a band and create some music as a team. Even if you are not a Reason user, the concepts covered in the class can be easily applied to other digital audio workstations. Please contact Clark Grogan for more details at fclarkgrogan@gmail.com. Must have permission of instructor to register. 

Instructor: Clark Grogan 

Day: Fridays 

Time: 3:40-4:30pm 

Dates: September 30 – January 27 (no class November 25, December 23, December 30) 

Ages: 12-16 

Tuition: $405 

MAKING MUSIC WITH SAMPLERS

This is a first for music works. A 3 day intensive class on sampling, the art of recording and processing existing sounds or music to make new sounds or music, which sees you going home with your very own Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator, the PO-33 K.O. It looks like a calculator, but don't be deceived by the looks, it's a very fun and powerful sampler. Upon arrival, students will be given their very own sampler, and we will use the weekend to explore all of its functions and potential applications for making awesome music. We will be making our own songs with the PO-33 and Computer Lab as well.

FRIDAY: Primarily focused on learning sampling fundamentals as well as learning the detailed operation of this particular sampler.

SATURDAY: Learn how to interface between the sample and the computer and DAWS as well as taking a minor "field trip" to the Mercer Slew to record some sounds together.

SUNDAY: Primarily a work day to help finish everyone's pieces they've been working on.

Here's a YouTube video about the PO-33
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8iYinNrJNY

Instructor: Antoine Martel
Days: Friday (5:00-7:00), Saturday (2:00-4:00), Sunday (2:00-4:00)
Dates: December 16 (5:00-7:00), 17 (2:00-4:00), 18 (2:00-4:00)
Ages: 13+

Tuition: $320 (includes Engineering Pocket Operator, the PO-33)

Ensembles

Honors Jazz Monk Ensemble

The Honors Ensemble program strives to bring together some of the finest high school and middle school jazz musicians in Seattle to explore the art of Jazz. The small group dynamic emphasizes ensemble performance and improvisation while exploring the history of Jazz by playing compositions by many of its greatest artists. The ensembles have performed throughout the Seattle area, including at the Bellevue Jazz Festival, Tula's Jazz Club, Boxley’s, and Bake's Place. Students are encouraged to contribute arrangements and original compositions, and to have an active role in the rehearsal and performance process. Interested students should contact Mike West at mwest52471@aol.com to schedule an audition. 

All woodwind, brass, or voice students who are in-person must be fully vaccinated at this time. If this applies to you email a photo of the student's vaccination card to registration@musicworksnw.org. If you do not want to email a photo of your vaccination card you may show the card to the front desk prior to the first session but you must email registration@musicworksnw.org in advance to let us know that is your intention. Thank you for working with us to keep our community safe and healthy! 

Instructor: Mike West 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 5:00-5:50pm 

Dates: October 1 – January 28 (no class November 26, December 24, December 31) 

Ages: 12-17 

Tuition: $405 

Honors Jazz Miles Ensemble

The Honors Ensemble program strives to bring together some of the finest high school and middle school jazz musicians in Seattle to explore the art of Jazz. The small group dynamic emphasizes ensemble performance and improvisation while exploring the history of Jazz by playing compositions by many of its greatest artists. The ensembles have performed throughout the Seattle area, including at the Bellevue Jazz Festival, Tula's Jazz Club, Boxley’s, and Bake's Place. Students are encouraged to contribute arrangements and original compositions, and to have an active role in the rehearsal and performance process. Interested students should contact Mike West at mwest52471@aol.com to schedule an audition. 

All woodwind, brass, or voice students who are in-person must be fully vaccinated at this time. If this applies to you email a photo of the student's vaccination card to registration@musicworksnw.org. If you do not want to email a photo of your vaccination card you may show the card to the front desk prior to the first session but you must email registration@musicworksnw.org in advance to let us know that is your intention. Thank you for working with us to keep our community safe and healthy! 

Instructor: Mike West 

Day: Every other Saturday 

Time: 1:00-2:20pm 

Dates: October 8 – January 21 (no class December 24, December 31) 

Ages: 12-17 

Tuition: $324 (8 sessions) 

Monthly Cello Choir for Adults
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 at least one year of experience on cello.
Instructor: Dr. Shiang-Yin Lee 

Day: Second Tuesday of each month 

Dates: October 11, 2022 - June 13, 2022
Ages: 18+ (Students outside the age range may obtain instructor permission)
Times: 12:00-12:50pm
Tuition: $243

 

Afro-Cuban Jazz Combo 

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. 

All woodwind, brass, or voice students who are in-person must be fully vaccinated at this time. If this applies to you email a photo of the student's vaccination card to registration@musicworksnw.org. If you do not want to email a photo of your vaccination card you may show the card to the front desk prior to the first session but you must email registration@musicworksnw.org in advance to let us know that is your intention. Thank you for working with us to keep our community safe and healthy! 

Instructor: Fred Hoadley 

Day: Mondays 

Time: 7:30-8:50pm 

Dates: September 26 – January 23 (no class November 21, December 19, December 26) 

Ages: 16+ 

Tuition: $607.50 

MUSIC THERAPY CLASSES FOR NEURODIVERGENT AND DISABLED COMMUNITIES 

 

In-Person Music Adventures 

Join the world of music! Music is a world of movement, jamming with friends, playing and singing. Neurodivergent children and children with disabilities often want to join this musical world but require special consideration for their individual sensory and support needs, communication preferences, and learning styles. Led by a music therapist, children will be engaged in a fun-filled, musical adventure designed to be inclusive and accessible for all.   

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 11:00-11:50am 
Dates: October 1 – January 28 (no class November 26, December 24, December 31)  

Ages: 4-6 

Tuition: $525 

In-Person Music Meetup for Kids Mini-Series (Registration Full -Waitlist only)

Make connections and friendships with peers through music! Music therapy addresses multiple therapeutic goals simultaneously by utilizing playful and interactive experiences such as instrument-playing, group improvisation, songwriting, and singing songs. Music therapists utilize therapeutic music experiences to facilitate perspective-taking, self-advocacy, and opportunities for building healthy relationships with peers. Come join the fun!  

Instructor: Keisha Edwards, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 11-11:50am 
Dates: October 22 – January 28 (no class November 5, 12, 26, December 10, 24, 31)

Ages: 7-12 

Tuition: $315

In-Person Music Meetup for Kids (Full Registration- Waitlist Only)

Make connections and friendships with peers through music! Music therapy addresses multiple therapeutic goals simultaneously by utilizing playful and interactive experiences such as instrument-playing, group improvisation, songwriting, and singing songs. Music therapists utilize therapeutic music experiences to facilitate perspective-taking, self-advocacy, and opportunities for building healthy relationships with peers. Come join the fun!  

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 1:00-1:50pm 
Dates: October 1 – January 28 (no class November 26, December 24, December 31) 

Ages: 7-12 

Tuition: $525 

 

***New*** Virtual Musical Theatre for Kids 

Bring on the show-tunes! In this virtual class, kids ages 7-12 will work together to create, rehearse and perform a short musical theatre performance. Participants will have the opportunity to choose a song that they would like to perform for the final week, and we’ll work together to create a script and dances. The class will be adapted to participants’ interests and strengths to ensure that everyone is included at their own comfort level. This class is appropriate for neurodivergent or disabled students who communicate verbally or using an AAC device. 

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC 

Day: Wednesdays 

Time: 5:00-5:50pm 
Dates: September 28 – January 25 (no class November 23, December 21, December 28)  

Ages: 7-12 

Tuition: $525 

 

In-Person Sing It Out! Choir 

Sing It Out! Choir is a music therapy group open to neurodivergent teens and teens with disabilities who love to sing. Focusing on musical skill building, participants will learn to express themselves musically by singing with others and exploring a variety of musical styles. Making music together nurtures confidence, self-expression, teamwork, leadership, and self-advocacy. The last class of the term will be a student showcase for family and friends.  

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 3:00-3:50pm 
Dates: October 1 – January 28 (no class November 26, December 24, December 31) 

Ages: 13-18 

Tuition: $525 

 

Virtual Musical Theatre 

Bring on the show-tunes! In this virtual class, teens and young adults will work together to create, rehearse and perform a short musical theatre performance. Participants will have the opportunity to choose a song that they would like to perform for the final week, and we’ll work together to create a script and dances. The class will be adapted to participants’ interests and strengths to ensure that everyone is included at their own comfort level. This class is most appropriate for teens and young adults with disabilities or neurodivergence who communicate verbally or using an AAC device.  

Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant, MT-BC 

Day: Wednesdays 

Time: 5:00-5:50pm 
Dates: September 28 – January 25 (no class November 23, December 21, December 28) 

Ages: 13+ 

Tuition: $525 

 

***New*** In-Person Young Adults’ Music Meetup 

Make connections and friendships with peers through music! Music therapy addresses multiple therapeutic goals simultaneously by utilizing playful and interactive experiences such as instrument-playing, group improvisation, songwriting, and singing songs. Music therapists utilize therapeutic music experiences to facilitate perspective-taking, self-advocacy, and opportunities for building healthy relationships with peers. Come join the fun!  

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 4:00-4:50pm 
Dates: October 1 – January 28 (no class November 26, December 24, December 31) 

Ages: 18+ 

Tuition: $525 

 

In-Person Voices of Sunshine 

Join Voices of Sunshine! We are an inclusive community choir for adults, focused on using our most natural instrument - our voices! All levels of vocal talent are welcome. Harmony, rhythm and tone will be explored. Our musical material is influenced by what our choir members enjoy listening to, making each term all the more fun and unique! We request that participants needing one-on-one care or personal assistance be accompanied by caregiver while taking part in the choir. 

Instructor: Addison Breier, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 2:00-2:50pm 
Dates: October 1 – January 28 (no class November 26, December 24, December 31) 

Ages: 18+ 

Tuition: $525 

Jam Club
FALL 2022
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