CLASSES

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!

Summer 2022

MUSIC THERAPY CLASSES

Virtual Voices of Sunshine

Join Voices of Sunshine! We are an inclusive community choir for Neurodivergent and Disabled 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 an assistant while taking part in the choir. Come share your passion for singing and spread rays of sunshine!

Instructor: Riley Kua, MT-BC

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 1:30-2:20pm

Dates: July 6 – August 24, 2022

Ages: 18+

Tuition: $236

Ensembles

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: 7:30-8:50 pm

Dates: June 27-August 29 (No Class on July 4)

Ages: 16+

Tuition: $270

Spring 2022

MUSIC THEORY AND ELECTRONIC

MUSIC COMPOSITION CLASSES

Music Theory Level 1 (Beginner-Intermediate) 

Music theory is a great addition to your instrument lessons. In Music Theory class, students will learn basic music fundamentals such as notation, clefs, music notes and values, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads. They will try to compose their own short melodies and rhythmic patterns, analyze a score, experiment with time signatures, dynamics, and rests. This class will boost your music vocabulary and confidence and will help you to truly appreciate music.  
  
In this level, beginners will learn basics of music notation to be able to identify pitch and rhythm. They will learn treble clef and bass clef and will practice writing down notes on the music stave the right way. Students will learn all the necessary things to be able to quickly read and understand music sheets.  
They will learn basic music vocabulary and symbols, simple and more complex rhythms. 

Instructor: Raisa Asriyants 

Day: Tuesdays 

Time: 5:00-5:50pm 

Dates: February 22 – June 7 (no class April 12) 

Ages: 8+ 

Tuition: $345 

 

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: Thursdays 

Time: 4:00-4:50pm 

Dates: February 24 – June 9 (no class April 14) 

Ages: 12-16 

Tuition: $345 

MUSIC THERAPY CLASSES

In-Person Music Adventures 

Join the world of music! Music is a world of movement, jamming with friends, playing and singing. Neurodiverse children and children with disabilities often want to join this musical world but require special consideration for their individual sensory and access needs. 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: 3:30-4:20pm 

Dates: February 26 – June 11 (no class April 16) 

Ages: 4-6 

Tuition: $442.50 

 

Virtual Music Meetup for Kids

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 group cohesion and opportunities for building healthy relationships with peers. Come join the fun! 

Instructor: Riley Kua, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 11:00-11:50am 

Dates: February 26 – June 11 (no class April 16) 

Ages: 7-12 

Tuition: $442.50 

 

In-Person Music Meetup for Kids (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 group cohesion and opportunities for building healthy relationships with peers. Come join the fun! 

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC and Addeline Breier, MT-BC

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 11:00-11:50am 

Dates: February 26 – June 11 (no class April 16) 

Ages: 7-12 

Tuition: $442.50 

 

In-Person Sing It Out! Choir 

Sing It Out! Choir is a music therapy group open to neurodiverse 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 communication skills. The last class of the term will be a student showcase for family and friends. 

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 2:30-3:20pm 

Dates: February 26 – June 11 (no class April 16) 

Ages: 13-18 

Tuition: $442.50 

 

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: 6:00-6:50pm 

Dates: February 23 – June 8 (no class April 13) 

Ages: 13-21 

Tuition: $442.50  

 

Virtual 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 an assistant while taking part in the choir. Come share your passion for singing and spread rays of sunshine! 

Instructor: Riley Kua, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 3:15-4:05pm 

Dates: February 26 – June 11 (no class April 16) 

Ages: 18+ 

Tuition: $442.50  

 

Rockin’ Together 

Come join us for the return of Rockin’ Together, an instrumental ensemble for neurodiverse adults and adults with disabilities at Music Works NW! Participants will have the opportunity to explore new instruments (or improve skills on a preferred instrument), jam together as a group, practice leadership and teamwork skills, share songs with one another, and socialize with peers. The last class of the semester will be an informal showcase for friends and family. 

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC 

Day: Fridays 

Time: 5:00-5:50pm 

Dates: February 25 – June 10 (no class April 15) 

Ages: 18+ 

Tuition: $442.50 

MUSIC THERAPY TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH

Ukulele Club 

Ukulele Club is more than just a music class or a group lesson; it’s a community! In this therapeutic music group facilitated by a board-certified music therapist, we are using creativity and musical exploration to support mental health and wellness goals. The facilitating music therapist will create opportunities for self-care, creative self-expression, community- and relationship-building, and nurturing self-confidence and self-efficacy, all while exploring an instrument together. For more information, email MTProgram@musicworksnw.org

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC 

Day: Tuesdays 

Time: 5:00-5:50pm 

Dates: February 22 – June 7 (no class April 12) 

Ages: 10-15 

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- Full Price: $442.50 

Option 2: $200 

Option 3: $100 

Option 4- Pay It Forward Price: $542.50 - 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. 

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES

 

Baby & Me Music 

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: Riley Kua, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 1:00-1:45pm 

Dates: February 26 – June 11 (no class April 16) 

Ages: 0-2 

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

Option 1- Full Price: $345 

Option 2: $200 

Option 3: $100 

Option 4- Pay It Forward Price: $445 - 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. 

 

Class Full- 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: Adde Breier, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays 

Time: 10:00-10:45am 

Dates: February 26 – June 11 (no class April 16) 

Ages: 3-4 

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

Option 1- Full Price: $345 

Option 2: $200 

Option 3: $100 

Option 4-Pay It Forward Price: $445 - 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. 

 

IN-PERSON 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: February 24 – June 9 (no class April 14) 

Ages: 5-8 

Tuition: $345 

 

Class Full- IN-PERSON Parent & Me Piano 

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! Parent or caregiver is expected to participate in each class as a learner alongside their student. 

Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant, MT-BC 

Day: Thursdays 

Time: 5:30-6:20pm 

Dates: February 24 – June 9 (no class April 14) 

Ages: 5-8 

Tuition: $345 

Ensembles

 

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: February 21 – June 13 (no class April 11 and May 30) 

Ages: 16+ 

Tuition: $450 

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 Bruce Staelens at chubjazz@gmail.com to schedule 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 registrtaion@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: 4:00-4:50pm 

Dates: February 26 – June 11 (no class April 16) 

Ages: 12-17 

Tuition: $345  

 

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 Bruce Staelens at chubjazz@gmail.com to schedule 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 registrtaion@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: Bruce Staelens 

Day: Every other Saturday 

Time: 2:00-3:20pm 

Dates: February 26 – June 11 (no class April 16) 

Ages: 12-17 

Tuition: $240.00

Jazz Combo 

Jazz is over 100 years old! The repertory demands of the music rival that of the classical and romantic periods of music. From Swing to Be Bop, from Cool to Fusion, today's jazz musicians have many distinct styles to draw from. Dr. Ron Cole will guide students through "standard" jazz repertory that is the basis for professional pop and jazz musicians on the scene today. New students to the Jazz 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 registrtaion@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: Dr. Ron Cole 

Day: Thursdays 

Time: 7:30-8:50pm 

Dates: February 24 – June 9 (no class April 14) 

Ages: 16+ 

Tuition: $450