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!

Fall 2021

ELECTRONIC MUSIC 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: Thursdays
Time: 4:00-4:50pm
Dates: September 30 – January 27 (no class November 25, December 23 and 30)
Ages: 12-16
Tuition: $345

MUSIC & MINDFULNESS CLASSES

Music & Mindfulness for Teens
Mindfulness is a practice that helps us to notice how we’re feeling, tune into our bodies, and develop tools for coping with whatever may come our way. This school year brings with it challenges no matter who you are, where you go to school, or how you learn. What can we do to find some sense of “normal” and kindness toward ourselves?

In this FREE virtual class series, teens ages 13-18 will gather to learn about and practice mindfulness, talk through similar experiences, explore new coping skills, and express themselves creatively – all through music! Class sessions will be flexible and tailored to those attending, but may include active music listening, songwriting, lyric analysis, creating playlists to reflect different moods, music & relaxation exercises. All teens are welcome! No previous musical experience needed. REGISTER HERE
Instructor: Natalie Shannon

Day: Fridays

Time: 6:00-6:45pm

Dates: October 29 – December 10, 2021 (No Class November 26)

Ages: 13-18

Tuition: Free

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: October 16 – January 29 (no class November 27, December 25, January 1)

Ages: 4-6

Tuition: $383.50

Virtual Music Meetup for Kids

Make connections and friendship with peers through music! Music therapy addresses multiple therapeutic goals simultaneously by utilizing playful and interactive interventions such as instrument-playing, group improvisation, songwriting, and singing songs. Music therapists utilize musical interventions to facilitate group cohesion and opportunities for building healthy friendships with peers. Come join the fun! Please note that this group may be split into two groups depending upon enrollment.

Instructor: Riley Kua, MT-BC 

Day: Saturdays

Time: 11:00-11:50am

Dates: October 2 – January 29 (no class November 27, December 25, January 1)

Ages: 7-12

Tuition: $442.50

In-person Music Meetup for Kids

Make connections and friendship with peers through music! Music therapy addresses multiple therapeutic goals simultaneously by utilizing playful and interactive interventions such as instrument-playing, group improvisation, songwriting, and singing songs. Music therapists utilize musical interventions to facilitate group cohesion and opportunities for building healthy friendships with peers. Come join the fun! Please note that this group may be split into two groups depending upon enrollment.

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC

Day: Saturdays

Time: 11:00-11:50am

Dates: October 2 – January 29 (no class November 27, December 25, January 1)

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 language 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: October 2 – January 29 (no class November 27, December 25, January 1)

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 neurodivegence who communicate verbally or using an AAC device.

Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant, MT-BC

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 6:00-6:50pm

Dates: September 29 – January 26 (no class November 24, December 22 and 29)

Ages: 13-21

Tuition: $442.50

 

Virtual Voices of Sunshine

Join Voices of Sunshine! We are a community choir for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities 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: 1:00-1:50pm

Dates: September 29 – January 26 (no class November 24, December 22 and 29)

Ages: 18+

Tuition: $442.50

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: October 2 – January 29 (no class November 27, December 25, January 1)

Ages: 0-2

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.

 

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: Riley Kua, MT-BC

Day: Saturdays

Time: 10:00-10:45am

Dates: October 2 – January 29 (no class November 27, December 25, January 1)

Ages: 3-4

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.

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 30 – January 27 (no class November 25, December 23 and 30)

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: October 4– January 24 (no class December 20 and 27)

Ages: 16+

Tuition: $450