CLASSES AND ENSEMBLES

Music Works offers classes and performance ensembles for students of all ages and skill levels. Our classes are designed to learn and engage in a supportive group environment, and use the same teaching standards as private lessons, while performance ensembles offer students to work and perform with their fellow musicians. Fall semester groups run from October through February, and then the spring semester runs from February through June. Student who wish to register for Jazz ensembles or Music Therapy groups are required to contact us first, but we also encourage students and parents to contact us before signing up for any classes with questions that aren't answered in the descriptions. We look forward to making music with you!

Spring 2020

EARLY CHILDHOOD

I Love Music-Saturday 10:00am

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 MTProgram@musicworksnw.org or call 425-644-0988 for more information.

Instructor: Kristin Schneider

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:00-10:45 am

Dates: February 29-June 13 (No class April 18)

Ages: 0-4 plus family or caregiver

Tuition: $260

I Love Music Family Jam Time- Saturday 9:00am

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: Brooke Bower

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00-9:45am

Dates: February 29-June 13 (No class April 18)

Ages: 0-4 plus family or caregiver

Tuition: $260.00

Parent and Me Group Piano Class
Learn or rediscover the piano during group lesson with your child! This is 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! From the parent with little to no experience, as well as the professional musician who can assist in learning duets with their child.
Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 5:00-5:50 pm
Dates: February 26-June 10 (No Class April 15)
Ages: 4+ with parent/caregiver
Tuition: $300.00 (per child – parent at no charge!)

Parent and Me Group Piano Class- Saturday 9:00am
Learn or rediscover the piano during group lesson with your child! This is 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! From the parent with little to no experience, as well as the professional musician who can assist in learning duets with their child.

Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00-9:50am

Dates: February 29-June 13 (No Class April 18)

Ages: 4+ with parent/caregiver

Tuition: $300.00 (per child – parent at no charge!)

MUSIC THERAPY

Social Skills through Music (FULL)

Music Therapy addresses multiple therapeutic goals simultaneously by utilizing playful and interactive interventions such as:

• musical ensembles in which children learn basic cooperation and social skills

• group improvisation in which children become more aware of the interaction of others

• songwriting in which youngsters express creativity and collaborate with others to create

• singing songs that teach and reinforce basic social skills

Skills addressed through music include cooperation, social awareness, creativity, collaboration, communication and peer interaction. Come join the fun! Please contact the Music Therapy Program at MTProgram@musicworksnw.org or call 425-644-0988 for more information or to see if this is a good fit for your child.

Based on enrollment, this class may be divided between instructors Brooke Bower and Riley Kua.

Instructor: Brooke Bower, MT-Board Eligible & Riley Kua, MT-BC

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:00 – 11:50 am

Dates: February 29-June 13 (No class April 18)

Ages: 7 - 11

Tuition: $385

 

Musical Adventurers –Saturday 1:30pm (FULL)

Join the world of music! Music is a world of movement, jamming with friends, playing and singing. Children this age with special needs often want to join this musical world but require special consideration for their individual sensory needs. Led by a music therapist, children will be engaged in a fun-filled, musical adventure designed especially with their needs in mind. For more information or to see if this class would be a good fit for your child, email Patti at MTProgram@musicworksnw.org or call 425-644-0988.

Instructor: Kristin Schneider, MT-BC

Day: Saturday

Time: 1:30-2:20 pm

Dates: February 29-June 13 (No class April 18)

Ages: 4-6

Tuition: $385

 

Musical Adventurers- Saturday 3:30pm (FULL)
Join the world of music! Music is a world of movement, jamming with friends, playing and singing. Children this age with special needs often want to join this musical world but require special consideration for their individual sensory needs. Led by a music therapist, children will be engaged in a fun-filled, musical adventure designed especially with their needs in mind. For more information or to see if this class would be a good fit for your child, email Patti at MTProgram@musicworksnw.org or call 425-644-0988.

Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant, MT-BC
Day: Saturday
Time: 3:30-4:20pm
Dates: February 29-June 13 (No class April 18)
Ages: 4-6
Tuition: $385

Sing It Out! Choir

Sing It Out! Choir is a music therapy group open to students ages 12 and up through teens with differing needs and abilities that 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 enhances attention skills, social skills, cognitive skills, and gives everyone opportunities for expression. The last class of the 15-week session will be a performance for friends and family. To find out which music therapy group is the best fit for your child, please contact the Music Therapy Program at MTProgram@musicworksnw.org or call 425-644-0988. Based on enrollment, this class may be divided between instructors Brooke Bower and Kristin Schneider.

Instructor: Brooke Bower, MT-Board Eligible

Day: Saturday

Ages: 12 and up

Time: 2:30 – 3:20 pm

Dates: February 29-June 13 (No class April 18)

Tuition: $385

Voices of Sunshine Choir

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 to make music, make friends, and to have fun! 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! The choir will meet once a week for 15 weeks for an hour. We request that participants needing one-on-one care or personal assistance be accompanied by an assistant while taking part in the choir. A final performance will be presented to family and friends in Week 15. Come share your passion for singing and spread rays of sunshine!

Choir Director: Riley Kua, MT-BC

Day: Saturday

Time: 12:00-12:50 PM

Dates: February 29-June 13 (no class April 18)

Ages: 18 and up

   Tuition: $385   

PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES

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.

Instructor: Dr. Ron Cole

Day: Thursdays

Time: 7:30-8:50 pm

Dates: February 27-June 11 (No class April 16)

Ages: 16+

Tuition: $360

Performance: TBD

 

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: February 3-May 18 (no class April 13)

Ages: All

Tuition: $360

Performance: TBD

Rock Band- Friday 5:00pm

Last fall we started putting together bands of the best young talent we could find to build something entirely new for Music Works: ensembles that perform contemporary music.

We've got 4 members in this band so far but are still keeping our eyes out for more. We’ve been developing repertoire featuring both original music and covers; and we’re hoping to get some gigs going later this spring. Come hang and play music with us!

If you have any questions, please email martel.antoine@gmail.com.

Instructor: Antoine Martel

Day: Friday

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Dates: February 28-June 12 (no class April 17)

Tuition: $360

Performances: TBD

Ages: 13+

Experience: 2 year minimum

 

Rock Band- Saturday 3:30pm

We have put together a band of the best young talent we can find to build something entirely new for Music Works: an ensemble that performs contemporary music. We'll develop repertoire featuring both original music and covers; performing it locally. If you have any questions, please email martel.antoine@gmail.com

Instructor: Antoine Martel

Day: Saturday

Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Dates: February 29-June 13 (No Class April 18)

Tuition: $360

Performances: TBD

Ages: 13+

Experience: 2 year minimum

Honors Jazz Ensemble Miles Group (Advanced)
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.

Instructor: Bruce Staelens
Day: Every other Saturday
Time: 1:00-2:20 pm
Dates: February 29-June 13 (no class April 18)
Tuition: $240
Performance: TBD

 

Honors Jazz Ensemble Monk Group (Intermediate)
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.

Instructor: Mike West
Day: Saturday
Time: 3:30-4:20pm
Dates: February 29-June 13 (no class April 18)
Tuition: $240
Performance: TBD

 

GROUP PIANO

Parent and Me Group Piano Class

Learn or rediscover the piano during group lesson with your child! This is 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! From the parent with little to no experience, as well as the professional musician who can assist in learning duets with their child.

Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 5:00-5:50 pm

Dates: February 26-June 10 (No Class April 15)

Ages: 4+ with parent/caregiver

Tuition: $300.00 (per child – parent at no charge!)

                                 

ADULT CLASSES

Music Works Adult Community Choir

Fun, casual group singing experience for adults. Bring your voices and enthusiasm. All levels welcome. We will explore an eclectic mix of repertoire, from classical to contemporary, and music in unison as well as parts, depending on the interest of the group. The guiding focus will be on the joy of singing together!

Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant

Day: Friday

Time: 5:45-7:05pm

Dates: February 28-June 12 (No class April 17)

Ages:18+

Tuition: $360.00

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: February 24-June 15 (no class April 13)

Ages: All

Tuition: $360

Performance: TBD

Beginning Piano for Teens and Adults

Designed for adults and teens, this fun and interactive class will explore your musical gifts through discovering the fundamentals of piano technique, theory and ear training, musical expression, performance etiquette and recital preparation.

Instructor: Elizabeth Van Sant

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:00-6:50pm

Dates: February 26-June 10 (No class April 15)

Ages: 13+

Tuition: $300

Adult Cello Choir (Monthly)
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.
Instructor: Dr. Shiang-Yin Lee
Day: Second Tuesday of each month
Dates: October 8, 2019 - June 9, 2020
Ages: Adults. Students outside age range may obtain instructor permission.
Times: 1:30-2:30 pm
Tuition: $180.00

 
 
 
 
 
 

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