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CLASSES

CLASSES AND ENSEMBLES

Music Works offers classes for students of all ages and skill levels. If you have questions, we encourage students and/or parents to contact us before registering. We look forward to making music with you!

 

Sliding Scale Pricing: At Music Works, we believe that music should be available to all members of our community, regardless of their age, skill level, or economic status, which is why we're happy to offer sliding scale pricing. Learn more and apply here.

 

DDA Respite Funds: For families who currently have access to DDA funds, we are excited to be able to accept DDA funds for our groups and classes. For more information and application instructions, follow this link.

 

Discounts Available: Call us to get 30% off your group class for students who are currently taking private lessons, or when you sign up for private lessons at the time of registration.

Masks will be optional for our FALL 2023 classes.

Some faculty may still require masking in order to participate in their lessons and classes. 

Early Childhood

FALL 2023

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES

Baby & Me Music

Welcome to the world of music! This brand-new 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: 10-10:45am
Dates: October 7 – February 3 (no class November 25, December 23, December 30)

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

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 7 – February 3 (no class November 25, December 23, December 30)

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.

 

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: 11-11:45am
Dates: October 7 – February 3 (no class November 25, December 23, December 30)

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.

 

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: Keisha Edwards, MT-BC

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 5-5:45pm
Dates: October 4 – January 31 (no class November 22, December 20, December 27)  

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

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: October 5 – February 1 (no class November 23, December 21, December 28)  

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: 5-5:50pm
Dates: October 5 – February 1 (no class November 23, December 21, December 28)

Ages: 5-8

Tuition: $405

 

Parent & Me Singing Class

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: October 3 – January 30 (no class November 21, December 19, December 26)  

Ages: 5-8

Tuition: $405

 

Creative Keyboards Piano Class 

Join us for group piano at Music Works! This group piano class will introduce piano technique, note reading and musical concepts. All skill levels are welcome! Children are welcome to attend with their parent or caregiver learning alongside them, or attend on their own.

Instructor: Rob Frain

Day: Fridays

Time: 6-6:50pm

Dates: October  6 – February  2 (no class November 24, December 22, December 29) 

Ages: 5-10

Tuition: $405

 

 

ELEMENTARY LEARNERS AND GROUP LESSONS | AGES 5-10

 

Creative Keyboards Piano Class 

Join us for group piano at Music Works! This group piano class will introduce piano technique, note reading and musical concepts. All skill levels are welcome! Children are welcome to attend with their parent or caregiver learning alongside them, or attend on their own.

Instructor: Rob Frain

Day: Fridays

Time: 6-6:50pm

Dates: October  6 – February  2 (no class November 24, December 22, December 29) 

Ages: 5-10

Tuition: $405

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

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. 

Instructor: Fred Hoadley 

Day: Mondays 

Time: 7:30-8:50pm 

Dates: April 17 - July 3 (No class on 5/29 & 6/5) 

Ages: 16+ 

Tuition: $405

NEXT SESSION for the Afro-Cuban Jazz Combo will take place from July 17-September 11, 2023. 

Check back in early June to register

MUSIC THERAPY GROUPS | AGES 4 – ADULT

 

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: 11-11:50am
Dates: October 7 – February 3 (no class November 25, December 23, December 30)

Ages: 4-6

Tuition: $525

 

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: Tuesdays

Time: 4-4:50pm 
Dates: October 3 – January 30 (no class November 21, December 19, December 26) 

Ages: 4-6

Tuition: $525

 

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 perspective-taking, self-advocacy, and opportunities for building healthy relationships with peers. Come join the fun!

Instructor: Keisha Edwards, MT-BC

Day: Saturdays

Time: 1-1:50pm
Dates: October 7 – February 3 (no class November 25, December 23, December 30)

Ages: 7-12

Tuition: $525

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 perspective-taking, self-advocacy, and opportunities for building healthy relationships with peers. Come join the fun!

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC

Day: Saturdays

Time: 2-2:50pm
Dates: October 7 – February 3 (no class November 25, December 23, December 30)

Ages: 7-12

Tuition: $525

 

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 perspective-taking, self-advocacy, and opportunities for building healthy relationships with peers. Come join the fun!

Instructor: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 5-5:50pm
Dates: October 3 – January 30 (no class November 21, December 19, December 26) 

Ages: 7-12

Tuition: $525

 

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: Natale Shannon, MT-BC

Day: Saturdays

Time: 1-1:50pm
Dates: October 7 – February 3 (no class November 25, December 23, December 30)

Ages: 13-18

Tuition: $525

 

Teen 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: Keisha Edwards, MT-BC

Day: Thursdays

Time: 4:30-5:20pm
Dates: October 5 – February 1 (no class November 23, December 21, December 28)

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. Enrollment closes December 12, no late enrollments after this date.

Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant, MT-BC

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 5-5:50pm
Dates: October 4 – January 31 (no class November 22, December 20, December 27)  

Ages: 13+

Tuition: $525

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: 3-3:50pm
Dates: October 7 – February 3 (no class November 25, December 23, December 30)

Ages: 18+

Tuition: $525

 

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: 2-2:50pm
Dates: October 7 – February 3 (no class November 25, December 23, December 30)

Ages: 18+

Tuition: $525

ELEMENTARY LEARNERS AND GROUP LESSONS | AGES 7-12
FALL 2022
ENSEMBLES & CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS | AGES 12 AND UP
MUSIC THERAPY GROUPS | AGES 4 – ADULT
Jam Club
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