SUMMER CLASSES 2021

Looking for fun ways to get your child engaged, laughing, and learning this summer? Come to Music Works for a variety of classes that will fill young minds with music!

Please email us for information on prices and to register your student.

Virtual Parent and Me Group 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 with at-home practice while (re-)discovering 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. Please note that students will need access to a piano or keyboard in order to participate in this class.

Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 5:00-5:50pm

Dates: July 7- August 25

Ages: 5 & Up

Tuition: $175

VIRTUAL I Love Music

Music has a special place in every child’s heart, and we’re here to unlock it! Music has been shown to help with emotional regulation, parent-child bonding, physical and language development, and confidence. I Love Music will be presented by early childhood music specialists in a live virtual format. In each session, we’ll learn about our world as we explore music together, see and hear musical stories, sing songs, move to music, and experience new instruments.

Instructor: Riley Kua, MT-BC

Day: Thursdays

Time: 10:00-10:30am

Dates: July 8 – August 26, 2021

Ages: 0-4

Tuition: $150

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: June 7-August 23 (no class June 21 and July 5)
Ages: All
Tuition: $240.00

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. Skills addressed through music include cooperation, social awareness, collaboration, social greetings/farewell, social imitation, emotional regulation strategies, and communication. Come join the fun!

Instructor: Riley Kua, MT-BC

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 1:00-1:50pm

Dates: July 6 – August 24, 2021

Ages: 7-12

Tuition: $215

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. Skills addressed through music include cooperation, social awareness, collaboration, social greetings/farewell, social imitation, emotional regulation strategies, and communication. Come join the fun!

Instructor: Brooke Bower, MT-BC

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 4:00-4:50pm

Dates: July 7 – August 25, 2021

Ages: 7-12

Tuition: $215

IN-PERSON Sing It Out! Choir

Sing It Out! Choir is a music therapy group open to students ages 13 and up through teens with differing needs and abilities 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 enhances attention skills, social skills, cognitive skills, and gives everyone opportunities for expression. The last class of the 8-week session will be a performance for friends and family.

Instructor: Brooke Bower, MT-BC

Day: Thursdays

Time: 4:00-4:50pm

Dates: July 8 – August 26, 2021

Ages: 13-18

Tuition: $215

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 special needs who are able to communicate verbally or with an AAC device.

Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant, MT-BC

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 6:00-6:50pm

Dates: July 7 – August 25, 2021

Ages: 13-21

Tuition: $215

VIRTUAL 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! 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: July 7 – August 25, 2021

Ages: 18+

Tuition: $215