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Group Music Classes

Summer 2022


Multi-Level Piano Group Lessons (6-9yrs) & (10-12yrs)

This class gives students one-on-one time with the teacher while participating in a group setting. In the beginning of class students share rhythm & note reading activities that reinforce music theory, hand coordination & piano skills. These activities are designed for new beginners & as well as students with experience playing. Then the teacher spends private lesson time with each student. Assignments are checked weekly & students progress at a pace that works for them, with assignments designed for each individual student by their teacher. The 60 minute length and maximum of 4 students per class allows practice time and a chance to ask questions. This environment creates a supportive, fun classroom energy, while students experience private lesson progress! BONUS: This is a great class for siblings, as it allows the family to come to the studio just once a week for multiple students who are learning the same instrument.



Multi-Level Ukulele Group Lessons (6-9yrs) & (10-12yrs)

Ukuleles are fun and a great size for small hands! This class gives students one-on-one time with the teacher while participating in a group setting. In the beginning of class, students share rhythm & note reading activities that reinforce music theory, hand coordination & ukulele skills. These activities are designed for new beginners as well as students with experience playing. Then the teacher spends private lesson time with each student, checking weekly assignments and presenting new material. Students progress at the best pace for them, with individual assignments designed for their success! The 60 minute length & maximum of 4 students per class allows practice time and a chance to ask questions. This environment creates a supportive, energetic classroom while students experience private lesson progress! BONUS: Ukuleles are a great introduction to playing music and can be an effective stepping stone to learning the guitar in the future!



Multi-Level Guitar Group Lessons (7-10yrs) & (10-12yrs)

Music is meant to be shared and our Multi-Level Group Lessons format is an amazing motivator! This class has all the benefits of a private guitar lesson, combined with the experience of making music with others. The 60 minute length allows for one-on-one time where students work on curriculum their teacher designed just for them so they are able to progress at their own pace. Group activities include a warm-up/improvisation that all students and the teacher play together, and music theory & composition skills games and worksheets. The combination of individual attention and the opportunity to play guitar with other students creates a fun class where everyone celebrates individual & group successes!



Multi-Level Guitar Drum Lessons (7-10yrs) & (10-12yrs)

Our group drum lessons are action packed & innovative. We’ve combined the personal attention of private lessons with the fun of playing music in a group! Our exclusive drum set classroom has 4 electronic drum sets that students practice on with headphones…then they unplug and show their classmates what they can do! This 60 minute class allows students at different skill levels to work on songs at their own pace. Each student has one-on-one time with the teacher, learning individual lessons to help them progress at their own pace. Lessons begin with snare drum rudiments & drum set warmups, and shared music theory & composition skills games & worksheets. Reading Drum Notation is an essential part of the class --- but learning how to play those drum patterns in a song is the real payoff. Students are encouraged to create their own drum play along playlist and share it with the class. Many types of music are highlighted using the Modern Band Method Drum book, which includes play along band tracks and videos for home use.

Supplies to Start:
Drumsticks 5A, 5B or 7A
Headphones to use in class (must cover ears)
Modern Band Method Drum Book
Breaking It Down Drumset Method Book



String Camp for Beginners June 27-July 1

No experience necessary for this beginner camp, but students provide their own instruments. Students with no or less than 1 year experience who are interested in violin, viola & cello are welcome.  Campers will make new friends and participate in activities that build a strong base of note reading & rhythm.  Students do a short performance for family & friends on Friday!



String Camp June 20-24

Violin, viola & cello students with one or more years of lessons or school orchestra can join this string camp! Ensemble students will concentrate on learning music to perform on the last day of camp. A variety of music styles will be featured, including classical, jazz & bluegrass. A wonderful opportunity to play with fellow musicians at similar skill levels!




Who we are

Anchorage Music & Dance Center is celebrating 25 years of private & group music instruction and 10 years of dance!

Convenient

We are a unique school offering quality private & group music and dance classes at one convenient location. Multiple students from the same family can take private or group music lessons and dance classes on the same day. That means parents only have to drive to one location for everyone's lessons & classes. What a time saver for the entire family!

Homeschoolers

We work with most all homeschool & charter schools in the State of Alaska. We are a direct bill vendor which means we invoice the school, so there is no "out-of-pocket" expense for the family!

Our network of schools include: Family Partnership; Frontier Charter School; PAIDEIA; IDEA; Mat-Su Central; Twindly Bridge; Denali Peak, PACE, CyberLynx & Raven.

Don't see your school here? Contact us and we'll see if we can work with them too!