Guitar Ensemble is for guitar students in grades 6 and above. Learning the guitar in a group setting improves students’ listening, musicianship, and performance practice skills. We will explore written music from various eras and genres; some prior experience with note reading on the guitar is therefore necessary. There will be a further component involving improvisation and composition for the group. The class will meet for one hour per week and will perform in public at least once during the semester.
Includes: Twelve 60-minute sessions.
Instructor: Patrick Joyce
- Fall 2019: Tuesdays, September 3 through November 19 (No class on November 26 for Thanksgiving Break; Makeup class 12/3, if teacher misses). Visit the calendar for details.
- Spring 2020: Tuesdays, January 28 through April 21 (No class 3/24 for Spring Break. Makeup class 4/28, if teacher misses). Visit the calendar for details.
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Community Music School - 315 E. College St., Oberlin
Tuition: $132 per semester
Enrollment: A short audition will be required of all new students so that the teacher can assess ability. In the event of insufficient enrollment, the school will notify registered students prior to the first class.
The Oberlin Community Music School’s highly successful chamber music program is an excellent way to work on sight-reading, rhythmic precision, communication and listening skills, while fostering a love for music. Small chamber groups of 2-5 students will be formed and will have weekly lessons from a master teacher of chamber music. This 10-week session will culminate with a chamber music concert to be held in various venues around Oberlin.
Includes: Ten 45- or 60-minute sessions.
- Fall 2019: Session runs from Monday, September 23 through Sunday, December 8. (No chamber music coachings will be held the week of 11/25 for Thanksgiving Break. If needed, makeups will be completed during the week of 12/9.) Concert date - Saturday, December 14 at 2:00pm. Visit the calendar for details.
- Spring 2020: Session runs from Monday, February 3 through Sunday, April 19. (No chamber music coachings will be held the week of 3/23 for Spring Break. If needed, makeups will be completed during the week of 4/20.) Concert date - Saturday, April 25 at 2:00pm. Visit the calendar for details.
Time: Exact day and time during these weeks will be determined by the student and coach’s availability. Coach and students will find a time on a weekly basis that works for all involved.
Location: Students will be notified as to the location of their coaching sessions.
Tuition: $120 per semester - based on ten 60-minute sessions
Playing Level: Students must have taken three to four years of private lessons to participate in Chamber Music. If a student is unknown to our teachers, an audition will be required.