Guitar Ensemble

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.

Details

NOTE:  We are still discussing how we might change this for COVID teaching.

Includes: Twelve 60-minute sessions.

Instructor:  Patrick Joyce


Dates:

  • Fall 2020: Tuesdays, September 15 through December 8 (No class on November 24 for Thanksgiving Break; Makeup class 12/15, if teacher misses). Visit the calendar for details.
  • Spring 2021: Tuesdays, February 9 through May 4 (No class 3/23 for Spring Break. Makeup class 5/11, 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.


Chamber Music

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.

Details

NOTE:  We are still discussing how we might change this for COVID teaching.

Includes: Ten 45- or 60-minute sessions.

Dates:

  • Fall 2020: Session runs the weeks of  September 28 through December 7. (No chamber music coachings will be held the week of 11/23 for Thanksgiving Break. If needed, makeups will be completed during the week of 12/14.) Visit the calendar for details.
  • Spring 2021: Session runs the weeks of February 15 through April 26. (No chamber music coachings will be held the week of 3/22 for Spring Break. If needed, makeups will be completed during the week of 5/3.) 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.