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Young Drummers (ages 4-6)

Children love this fun “drumtastic” class where they learn to improvise, keep steady beat, play in a group, and develop their own rhythmic and dynamic musical ideas!
Instruments are provided. Parents are encouraged but not required to attend class

15 times on Wednesdays
Oct 2 - Feb 5
3:45PM - 4:30PM
Except: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1
Register
$580.00 Member
$630.00 Public
50YODC00F9

15 times on Wednesdays
Oct 2 - Feb 5
3:45PM - 4:30PM
Except: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1

Register
$580.00 Member
$630.00 Public
50YODC00F9

For information, please call 201-408-1465.

Instrument Exploration! (for 4-6 yrs old)

4-6 yrs.
Pluck, blow, hammer, bow! Explore the guitar, flute, piano and violin in a small music class setting. Students will receive 7-8 weeks of instruction on each instrument and rotate through all four instruments over the course of the school year. Instruments are provided, and parents are encouraged, but not required, to attend classes. 
(Enrollment limited to 16, with 4 students per instrument rotation)

30 times on Wednesdays
Oct 2 - Jun 17
4:00PM - 4:45PM
Except: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1, Feb 19, Apr 8, Apr 15, May 27
Register
$1,125.00 Member
$1,230.00 Public
50EIEX00F9

30 times on Wednesdays
Oct 2 - Jun 17
4:00PM - 4:45PM
Except: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1, Feb 19, Apr 8, Apr 15, May 27

Register
$1,125.00 Member
$1,230.00 Public
50EIEX00F9

For information, please call 201-408-1465.

Instrument Exploration! (for 7-9 yrs old)

7-9 yrs.
Explore saxophone, double bass, and percussion in a small music class setting. Students will receive 10 weeks of instruction on each instrument and rotate through all three instruments over the course of the school year. Instruments are provided, and parents are encouraged, but not required, to attend classes. 
(Enrollment limited to 12, with 4 students per instrument rotation).  Price includes a non-refundable $50 registration fee.

30 times on Wednesdays
Oct 2 - Jun 17
5:45PM - 6:30PM
Except: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1, Feb 19, Apr 8, Apr 15, May 27
Register
$1,125.00 Member
$1,230.00 Public
50EJEX00F9

30 times on Wednesdays
Oct 2 - Jun 17
5:45PM - 6:30PM
Except: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1, Feb 19, Apr 8, Apr 15, May 27

Register
$1,125.00 Member
$1,230.00 Public
50EJEX00F9

For information, please call 201-408-1465.

Divas and Divos in the Making

Ages 10+ ¦ Grades 5-12
Sing and perform opera, musical theater excerpts and classical songs. Develop confidence and an understanding of the voice and enjoy singing with friends. Divas and Divos may be taken as an individual class without being part of a Young Artists Program.

30 times on Thursday
Oct 3 - Jun 11
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 28, Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20, Apr 9, Apr 16, May 28
Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50VDDM00F9

30 times on Thursday
Oct 3 - Jun 11
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 28, Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20, Apr 9, Apr 16, May 28


Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50VDDM00F9

For information, please call 201-408-1465.

Percussion Ensemble

The notion of drummers playing together harks back to the beginning of mankind. Percussion Ensemble comes from that energy combined with the wealth of written pieces over the past century and fills a need for young players to have their own chamber music outlet.  Students share melody, harmony and rhythm playing drums, marimba, timpani and many other instruments. Young percussionists improve overall musicianship, especially their skill in following a conductor.

Audition required for new students.  Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

30 times on Thursdays
Oct 3 - Jun 11
7:15PM - 8:15PM
Except: Nov 28, Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20, Apr 9, Apr 16, May 28
Call For Info
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50PENS00F9

30 times on Thursdays
Oct 3 - Jun 11
7:15PM - 8:15PM
Except: Nov 28, Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20, Apr 9, Apr 16, May 28

Call For Info
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50PENS00F9

For information, please call 201-408-1465.

Piano Partners

Discover the fun of playing the piano and learning simple songs in a small-class setting. Students acquire basic keyboard and reading skills, preparing them for individual study.  For beginning students. Parents encouraged but not required to attend class.  Price includes a non-refundable materials fee of $55.

30 times on Sundays
Oct 6 - Jun 21
2:00PM - 2:45PM
Except: Dec 1, Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 9, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, May 24
Piano Partners (ages 5-6)
Call For Info
$1,125.00 Member
$1,230.00 Public
50PPL101F9

Piano Partners (ages 5-6)
30 times on Sundays
Oct 6 - Jun 21
2:00PM - 2:45PM
Except: Dec 1, Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 9, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, May 24

Call For Info
$1,125.00 Member
$1,230.00 Public
50PPL101F9

30 times on Thursdays
Oct 3 - Jun 11
3:45PM - 4:30PM
Except: Nov 28, Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20, Apr 9, Apr 16, May 28
Piano Partners (ages 4-5)
Call For Info
$1,125.00 Member
$1,230.00 Public
50PPL102F9

Piano Partners (ages 4-5)
30 times on Thursdays
Oct 3 - Jun 11
3:45PM - 4:30PM
Except: Nov 28, Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20, Apr 9, Apr 16, May 28

Call For Info
$1,125.00 Member
$1,230.00 Public
50PPL102F9

For information, please call 201-408-1465.

Young People's Chorus @Thurnauer

Join our award-winning youth chorus! YPC@T is an affiliate of the world-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Sing at weekly rehearsals and participate in numerous performance opportunities throughout the year. Repertoire ranges from classical and contemporary to jazz and pop. Note: Tuition includes a $75 fee to offset the costs of chorus uniforms, sheet music & trips.


Audition required for new students. Auditions for 2019-20 will be held on September 8. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.


PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE CHORUS.



Registration for EPSD students and learning tracks for all choristers.

30 times on Mondays
Oct 7 - Jun 22
3:45PM - 4:45PM
Except: Oct 14, Oct 21, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 25
Prelude Choir: 6-9 yrs
Register
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT01F9

Prelude Choir: 6-9 yrs
30 times on Mondays
Oct 7 - Jun 22
3:45PM - 4:45PM
Except: Oct 14, Oct 21, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 25

Register
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT01F9

30 times on Mondays
Oct 7 - Jun 22
5:00PM - 6:45PM
Except: Oct 14, Oct 21, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 25
Concert Choir: 10+ yrs
Register
$825.00 Member
$905.00 Public
50YPCT02F9

Concert Choir: 10+ yrs
30 times on Mondays
Oct 7 - Jun 22
5:00PM - 6:45PM
Except: Oct 14, Oct 21, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 25

Register
$825.00 Member
$905.00 Public
50YPCT02F9

30 times on Tuesdays
Oct 29 - Jun 23
5:15PM - 6:00PM
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18, Mar 10, Apr 14
Young Men's Chorus (for boys with changing/changed voices) 11+ yrs
Register
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT03F9

Young Men's Chorus (for boys with changing/changed voices) 11+ yrs
30 times on Tuesdays
Oct 29 - Jun 23
5:15PM - 6:00PM
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18, Mar 10, Apr 14

Register
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT03F9

For information, please call 201-408-1465.

String Camerata

The youth String Camerata, led by Matthew Lucero, is a first orchestral experience for intermediate string players. Students learn how to follow a conductor and develop ensemble skills such as listening and playing together. This is a great preparatory orchestral opportunity where young musicians experience the joys and challenges of performing as a group in a small ensemble setting.


Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO CAMERATA.

30 times on Mondays
Oct 7 - Jun 22
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Except: Oct 14, Oct 21, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 25
Register
$580.00 Member
$640.00 Public
50CSCA00F9

30 times on Mondays
Oct 7 - Jun 22
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Except: Oct 14, Oct 21, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 25

Register
$580.00 Member
$640.00 Public
50CSCA00F9

For information, please call 201-408-1465.

Flute Choir

For advanced flutists who perform standard Flute Choir repertoire. Both solo and group concert opportunities are offered.

Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

30 times on Tuesdays
Oct 29 - Jun 23
6:45PM - 7:30PM
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18, Mar 10, Apr 14
Junior Flute Choir
Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CFCH01F9

Junior Flute Choir
30 times on Tuesdays
Oct 29 - Jun 23
6:45PM - 7:30PM
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18, Mar 10, Apr 14

Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CFCH01F9

30 times on Tuesdays
Oct 29 - Jun 23
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18, Mar 10, Apr 14
Senior Flute Choir
Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CFCH02F9

Senior Flute Choir
30 times on Tuesdays
Oct 29 - Jun 23
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18, Mar 10, Apr 14

Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CFCH02F9

For information, please call 201-408-1465.

Add a Secondary Instrument

For students already enrolled in a program at the Thurnauer School, additional private secondary instrument or voice lessons may be taken.

Call For Info
Free Member
50YACI00F9

Call For Info
$0.00 Member
50YACI00F9

For information, please call 201-408-1465.

Young Artists Programs

Available for brass, percussion, piano, strings, winds, and voice. All private lesson programs include student performance opportunities for soloists and ensembles, student admission to all concerts and master classes held at Thurnauer, and accompanist fee. (Note: Suzuki guitar requires eight "teacher training" workshops for parents.)

Choose a 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week.
(Note: 60, 75, 90, and 120 min options can be divided into two lessons per week. Beginning students in violin, cello and piano are required to take two 30 min lessons per week.)

INTRODUCTORY LESSONS

Are you interested in learning how to play an instrument? Do you know which one you want to study or do you want to try one out to decide if you like it? Did you ever want to explore different music styles including classical, jazz and rock? Sign up today and begin your musical journey at Thurnauer!

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS PLUS 1
Learning how to play an instrument the right way is only the beginning. What better way to expand your musical journey than to practice your skills with other students, learn how music is structured OR join a performance ensemble to refine technique and perform on stage? This is an amazing opportunity to become a well-rounded musician.

Choose from 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, or 90-min. private lesson per week
And add either an instrumental group class, a Musical Explorers class, a musicianship class, OR a performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz combo, jazz big band, chamber music group)

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS PLUS 2
A more comprehensive opportunity to study an instrument, learn about music AND join fellow musicians to perform together.

Choose from 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week
And Add:
+ Musikgarten or musicianship class
+ Instrumental group class OR performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz combo, jazz big band, chamber music group)

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS PLUS 3
The most comprehensive program available at Thurnauer for an aspiring musician. Study an instrument of your choice, take a class to learn about music and rhythm AND join both an instrumental group class and a performance ensemble to build skills, refine technique and experience different aspects of playing music.

Choose from 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week
And Add:
+ Musikgarten or musicianship class
+ Instrumental group class
+ Performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz combo, jazz big band, chamber music group)

Call For Info
Free Member
50YACP00F9

Call For Info
$0.00 Member
50YACP00F9

For information, please call 201-408-1465.

Chamber Music

Working in small groups for one hour per week, students cultivate sophisticated listening skills, individual expressiveness, and ensemble cohesion.

Audition required for new students. Auditions for 2019-20 will be held on September 8. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

Call For Info
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50CCMU00F9

Call For Info
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50CCMU00F9

For information, please call 201-408-1465.

Group Classes for Instruments and Voice

Group classes are a key component of instrumental instruction, including the Suzuki approach. Classes are offered in cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, piano, saxophone, violin, viola and voice.  Classes may be taken without being part of a Young Artists Program, but concurrent private lessons, either at the Thurnauer School or elsewhere, are required.

Call to schedule a placement evaluation to determine level.

Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CCFG00F9

Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CCFG00F9

For information, please call 201-408-1465.

Theory and Ear Training

Hear the sounds of written music before it is played (sight-singing), translate heard sounds into notation (dictation), and connect those experiences to instrumental study. 

In Beginning A, students learn basic notation on the Treble clef, playing/singing and hearing intervals, basic rhythms and time signatures, and some improvisation and composition. Purchase of the Alfred Complete Essentials of Music Theory is required.

In Beginning B, students learn to hear, play and distinguish among four different types of triads and their inversions, more advanced rhythms such as 16th notes and triplets, and the major scales and key signatures.  They also learn to write and read in both treble and bass clef and write small compositions.  Purchase of the Alfred Complete Essentials of Theory is required.

In Intermediate A, students learn to put triads together into cycles, more advanced rhythm (3 against 2), odd meters, more advanced repertoire, basic 4-part voice leading, 7th chords and inversions, and basic composition. Purchase of the Alfred Complete Essentials of Theory is required.

In Intermediate B, students learn the Dorian modal system and modal harmony. They learn to improvise and become fluent in writing, playing and hearing these progressions and scales.  They also write small compositions and analyze modes in orchestral pieces.

In Intermediate C, students begin to synthesize prior knowledge and learn how to use and resolve chords in functional harmony.  They connect the chord cycles they learned earlier to harmonic progressions and discover the effect of key signatures on cycles.  They also learn to play harmonies within a key and handle non-harmonic tones in composition and analysis.

In Advanced A, students analyze pieces written during the Common Practice Period and learn to identify secondary dominant chords, modulations, and form.

In Advanced B, they learn augmented 6 chords, and more advanced chromaticism and analysis.

Call to schedule a placement evaluation to determine appropriate level.

Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CTET00F9

Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CTET00F9

For information, please call 201-408-1465.