Instrumental Group Classes


We are excited to be looking ahead towards fall! As we get closer to September, we will confirm location of services and which programs will be in-person and/or virtual. We will follow the guidelines as set for by the CDC and local agencies, as well as parent request and comfort level.

Summer plans unpredictable? Want to continuing learning about music over the summer? Visit jccotp.org/virtual-music-learning-summer for all of our virtual lesson and class options.

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Advanced Piano Seminar (Hybrid)

Open to advanced-level pianists, this class provides a deeper understanding of performance issues, musical structures, and the infinite possibilities that go into interpreting piano literature. The instrument has evolved greatly over the course of history, especially throughout the Industrial Revolution. Students study how composers in different eras approached the piano and how they responded to and were inspired by its development. An audition is required.

Taught by Steven Masi.

30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23
Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50APSE00F0


30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23


Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50APSE00F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Percussion Ensemble (Hybrid)

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. Intermediate and advanced percussionists have the opportunity to play as well in the Teen Town Jazz Ensemble and Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra.

Prerequisite: Students must have basic rhythmic reading skills with quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes, and rests. Basic keyboard ability with scales and treble clef reading is preferred but not conditional. Concurrent private lessons, either at the Thurnauer School or elsewhere, are required to learn parts.

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

30 times on Thursday
Oct 8 - Jun 10
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Except: Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18, Feb 25, Apr 1
Register
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50PENS00F0


30 times on Thursday
Oct 8 - Jun 10
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Except: Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18, Feb 25, Apr 1


Register
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50PENS00F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Group Viola for Violinists (Hybrid)

Playing viola is a valuable skill for violinists. Students explore the unique characteristics and subtle technical differences between the violin and viola, learn to read music in the alto clef, and play pieces written especially for the viola. There are many advantages and opportunities for violinists who also understand the viola. This class is available to violinists who have completed Suzuki Book 3. Class size limited to 6.

30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21
Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50GVV000F0


30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21


Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50GVV000F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Group Piano for Non-Pianists (Ages 8-12) (Hybrid)

Experiencing the keyboard allows music students to have a better understanding of musicianship overall and how music is put together. This class is recommended for instrumental students and singers at the elementary or intermediate level. In addition to keyboard orientation and the exploration of piano repertoire, students learn sight-reading and harmony through a supportive, small-group environment. No previous piano experience is necessary. Having a piano or keyboard at home is helpful but not required. Class size is limited to 6 students.

30 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jun 8
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 16, Mar 30, Apr 20, May 18
Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50PFNM00F0


30 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jun 8
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 16, Mar 30, Apr 20, May 18


Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50PFNM00F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Group Classes for Instruments (Hybrid)

Group classes for private-lesson students are a key component of instrumental instruction, including the Suzuki approach. Classes are offered in cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, percussion, piano, saxophone, violin and viola. Concurrent private lessons, either at the Thurnauer School or elsewhere, are required.

Consult recommendation or schedule a placement evaluation to determine level.

Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CCFG02F0


Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CCFG02F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.