May: May 6 - 31 (4 weeks) Summer I: June 3 – 28 (4 weeks) Summer II: July 1 - Aug. 9 (6 weeks)
Music lessons help children build confidence and communication skills, develop focused listening skills and foster creativity. Adults can improve or learn new skills and keep their brains active in a new way. Research also seems to indicate that when the elderly take music lessons, anxiety and depression are reduced. Music is good for every age!
Check our 'Camps' link now for information about upcoming Summer Camps, including the Fifth Annual UCA/CSM Summer Strings Camp!
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION is available for students of all ages and ability levels. Lessons are generally taught on a semester basis, 13 weeks for fall and spring, 4-14 weeks in the summer.
Summer lessons are based upon a 4 week semester starting the first of May (May Intersession); another 4 week summer term begins the first full week of June (Summer I) and a 6- week session begins the first week of July. Teachers offer a more flexible lesson schedule during the summer and students may take all summer or just for a few weeks. Vacation times can be built into the summer schedule and students will be charged for the weeks they will be able to attend lessons each term. Payment is due for the semester, prior to the first lesson each term.
Private Music Lessons are offered in piano, voice, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, harp, and most band and orchestral instruments. You may choose an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty-level instructor, depending upon the level or type of instruction you or your family member requires. Students may study one-on-one with an instructor for a weekly 30-, 45-, or 1-hr. lesson. Our instructors are professionally trained in the technique and repertoire of their instrument. Recital performance is encouraged, and is available during the fall and spring semesters. Tuition costs are listed below by level of instructor.
Alexander Technique Classes: Certified Instructor, Cliff Hicks, teaches students to manage stress, prevent pain and injury, improve posture, balance and coordination, increase range of motion and access a greater resource of energy. Most often practiced by performing artists, now people in every profession use it to prevent or recover from injury, end tension headaches, overcome repetitive strain and a range of disparate problems. A set of guiding principles you keep in mind as you work can promote endurance and help you access new reserves of power and expression. For performing artists, the Technique is a means to finding inner balance so that the performance can flow, without effort. Click on the Alexander Technique link for additional information and tuition costs or call 501-450-5755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Discounts available for students and the UCA community. Classes are available on Sundays. Alexander Technique Brochure
Suzuki violin for the young beginner: In the Suzuki, or “Mother Tongue” Method, children learn music just as they learn their own language, through listening (to recordings of the music), encouragement, and repetition in practice. An orientation class is usually required and a parent or caregiver attends each lesson and assists the child at home. In addition to weekly private lessons, student will attend several group lessons throughout the semester. For children, ages 4 and up. Limited openings but new students are being accepted.
Harp Program: We have started a new harp program! We are proud to announce that Alisa Coffey, principal harpist with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, is teaching for the CSM. Most recently with the Settlement Music School and The LRYA Society in Philadelphia, she is accepting beginner, intermediate and advanced students on Fridays. If you've always loved the harp and wished you could play, you can! Contact our office to arrange a lesson time and register.
The Little Mozart Pre-Piano Class is a 6-week class is for children, approximately ages 5-7 and going into Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade in the fall. It is a fun introduction to the keyboard and an excellent program to determine readiness for piano lessons. The class meets for 30 minutes weekly: Tuesdays, May 21-June 25, 4:30-5pm. The maximum enrollment for the class is six students and an additional class will be scheduled if needed.
Tuition $90; A materials fee of $15 is payable to the teacher at the first class. Please do not include this with your tuition. SFAC 134A Early Bird Rate: pay by May 7: $10 off
Beginner Guitar Classes: We have two classes, one for younger students and one for adults! We’ve compressed our regular 12 week classes into 6 weeks and lengthened the lesson time with the teacher so you learn a lot in fewer weeks.
Youth Class $90: Tuesdays, July 2-August 6, 5-6:15 pm. Ages 8-15. Instructor: Nate Mathews
Adult Class $120: Tuesdays, July 2-August 6, 6:30-8 pm. Age 16 and up. Instructor: Smokey Emerson
We can’t guarantee you will be ready to play in a Rock Band after 6 weeks, but if you listen and practice, you will be playing in many different keys, know all the basic chords, and will be playing real music you know and like in just 6 weeks! You’ll also be reading music – both staff and tab – so you can read music on your own. Materials fee of $7 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Minimum of 5 students required; maximum enrollment is 10. Snow Fine Arts Center, Room to be announced. Early Bird Rate: pay by June 19 : $10 off
Alert for Fall!Central Arkansas Children's Choir and Youth Choir (for students going into grades 4-12): If you love to sing and want to be part of a high quality vocal performance ensemble, contact us to arrange a 10 minute audition in August. Click on the CACC link on our website for additional information.
Tuition Costs for Summer 2013 are listed below. Private lesson costs are based on the education and experience level of the instructor. The faculty of the UCA Community School of Music is made up of current members of the faculty of the UCA Department of Music, visiting instructors, and selected graduate and undergraduate music students recommended by our faculty members. Most of our teachers have earned a Bachelor’s degree in music and many have an MM and/or Ph.D or DMA degree(s). For our list of instructors, go to our Instructors link.
WALK-IN REGISTRATION DATES !
For May lessons or Strings Camp April 29-May 1 (Mail, Phone, or email registration beginning April 22)
For Summer I lessons or Strings Camp May 28-29 (Mail, Phone, or email registration beginning May 1)
For Summer II lessons June 24-25 (Mail, Phone, or email registration beginning June 13)
During the Fall or Spring, students may register for lessons starting at the 10-week point or 6-week point, if registering late after lessons begin. Prices will be posted after the first week of classes have ended. A $20 registration fee is included in the 10 week tuition; a $10 reg. fee is included in the 6-week tuition.
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If the UCA Campus closes for inclement weather, the CSM office will be closed. Lessons will be canceled out of concern for the safety of our students and teachers, due to potentially hazardous road conditions related to the winter weather expected. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If conditions improve and streets are clear after a closing has been announced, you may contact your teacher or your teacher may contact you about possibly having lessons. Otherwise, enjoy the time off and be safe if you have to get out.
You can find closings listed on the state news channels and thecabin.net.