Classes are taught on a quarterly basis,
with Fall quarter (starting in September)
and Winter quarter (starting in January) being 10 weeks long.
We typically adjust the Spring quarter (starting in March) to 7 or 8 weeks,
with tuition prorated accordingly, so that we finish before Memorial Day.
Beginning fiddle students receive 30-min private lessons.
Other students attend small group classes and all are encouraged to join
one of our ensemble groups which meet immediately following lunch.
These include Kids Band, Teen Band, Ceili Band, or Slow GEL for beginners.
We also have several adult ensembles which often play at
internal or external events.
Please see our Schedule Page
for current quarter classes, times and classroom assignments.
A set of Common Core tunes, as well as
tunes to be learned during each quarter are posted to the website
and there is a search facility available for the music archive.
Anyone unable to download the tunes may request a CD from the school.
We encourage students to download the files or listen to the CD
and become as familiar as possible with the tunes by ear.
The tunes are then taught slowly in class,
along with style, ornamentation and phrasing.