Announcements/Class Offerings

Announcements


Our response to the COVID-19 health crisis:

Update for Fall 2021: We are fully open. In-person classes with Zoom attendance option.


Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 School Term Session!

The 2021-2022 School Term Session begins the week of  October 4, 2021. Registration is open year-round.

We currently have openings in group piano, voice, drums, guitar, and ukulele

See below for a list of class offerings with descriptions, and register today!

Class Schedule 2021-2022 for studio window

Class Offerings:

Voice Classes:

No previous experience necessary. We will cover the fundamentals of healthy vocal production, ear-training, pitch recognition, intervals, harmonization, microphone and performance technique, plus reading notation. Through carefully selected training repertoire as well as student-selected performance pieces, this important skill-building class is a great confidence building experience for the budding vocalist.

*Treble Voice Class (mixed: boys and girls ages 7-12)

*Ladies Voice Classes: (girls/women ages 13+)

*Men’s Voice Class (ages 13+ Pre-requisite: “changed” voice):



Guitar Classes:

*Intro to Guitar Class:

Teacher: Marsha Schlangen

This is a 45-minute absolute beginners class. Must bring your own instrument.  We will cover the basics including tuning, guitar anatomy, fundamentals of playing, and TAB.

*Beginning Guitar Class:

Teacher: Marsha Schlangen

For those beginning students who have some experience. Continuing work on topics listed above plus power chords, barre chords, open position scales and chords (major and minor), and single-note patterns and fills. A variety of musical styles rock, folk, classical, country and more will familiarize the student with fretboard organization, chord patterns, and hand and finger positions.

*Intermediate Guitar Class:

Teacher: Marsha Schlangen 

For students who have completed at least one year of instruction, and are comfortable with basic chord progressions, and reading TAB. Intermediate class will be learning to read and write notation, components of composition, covers, fills and riffs.


Ukulele 101 Class:

 

Teacher: Marsha Schlangen

Have you always wanted to learn to play ukulele? Here’s your chance! Come join the “Ukulele 101” class at Voice Works Music Studio.

*Uke 1 (absolute beginner)

*Uke 2 (some experience)

*Uke 3 (has developed proficiency in reading tab)

This is a 45-minute class. Must bring your own instrument. Go to the Contact/Registration page today,  or call 509.280.5319. You can use the convenient auto-pay method (see resource page for registration and auto-pay forms here).


Bucket Jam Boot Camp (workshop):

Come and rock out on some buckets in a low key, casual environment. No experience is needed. Drummers and non-drummers are invited to learn some jams with us mostly by ear and have a great time getting out some creative energy!
All ages and abilities welcome. Buckets and sticks will be provided.

Call 509.280.5319


Drums:

Teacher: Marsha Schlangen

Basics of drumming from how to hold your sticks, technique, setting up your kit, changing drum heads, rhythmic reading, time keeping in different styles, and chart reading; this course will help you understand how to play drums, communicate with other musicians in rehearsals, and play “collaboratively”. We will cover rudiments, grooves, styles, fills, endings, as well as reading percussion clef and interpreting drum scores.


Group Piano Classes (all ages):

We have several level options:

*Keyboard Kickoff 1 (Early Beginner ages 6-12)

*Keyboard Kickoff 2 (Intermediate Beginner ages 6-12)

Sample material pages from the Piano Pronto Keyboard Kickoff book:

*Prelude: Beginners (all ages)

Sample pages from the Piano Pronto Prelude book:

*Movement 1: (Early Intermediate – all ages)

Sample pages from the Piano Pronto Movement 1 book:

Etc.

*Note that the Piano Pronto method is a similar scope and sequence to the Faber Method book series. Each successive “Movement” book in the series advances similarly.