Practice using your body map to inform, move and prevent injury
This is the ideal class to take before a rehearsal to bring whole body awareness to your music making!
This 6 week class will give you a renewed understanding of the interplay between mind, body and breath that can build and sustain your musical skills. We will explore 6 important alignment joints that impact our movement throughout our lives, and ways we can improve our awareness of them through fun practice activities each week.
We will move in each session, so please wear loose and comfortable clothing. Please bring a towel, blanket or mat to sit/lie on, and a water bottle. Chairs are available. Individual modifications/variations will be presented and encouraged so all can participate.
Presented by Susan Wilkes
Licensed Andover Educators Instructor
Tuition: $90 (no registration fee required)
For adults who are at an intermediate level or advanced level on violin, viola, and cello. Enjoy this opportunity for adult students and amateurs to play chamber music with their peers in a professional, nurturing environment. Throughout the course, a variety of repertoire will be explored, with ample time to get to know your fellow musicians.
Instructor: Matthew Dickey
Class Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Day of week: Thursdays, Every Other Week. Students can join at any time at the discretion of the director
Tuition: $300 per year
For flute players of all ages levels intermediate-advanced. Join us for a fun experience playing with others and becoming more rhythmically independent. Learn symphonic repertoire such as Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture and fan favorites such as the music from Harry Potter. This ensemble performs several times a year at events such as the Fall Fun Festival, events outside the school, and our composer themed recitals. No audition required. Stop by any time to play with us on a rehearsal or hear a concert!
Instructor: Aubrie Dionne
All Ages: Intermediate-Advanced
Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm Students can join at any time at the discretion of the director
September 13-May TBA
Tuition:$525 per year
For players of any string instrument looking for ensemble playing, including guitar, mandolin, ukulele, string bass, and others. The Folk String Orchestra is a group of musicians who are continuing the old-time British American music tradition. Many of the tunes in this tradition have roots reaching back to the musical traditions of the British Isles. Today’s String Bands play all styles of music, including classical, folk, jazz, country, and bluegrass.
There will be plenty of guidance and coaching from the instructor on how to come up with your own parts, improvisation, creating solo breaks, fills, harmonies, bass lines and chordal accompaniments; how to listen and respond to what everyone else is playing, and how to blend in effectively as a band.
This ensemble meets for the full academic year, and will perform in conclusion of each semester. Additional performance opportunities will be available.
Instructor: John Zevos
Wednesdays: 6:00-7:00pm Students can join at any time at the discretion of the director
Teen through Adults
All Levels of Playing Ability
Tuition: $525 Per Year
Second Generation Manchester Choral Society is an auditioned youth choir whose members represent six Manchester area middle and elementary schools. Established in the spring of 2012, through a collaboration between Manchester Choral Society (MCS) and Manchester Community Music School (MCMS), 2G MCS provides a unique opportunity for exceptional young singers to perform a variety of choral works. Both MCS and MCMS are committed to educational outreach and to providing young students with experiences that promote a love of music. 2G MCS will collaborate again with Manchester Choral Society this fall on their Christmas Tapestry Concert
Music Director: Krystal Morin, Accompanist: Elizabeth Blood
Ages: Grades 4 – 8; Audition required to be held Monday, Sept 17
Class Time: 5 – 6:00 in the Recital hall
Tuition: $250 per year
Audition required. Any child from grades 4 – 8, is open to audition (Manchester and surrounding towns) There is no prepared piece or exercise. Singers should arrive ready to sing individually and in a group. We will learn warm ups, music reading exercises and some selected repertoire.