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Class Descriptions

Beginning Strings Class | Laya Field, Instructor
For beginning instruction in violin, viola, and cello for children ages 8-15. This class focuses on the mechanics of playing, reading simple notes and rhythms, and playing together in a string ensemble, moving at a beginning level pace, with a focus on the joy of musical interaction. This class is limited in size and provides more individualized attention than the Saturday Orchestra Class. Students participate in the end of semester recitals. 


Beginning String Ensemble | Sonja Prychitko, Instructor

For students who know how to read music and play violin, viola, or cello in first position. Students enjoy playing simple pieces of music together in a group and increase their ability to engage with other young musicians. 

Advanced String Ensemble | Sonja Prychitko, Instructor
For students who are comfortable with their instrument and can read and play the notes in first position. This class moves at a moderate pace with a focus on technique, music theory, reading music, playing together in string ensemble, and a study of the different styles of the master composers. Students will participate in the end of semester recitals.
Instructor: Laya Field.

Choir & Voice Class | Laya Field, Instructor
Classes begin with Bel Canto vocal instruction along with discussion concerning the basics for singing in a choir and working together as a team, followed by a traditional choir rehearsal. Students will participate in the end of semester recitals, with the option of singing at other musical events throughout the semester. 

Saturday Music Classes | Laya Field & Sonja Prychitko, Instructors
Saturday Music is a free course of study from 10:00am-1:00pm on Saturdays during the Spring and Fall semesters. All age groups are welcome to participate at different times during the three hour period. Students in the Jubilate Violin Orchestra meet at various times between 10-11:30am then
 come together for a full rehearsal from 11:30am-12pm. The Musicianship Class from 12:15-1pm, for infants through adults, is a fun filled multi age class that explores matching pitch, rhythm band, group singing, music theory, and reading music. Older music students learn to teach these subjects which strengthens their musicianship skills. All classes participate in the end of semester recitals.

Music Collaboration, Online | John Gogolewski, Instructor

For students age 12 and older. This class consists of six private online lessons and eight online group sessions. Students learn the fundamentals of composition and the ins and outs of collaborating with others, while creating a music video of their own together. This class is limited to ten students. 

Music from the Heart, Online | Aphton Fuller, Instructor

An online music class for students ages 5-12 designed to introduce the joyful world of musical interaction, where learning to read music and understand basic music theory is delightfully presented.

Untangling Ensemble, Online | Aphton Fuller, Instructor

A remarkable support group where students discuss the challenges of playing music in ensembles, how to overcome any obstacles in their playing, how to practice effectively, and how engage with one another in a way that makes music a joyful experience. For Advanced Students 10 yrs. and older. 


Private Lessons

Laya Field teaches private lessons for voice, violin, viola and cello throughout the year.


Sonja Prychitko teaches private lessons for violin and viola in person and online.

John Gogolewski teaches private lessons for piano, guitar, and musical composition throughout the year. He is skilled at teaching both classical and jazz.

Harrison Cole teaches private lessons for piano and keyboard during the Summer Semester. He is skilled in teaching both classical and jazz.

Summer Intensives
A Summer Intensive is created specifically for music and acting students to collaborate in the production of a musical in only four days. These productions, led by music teachers from Jubilate Conservatory working with guest artists, acting teachers and directors, start with an uplifting message and combine musical concepts and acting techniques, to create a fun, fast track learning experience for everyone involved. Intensives are usually held in June.

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