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Adult Music Theory (Level 1) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Let's learn how music works! No matter your interests, music theory will help deepen your understanding and appreciation of any genre of music. Students will develop basic note-reading skills, count rhythms, and decipher chords, scales, and key signatures. No prior music knowledge is required.

Adult Music Theory (Level 2) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This course will continue to build upon the foundational skills introduced in Adult Music Theory Level 1.

Adult Music Theory (Level 2/3) - UC Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
VIRTUAL - This course will continue to build upon the foundational skills introduced in Adult Music Theory Level 1.

Beginning Adult Harp Class - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
In this beginning group lever harp (aka the folk harp) class, students work together with harpist Stephan Haluska to learn basics such as posture, hand positioning, notes and strings, and other basic approaches. Material will cover folk, Celtic, and Renaissance music. Students may sign out harps for practice at the Ohio City campus by appointment.

Beginning Teen Harp Class (Level 1) - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
In this beginning group lever harp (aka the folk harp) class, students work together with harpist Stephan Haluska to learn basics such as posture, hand positioning, notes and strings, and other basic approaches. Material will include songs from the world of pop music. Students may sign out harps for practice at the Ohio City campus by appointment

Cellists and the 20th Century (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS faculty cellist David Ellis as he explores the explosion of popularity of the solo cello during the 1900’s, ranging from Casals to Rostropovich to Yo-Yo Ma. In addition, participants will dive into the influence the 1900’s had on composers as they experimented with what defined classical music, and how these cellists and composers related both to each other and the world around them. Sessions will consist of presentation, listening exercises, and group discussion. Recommended for musicians and non-musicians alike. Additional Supplies Needed: None. Instructor will email listening assignments leading up to each session.

Group Preteen/Teen Piano (Level 1) - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
This class creates a relaxed environment where students are introduced to the piano and learn basics of technique and music theory. A piano or keyboard instrument in the home is required.

Group PreTeen/Teen Piano (Level 1) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This class creates a relaxed environment where students are introduced to the piano and learn basics of music theory. A piano or keyboard instrument in the home is required.

Group Youth Piano (Level 1) - UC Fall 2020

Where: University Circle
This class creates a relaxed environment where students are introduced to the piano and learn basics of music theory. A piano or keyboard instrument in the home is required.

Group Youth Piano (Level 1) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This class creates a relaxed environment where students are introduced to the piano and learn basics of music theory. A piano or keyboard instrument in the home is required.

Keyboard Explorers - S1 - UC Fall 2020

Where: University Circle
Children experiment with improvisation and musical expression through playing at the keyboard, listening, singing, and movement activities. Students will begin to read music and learn basic music theory. Many students continue taking this class through several sessions for ongoing skill development.

Keyboard Explorers - S2 - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Children experiment with improvisation and musical expression through playing at the keyboard, listening, singing, and movement activities. Students will begin to read music and learn basic music theory. Many students continue taking this class through several sessions for ongoing skill development.

Listening to Viol Consort Music (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join us as we revisit the music of the Renaissance era! TMS faculty cellist David Ellis leads this listening appreciation class, focusing mainly on works for viol consort, a form of chamber music that was popularized in England. Through listening to works for this ensemble (as well as others), participants will explore how this evolution of music reflected much of the vocal and instrumental music of its time. Sessions will consist of presentation, listening exercises, and group discussion. Recommended for musicians and non-musicians alike. (This class is recommended for those interested in joining our Beginning Viol da Gamba course, coming to TMS in the Spring of 2021.)

Music as a Second Language (VIRTUAL OFFERING) S1

Where: Off-Campus
Do you speak music? Join TMS Piano Department Head Arthur Kane as he explores the concept of Music as a Second Language. Participants will compare spoken languages with the language of music, exploring form and style, as well as grammar and structure. Learn how musical notation relates to the grammar of a written sentence, and the differences that can be found in different forms of literature. Explore different historical eras (e.g., Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque) and the influence they had on both the written word and music. Sessions will consist of presentation, listening exercises, music theory, and small group discussion. Recommended for musicians and non-musicians alike.

Rock & Pop Music History and Theory (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Taught by TMS’ Rock & Pop Academy (RPA) Department Head, Alfredo Guerrieri, this course is an a la carte online offering not only for students enrolled in RPA, but for anyone else that has an interest in learning more about 20th century popular music. This fun, interactive course will cover aspects of popular music from 20th century on, as students explore many differing styles and artists within the genre. Topics will include playing styles, instruments, songs/albums, and their roots and influences. The music theory aspect will include major and minor keys, diatonic harmony, chords, and modes, and more topics as they apply to popular music. Additional Supplies Needed: students are encouraged to use headphones for the Zoom sessions. Use of an instrument during the session is optional. All skill levels accepted (some basic experience with music theory will be helpful)

The Teaching of Action in String Playing (VIRTUAL OFFERING) - S1

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS faculty cellist Ida Mercer as she leads a guided tour of Paul Rolland’s string pedagogy book, The Teaching of Action in String Playing. Participants will learn the importance of freedom, ease, and comfort while playing, as well as the use of good motion patterns to reduce excessive tension. This course is relevant at any point on the journey of playing a string instrument, leading to improved technique and enhanced resonant tone. Sessions will consist of video presentations of Rolland, demonstrations and application of his techniques, as well as small group discussion

Voice for Young Adult Singers - (Ages 15 - 18) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
Students will participate in weekly solo coaching in a small group format, as well as small group instruction on proper singing technique, ensemble skills, and sight singing. This class is perfect for high school choir members looking to improve their skills, prepare for solo and ensemble contest, or audition for a show.

Voice for Young Singers (Ages 11 -14) - UC Spring 2021

Where: University Circle
This class opens up the world of singing for young vocalists. It helps them develop the basics of proper singing technique in a small group format. The more individualized approach is excellent preparation for voice lessons, which may begin at age 13.

Voice for Young Singers - (Ages 11 -14) - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
This class opens up the world of singing for young vocalists. It helps them develop the basics of proper singing technique in a small group format. The individualized approach is excellent preparation for voice lessons, which may begin at age 13.

Voice for Young Singers - (Ages 7 - 10) - OC Spring 2021

Where: Ohio City
This class opens up the world of singing for young vocalists. It helps them develop the basics of proper singing technique in a small group format. The individualized approach is excellent preparation for voice lessons, which may begin at age 13.

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