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A Brief History of Music (Virtual Offering)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS Piano Department Head Arthur Kane for a virtual history tour through the evolution of music. Participants will listen to and discuss various styles and eras of music, from ancient history to modern day. Sessions will consist of presentation, listening exercises, music theory, and small group discussion. This course will be a general overview as an introduction to future in-depth courses focused on specific historical periods. Recommended for musicians and non-musicians alike.

Beginning Adult Harp Class - S1

Where: Ohio City
In this beginning group lever harp (aka the folk harp) class, students will 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 Adult Harp Class - S2

Where: Ohio City
In this beginning group lever harp (aka the folk harp) class, students will 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 Music Theory - S1

Where: Off-Campus
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.

Beginning Music Theory - S2

Where: Off-Campus
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.

Beginning Teen Harp Class - S1

Where: Ohio City
In this beginning group lever harp (aka the folk harp) class, students will 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.

Beginning Teen Harp Class - S2

Where: Ohio City
In this beginning group lever harp (aka the folk harp) class, students will 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.

Continuing Music Theory (Virtual Offering) - S1

Where: Off-Campus
Join Linda Allen for this fun group theory course for musicians of mixed skill levels. Topics include intervals, chords, melody writing, harmonizing, ear training, and more- from Bach to The Beatles! Previous musical experience is required. Not sure if this is the course for you? Contact Linda Allen at LAllen@TheMusicSettlement.org. Complete beginners please see our Beginning Music Theory Course. (#11008)

Continuing Music Theory (Virtual Offering) - S2

Where: Off-Campus
Join Linda Allen for this fun group theory course for musicians of mixed skill levels. Topics include intervals, chords, melody writing, harmonizing, ear training, and more- from Bach to The Beatles! Previous musical experience is required. Not sure if this is the course for you? Contact Linda Allen at LAllen@TheMusicSettlement.org. Complete beginners please see our Beginning Music Theory Course. (#11053)

Dalcroze Eurhythmics - Rhythmic Studies - S1

Where: Ohio City
Interested in mixed meters and cross rhythms? Take a dive into advanced rhythmic concepts with this course. We will explore and examine music's rhythmic relationships with movement as our tool. Recommended for teens and young adults who may be interested in pursuing music at an advanced level. Prerequisite: ability to sight read rhythms at an intermediate level and above. Dress Code: Please wear activewear that allows for freedom of movement. Students will be asked to remove shoes and socks for the session.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics - Rhythmic Studies - S2

Where: Ohio City
Interested in mixed meters and cross rhythms? Take a dive into advanced rhythmic concepts with this course. We will explore and examine music's rhythmic relationships with movement as our tool. Recommended for teens and young adults who may be interested in pursuing music at an advanced level. Prerequisite: ability to sight read rhythms at an intermediate level and above. Dress Code: Please wear activewear that allows for freedom of movement. Students will be asked to remove shoes and socks for the session.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Adults - S1

Where: Ohio City
Dalcroze is the study of rhythm, structure, and music through movement. This is a class for the everyday musician with the ability to read basic rhythms and with moderate music vocabulary. Ideal for church musicians, amateurs, and hobbyists looking to strengthen their skills. This class meets every other week for 8 sessions total. Dress Code: please wear active wear that allows for freedom of movement. Students will be asked to remove shoes and socks for the session.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Adults - S2

Where: Ohio City
Dalcroze is the study of rhythm, structure, and music through movement. This is a class for the everyday musician with the ability to read basic rhythms and with moderate musical vocabulary. Ideal for church musicians, amateurs, and hobbyists looking to strengthen their skills. This call meets every other week for 8 sessions total. Dress Code: Please wear activewear that allows for freedom of movement. Students will be asked to remove shoes and socks for the session.

Group Music Arranging (Virtual Offering) S1

Where: Off-Campus
Have you ever wanted to take a piece of music and make it your own, giving it your own creative spin? Maybe you have wanted to add new chords to a melody or make a piece of music work for different instruments? Learn the basics of music arranging! This online course introduces the music theory behind arranging, harmonizing, and orchestration. We will learn about counterpoint, primary chords, chord progressions, instrument transpositions and their ranges, and more! Throughout the course, we will have arranging exercises and weekly assignments outside of class. We will even arrange a piece of music of our choice! Ages 15 and up - adults welcome. Skill level: intermediate with some music theory experience.

Group Music Arranging (Virtual Offering) S2

Where: Off-Campus
Have you ever wanted to take a piece of music and make it your own, giving it your own creative spin? Maybe you have wanted to add new chords to a melody or make a piece of music work for different instruments? Learn the basics of music arranging! This online course introduces the music theory behind arranging, harmonizing, and orchestration. We will learn about counterpoint, primary chords, chord progressions, instrument transpositions and their ranges, and more! Throughout the course, we will have arranging exercises and weekly assignments outside of class. We will even arrange a piece of music of our choice! Ages 15 and up - adults welcome. Skill level: intermediate with some music theory experience.

Group Popular Guitar - S1

Where: Ohio City
If you're looking to expand your knowledge of the guitar, this course will help you learn tips, techniques, soloing, and repertoire. Styles covered will include rock, blues, pop, and more. This class is for advanced beginners and above, or those that may have taken time off from playing for a while! Students should have a knowledge of basic chord shapes in major and minor keys. Electric, acoustic steel string, and classical (nylon string) guitarists are welcome. Students must provide their own guitar. If you need an instrument, please contact us.

Group Popular Guitar - S2

Where: Ohio City
If you're looking to expand your knowledge of the guitar, this course will help you learn tips, techniques, soloing, and repertoire. Styles covered will include rock, blues, pop, and more. This class is for advanced beginners and above, or those that may have taken time off from playing for a while! Students should have a knowledge of basic chord shapes in major and minor keys. Electric, acoustic steel string, and classical (nylon string) guitarists are welcome. Students must provide their own guitar. If you need an instrument, please contact us.

Group Youth Piano - S1

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. New students who complete this course will receive a certificate for 10% off of private piano lesson enrollment.

Group Youth Piano - S2

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. New students who complete this course will receive a certificate for 10% off of private piano lesson enrollment.

Intro to Music Lessons - S1

Where: University Circle
Do you have a young one interested in music lessons but aren't sure where to start? Then this class is for you! This short term 9 week class creates a relaxed environment where students receive hands-on exposure to a variety of instruments including percussion, keyboard, brass, winds, and strings. This class is designed to help families decide what instruments their children are most interested in for musical study, and will also prepare students to enter private or small group instruction. New students who complete this course will receive a certificate for 10% off of private lessons during our regular school year.

Intro to Music Lessons - S2

Where: University Circle
Do you have a young one interested in music lessons but aren't sure where to start? Then this class is for you! This 9-week online class creates a relaxed environment where students receive exposure to a variety of instruments including percussion, keyboard, brass, winds, and strings. This class is designed to help families decide what instruments their children are most interested in for musical study, and will also prepare students to enter private or small group instruction. New students who complete this course will receive a certificate for 10% off of private lessons during our regular school year.

Keyboard Explorers - (OC) S1

Where: Ohio City
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 - (OC) S2

Where: Ohio City
Children experiment with improvisation and musical expression though 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 - (UC) S1

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 - (UC) S2

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.

Music as a Second Language - S2 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

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.

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