Classes & Workshops

2016Voices from the Teens: Finding Your Voice with Sherri James Buxton; photo: KORENMAN.COM

Teen’s Singing Workshop
Finding Your Voice

Runs every Monday, 4:30 to 6:00 pm.  September 24, (February 25 winter term starts)
with Sherri James Buxton and Bob Shepherd
This class is perfect preparation for auditions, theatrical performances, and competitions. Learn what repertoire works, stage presence, how to use a microphone, and work with an accompanist. 10 weeks (each term), Limit 6, public performance to follow. $325

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Summer 2014 Cabaret Class


Runs every Monday for ten weeks, 6:30 – 8:00 pm; September 24 and winter term begins Feb 26, 2018
with Sherri James Buxton and Bob Shepherd
Students are coached on phrasing, style, technique, stage presence and performance. They learn how to choose appropriate music and keys. Several public performances at end of session. Students will be placed by experience and / or vocal audition. Sessions usually begin Fall & Winter with intensive weekend workshops through the summer.
10 weeks (each term), Limit 6, $325

Guitar & Ukulele Clubs

with BMS guitar faculty
Learn to play the guitar or ukulele in friendly group lessons. Classes are paired up based on level of ability, age, and availability. Minimum 4. 10 weeks. Guitars and ukuleles are available to rent.
Young beginners (age 6–12) 45-min sessions
Teen beginners (age 13–18) 45-min sessions
Adult beginners (18+) 60-min sessions

 Introduction to Suzuki.

Designed for those considering a Suzuki instrumental program, ages 4-7. Parent attends all classes. Runs every Saturday starting September 15 for 14 weeks, 9 am to 9:45 a.m  Winter term starts January 26. $155.

Music for Youngsters
For ages 1.5–3.5

These programs increase awareness of rhythm and ability to sing and move creatively to music. Students learn to sing in a group and independently, are introduced to a variety of rhythm instruments, and develop large and small motor skills through dance and movement exercises.  Runs every Saturday for 14 weeks, 10 am to 10:40 am. September 15 (winter term starts January 26)
Parent attends all classes.
14 weeks; $120

 Sight Singing Boot Camp

For singers and instrumentalists, to develop their inner ear, improve intonation and understanding of phrasing and structure. Fun activities, games and academic exercises. Recommended for 4th graders to teens; possible section for adult learners. 10 weeks, Saturdays, starting September 22. . Charlotte Hays, instructor. $180