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Music: Private Instruction, Voice, Composition & Rock Band Classes Available

posted Aug 12, 2019, 5:54 AM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Aug 19, 2019, 5:28 AM ]
The DAC Music Program includes private lessons for guitar, flute, violin, voice, piano, & music theory, as well as group classes for both adults & children. Private instruction begins September 3rd. To register for private music instruction, email Juanita Bosee, DAC Music Director at Juanita@darienarts.org or call the DAC office at (203) 655-8683.

DAC Group Music Classes (Click on link to register):
NEW SING! SING! ELEMENTARY GROUP VOICE with CHRISTINA DEMAIO
Grades 1–5 | Thursday | 5:30 – 6:15pm
Sept. 19 – Dec. 5 | 10 classes
$210 plus $35 Registration Fee
Does your child like to sing? Through musical games and activities, students will learn proper vocal techniques while receiving an introduction to music literacy. The group will be invited to participate in the Darien Arts Center Holiday Recital in December.

BEGINNING YOUNG COMPOSERS with DAN SAULPAUGH
Grades 3–5 | Saturday | 3:00 – 4:00pm
Sept. 21 – Nov. 23 | 10 classes
$210 plus $35 Registration Fee
Beginning composition students will learn the basics of writing music. We will cover topics including setting up a score, identifying pitches on the staff and simple rhythms, as well as other aspects of music notation. Students will compose simple pieces that explore specific parts of the compositional process. These will include melody writing, harmonic progressions, form, and orchestration. At the end of the course students will have written several short pieces. Students’ pieces may be performed at the DAC Holiday Recital in December.

ADVANCED YOUNG COMPOSERS with DAN SAULPAUGH
Grades 5–12 | Saturday | 1:15 – 2:45pm
Sept. 21 – Nov. 23 | 10 classes
$320 plus $35 Registration Fee
Student composers with more experience will work in a workshop setting, writing and critiquing each other’s music. More advanced harmonic progressions, forms, and elements of melody and counterpoint will be explored. Students will write short pieces that explore specific aspects of the compositional process such as imitation and different types of chromaticism. Students will also work on their own self-directed pieces, to be performed at the DAC Holiday Recital in December.

NEW ADULT ROCK BAND with DAN SAULPAUGH
Tuesday | 8:00 – 9:30pm
Oct. 1 – Dec. 3 | 10 classes
$210 plus $35 Registration Fee
Adult Rock Band musicians will choose, learn, and perform music from the rock and blues traditions. Students will deepen their technical facility on their instruments. They will also learn about group interplay in a band and how to create a cohesive band sound. Improvised solos will be covered, as well as playing ensemble parts. Students will work with the instructor to choose songs which may include covers and original material.