GROUP MUSIC CLASSES & PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

FALL CLASSES

NEW SING! SING! ELEMENTARY GROUP VOICE
CHRISTINA DEMAIO
Grades 1–5 | Thursday | 5:30 – 6:15pm
Sept. 19 – Dec. 5 | 10 classes
$210 plus $35 Registration Fee, $15 Performance Fee for Concerts 
No class on Oct. 31
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
DAN SAULPAUGH
Grades 3–5 | Saturday | 3:00 – 4:00pm 
Sept. 21 – Nov. 23 | 10 classes 
$210 plus $35 Registration Fee, $15 Performance Fee for Concerts
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
DAN SAULPAUGH
Grades 5–12 | Saturday | 1:15 – 2:45pm
Sept. 21 – Nov. 23 | 10 classes
$320 plus $35 Registration Fee, $15 Performance Fee for concerts 
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.

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. 

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

SCHEDULE & INFORMATION 

FALL 
Sept. 3-Dec. 20, 2019
15-16 weeks

WINTER/SPRING  
Jan. 2-June 12, 2020
19-22 weeks

SUMMER 
June 29-Aug. 22, 2020

Summer lessons are individually scheduled based on student and teacher availability. Consult your teacher regarding school holidays and teacher absences prior to registering. No classes during Darien Public School’s February & April vacation weeks. Consult your teacher for weather cancellations, the Music Dept. does not always follow school cancellations.

LESSON SCHEDULE 
Flute | Tuesday and Wednesday
Guitar | Tuesday and Saturday
Percussion | Varies

Piano | Monday–Saturday
Violin | Monday, Tuesday, Saturday
Voice | Monday–Friday
Cello | Varies 

Before registering, you must call us at 203.655.8683 to receive confirmation of your instructor, day, time, number of pro-rated lessons and total cost of your lessons. 

PRIVATE LESSON REGISTRATION CANNOT BE PROCESSED UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION FROM THE TEACHER.