MUSIC CLASSES AND PRIVATE INSTRUCTION 2021-2022
THE MUSIC PROGRAM is open to children and adults. Our students receive a foundation in classical or jazz which can later be applied to any musical interest. All of our instructors are professionals chosen both for their artistry and teaching skills. We offer instruction in piano, voice, guitar, violin, flute, cello and percussion. Through one-on-one instruction, our students discover their full potential by strengthening their technique, artistry, self- awareness and individuality.

DAN SAULPAUGH
Grades 5-8 | Saturday, 11am-12pm | Oct. 2-Dec.11 | $250
Have you ever wanted to write a song? Do you have a notebook filled with poems and lyrics or a voice memo app overflowing with song ideas? In Songwriting we will analyze your favorite songs to discover how they were written and then use those tools to hone your own songwriting skills. Students will work independently and with the whole class to write and workshop their songs. Students can accompany themselves on guitar, piano, or with digital tracks. All genres are welcomed and encouraged.

Grades 9-12 |  Saturday, 12:30-1:30pm | Oct. 2-Dec.11 | $250
Are you an experienced songwriter? Have you always wanted to try your hand at it but don't know how? In Songwriting we will analyze your favorite songs to discover how they were written and then use those tools to hone your own songwriting skills. We will work independently and with the whole class to write and workshop our songs. Students can accompany themselves on guitar, piano, or with digital tracks. All genres are welcomed and encouraged.

DAN SAULPAUGH
Grades 2–5 | Saturday | 10–10:45am | Oct. 2-Dec. 11 | $210
Experienced guitarists will dive deeper into the endless possibilities of the instrument. Students will play solo, in duets and in small groups. We will look at deepening your chord vocabulary, improvising, playing advanced strumming and fingerpicking patterns, as well as how to set and achieve your own musical goals. Students need a guitar, a basic chord vocabulary, and some experience sight reading.

DAN SAULPAUGH
Grades 2–5 | Saturday | 2:30–3:15pm | Oct. 2-Dec. 11 | $210
Bring your ukulele and learn to play your favorite songs. Together we will learn chords, melodies and strumming patterns by playing classic songs you know and love. Beginners welcomed, no experience required.


PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS AND ADULTS

Summer: June 29, 2021-August 22, 2021
Fall: August 30, 2021-December 17, 2021 
Winter/Spring: January 3, 2022-June 10, 2022

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.
Summer lessons are individually scheduled based on student and teacher availability.
LESSON SCHEDULE
Flute | Tuesday and Wednesday
Guitar | Tuesday and Saturday
Percussion | Varies
Piano | Monday–Saturday
Violin | Monday, Tuesday, Saturday
Voice | Monday–Friday
Cello | Varies

PRIVATE LESSON TUITION FEES
30-minute lesson | $50 each
45-minute lesson | $75 each
60-minute lesson | $100 each
Plus $40 Annual Registration Fee and $15 performance fee.

Private lesson registration cannot be completed online. Before registering, you must call Music Director, Juanita Bosee at 203.829-5451 or the DAC office 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.


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