MUSIC
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.



GROUP CLASSES

Grades 5-12 | Saturday 1:15-2:45pm | Jan. 23-Mar. 27 | $256, plus performance fee of $15
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 Spring Recital. No Classes February 13th to February 20th.

Grades 3-5 |Saturday 3-4pm | Jan. 23-Mar. 27 | $210, plus performance of $15
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 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 Spring Recital . No Class February 13th -20th.

PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION 

Fall: August 31, 2020-December 21, 2020
Winter/Spring: January 4, 2021-June 18, 2021
Summer: June 29, 2021-August 22, 2021

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 | Monday
Guitar | Tuesday and Saturday
Percussion | Tuesday
Piano | Monday–Saturday
Violin | Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Voice | Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Cello | Friday
Composition | Tuesday & Saturday

PRIVATE LESSON TUITION FEES
30-minute lesson | $50 each
45-minute lesson | $75 each
60-minute lesson | $100 each
Plus $35 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.

Private Instruction Registration Form 

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