Course Schedule

Ensembles are $145 per month.

Classes are $120 per month, with the exception of the Young People’s Program which is $75 per month.

 

Yonkers residents receive a 30% discount.

Monday

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm:  Improvisation Lab (Ensemble)

Using a hands on approach, students will work as an ensemble to understand and execute improvisation fundamentals including: chord/scale theory; basic harmonic progressions; learning how to listen, playing off a lead-sheet etc.

8:30 pm  – 10:00 pm:  Rock, R&B , Funk  etc ( Ensemble)

The focus of this group is learning classic repertoire within the broad genres of funk, rock and pop music.  Music Fundamentals and respecting stylistic differences within each genre is the priority.

Tuesday

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm:  Jazz Ensemble B *

Students In Jazz Ensemble B usually have one to three years of playing experience, and may not have prior experience playing in ensembles.  Ability to read notes,  and basic knowledge of key signatures, scales, etc.  Typically students have been in middle school and early high school.

Thursday

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Composition & Arranging

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Young People’s Program

For young musicians just starting out or with little band experience.  All instruments welcome.  Program includes ensemble reading, introduction to improvisation, music theory and music history.

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm:  Jazz Ensemble B *

Students In Jazz Ensemble B usually have one to three years of playing experience, and may not have prior experience playing in ensembles.  Ability to read notes,  and basic knowledge of key signatures, scales, etc.  Typically students have been in middle school and early high school.

9:00 pm  – 10:30 pm Adult Ensemble

The focus of this group is learning classic repertoire within various genres and respecting their stylistic differences. Regardless of the genre, an expectation of applying basic music fundamentals is mandatory.  Yes we “rock” out , but within musical boundaries,

Sunday

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm  Theory

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Jazz Ensemble A*

Students In Jazz Ensemble A usually have several years of playing experience, and have prior experience playing in ensembles.  Fluency in sight reading, and knowledge of all keys, scales, etc.  Typically students have been in high school and college.

* Placement in Jazz Ensemble A or B is based on skill level of the student.