Available May Term and J Term (June/July) Summer 2018. Private lessons are a great way to keep students focused and engaged with their instrument this summer. Jefferson offers 30, 45 and 60 minute weekly lessons with three levels of instructor to suit students of all ages and ability levels. Students work one on one with an instructor to develop their technique, musicianship and performance skills. Private lessons are also an excellent option for students who may have trouble focusing in a group setting or students on the autism spectrum. See our policies and guidelines for further information. Our resources page can also help you determine which of our course offerings will be best for your child.
Summer 2018: May Term/J Term
Available J Term (June/July) 2018 only. Classes meet twice weekly June 11-July 19. Jefferson Academy of Music's five summer group class offerings help students learn and grow, learning a wide variety of instruments and musical disciplines. Classes for this summer include String Project Prep, Summer Sampler, Piano, Guitar and Voice/Stage Movement.
String Project Prep
Available J Term (June/July) 2018 only. String Project Prep Class helps prepare younger string students for enrollment in our Jefferson Academy of Music String Project. This class is open to students from 5-10 years of age studying violin, viola, cello or bass. String Project includes group string technique classes, short private lessons, music theory, eurythmics, composition, improvisation and music history. Music students from local colleges serve as classroom aides to ensure that all students have enough help and attention to learn and study their instruments in a relaxed group environment. The Jefferson Academy of Music String Project takes place during the academic year and is typically open to intermediate or advanced students, so summer is the perfect time to start your younger musicians in String Project Prep.
Available J Term (June/July) 2018 only. This music exploration camp allows students ages 5-10 to learn about and explore different families of instruments under the instruction of local professional musicians. Instrument families include strings, woodwinds, percussion, and strummed instruments. Students will learn the history and technique required to play these different types of instruments as well as get hands on experience performing on them. This camp is ideal for young students who are interested in music, but have not yet chosen an instrument to study through their school or other program.
Available J Term (June/July) 2018 only. Our piano classes give young students the opportunity to begin studying piano. Students prepare short pieces, practice technique and learn about musical concepts including rhythm, melody and harmony. These classes are open to students ages 5-10.
Available J Term (June/July) 2018 only. Guitar classes at Jefferson Academy of Music are open this summer to students ages 6-12 who are looking to begin or continue their study of guitar in a group environment. Instructors focus on technique, basic music theory, and introductory musical concepts including rhythm and harmony.
Available J Term (June/July) 2018 only. Voice/Stage Movement classes are open to students ages 10-16 interested in studying acting, musical theater, or stage presence. These classes are designed to give students an introduction to basic vocal and stage movement techniques to increase their confidence and performance skills.