Music is essential for kids and the schools are not able to do as much as they used to. We have three kids classes right not on Saturdays.
Younger Girls Class – this class is for girls ages 7-10 and meets Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:30. Students at this age are ready to begin learning guitar but have small hands so we combine some beginning guitar basics with a lot of fun music activities. Girls in this class will get to play a drum set, play bass guitars, electric guitars, percussion instruments and learn about rhythm, timing and other essential music skills. We make sure to balance the work of learning guitar with loads of fun – we sing songs as a group and focus on pop artists with positive messages like Taylor Swift, Katie Perry, Sarah Barreiles and others. It’s a joy to see the girls singing these songs together as a group and making friends in class.
Our Preteen/Young Teen Girls Class is for girls ages 10-14. Girls at this age are better able to commit to learning guitar and can really begin to put together the pieces of learning the instrument a step at a time. We focus on teaching guitar skills in a systematic way and we balance this with having fun and experimenting with the same instruments mentioned above in the younger girls class. As they gain some basic skills, they are able to really experience what it’s like to play in a pop band with guitar, bass, drums and different parts – so much fun to see the smiles on their faces as they experience the joy of making music with peers.
Our Boys Class is for ages 9-14 and boys learn differently from girls – we’ve discovered that boys often like different music than the girls and having a dedicated class for them just makes sense. We teach basic guitar skills and we focus a little more on some rock music guitar forms like power chords and we work on both acoustic and electric guitar. Boys have a chance to discover what it’s like to play in a rock band even from day one. We work on songs ranging from softer songs like Stand By Me to harder rock songs like Rock you Like a Hurricane and Back in Black.
For all our Kids Classes we encourage Kids to practice but we also recognize that kids have school, sports and many demand on their time so we are understanding when practice takes a back seat. No one should ever miss a class because they didn’t practice – our focus is on supporting kids to enjoy music and to develop at their own pace while having fun!
Come Join Us!
Our classes include percussion, singing, movement and we make it fun, safe and interactive. There is room for those that are serious about learning to play the guitar and those that just want to have fun and enjoy the experience of music.
KIDS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
We have two Girls Guitar and Music Classes on Saturday Mornings: Younger Girls ages 7-9 meets from 9:30-10:30 and Preteen Girls ages 10-13 meets from 10:45-11:45. See the description above for all the details and contact us today to preview a class or register.
Our Boys Guitar Class is for Boys ages 9-14 and meets on Saturdays from 1:00-2:00. See the description above for all the details and contact us today to preview a class or to register!
For more information or to book your first class, contact us.
Harmony Music Center has been a perfect way for me to start learning to play the acoustic guitar. Especially getting through the frustrating beginning phases! Every class Andrew taught me something new. Right away I noticed significant improvements in my technique, reading music, learning chords, and playing songs. The online videos also really help my at home practice. Its has been a great atmosphere for me to learn to play music along with others regardless of my level. Grateful to have found this place.
Stay Tuned for more classes coming soon!
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