ROSE CITY MUSIC ACADEMY
Groups and Studio Classes Fall 2013
Students in our private lessons can join one, free of charge, starting next week!
Group classes, ensembles and studio classes run 10 weeks, beginning the last week of September. These groups are not only fun, they inspire improvement and promote diligent practice. Kids playing in groups develop musical skills they cannot gain in lessons and solo practice.

All students enrolled in private lessons with Rose City Music Academy are invited and strongly encouraged to participate in a group. There is no additional charge for RCMA students joining one of our group offerings. Our faculty members enjoy teaching group classes, students improve more, and this makes it a win-win for everyone in our musical community!

ALL GROUPS MUST HAVE THREE STUDENTS ENROLLED TO RUN.
Please let us know which group you would like to join. You can try any group without notice to us, but please do commit to the ones you like so we can be sure to maintain 3+ students attending.
Non-RCMA students can join for just $135 per 10-week course.

Violin
5:30-6:00pm Mondays ALL LEVELS VIOLIN STUDIO CLASS at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center 6651 SW Capitol Hwy with Elizabeth Doty
For all violinists of all levels. Students will work together on musicianship, Suzuki repertoire, performance skills, and build community through fun group tunes.

4:00-4:30pm Thursdays BEGINNER VIOLIN STUDIO CLASS at Portland First Church of the Nazarene 6100 SW Raab Rd, Portland with Olivia Baker
For Violinists learning beginning Pre-Twinkles through the Minuets of Book 1
This group is for total beginner violins and students learning up through the Minuets of Suzuki Book 1. Students will work together on musicianship, Suzuki repertoire, performance skills, games, and build community through fun group tunes.

4:30-5:00pm Thursdays INTERMEDIATE VIOLIN STUDIO CLASS at Portland First Church of the Nazarene 6100 SW Raab Rd, Portland with Olivia Baker
For violinists learning songs from the end of Book 1 through Book 2 & beyond
This group is for students who have mastered the Minuets of Book 1 through and beyond book 2. Students will work together on musicianship, Suzuki repertoire, performance skills, and build community through fun group tunes.

4:00-4:30pm Thursdays ALL LEVELS VIOLIN CLASS at Portland Adventist Elementary School 3990 NW 1st St Gresham with Lucia Conrad
For all violinists of all levels. Students will work together on musicianship, Suzuki repertoire, performance skills, and build community through fun group tunes.

Cello
4:30-5:00pm Wednesdays ALL LEVELS CELLO STUDIO CLASS at Catlin Gabel School 8825 SW Barnes Rd. with Adrienne Welsh
For all cellists of all levels. Students will work together on musicianship, Suzuki repertoire, performance skills, and build community through fun group tunes.

Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano
5:15-5:45pm Wednesdays CHAMBER GROUP at Catlin Gabel School 8825 SW Barnes Rd. with Lisbeth Dreier *** This class may move to another time/day. ***
This limited enrollment group is for string players in Book 3 or higher, and pianists who can play the repertoire at a similar level (pianists generally have to be a bit more advanced than their string colleagues). Students will learn pieces of chamber music (music where there is usually just one musician on each part and a max of about 8 players per group), working on ensemble, musicianship, reading, and performance of classical repertoire.

Piano
5:15-5:45pm Thursdays ALL LEVELS PIANO STUDIO CLASS at Portland First Church of the Nazarene 6100 SW Raab Rd, Portland with Mahroo Hamedani.
For pianists of all levels. The class may perform for one another, play music games, work on technical skill, discuss music theory and build community by working together on repertoire.

Guitar
4:30-5:00pm Wednesdays ALL LEVELS GUITAR STUDIO CLASS at Catlin Gabel School 8825 SW Barnes Rd. with Kyle Williams
For guitarists of all levels. The class may perform for one another, work on technical skill, discuss music theory and build community by working together on songs.

4:30-5:00pm Thursdays GUITAR PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE at Catlin Gabel School 8825 SW Barnes Rd. with Andrew Becker
By audition, limited enrollment intended for students with strong reading skills. The goal of the Guitar Performance Ensemble will be to perform at least once a term as a group, build community, and learn group skills. Email us for audition information.

Composition, Theory and Games (OPEN TO ALL INSTRUMENTS)
4:30-5:00pm Thursdays YOUNG COMPOSERS at Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy with Cole Robinson

Ages 8+, any instrument welcome. Learn the basics of music theory, notation and composition. Students will have their musical ideas put to paper and performed at one of our recitals. This class is always one of the favorites at our summer camp, and now we’re looking forward to hearing what comes from our students during the school year.