Studio Descriptions

Winter 2020 Sessions
Sessions run from 3:15-4:15 PM unless otherwise noted

MONDAYS

Art After Hours (LE)
Jan 13 - Mar 16 (No class on 1/20, 1/17, and 3/9)
7 sessions
$175 
If you can’t get enough of Ms. Linsay’s art class, you’ll love Art After Hours! Students will have the chance to paint, draw, collage, hand build with clay, and get a little messy in this fun and hands-on club. Creations will be displayed at a school gallery event at the end of the year.  

Co-ed Stunt Team (CH Ext Day & LE)
Mondays & Thursdays 
Feb 3 - Mar 12  (No class 2/17)
11 sessions
4:00 - 5:00 PM
$275
Challenge yourself creatively and physically in the first LE stunting and cheering class led by MSR's very own Cheer Coach, Shelby Coury! Students will learn the basics of tumbling (backbends, handstands, cartwheels), stunting (shoulder-sits, thigh-stands), cheering, jumping, and dancing. LE girls and boys are both encouraged to participate and improve their own athletic skills. On May 1st, this co-ed stunt team will show off their best skills with a choreographed routine at the school-wide Pep Rally. No previous experience required- only an interest in trying something fun and new.


TUESDAYS

Art After Hours (UE)
Jan 14 - Mar 3
8 sessions
$200
If you can’t get enough of Ms. Linsay’s art class, you’ll love Art After Hours! Students will have the chance to print, paint, draw, collage, hand build with clay, and get a little messy in this fun and hands-on club. Creations will be displayed at a school gallery event at the end of the year.  

Engineering Exploration (Grades 2 - 4)
Jan 14 - Mar 3
8 sessions
$200
Explore how mechanical engineers are responsible for designing a variety of products we use every day from tools and engines to power plants and robots. Build a catapult to accurately hit a single target, learn how sound works by creating a pair of noise-reducing headphones, construct a marble roller coaster with gravity-defying loops and turns, discover the importance of safety engineering by designing a vehicle that will protect a passenger (raw egg) during a head-on collision, and so much more! Each class is jam packed with new engineering disciplines full of building, deconstructing, and exploring. Find out firsthand how exciting science, technology, and engineering can be!

Karate (CH Ext Day & LE)
Jan 14 - Mar 3
8 sessions
$200
Learn the art of karate in a safe and encouraging environment. Led by black belt instructors from Triangle Best Karate, each class is taught with attention to detail, frequent feedback, and positive reinforcement. Students of all experiences will develop skills in teamwork, patience, goal setting, confidence, and conflict resolution. This program will culminate in a 15-20 minute demonstration of skills learned for family members on the last day of class.

Soccer (CH Ext - LE)
Jan 7 - Feb 18
7 sessions
$160 
Try your hand (or foot) at soccer in this fun and hands-on program provided by Soccer Shots Premier. Students will learn the basics of dribbling, passing, and shooting with a focus on teamwork and respect. Highly trained coaches will focus on individual skill, fitness, and sportsmanships, providing an opportunity for students to be challenged both physically and mentally.


WEDNESDAYS

Amazing Athletes (CH Ext - LE)
Jan 15 - Apr 25 (No class 4/8)
14 sessions
$160 
Join Caroline Jerger in this active and engaging group sports program, Amazing Athletes. In addition to building athletic skills, students will also learn the values of teamwork, communication, and leadership.

Animal STEM (Grades 3-6)
Jan 15 - Mar 4
8 sessions
$200 
Do you love animals and find them interesting? Take a closer look at the animal kingdom by building various insects, mammals, and reptiles out of LEGOs. Students will discuss fascinating facts about the animals they build, from the chameleon that changes colors to the seal model that waddles across the table. Led by Bricks4Kidz, this hands-on and educational STEM-focused program encourages students dive deeper into the world of animals.

Basketball
Jan 29 - Mar 18
8 sessions
$275
- CH Ext - 2nd: 3:15 - 4:00 PM 
- Grades 3-6: 4:15 - 5:00 PM
Learn the game of basketball in this 8 week course led by professional basketball coaches Nicole Stevenson and Moon Tae Jong. Students will play fun games and perform drills to improve their ball handling, shooting accuracy, rebounding, and passing. With consistent practice and hard work, students will develop their basketball skills and have fun doing so.

Chess (CH Ext - 6)
Jan 15 - Mar 18
10 sessions
$170
Learn the fundamentals and strategies of chess in an encouraging and fun environment. Students will develop confidence, sportsmanship, problem-solving skills, communication, and so much more. Both novice and experienced players are encouraged to join.


THURSDAYS

A Pirate’s Quest (CH Ext - 2nd)
Jan 16 - Mar 5
8 sessions
$200 
ARRRRR, matey! Explore the life of pirates using LEGO® and Bricks and Technic® elements. Build a motorized pirate ship, a helm, and an anchor to prepare for mutiny! Then, protect the hands on deck by creating a launching catapult and even a rowboat to escape. Led by Bricks4Kidz instructors, this fun, STEM focused workshop will be full of action, education, and exploration. Watch out for crocodiles!

Karate (UE)
Jan 16 - Mar 5
8 sessions
$200 
Learn the art of karate in a safe and encouraging environment. Led by black belt instructors from Triangle Best Karate, each class is taught with attention to detail, frequent feedback, and positive reinforcement. Students of all experiences will develop skills in teamwork, patience, goal setting, confidence, and conflict resolution. This program will culminate in a 15-20 minute demonstration of skills learned for family members on the last day of class.


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2019/2020 Year Round Sessions
(Email Director of Auxiliary Programs for mid-year registration requests)

Elementary Band
Grades: 5-6
Times: 3:15 - 4:15 PM
Cost: $350 for two semesters
Dates: 9/12/19 - 4/30/20
Elementary Band is available to any current 5th or 6th grade students who are interested in joining an instrumental performing group at MSR. Band gives students the chance to learn a wind or brass instrument: Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium or Saxophone. Band will meet in the Music Room and will perform several times throughout the year.

LE/UE Theatre Club 
Grades: 1-6
Times: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Cost: $350 for two semesters
Dates: 9/11/19 - 4/29/20 
Theatre Club is a great way to use your imagination and learn more about the way plays are produced. From stage makeup to acting to painting scenery, there is something for everyone in theatre! We will perform a fall play and a spring musical. Join us for friendship and fun!

Orchestra
Grades: 5-6
Times: 11:15 AM - Noon (students will arrive earlier and lunch with Denise)
Cost: $350 for two semesters
Dates: 9/11/19 - 4/29/20
Orchestra is available to any current 5th or 6th grade students who are interested in joining an  orchestral instrumental performing group at MSR.

Piano I Studio
Grades: 1-5
Times: 3:10 - 3:40 PM Piano I Studio
Cost: $350 for two semesters
Dates: 9/9/19 - 4/27/20 
Piano I Studio is available for students with no previous experience, or for students who enrolled late in piano studios from the previous year. This class is designed to expose students to the early concepts of playing the piano. The students will learn about proper posture, correct hand positions, early music theory such as reading music for both hands and simple rhythm identification. A Spring Recital will be held at the end of the year as an opportunity for all students to perform in front of their friends and family.  

Piano II 
Grades: 2-6
Times: 3:45 - 4:15 PM
Cost: $350 for two semesters
Dates: 9/9/19 - 4/27/20 
Piano II Studio is available to students that have successfully completed one full year in MSR’s piano studio program or who have had at least one year of private instruction.  This class is building on the concepts learned in the first year. The students will continue to expand their knowledge of music theory, rhythmic study and the learning of new and challenging music. A Spring Recital will be held at the end of the year as an opportunity for all students to perform in front of their friends and family.

Piano III 
Grades: 2-6
Times: 8:00 - 8:30 AM
Cost: $350 for two semesters
Dates: 9/9/19 - 4/27/20
We will continue moving forward with skills learned in Beginning Piano 1 and 2. In addition, we will begin changing hand positions, learning three-note chords, extending scale and arpeggio work to two-octaves and learning more complex rhythms. The students will begin writing basic songs that they can play themselves. With these skills, students will be able to adapt the challenges found in the standard piano repertoire. A Spring Recital will be held at the end of the year as an opportunity for all students to perform in front of their friends and family.

UE Chorus
Grades: CH EXT Day and LE
Times: 7:45 - 8:30 AM
Dates: 9/10/19 - 4/28/20
UE Chorus is available to any UE students who are interested in joining a performing group at MSR. Chorus is more challenging than UE General Music and offers more performance opportunities to students who enjoy singing as an ensemble. Chorus will meet in the Great Room and perform several times throughout the year.

Violin I   
Times: 3:10 - 3:40 PM 
Cost: $350 for two semesters
Dates: 9/11/19 - 4/29/20 
The violin is a pitch based instrument which lends itself well to playing in groups of varying different sizes. In the Violin 1 class, students will begin to read music,  learn how to hold the violin and bow and how to care for the instrument, learn basic fingering positions, develop early pitch recognition, learn to play one-octave scales and arpeggios and develop early rhythm skills. A Spring Recital will be held at the end of the year as an opportunity for all students to perform in front of their friends and family.

Violin III
Times: 8:00 - 8:30 AM
Cost: $350 for two semesters
Dates: 9/11/19 - 4/29/20
We will continue moving forward with skills learned in Violin 1 and 2. In addition, students will begin to shift up and down the fingerboard, learn to play three-octave scales and arpeggios, learn more advanced finger techniques such as vibrato and continue developing their ear training and sense of rhythm. With these skills, students will be able to adapt to the challenges found in the standard violin repertoire. A Spring Recital will be held at the end of the year as an opportunity for all students to perform in front of their friends and family.