Studio Descriptions

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Music Studios:

ALL Music studios are a year long commitment, no students will be able to enroll in a music studio halfway through the school year.  If students wish to discontinue the studio, the teacher and studio director must be contacted.

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 from 7:45-8:30 on Mondays in the Great Room and perform several times throughout the year

Tuesday

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (students will come earlier and lunch with Denise)

Dates:

9/10/19-4/28/20

Instructor:dforbes@msr.org

Studio Director: cbocklage@msr.org

Piano I Studio is available for 1st-5th graders with no previous experience, or  for students who enrolled late in piano studios from the previous year. There are 9 slots available. 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.

*At the end of the year, there is a Spring Recital, which gives an opportunity for all the students to perform in front their friends and family. This is a low stress event. My goal is for each student to have a positive performing experience while getting to showcase all that they have learned throughout the year!

Monday

3:10-3:40 pm Piano I Studio

Cost:

$350 for two semesters

Dates:

9/9/19-4/27/20

Materials Needed:

Piano Adventures Primer Level (Lesson Book) by Faber and Faber

Instructor: chanemann@msr.org

Studio Director:  cbocklage@msr.org

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. The class can accommodate students ranging from 2nd grade to 6th grade. There are 9 slots available. 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.

*At the end of the year, there is a Spring Recital, which gives an opportunity for all the students to perform in front their friends and family. This is a low stress event. My goal is for each student to have a positive performing experience while getting to showcase all that they have learned throughout the year!

Monday

3:45-4:15pm

Cost:

$350 for two semesters

Dates:

9/9/19-4/27/20

*Materials Needed:

Piano Adventures Primer Level (Lesson Book) by Faber and Faber

Piano Adventures Level 1 (Lesson Book) by Faber and Faber

Instructor:  chanemann@msr.org

Studio Director: cbocklage@msr.org

Piano III  Studio

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.

*At the end of the year, there is a Spring Recital, which gives an opportunity for all the students to perform in front their friends and family. This is a low stress event. My goal is for each student to have a positive performing experience while getting to showcase all that they have learned throughout the year!

Monday

8:00-8:30am Piano Ill Studio

Cost:

$350 for two semesters

Dates:

9/9/19-4/27/20

Materials Needed:

Piano Adventures Primer Level (Lesson Book) by Faber and Faber

Instructor: chanemann@msr.org

Studio Director:  cbocklage@msr.org

Orcestra is available to any current 5th or 6th grade students who are interested in joining an  orchestral instrumental performing group at MSR.

Thursdays 

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (students will come earlier and lunch with Denise)

Cost:

$350 for two semesters

Dates:

9/11/19-4/29/20

Instructor:dforbes@msr.org

Studio Director:  cbocklage@msr.org

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 from 3:15-4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Music Room and will perform several times throughout the year.

Wednesdays: 3:15-4:00 p.m.

Cost:

$350 for two semesters

Dates:

9/12/19-4/30/20

Instructor:dforbes@msr.org

Studio Director:cbocklage@msr.org

Violin III

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.

*At the end of the year, there is a Spring Recital, which gives an opportunity for all the students to perform in front their friends and family. This is a low stress event. My goal is for each student to have a positive performing experience while getting to showcase all that they have learned throughout the year!

Wednesday

8:00-8:30 Violin III Studio

Cost:

$350 for two semesters

Dates:

9/11/19-4/29/20

Materials Needed:

Easy Solos for Beginning Violin by Craig Duncan

Instructor: chanemann@msr.org

Studio Director:  cbocklage@msr.org

Violin I Studio 

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.

*At the end of the year, there is a Spring Recital, which gives an opportunity for all the students to perform in front their friends and family. This is a low stress event. My goal is for each student to have a positive performing experience while getting to showcase all that they have learned throughout the year!

Wednesday

3:10-3:40 Violin I Studio

Cost:

$350 for two semesters

Dates:

9/11/19-4/29/20

Materials Needed:

Easy Solos for Beginning Violin by Craig Duncan

Instructor: chanemann@msr.org

Studio Director:   cbocklage@msr.org

Special Interest Studios:

Art After Hours with Ms. Linsay

LE Art

We will paint and draw a lot. We will create and collage also. We will hand build with clay. And then we will display our Art for a gallery event. It will be fun!! And a bit messy. 

Open to 1st-3rd grade

Mondays

3:15-4:15pm

Cost:

$175.00

Dates:

9/9/19-12/9/19

Instructor:lnavarez@msr.org

Studio Director:cbocklage@msr.org

UE Art

We will paint and draw alot. We will create and collage and print on things.We will handbuild with clay and explore other 3-D media. We will display our art for a media event.

Open to 4th -6th Grade

Wednesdays 

3:15-4:15pm

Cost:

$175.00

Dates:

9/11/19-12/11/19

Instructor: lnavarez@msr.org

Studios Director:cbocklage@msr.org

Ukelule Lessons by Progressive Music Center

It’s proven that making music makes us smarter, expands our spatial skills and cognitive flexibility, but most of all making music is FUN! There’s no better instrument to get started on than Ukulele. The Montessori School of Raleigh has teamed up with Progressive Music Center, Raleigh’s premier music school to offer an eight week Ukulele class for beginners. Students will need to provide their own instruments.

Open to 3rd-6th year students

Fridays

3:30-4:30pm

Cost:

$165.00

Dates:

9/13/19-11/8/19

Studio Director: cbocklage@msr.org

LE/UE Theatre Club 

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!

Open to 1st-6th  grade

Wednesdays

3:00pm-4:00pm

Cost:

$350 for two semesters

Dates:

9/11/19-4/29/20

Instructor: jstafford@msr.org

Studio Director:cbocklage@msr.org

Soccer Shots

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with a soccer program called Soccer Shots.  This is the premier soccer program that introduces the sport of soccer in a planned,fun,developmentally appropriate way.  For more information visit their website soccershots.org/rdu.

CH EXT Day and LE

Tuesdays

3:15-4:00pm

Cost:

$ 160.00 per session

Session Dates:

9/10/19-11/26/19

1/7/20-2/18/20

3/10/20-5/26/20

Studio Director:cbocklage@msr.org

Amazing Athletes 

Come join Caroline Jerger from Amazing Athlete’s program as we launch their exciting new program.  The Warrior program is designed to keep older children active and engaged through a game based sports program that builds athletic skill and teaches teamwork.

CH EXT Day and LE

Wednesday 

3:30pm-4:00pm

Cost:

$160.00 per session

Session Dates:

9/11/19-11/6/19

1/15/20-4/25/20

Studio Director:cbocklage@msr.org

Tennis 

TGA provides ALL equipment so students need to bring nothing but a smile to each practice.  There will be a student to instructor ratio of 8-1. Students will learn all aspects of golf, from swing to etiquette a life values while advancing through a  5 level program. We will be utilizing 10 and under Tennis Equipment and court set up. First time students will receive a TGA hat and a TGA sweatband, Practice in a fun,safe, and nurturing environment that builds confidence, focus,motor skills and more.

CH EXT Day-UE

Tuesday

4:00-5:00pm

Cost:

$175.00 per session

Session dates;

9/11/19-10/29/19

Studio Director:cbocklage@msr.org

Chess 

Sign up for the competitive chess team! Students will learn chess fundamentals and strategies that enhance learning skills and cognitive thinking. We will build confidence and compete against other local schools. Novice players and experienced players are encouraged to sign up as we will have two class sections.  Sign up early! Space is limited.

CH EXT DAY- LE 

Wednesday

3:15pm-4:30pm

Cost:

$170.00 per session

Session Dates:

9/11/19-11/13/19

1/15/20-3/18/20

Studio Director:cbocklage@msr.org

Bricks 4 Kidz is a STEM-based after school enrichment program that provides your child with an intellectually engaging and fun after school experience by teaching conceptualization and problem solving. Using LEGO® Bricks and Technic® Elements as well as batteries and motors, students will be building working models and exploring the science behind them. Students will explore themes across myriad fields and learn about Simple Machines, Archimedes theories, Energy and many others! Not only is a Bricks 4 Kidz class exciting, but it helps students improve their fine motor and problem solving skills, reinforce STEM principles, explore their creativity and most importantly, enhances their confidence and teaches engineering skills to prepare the next generation for the future. All sessions include our Mini Figure Factory in which your child designs and takes home his or her own Lego® Mini Figure at the end of the session.

CH EXT Day-3rd Grade

Wednesday

3:30-4:30pm

Cost:

$160.00

Session Dates:

9/11/19-10/30/19

Studio Director:cbocklage@msr.org