The Caedmon School

Classes & Lessons

The Caedmon Music School is open to students of all ages, including adults, and you do not have to be a Caedmon student/family to enroll.

All levels and genres of instruction are offered, from basic skills to advanced proficiency; and from popular to classical and rock repertoire. Skills such as note reading, music theory, sight reading, and ensemble playing are all gained through our variety of private lessons and classes.

Please contact Paula Flatow, Director of The Caedmon Music School, to learn more: flatow@caedmonschool.org.

Current offerings of the Caedmon Music School

Piano with Sohyun Ahn

Ages 6 and older, including adults.

30/45/60 minute lessons available.

Instruction offered from beginner to advanced level. Classical repertoire and musicianship discipline offered. Perfect for students who are looking for the serious music path including piano performance, chamber ensemble, music theory and sight reading.

Piano with Jason Andrews

Ages 5 and older, including adults

30/45/60 minute lessons available 

All levels of instruction offered from beginner skills to advanced playing proficiency. Emphasis on the classical teaching and performing repertoire, with some popular and jazz repertoire offered. Traditional Methods taught, with consideration of tailoring to the individual needs of each student. Correct technique, note reading, music theory, sight reading, ensemble playing covered.

Benefits of playing include development of fine motor skills, left and right hand coordination, sharpened memory, improved attention span and focus, improved self-discipline through practicing, and support in reading.

Voice/FunikiJam with Brian Barrentine

Voice

Ages 3 and older, including adults.

30/45/60 minute lessons available 

All levels of instruction offered from beginner skills to advanced proficiency. Popular, Broadway, classical, rock, & jazz repertoire offered. Note reading, music theory, sight reading, ensemble singing, vocalizing and performing covered. Benefits of lessons include development of healthy singing technique, building repertoire, sharpened memory, improved attention span and focus, Improved self-discipline through practicing, and support in reading.

FunikiJam World Music & Movement Class

Developmentally specific curriculum for newborn & up

30/45 minute lessons available

Dance, sing, and play along with high energy classes from a multiple "best of parenting" winner for music education where every week is a new globe-spanning musical adventure! Our dynamic kid-friendly "Agent of Jam" instructors are highly-trained and certified to target specific developmental skills, encourage creativity, and build global community through learning and fun with music.

FunikiJam's multicultural music and movement programs are built upon the original rhymes, chants, songs and stories of acclaimed artist and educator Brian Barrentine - and blended with carefully curated global hits.

Piano/Voice with Sun Young Chang

Piano

Ages 4 and older, including adults

30/45/60 minute lessons available

All levels of instruction offered. Traditional Faber method, basic music theory, sight reading and note reading taught. Playing piano can improve reading comprehension, right and left hand coordination, language and counting skills and encourage creativity.

Voice

Ages 6 and older including adults

30/45/60 minute lessons available

Different approaches taken for different voice types. A healthy and organic way of singing is encouraged and age appropriate repertoire offered in music theater or classical genre. Breathing and voice placement are emphasized very much along with basic music theory, note reading and sight reading. Students can develop their stage presence and earn confidence throughout their voice lessons.

Piano with Jiuan-Jiuan Chiou

Ages 3 and older, including adults.

30/45/60 minute lessons available.

All levels of classical piano instruction offered, from beginner techniques to advanced musical expertise. Dalcroze and Traditional Methods taught. Note reading and writing, sight reading, sight singing, music theory, piano four-hand playing, and music analyzing learned. Benefits of playing include attainment of bimanual polyrhythmic skill, kinesthetic sense, focus, increased self-mastery and self-confidence, improved mindful reading and learning, powered up memory skills, developed social skills, amped up brain function, boosted concentration, fine motor, eye-hand coordination.

Violin with Paula Flatow

Ages 3 and older, including adults.

30/45/60 minute lessons available.

All levels of instruction offered from beginner skills to advanced playing proficiency. Classical and popular repertoire available. Suzuki and traditional methods taught. Skills taught include note reading, music theory, sight reading and ensemble playing. Benefits of playing include development of fine motor skills, left and right hand coordination, sharpened memory, improved attention span and focus. Improved self confidence with practice, developed social skills and creativity.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics/Piano Discovery with Sabine Heubusch

Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Ages 3 to 6 years old.

40 minute classes available.

Benefits/skills include listening skills, musicality, coordination, fine motor skills, movement repertoire, understanding music and music theory through the body, musical notation, creativity, social skills, joy and connection to music.

Piano Discovery Class

Maximum number of children in class is 4.

Ages 4-10 (children either grouped in ages 4-6 or 7-10).

60 minute classes available.

Benefits/skills learned for the class includes musicality, fine motor skills, coordination, brain development, focus, concentration, time/organization management, understanding that music is a language, reading skills, expression, creativity, social skills, and learning from each other.

Recorder/Flute with Clare Hoffman

Ages 5 and older, including adults.

30/45/60 minute lessons available.

All levels of instruction offered from beginner skills to advanced playing proficiency. A hybrid Suzuki, Dalcroze, traditional method. Note reading, music theory, sight reading, ensemble playing, vocalizing covered.

Cello with Jing Li

Ages 6 and older, including adults.

30/45/60 minute lessons available.

All levels of instruction offered, from beginner to advanced. Benefits of learning the cello include strengthened memory, attention span, coordination, and self-discipline. Aside from these brain-boosting bonuses, music education also builds self-confidence and improves social skills, while offering a fun form of self-expression.

Saxophone/Clarinet/Improvisation with Berta Moreno

Ages 8 and older, including adults.

30/45/60 minute lessons available.

All levels of instruction offered from beginner skills to advanced playing proficiency. Repertoire includes popular, classical, jazz, latin, broadway and more. Classes will also focus on ear training, note reading, music theory, sight reading, ensemble playing, improvisation and composition.

Benefits of playing include development of fine motor skills, left and right hand coordination, improved breathing capacity, sharpened memory, improved attention span and focus, improved creativity, tools to express individuality and personality through sound and the instrument, and Improved self-discipline through practicing.

Electric and Acoustic Guitar/Ukulele with Rob Ritchie

Ages 8 and older, including adults.

30/45/60 minute lessons available.

All levels of instruction offered from beginner skills to advanced playing proficiency. Popular, Classical, Rock, Jazz styles. Traditional methods and modern/singing and songwriting teaching methods. Note reading, music theory, sight reading, ensemble playing, and vocalizing are covered.

Benefits of playing include development of fine motor skills, left and right hand coordination, sharpened memory, improved attention span and focus, and improved self-discipline through practicing with support in reading.

Rock/Acoustic/Electric Guitar with Adam Schlessinger

Ages 5-12 years old.

30/45/60 minute lessons available.

Excellent for fine motor skill and rhythm development. Focus on blues/rock pentatonic scales and  basic chord progressions. This class is designed for beginners who are looking to build a strong foundation and have fun.

Piano/Keyboard with David Sklar

Ages 5 and up, including adults.

30/45/60 minute lessons available.

A diverse range of teaching methods covered which include conservatory style lessons individually tailored to each student’s level and needs. Additional methods include Alfred, Bastien, Music for Little Mozarts and Faber. Lessons specialize in all styles of music including Classical, Popular, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Film, Television and Video Game Music, and Broadway. Benefits of playing include increased concentration, attention span and various motor skills, improved memory, coordination and discipline.

Guitar with Michael Smith

Ages 5 and up, including adults.

30/45/60 minute lessons available.

All levels of instruction, Classical, pop and rock styles offered. Traditional notation, tab, and chord diagrams are used in hands-on relaxed lessons. Benefits of playing include development of fine motor skills, left and right hand coordination, sharpened memory, improved attention span and focus.

Trumpet with Thomas Verchot

Ages 8 and up, including adults.

30/45/60 minute lessons available.

All levels of instruction offered from beginning fundamentals through the most advanced repertoire. Classical, pop, rock, jazz offered. Emphasis, in addition to trumpet technique, is on musical literacy.

Benefits of studying trumpet include developing a love of music. The emphasis on deep breathing techniques helps to develop coping skills.

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