Instruments

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Creative Ability Development

This class is FREE for enrolled students. Creative Ability Development (CAD) is a method which uses musical improvisation as a tool to develop the creative side of the brain. It’s pedagogical purpose is to teach unique self expression or musicality. It’s philosophical purpose is to develop the ethical character of […]

Songs and Stories (ages 0-3)

Songs and stories is an opportunity for kids under the age of three to experience live music in a fun, engaging, and interactive group environment. Participants will have the opportunity to sing and dance, play musical games, learn songs, and watch professional musicians up close.

Saxophone Lessons

Saxophone students will learn the fundamentals of music such as pitch, rhythm, intonation, and terminology. Assembly and care of the clarinet, ligature, reed placement, and maintenance are covered with all beginning students. Beginning students will also learn tone production, proper embouchure, breath control, phrasing and fingerings leading to simple melodies. […]

Electronic Music and Audio Production

Learn the hardware and software for electronic composition and audio production. Students will apply techniques learned in lessons to their weekly assignments to develop a sharp working knowledge of Logic, ProTools, PureData, and other music-making software. Analysis and application of sound waves will encourage students to explore their creativity and […]

Mini-Music (for children under 5)

Mini-Music lessons gives children (ages 3-5) the chance to explore the joys of music through drums, shakers, singing, and dancing! Basic beginning music concepts like rhythm, melody, tempo, pitch, and sound recognition are introduced through one-on-one time with a teacher. Basic instrument skills are also introduced on the piano, violin, […]

Drum Lessons

Drum lessons combine a straightforward presentation of fundamental technique, along with the motivational framework to ignite students’ creative impulses. Students receive a solid foundation in the history and craft of drumming, but are encouraged to pursue their own artistic ambitions. We will help you identify and pursue your creative goals […]

Voice Lessons

Voice lessons combine vocal techniques, teacher assigned songs, and student selected music. Your teacher will give you tools to analyze your sound, listen to your own voice, and make adjustments that will take your singing over the top. Our teachers use showtunes, classical arias, jazz standards, and popular music to […]

Guitar Lessons

All of our guitar lessons at Rhodes School of Music combine solid instruction in music fundamentals with the student’s personal interests and goals.  Guitar students will learn chords, scales, terminology, and technique along with note reading, chord progressions, and theory. Teacher duets are common in our lessons to develop listening […]

Trumpet Lessons

Trumpet students focus on embouchure, mouthpiece placement, breathing, and posture to begin their studies with a solid foundation. As players advance in breath control and tone production, they will learn the fundamentals of music and musicianship including scales, arpeggios, intonation, phrasing, and other instrument-specific techniques. Private trumpet lessons are an […]

Violin and Viola Lessons

Beginning violin and viola students are taught to develop a proper and natural hold of the instrument and view it as a natural extension of the body. The names and pitches of the open strings and finger numbers are then explored and bowing and finger positions are taught to enable […]

Cello Lessons

Cello students are taught to develop a proper and natural hold of the instrument and the bow. The names and pitches of the open strings and finger numbers are then explored and bowing techniques and finger positions are taught to enable the playing of simple melodies and exercises. The importance […]

Flute Lessons

Flute students will learn the fundamentals of music such as pitch, rhythm, intonation, and terminology. Assembly and care of the flute, and maintenance are covered with all beginning students. Beginning students will also learn tone production, proper embouchure, breath control, phrasing and fingerings leading to simple melodies. Technical exercises and […]

Piano Lessons

Our piano teachers ensure that all students learn the basics of music and musicianship with attention to note reading, rhythm, terminology, and technique. Students can focus on any style or genre from Classical to Rock and Jazz. Piano lessons combine music chosen by the student with pieces chosen by the […]

Clarinet Lessons

Clarinet students will learn the fundamentals of music such as pitch, rhythm, intonation, and terminology. Assembly and care of the clarinet, ligature, reed placement, and maintenance are covered with all beginning students. Beginning students will also learn tone production, proper embouchure, breath control, phrasing and fingerings leading to simple melodies. […]