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COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent closure of the SDSU campus, all private and group classes are currently being taught on line.

Classes Offered


The Community Music School places great importance on exposing children to positive experiences in music. In the Children’s Division we seek to make the very most of these precious years by encouraging imaginative growth in the areas of self-confidence, motivation, and aesthetic awareness through creative musical learning. The Community Music School also holds many opportunities for adult students. We offer group classes such as piano and guitar, as well as private lessons on most instruments and voice. 

 

For private lessons please contact Director Carina Voly at sdsucommunitymusic@sdsu.edu

 

Adult Beginning Group Piano Class

This course is designed for adults with no keyboard experience and is a fun introduction into the world of music at the piano. In this class you will learn to read music while covering the basics of technique, ear training, as well as explore different styles of music alongside a group of students who share the same passion and curiosity for the piano. Fall 2020 semester runs on Thursdays at 6:30pm October 1 through December 10. The class will be taught on line and is limited to 12 students. Fee for this class is $220.

 

Beginning Group Piano for Kids

(Ages 5-6)
A joyful introduction to piano for little ones! Creative learning experiences tailored especially for this age group to develop eye, ear and finger coordination. Ear training, rhythm, and basic technique are introduced through the use of songs, creative movement and improvisation. This 8-week session will be held as soon as we can resume in person instruction. Fee for this class is $200.

 

SDSU String Academy

The SDSU String Academy is a pre-college program designed to give students age 6 - 18 conservatory level instruction. The program offers individual and group instruction on the violin, viola, cello and bass. Click HERE for additional information.

 

NEW PROGRAM! MUSICIANSHIP CLASS LEVEL 1

An online group class with Dr. Sophie Webber, designed to focus on group activities with singing, movement, and pitch and rhythm games. This introductory class, suitable for children in the early Suzuki book levels, will help your child to speak the language of music more fluently! With an aural and written component, the class will help develop your child’s ability to read and express music, both with their voice and on their instrument.


These 45-minute classes will be held every other week on Wednesdays at 4:30pm, September 23 through December 2. It will include written homework assignments and a short pre-class Video to introduce the musical concepts for each upcoming class. Limited to 8 students, the fee for this class is $180. Please check this short video by Dr. Sophie!

 

 

The Hausmann Chamber Music Program (HCMP)

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent closure of the SDSU campus, HCMP will not be held in its usual format this summer. A variety of virtual, online and distance learning activities are being planned; please check back for more information soon!


The Hausmann Chamber Music Program (HCMP) is a chamber music experience for learning, creativity and exploration.  Currently open to string players and pianists ages 12 and up, participants will have the opportunity to work with the members of Hausmann Quartet and guest artists. Participants will be placed in groups of three, four and five based on their prior experience in chamber music and their age and skill level. Pre-formed groups are also welcome to apply. Participants will have the opportunity to rehearse, receive coaching, participate in master classes, and perform. Schedule for Fall 2020 will be announced shortly. Fees for this class are $420.


Please visit the Hausmann Quartet website for more information.

You can register for the Hausmann Chamber Music Program by following this link: Hausmann Chamber Music Program Registration

 

 

San Diego Bass Fest!

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent closure of the SDSU campus, San Diego Bass Fest will not be held in its usual format. A variety of virtual, online and distance learning activities are being planned; please check back for more information soon!


San Diego Bass Fest is an intense, informative, and exploratory five-day double bass workshop presented by the SDSU Community Music School, that will take place in summer 2021 (dates to be announced) at the School for Music and Dance at San Diego State University, California. The San Diego Bass Fest aims to energize and unite the bass community in San Diego and will include internationally renowned bassists and educators to provide one-on-one and group instruction to students of all levels and all ages. Program will include private lessons, group technique classes, solo masterclasses, Bass Orchestra, and recitals. Please visit the San Diego Bassfest website for more information.