Electives

Music Theory & Composition I

Students will study music theory and apply these principles to composing their own compositions. An understanding of music theory gives the musician the foundational tools and skills needed to succeed in the performance of the instrument of their choice, as well as vocals. This course is designed to introduce theory in a fun and informative way to help each student understand each new concept thoroughly. A short review of theory fundamentals will be followed by more in depth theory principles. Ear Training is also included in the course. Keyboard recommended for this class.

Teacher Becky Coffey
Time Fall Wednesdays at 1pm EST
Class Duration 90 Minutes
15
Live Meetings
Homework Load Approximately one hour per day
Credits ½ Elective
Grade Range Middle School AND High School
Tuition $200.00

Music Theory & Composition II

Part II of the course will continue in the study of music theory and will include triads, scales, major and minor, primary and secondary triads, augmented and diminished chords, and how these will work together to make a beautiful composition. More complex compositions will be written during part II of this course.

Teacher Becky Coffey
Time Spring Wednesdays at 1pm EST
Class Duration 90 Minutes
15
Live Meetings
Homework Load Approximately one hour per day
Credits ½ Elective
Grade Range Middle School AND High School
Tuition $200.00

Public Speaking

People’s #1 fear is public speaking. Yet at some point we all have to do it. How do we conquer this fear? Experience. We will study the great speakers in history as we create our own orations. In this class students will deliver eight different types of speeches. Using detailed rubrics, students will learn how to create and deliver effective speeches.

Teacher Jana Bontrager
Time Fall Wednesdays 11am EST
Class Duration 90 Minutes
15
Live Meetings
Homework Load Approximately three hours per week
Credits ½ Elective
Grade Range High School
Tuition $200.00
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