89th Key Course Description Guide
These can be taken as private lessons or as courses. Prices are the same as
20/40/60 minute private lessons. Member & nonmember prices apply. Not all teachers are qualified for all courses (inquire with teacher/management) 25% off when 2 or more students sign up to share a course.
#MUS89001- Fundamentals of Music-
This is an introduction to the elements of music. Topics covered will include: pitch, rhythm, timbre, harmony, texture and form.
#MUS89002- Performance Prep-
This course is to prepare any student for serious performance. This course is a prerequisite for course MUS89003 - Jury Prep.
#MUS89003 Jury Prep-
A jury is a graded performance often in front of faculty and staff, and other chosen skilled performers, for which you receive overall comments. and feedback. This course will prepare students for the intensity of juries and whats expected.
#MUS89004 Class Piano-
Class piano will give you the extra excuse to practice in the week, or if you aren’t taking it in conjunction with private lessons, it is a great first exposure to piano.
#MUS89005 Modern Music-
This course takes you through some of the ways music has changed over the years. It addresses some of the more modern bands, musicians, and composers and discusses popular forms. This course is perfect for composers!
#MUS89006 Music in America-
This course discusses the growth of music throughout American History, and the elements that shaped these changes.
#MUS89007 Music Literature-
If you hate when your friends talk about famous pieces of music that you know nothing about, this is the class for you. We will learn by name and by ear the different famous pieces that the world can’t stop talking about.
#MUS89008 Guitar Ensemble-
Perfect for people who want more time with the guitar. This group class will allow you to play with others and learn how to play collaboratively and play separate parts.
#MUS89009 Music Technology-
This course will let you in on the technological aspect of music. It will discus recording equipment and compositional software.
#MUS89010 World Music-
A chance for students to see what music around the world sounds like, how it's created, and what makes it different from the music we have here.
#MUS89011 Music Composition-
This course is great for early composers to begin learning the techniques and skills used for writing music and what forms are used in creating music today.
This course is for aspiring conductors. We will learn the patterns for conducting different time signatures and practice conducting along to different pieces of music.
Students will need to take MUS89011 before taking arranging. This dives deeper in to music composition and how to use those skills to recreate songs that have already been written.
#MUS89014 Vocal Diction/IPA-
This is for serious vocalists who want to better understand singing in foreign languages. We will learn the International Phonetic Alphabet.
#MUS89015 Meet the Composers-
A course in learning the famous composers and what they have composed. This doesn't just mean Beethoven and Bach, but so many more composers in the world of music from classical until now!
#MUS89016 Hum Along Course-
This class will consist of infants-3 year olds and their parent(s) or an adult counterpart. This course is a perfect introduction to music for young ones.This is 89th Key’s version of a “Mommy and Me” course. The teacher will play familiar nursery rhymes and songs and teach small simple dance moves to go along with them. A great first introduction to music!
#MUS89017 Pre-Note Reading-
A perfect course for early musicians that are not reading notes yet. We use games and coloring sheets to learn and review note values and learning note names. We will create our own acronyms for learning note names and craft our own “cheat sheet.”
#MUS89018 Intro to Instruments-
Perfect for younger elementary students. Students get the opportunity to learn about many different instruments. They will even get to test some of them out!
#MUS89019 Sing With Me-
This class is basically a live karaoke session. Teachers will take requests and rock out together!
Great for anyone interested in learning some skills and techniques used in songwriting. A group course where students perform original music to be critiqued and instructed by the teacher.
#MUS89021 Scale Skills-
This course is perfect for any student who is heavily interested in scales. They will learn about tetra chords, the circle of fifths, and they will even learn easy ways to learn their scales and figure them out quickly.
#MUS89022 The Minor Keys-
A children's chorus. The Minor Keys will meet once a week to rehearse as a group with leadership of a teacher.