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PERFORMING ARTS Welcome to...


This School has been created to bring a well-rounded yet affordable arts program to the Downers Grove community. The program challenges both the novice and seasoned artist in various areas from music to dance to cultural arts. Performing arts classes are offered in string instruments as well as voice along with our year-round dance and drama program. Cultural arts classes for both youth and adults include drawing, ceramics, painting and culinary arts along with various other art classes. Our goal is to nurture and spark creativity in all of our students.


Downers Grove School of the


Please visit our website at www.dgparks.org for more information about our instructors. All lessons are for beginning through advanced level participants.


Guitar Lessons


Each student must have a guitar in playing condition. Handouts are used to teach popular songs. Students learn to read music from the Mel Bay Guitar Method Series.


Piano Lessons*


Students are taught to read and perform pieces from the John W. Schaum Piano Series. Each student is instructed based on completion of previous levels and instructor approval. Students also study music theory by completing special assignments.


Violin Lessons


Each student must have a violin (sized to fit the student), a bow and rosin. The method book is Muller Rusch Violin Series. Students are taught musical notation, bowing and care of the instrument through a combination of aural and traditional reading approaches.


Voice Lessons** Music Recital


Students are taught proper warm-ups and breathing techniques while learning how to sing correctly in their vocal range.


Family and friends can enjoy the music students’ performance at a recital scheduled at Lincoln Center on Thursday, January 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.


Glee Club for Adults


Returning Resident Registration 2011 summer students currently enrolled have the first opportunity to renew their time slot for the 2011 fall season. Resident registration for voice, piano, guitar and violin begins on Saturday, July 30 at 8:30


am at Lincoln Center. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Nonresidents may register for available openings on a walk-in basis beginning Monday, August 1. Students may register for private lessons for an additional fee. Students 18 and older must


register for private lessons. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment are canceled and students are asked to select another available time or offered private lessons for an additional fee. No class November 23 - 26 & December 19 - January 2. Age:


*5 & up/Piano m/M: 2/2 8 & up/Guitar & Violin **10 & up/semi & private Voice


*Piano classes are open to 5-year-old students who have completed one session of Early Learner Piano Lessons. **Contact the Lincoln Center at 630.963.1300 to schedule voice lessons.


Lesson books for all classes are sold in the Lincoln Center Registration Office. On the first day of class the instructor informs the student which level book to purchase. Location: Lincoln Center, Room 506 Instructor: Richard Kuehl, Madelyn Kuehl & Harriet Nzinga Plumpp Time:


SESSION I Date


Classes are 30 minutes in length. Wednesday classes meet between 3:00 - 8:00 pm Thursday classes meet between 4:00 - 8:00 pm Saturday classes meet between 9:00 - 11:30 am Semi-Private Private $R/NR


Day


9/7 - 10/26 W 9/8 - 10/27 TH 9/10 - 10/29 SA 11/9 - 1/18 W 11/10 - 1/19 TH 11/12 - 1/21 SA


*Plus lesson book fees


Warming up our voices with great technical work and warming up our bodies with sequential movement patterns will be an essential part of our class work. In our time together we will explore music from all genres and include spoken scenes. Our final class will be a presentation of the material that we have put together. No class November 21. Location: Lincoln Center


Instructor: Harriet Nzinga Plumpp Class #


Age 216029-01 Adult Date Day 9/12 - 12/5 M


m/M: 8/12 Time


32 l Autumn 2011 l www.dgparks.org l 630.963.1300 $R/NR 10:00 - 11:30 am $81/$122 New! IDowners Grove Glee Club!


$81/$122* $81/$122* $81/$122* $81/$122* $81/$122* $81/$122*


$R/NR


$162/$244* $162/$244* $162/$244* $162/$244* $162/$244* $162/$244*


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Instrument Piano


Piano, Guitar, Violin, Other strings Piano, Guitar, Violin, Other strings Piano


Piano, Guitar, Violin, Other strings Piano, Guitar, Violin, Other strings


n this class, participants will work on several musical genres


including: musical theatre, pop, jazz, classical, country and R&B in preparation for a showcase performance on the final day. The goal for this class is to learn the basics of warming up our voices and bodies and learning and memorizing music and spoken scenes. No class November 21. Location: Lincoln Center


m/M: 8/12


Instructor: Harriet Nzinga Plumpp Class #


Age Date Day Time $R/NR


216028-01 7 - 10 years 9/12 - 12/5 M 4:30 - 6:00 pm $81/$122 216028-02 11 - 14 years 9/12 - 12/5 M 6:00 - 7:30 pm $81/$122


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