Classes

 

The Kanack School of Musical Artistry continues to offer weekly group classes for our students.  Several classes will be offered both in person and online.  Below you will find a weekly schedule and a description of each class.  As the temperature drops, we are transitioning from our outdoor tent to the large main room in our building.  The room is now equipped with high-tech HEPA air filters to clean and circulate the air and students will be spaced at leasts 6 feet apart and will wear masks while in the building.

All Students attending in-person group classes will have to have a signed Informed Consent Form on file and go through a safety health check-in upon arrival each week.

Informed Consent Form

We are no longer requiring signup in order to attend group classes!  

All students will still need to have an informed consent form on file
and go through the COVID checklist each time to arrive at the school

For online classes, links will be sent out to the Kanack School e-mail list.

Current KSMA Fall 2020 Group Class Schedule: 

Class

Day & Time

Instruments

Class Description

Twinkle CAD
This class has moved!

Saturday
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
All Instruments Improvisation class for beginning students.  This class will include musical improvisation as well as movement and storytelling.  Open to all instruments. 

Offered in-person
Weekly signup required for in-person class

Beginning Fiddle & Folk Music

Saturday
9:45 am – 10:30am
All Instruments Fiddle and folk music for students in book 1 or 2 or students new to fiddle music.  Learn folk music in multiple styles including Bluegrass, Old Time, Irish, Scottish, and more.

Offered in-person and online
Weekly signup required for in-person class

Suzuki Rep Classes

Saturday
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Violin
Viola
Cello
Suzuki rep class is open to all students studying Suzuki music.  Students play through their rep together, work on technique, and play games.

Offered in-person and online
Weekly signup required for in-person class

Basic CAD

Saturday
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
All Instruments Improvisation class for beginning and intermediate students.  Students learn to improvise using CAD games.  Open to all instruments.

Offered in-person
Weekly signup required for in-person class

Intermediate Orchestra

Saturday
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass
Others by request
Orchestra for students in Book 1 to 3.  Students must have some familiarity to note reading.  This orchestra meets weekly to work on a set group of pieces to learn ensemble skills and improve note reading.

Offered in-person
One-time signup required for in-person class

Fiddle & Folk Music

Saturday
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
All Instruments Fiddle and folk music for students in book 3 or up or students with some experience with folk music.  Learn folk music in multiple styles including Bluegrass, Old Time, Irish, Scottish, and more.

Offered in-person and online
Weekly signup required for in-person class

Kanack School String Orchestra

Saturday
2:45 pm  – 4:00 pm
Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass
Advanced orchestra for students in book 4 or up.  This orchestra meets weekly to prepare music for performance.  Students in this group learn important ensemble skills.

Offered in-person
One-time signup required for in-person class

CAD Tour Group

Saturday
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All Instruments By permission of the instructor – KSMAs tour group is the highest level of improvised performance at the school.  Students work to create performance pieces based on the skills learned in CAD classes.

Offered in-person
One-time signup required for in-person class

Fiddle & Folk Music

Monday
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
All Instruments Fiddle and folk music for students in book 3 or up or students with experience with folk music.  Learn folk music in multiple styles including Bluegrass, Old Time, Irish, Scottish, and more.

Offered in-person and online
Weekly signup required for in-person class

CAD Online Class

Thursday
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
All Instruments Join improv class via Zoom.  Students will play games and improvise together from their own homes.  Open to all instruments and multiple levels.

Offered online

Recordings of tunes for Fiddle Class can be found HERE!

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