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Music Classes

In addition to private lessons, Darlington offers ensemble classes, group enrollment, and music workshops for students of all ages and backgrounds, including Music Theory, Beginner Guitar, Voice Class, Suzuki Violin, and more.


Winter/Spring 2020 Classes

Preschool

Suzuki Piano for Ages 3-5
Ages: 3-5 Wednesdays, 1:00-1:45 p.m.
This class prepares the youngest of students to approach the piano with ease, enjoyment and success. Students learn the fundamentals of music including rhythm, pitch and dynamics. Students are delighted as they learn about listening, proper posture and the basics of technique as they begin to express themselves with the instrument!
Teacher: Tina Simon

Feb. 5 – June 10, 2020 (18 weeks) (exc. 4/8)
Register before/after Jan. 5: $474/$498
REGISTER ONLINE


Kids & Teens

Rock Band
Ages: 8 & up, Mondays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Grab your instrument and meet us on stage! Team up with other students, learn to play and even write your own original songs as a band. Drums and piano will be provided. Students may take the bus directly from schools using Garnet Valley School District transportation for this class as part of our After-School Arts Club. Combine this class with our 5:00pm visual arts class Mix It Up!
Teacher: John McElderry

Session 2: Apr. 13 - June 8, 2020 (8 weeks) (exc. 5/25)
Register before/after Mar. 3: $208/$218
REGISTER ONLINE

Ride the School Bus to Darlington for this class


Beginner Guitar Class for Kids I
Ages: 7 & up, Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
In this class for students who have little or no previous training on the guitar, you will be introduced to basic chords, simple melodies, reading music, and tuning. You will have a blast playing songs as a group in a fun and creative atmosphere! Guitars are required for this class. Students may take the bus directly from schools using Garnet Valley School District transportation for this class as part of our After-School Arts Club. Combine this class with our 5:00pm Language Through The Arts class!
Teacher: John McElderry

Feb. 5 – June 10, 2020 (18 weeks) (exc. 4/7, 4/28)
Register before/after Jan. 5: $474/$498
REGISTER ONLINE

Ride the School Bus to Darlington for this class


Beginner Guitar Class for Kids II
Ages: 8 & up, Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
If you have completed Beginner Guitar for Kids I, or have basic knowledge of playing chords, you will continue to explore many styles of popular music in a fun-filled group setting! Learn more intricate strumming patterns and chords in this course. Guitars are required for this class. Students may take the bus directly from school using Garnet Valley School District transportation for this class as part of our After-School Arts Club.
Teacher: John McElderry

Feb. 5 – June 10, 2020 (18 weeks) (exc. 4/8)
Register before/after Jan. 5: $465/$489
REGISTER ONLINE

Ride the School Bus to Darlington for this class


Voice for the Young Singer
Ages: 7 & up, Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
In this class, you will be encouraged to explore your creative side while learning the fundamentals of the voice. Learn voice techniques and exercises for traditional and contemporary styles. Build confidence singing solos and group numbers. Presentation for friends and family on the last day of class! Students may take the bus directly from school using Garnet Valley School District transportation for this class as part of our After-School Arts Club.
Teacher: Sarah Clemency

Session 2: Apr. 16 - June 4, 2020 (8 weeks) 
Register before/after Mar. 3: $208/$218
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Ride the School Bus to Darlington for this class


Seniors

Valiant Voices
Ages: 55+, Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
In this class, you will be encouraged to explore your creative side while learning the fundamentals of the voice. Learn voice techniques and exercises for traditional and contemporary styles. Build confidence singing solos and group numbers.
Teacher: Sarah Gober

Jan. 16 - May 7, 2020 (16 weeks) (exc. 4/9)
Free! Senior membership is required.
REGISTER ONLINE


All Ages

Music Theory I: Building Blocks
Ages 5 & up, Saturdays, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
Essential for all instrumental students! Using non-competitive group games, we'll explore: the basics of music including rhythm, tempo, musical terms, and simple intervals; notation in all clefs; hearing, singing, building and writing major and minor pentascales and triads in all keys; introduction to major scales and key signatures.
Teacher: Ethel Olsen

Sept. 14, 2019 - May 30, 2020 (34 weeks)
Register before/after August 18: $659/$693 or $52.70 if currently enrolled in private lessons
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Music Theory III: Next Steps
Ages 7 & up, Saturdays, 2:45-3:30 p.m.
Continuing the subjects and skills from Music Theory II: Nuts & Bolts, students will work more independently on individual tasks and written assignments. Students may have an opportunity to participate in the Delaware State Music Teachers Association Theory Festival. Register Here.
Teacher: Ethel Olsen

Sept. 14, 2019 - May 30, 2020 (34 weeks)
Register before/after August 18: $659/$693 or $52.70 if currently enrolled in private lessons
REGISTER ONLINE


Request information about private lessons here or call (610) 358-3632 to speak with us!

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