Friday Music & Band Classes

Friday Music Class Descriptions

Band and music classes will be offered on Fridays off campus (not at West Hills Baptist Church). You may sign up for the classes through CCA on your registration day.

Note: These are 34-week classes and cost $238. This is a different length/price from the regular CCA classes. If dividing up your payments, write tuition checks to Jennifer Owens for $29.75/month for 8 months (Sept-Apr) or $119/semester.

8:30-9:30 – Music & Recorders (Gr 3-6)
9:30-10:30 – Movin’ to the Music (Gr 1-2)
10:30-11:30 – Advanced Band (Gr 5-12)
11:30-12:15 – Lunch
12:15-1:15 – Beginning Band (Gr 4-12)

Music & Recorders

Fridays – 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 
Teacher: Jennifer Owens
Tuition: 34 weeks (1-hour class) – $238 
Materials Fee: $25 

Class Description: Students will learn about music appreciation, music history, how to read/write music and how to play the recorder while using Recorder Karate and a method book provided. Students will have fun earning belts for their recorder as they progress through the year. Sight reading will be learned at a beginning level. 
Students are asked to practice their recorder for 60 minutes weekly at home and will have a weekly prize box for those who practice 90 minutes and keep track on their practice sheet. Performances will be in December and April/May.
Required Textbooks and Materials: none
Homework Estimate: 60 minutes of recorder practice weekly


Movin’ to the Music

Fridays – 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 
Teacher: Jennifer Owens
Tuition: 34 weeks (1-hour class) – $238 
Materials Fee: $30 

Class Description: Students will learn the beat of music using their whole body with songs, dances, and singing games. They will have fun making crafts to use with the musical games, which they can play at home with their families. Rhythm instruments and manipulatives will be used to teach basic note reading, learning the beginnings of reading music. Students will be introduced to many instruments and how to play them. Emphasis on singing, movement, and fun!
Required Textbooks and Materials: none
Homework Estimate: No homework


Advanced Band

Fridays – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
Teacher: Jennifer Owens
Tuition: 34 weeks (1-hour class) – $238 
Materials Fee: $50 

Class Description: Students will learn advanced instrumental techniques, advanced rhythm/note reading, and how to perform more complicated concert music than they did in beginning band. They will also work on advanced sight reading and scale studies. Students will need to practice 90 minutes weekly. Prizes will be given to those who practice 120 minutes weekly and fill out their practice sheet. Performances in December and April/May.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Instrument (I can help you find one), music stand, pencils, instrument accessories.
Homework Estimate: 90 minutes weekly.


Lunch

Fridays – 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Beginning Band

Fridays – 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. 
Teacher: Jennifer Owens
Tuition: 34 weeks (1-hour class) – $238 
Materials Fee: $50 

Class Description: Students will learn how to play their instrument, the correct practice techniques, how to take care of their instrument, and how to perform individually as well as with a group. They will work on note and rhythm reading, beginning sight reading, and beginning scale studies. Students will need to practice 90 minutes weekly. Prizes will be given to those who practice 120 minutes weekly and fill out their practice sheet. Performances in December and April/May.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Instrument (I can help you find one), music stand, pencils, instrument accessories.
Homework Estimate: 90 minutes weekly.