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Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Individual private lessons are offered for the following instruments:

Voice - (ages 12 - adult) 

Piano - Beginning and Intermediate (ages 5 - adult)

Guitar (ages 9 - adult)

Ukulele (ages 9 - adult)

Violin (ages 4 - adult) 

Viola (ages 9 - adult) 

Cello (ages 9 - adult) 

Flute (ages 9 - adult)

Clarinet (ages 9 - adult)

Bassoon (ages 9 - adult)

Saxophone (ages 9 - adult)

Trumpet (ages 9 - adult)

Trombone (ages 9 - adult)

Euphonium (ages 9 - adult)

Tuba (ages 9 - adult)

Private lessons are 30, 45, or 60 minutes long. If you are unable to meet in person for lessons and have some prior experience, ask about online video lessons. Please see the registration tab to sign up for a free introductory lesson. Please contact us if you need a time slot that is not available, and we will do our best to accommodate. 

30 minute lesson: $105 per student/month

45 minute lesson: $157.50 per student/month

60 minute lesson: $210 per student/month

Tuition discounts available when tuition for the term is paid in full or when you enroll in AutoPay.

2023 Fall Term 8/7 - 12/11 (18 weeks)                   2024 Spring Term 1/8 - 5/20 (18 weeks)

Closed Labor Day 9/4                                            Closed - 3/25 - 29 (spring break) 

Closed Halloween 10/31                                       Makeup week 5/27 - 5/31

Closed 11/20-25 (Thanksgiving week)                      Masterclass: 6/1

Makeup week 12/18 - 12/22

Masterclass: 12/9                                                 2024 Summer Term 6/3 - 7/22 (7 weeks) 

Winter Showcase: 12/20 (selected students)              Closed 7/1 - 7/5 (July 4th)

Closed Winter Break: 12/25 - 1/6                          Makeup week 7/29 - 8/2

 

*Please note: ages listed above are what we typically recommend, however, we evaluate each student based on their needs and abilities in order to place them into the program that is most appropriate for them regardless of age.

Junior Jamboree

Group Classes

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Junior Jamboree Classes

Junior Jamboree - Instructor: Rebecca James

For ages 2-5 and their grownup

Join us for Junior Jamboree and experience music through the eyes of your child. You and your child will explore music through song, games, movement, and instrument exploration that are designed to strengthen cognitive development, motor skills, and social skills through play-based curriculum. Students enrolled in Junior Jamboree will read music through song scores and will follow a curriculum that will prepare them for state music education standards upon entering Kindergarten. This program utilizes the SongWorks teaching methodology. Junior Jamboree require a grownup to attend with their child.

Junior Jamboree Details

Session Dates: TBD

Class Time: TBD

Tuition: $210

Ukulele Class

Ukulele Class - Instructor Luke DeVilliers

For Any Age 6+

Ukulele Class is a great way to start learning how to play Ukulele or to continue honing your skills! This class is designed for beginning to early intermediate students to learn in a small group setting. Students will be given music based on their ability level and will play on their own as well as part of a group. Group Ukulele classes will be scheduled around student and instructor availability. Each class will meet for 50 minutes. Maximum of 4 students per class.

Students will  purchase their own method book as requested by the instructor.

Ukuele Class Details:

Session Dates: On-going 

Class Time: TBD based on student and teacher availability

Monthly Tuition: $65/student

Guitar Class

Guitar Class - Instructor Kathy Cooney/Luke DeVilliers

For Any Age 9+

Guitar Class is a great way to start learning how to play guitar or to continue honing your skills! This class is designed for beginning to early intermediate students to learn in a small group setting. Students will be given music based on their ability level and will play on their own as well as part of a group. Group Ukulele classes will be scheduled around student and instructor availability. Each class will meet for 50 minutes. Maximum of 4 students per class.

Students will  purchase their own method book as requested by the instructor.

Guitar Class Details:

Session Dates: On-going 

Class Time: TBD based on student and teacher availability

Monthly Tuition: $65/student

New Fall Classes

Performance Groups

GCMS Junior Singers

GCMS Junior Singers - Director: Kathy Cooney

For Grades 1-8

GCMS Junior Singers is a youth chorus for students who love to sing! Singers will learn to sing in parts as well as learn good vocal habits appropriate for their age, such as breathing and articulation. In addition, singers will develop listening skills for blending voices, learn and/or improve music reading skills, gain confidence, learn new repertoire, and be exposed to a variety of musical genres. During each rehearsal, students will split into age appropriate smaller groups and will end each rehearsal as a whole so that students will be learning at a developmentally appropriate pace, but will also learn what it is like to be in a performing ensemble. The Junior Singers will have a concert at the end of the session. This is a great experience for young singers!

GCMS Junior Singers will meet once a week for 50 minutes.

GCMS Junior Singers Spring Details:

Rehearsal will not be held November 24 due to Thanksgiving Break.

Session Dates: September 15 - December 15

Rehearsal Time: Fridays @ 5:00 PM

Performance Dates

Holiday Showcase: December 20th

Caroling: December 22nd

Tuition: $250

Students will also receive a t-shirt that is included in the session fees and will be used as the performance uniform.

African Drumming

African Drumming - Instructor: Rebecca James

Grades 3-12

Explore how music and rhythm are used as a language in cultures around the globe and discover how world music has influenced today's pop music. In this course you will learn how to read and write music using world notation systems, compose your own music, and perform on world instruments. Students will perform their compositions as an ensemble at the end of the session.

World Drumming is a 45-minute class that is unique to Gem City Music Studio.

Maximum enrollment of 10 students per session time. 

African Drumming Details

 

**PLEASE NOTE**

This group will meet as monthly Saturday workshops Fall 2023. Dates TBD.

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