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Saturday, May 13, 2017

NIU Community School offers summer music lessons | DeKalb Daily Chronicle

"The Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts offers a variety of summer programs for children and adults." inform DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Registration is underway for summer music classes offered by the Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts. Pictured are students and 2017 Talent Scholarship competition winners (from left) Cindy Minju Oh, Marisel Schalck, Sofia Mattson, Kjelden Breidenbach, Miranda Zhang and Faustina Bystry.
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Music classes, ensembles, private lessons and workshops begin in June and run through the end of July. All classes and lessons are taught on the campus of NIU. Call the CSA office for more information or visit for summer 2017 programs and online registration. Register for the summer session by June 5.

NIU Percussion Workshop
Join world-class NIU percussion faculty, alumni and students for a five-day workshop exploring the world of percussion. Students perform in concert percussion ensembles, samba bands and steel drum ensembles, participate in classes on snare drum, drum set, timpani and keyboard percussion, attend faculty recitals, and more. This workshop meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lunch, door prizes and T-shirts provided, and a final concert for parents and friends. Workshop dates are July 24 to 28.

Private Music Lessons
Private lessons are available on many musical instruments, including violin, piano and guitar, as well as banjo, steelpan, flute, saxophone, voice and more. CSA teachers include NIU students and faculty, as well as experienced community-based artists. Students and teachers meet weekly June 12 to July 31, at a time convenient to both. Community members of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the six-week summer session, to brush up old skills or try a new instrument.

Music Classes for Young Children
Prelude Class (ages 1 to 3) is a group class with lots of fun for kids and parents. Class activities include music listening, creative movement, songs and lap games.

Development Class (ages 3 to 5) builds on the material learned in Prelude Class, adding musical patterns and skills through games, songs, creative movement, percussion instruments, basic music theory, and learning about some of the instruments of the orchestra. A parent must accompany the child to each class.

Both classes meet on six Saturdays beginning June 24 (no class on July 8). Prelude begins at 10 a.m. and Development begins at 10:35 a.m. Traditional and Suzuki violin instructor, music educator and Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra member Laurie Rodriguez teaches both classes.

Source: DeKalb Daily Chronicle