Music Courses

Private Lessons

Suggested Age:

5-19 (as determined by instructor)

Piano | Guitar | Drums | Strings | Mandolin | Banjo | Band Instruments


Process/Purpose

One Day Academy strives to provide diverse and excellent instruction in musical training. Lesson instruction varies by instrument and instructor. Please meet with instructor for times, dates and details.

Choir

Suggested Age:

10-18

Purpose

Develop a love of music, sight-singing skills, and proper singing technique while cultivating performance skills and confidence.


Process

One weekly group rehearsal with individual practice done by students during the subsequent week. Materials are provided. Class culminates with a performance at the end of each semester, and the potential for other performances as opportunities arise.

Fortissimo

Suggested Age:

13-18

  • Teaching how to read music, and basic music theory

  • Teaching the mechanics of how to sing properly, and beautifully

  • Teaching how to blend one’s voice with other voices

  • Preparing choral repertoire for presentation in school and community concerts

School of Worship

Suggested Age:

Purpose

The concept of School of Worship was born several years ago out of an apparent need for young musicians in the church to learn how to develop and use their gifts in worship, and in wider Christian music ministries. For this reason a small group of Christian musicians started a worship/music school aimed at teaching young musicians how to play together in a band and lead in a corporate worship setting. After the students develop their skills in class, an opportunity to lead worship at a local church is provided.


What does School of Worship teach?

School of Worship teaches a wide variety of subjects including; Basic music theory, rhythm and groove, stage performance, studio recording, spiritual expression, musical expression and dynamics, songwriting, use of sound equipment, worship in the Bible, and many more topics. Guitar and Bass players will have some focused instruction on their instrument, as well as keyboardists, drummers, and vocalists. After sectionals the band is put back together to play through what they have learned.

Intermediate Guitar

Suggested Age:

11-18

Purpose/Process

This is the second year class of the Beginner Group Guitar course. We shall continue moving thru the Hal Leonard Book 1 and entering into book 2. This course takes advantage of having multiple guitars to play ensemble music in addition to playing individual parts. We’ll be having great fun playing rock songs by Green Day, Weezer and more in addition to Praise & Worship music, Hymns and Blues!

Super Singers

Suggested Age:

8-12

  • Teaching how to read music, and basic music theory

  • Teaching the mechanics of how to sing properly, and beautifully

  • Teaching how to blend one’s voice with other voices

  • Preparing choral repertoire for presentation in school and community concerts

Musical Beginnings

Suggested Age:

5-9

Purpose

9-month long course
Introduction to music as a language and how it is communicated, with basic theory, vocabulary, and history. Rhythm instruments, composer studies, hymn of the month, recognition of orchestra and band instruments, music maps, interpretive listening and movement, and hands on activities will be utilized to enhance the understanding that music is a gift from God that we can explore and enjoy.

Beginning Guitar

Suggested Age:

11-18

Process

Group guitar classes are a great way to get started on guitar. Classes are designed to make the most of playing with other guitarists. Students are often assigned different parts (i.e. melody, bass lines or chords) to learn support each other; this makes playing fun too. It’s a guitar orchestra some days!

We will cover reading music using Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1, and reading TAB and strumming notation. Song styles range from Rock, Praise & Worship, Hymns, Classics and Blues.

We’ll begin with the fundamentals of reading music, switching and strumming chords, and single note melodies. Will also be learning praise & worship and rock/pop songs. Class is flexible depending on the student’s progress!