Teacher: Ariel Braggins
Phone: (603) 934-5441
Music Performance: ½ Credit: Music Performance is an opportunity for vocalists and instrumentalists to create a perform a recital that showcases their talents in small ensembles, solos and duets. In addition students in this course are eligible to audition for surrounding opportunities such as All-State Festival and The Lakes Region Festival. This course may be repeated.
Intro to Guitar ½ Credit - Level 2. Introduction to Guitar is designed for students who wish to develop basic guitar playing skills, or expand on their existing skills. Students will learn chords, melody and rhythms, and apply them to a variety of musical styles. Time in class will be divided into individual and group instruction. The School has loaner guitars that are available for student use.
Guitar Studio ½ Credit - Level 2. Guitar Studio is designed for students who have previously demonstrated competency in the Introduction to Guitar course or who have had at least a year of guitar lessons. Students will develop their skills as they learn and perform more sophisticated musical pieces. This course may be repeated.
Intro to Piano ½ Credit - Level 2. Introduction to Piano is designed for students who wish to develop basic piano playing skills, or expand on their existing skills. While playing, students will be working individually and in small groups to master the techniques of playing and to learn pieces. There will also be time spent in group instruction on musical notation, arranging and studying basic music theory.
Piano Studio ½ Credit - Level 2. Piano Studio course is designed for students who have previously demonstrated competency in the Introduction to Piano course or who have had at least a year of piano lessons. Students will develop their skills as they learn and perform more sophisticated musical pieces. Students will continue to use the workbook from the Introduction to Piano course. This course may be repeated.
History of Music ½ Credit - Level 2. Non-performance music class designed for modern readers in the 21st century. We will explore how to listen to music from different eras, and journey from the medieval sounds of Gregorian chant to the modern sounds of film music in the 20th century. This class is driven by readings, class discussions, and presentations about music and musicians from each time period.
Music Theory and Composition ½ Credit - Level 2. This is an introductory course for students interested in learning how to read music and write music. Topics covered include the basics of notation, rhythm and pitch, chord structure and movement, song form, and structure. One of the surest ways to understand music is to write it! In this class, students will learn how to compose their own songs using standard notation.