What We Offer

 The faculty at BAMA believe that every person has the capacity to create music and cultivate a lifelong engagement with the arts. BAMA offers a wide variety of music classes for students of all ages.

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2019—2020 Fall through Spring Courses


Individual Lessons

Instrumental individual lessons provide students with the opportunity to learn the techniques and artistry needed to become confident, expressive performers. Lesson times are arranged between students and teachers. BAMA offers 30-, 45-, and 60-minute lessons. Lesson lengths should be determined by the recommendation of the teacher. When registering for private lessons students commit to a full year of study (30 lessons, September—May). Current studio offerings are in violin, viola, cello, harp, bassoon, and piano.

half hour—$128 monthly; 45 minute—$183 monthly; hour—$233 monthly 

Violin: Linda Estep, Viola: Clark Spencer, Bassoon: Helena Spencer, Harp: Christina Brier, Piano: W. Scott Brier

 

String Group Classes

BAMA offers string group classes in four levels:
Pre-Twinkler through Twinklers meeting every other Monday from 5:00—5:45 PM
Twinkler through beginning of Book 1 meeting every other Monday from 5:30—6:15 PM
Middle of Book 1 through Book 3 meeting every other Monday from 6:00—6:45 PM
Book 4 and up meeting every other Tuesday from 6:30—7:30 PM

Each class meets every other week for 45 or 60 minutes. Instructors reinforce skills taught in private lessons. Group lessons build confidence and camaraderie among students and and create a support system for families in the string community. Group class tuition is included in the private lesson tuition fee for students studying privately with BAMA instructors. Students studying with other teachers in the community are welcome to join BAMA's group classes, but they must submit a letter of recommendation from their private teacher. Group Class for non BAMA private lesson students will be $105 per semester.

Instructors Linda Estep & Jessica Landes

Adult Harp Group Class

Adult harp group class meets once a month for one hour . This group class builds confidence and camaraderie among students. In group class students prepare harp ensemble music together and practice performing solos for their peers. Harp group class tuition is included in the private lesson tuition fee for students studying privately with BAMA's harp instructor. 

Wilmington Glee Clubs

Wilmington Children’s Glee Club teaches proper vocal technique and expressive musical interpretation while moving and having fun with friends. Each eight week session meets from 11:30-12:15 on select Saturdays, and culminates in a performance at the end of the session. Glee Club is inspiring and fun and combines singing and movement into a powerful musical presentation. This program is limited to 20 students in grades 1—5. Please see the school calendar for meeting dates and times ($120).

Wilmington Youth Glee Club teaches proper vocal technique and expressive musical interpretation while moving and having fun with friends. Each eight week session meets from 12:30-1:20 on select Saturdays, and culminates in a performance at the end of the session. Glee Club is inspiring and fun and combines singing and movement into a powerful musical presentation. This program is limited to 20 students in grades 6-12. Please see the school calendar for meeting dates and times ($120).

Fall Session: September 28, October 5, 12, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23
Fall Concert: November 23, 6:00 PM

Spring Session: February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21
Spring Concert: March 21, 6:00 PM

Instructor: Linda Estep

Music History Pre-College 101 & 102

Brooklyn Arts Music Academy offers two five-week intensive music history survey courses. Studying music history provides an opportunity for students to learn how Western classical music has evolved historically and is currently impacting today's world. While these courses are designed for high school students, students of any age are encouraged to join.

Music History 101 covers Western music history from Monteverdi to Mozart. This five-week course begins Saturday, October 26, 2019 ($75).

Music History 102 covers Western music history from Beethoven to the composers of today. This five-week course begins Saturday, February 1, 2020 ($75).

Both courses: $150

Instructor: Christina Brier

Music Theory Pre-College 101 & 102

Music Theory 101 covers correct notation, building intervals, scales, and chords, and basic ear training. Students registering for Music Theory 101 must be able to read notes in the treble and the bass clef. This five-week course begins Saturday, October 26, 2019 ($75).

Music Theory 102 covers harmonization of a melody using correct voice leading, chord progressions, and transposition. Students registering for this course must have completed Music Theory 101 or pass an entrance exam. This five-week course begins February 1, 2020 ($75).

Both Courses: $150

Instructor: Christina Brier