440 Main Street - Middletown CT 06457
(860) 344-0525

Group Programs

Upcoming Classes


Beginner Ukulele Ensemble

Cost: $ 60

The ukulele is a fun and easy to learn instrument! Join us for this six-week beginner ukulele class. You will learn basic chords and strum patterns by playing songs by the Beatles, Jason Mraz and others. No experience is necessary! For ages 10 and up. Younger kids are welcome if parent and child take the class together.

Intermediate Ukulele Ensemble

Cost: $ 60

This class is for people who have already taken the beginner ukulele class or have some knowledge and playing experience under their belt. Various finger-picking patterns, more advanced strumming patterns, and bar chords will be introduced. We will learn songs by Train, Imagine Dragons, the Beatles, and others. For ages 10 and up.

Four Chord Fiesta!

Cost: $ 5

Come one, come all to Middlesex Music Academy's new Four Chord Fiesta! The Four Chord Fiesta is a friendly jam open to all levels. The only rule: No Song Can Contain More Than Four Chords! Song lists will be available but come prepared with songs that you'd like to play! There are no skill level requirements, all are welcome! New players will learn how to keep time with other musicians and advanced players will be given the opportunity to take a solo! Ukuleles and Bass Guitars Welcome!

Song Writing 101

Cost: $ Free

Over the course of 5 days you will learn the fundamentals of songwriting. Through daily exercises as well as group and individual “Foundation Challenges” you will discover with ease how simple yet satisfying writing your own song can be! By the end of day 5 of this course, each student will have successfully written and performed their own song!

Summer Programs


Songwriting 101


Cost: $120

Over the course of 5 days you will learn the fundamentals of songwriting. Through daily exercises as well as group and individual “Foundation Challenges” you will discover with ease how simple yet satisfying writing your own song can be! By the end of day 5 of this course, each student will have successfully written and performed their own song!

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Ukulele Summer Class


Cost: $60

The ukulele is a fun and easy to learn instrument! Join us for this five day ukulele class. You will learn basic chords and strum patterns by playing songs by the Beatles, Jason Mraz and others. No experience is necessary and if you don't already own an instrument you can borrow one.  For ages 10 and up, younger kids are welcome if parent and child take the class together.

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Summer Rock Band!

Put your skills to the test and join our Summer Rock Band! Each week is a different general theme including 80's , Punk, Classic and Modern Rock. The emphasis of this ensemble is learning to play your part within the structure of a band. Students in this ensemble are expected to have the basics of their instruments down, but will be given the opportunity learn the basics of a group performance. This one week intensive is from 9am to 1pm with a performance on the final day! Choose which week works within your schedule or join them all to learn all you can!
Session 1 - 80's Week!
Session 2 - Classic Rock
Session 3 - Punk Week
Session 4 - Modern Rock

 

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Colla V.O.C.E. Series

Colla Voce is a musical term meaning "follow the voice" which our Youth Voice Series is appropriately named after. Children who are in grades 5 and younger may not be ready to take private voice lessons but can still benefit from vocal instruction and getting to know their voice. In this course that meets weekly we will discus our voice as an instrument, familiarize ourself with vocal anatomy and how to make and change our sound. We will be constantly working on solo and ensemble pieces; experimenting with expression and dynamics as an individual as well as touching on blending our sound with others and introducing harmony as a group.
Encore Series

The Encore Series is for students who are looking for solo as well as duo/trio/group performance opportunities or students who have finished series II of Colla V.O.C.E and want to continue their vocal education. For these students we offer a weekly independent study. Students will work on their own projects with guidance from the instructor. There will be classes dedicated to technique, rehearsal and performance. The Encore Series is always changing depending on the interests of the students, no two classes will be the same. The objective of this series is to help the student expand their knowledge of their voice as an instrument and to learn what they are capable of as performers as well as increasing their repertoire.
Bravo Series

For our more seasoned vocalists we offer a weekly performance based master class with feed back. The Bravo Series are not lessons, they are strictly feed back on work you’ve already prepared yourself. Each student that signs up will perform their piece in front of the class and work through it together with the instructor. The master class format is unique in that the students get to be a part of each individual success while learning things they may not have discovered through their own rehearsal process.

Group Programs

Classes


The Adult Rock Band is only for adults! The emphasis of this ensemble is learning to play your part within the structure of a band. Students in this ensemble are expected to have the basics of their instruments down, but will be given the opportunity learn the basics of a group performance.

Cost: $ 200.00
The beginner Rock Band is great for students between the ages of 10 to 15 years old. The emphasis of this ensemble is learning to play your part within the structure of a band. Students in this ensemble are expected to have the basics of their instruments down, but will be given the opportunity learn the basics of a group performance.

Cost: $ 200.00
The Middlesex Music Academy Jazz Band is a great way to apply the skills you've learned in your lessons. The Ensemble Program encourages teamwork and demands collaboration. The ensemble is a four month program that will challenge your ability and force you to practice more. Each rehearsal will be an hour long session every other week at Middlesex Music Academy. The program will conclude with a live performance at a public venue where friends and family can see you at your best! If you are interested in participating in an ensemble please fill out our online form or sign up with your instructor!

Cost: $ 200.00
A Capella is one of the coolest form of music right now and you can be a part of it! Middlesex Music Academy teachers will work with students to form a collegiate style a capella group and rehearse a set of music in this style. Students will also study various aspects of running/maintaining an a capella group, such as arranging, music directing, repertoire choices, and scheduling/planning rehearsals. This eight hour-long session program will conclude with a performance in a venue TBD.

Description Coming Soon!

Cost: $ 200.00
Come one, come all to Middlesex Music Academy's new Four Chord Fiesta! The Four Chord Fiesta is a friendly jam open to all levels. The only rule: No Song Can Contain More Than Four Chords! Song lists will be available but come prepared with songs that you'd like to play! There are no skill level requirements, all are welcome! New players will learn how to keep time with other musicians and advanced players will be given the opportunity to take a solo! Ukuleles and Bass Guitars Welcome!

Cost: $ 5.00
Over the course of 5 days you will learn the fundamentals of songwriting. Through daily exercises as well as group and individual “Foundation Challenges” you will discover with ease how simple yet satisfying writing your own song can be! By the end of day 5 of this course, each student will have successfully written and performed their own song!

Cost: $ 120.00
Put your skills to the test and join our Summer Rock Band! Each week is a different general theme including 80's , Punk, Classic and Modern Rock. The emphasis of this ensemble is learning to play your part within the structure of a band. Students in this ensemble are expected to have the basics of their instruments down, but will be given the opportunity learn the basics of a group performance. This one week intensive is from 9am to 1pm with a performance on the final day! Choose which week works withing your schedule or join them all to learn all you can!

Cost: $ 200.00
The ukulele is a fun and easy to learn instrument! Join us for this five day ukulele class. You will learn basic chords and strum patterns by playing songs by the Beatles, Jason Mraz and others. No experience is necessary and if you don't already own an instrument you can borrow one. For ages 10 and up, younger kids are welcome if parent and child take the class together.

Cost: $ 60.00
The ukulele is a fun and easy to learn instrument! Join us for this six-week beginner ukulele class. You will learn basic chords and strum patterns by playing songs by the Beatles, Jason Mraz and others. No experience is necessary! For ages 10 and up. Younger kids are welcome if parent and child take the class together.

Cost: $ 60.00
This class is for people who have already taken the beginner ukulele class or have some knowledge and playing experience under their belt. Various finger-picking patterns, more advanced strumming patterns, and bar chords will be introduced. We will learn songs by Train, Imagine Dragons, the Beatles, and others. For ages 10 and up.

Cost: $ 60.00
Take your ukulele playing to the next level by joining the Middlesex Music Academy Ukulele Orchestra! On the 3rd Saturday of every month, we will meet and practice beginner to intermediate arrangements of well-known folk and popular songs. Students should have knowledge of basic chords and basic rhythms before joining (whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes). For those who don’t read standard notation, the parts will also be written out in tablature. This is a great way to learn ensemble playing skills, meet other ukulele enthusiasts, and have fun!

Cost: $ 10.00
Colla Voce is a musical term meaning "follow the voice" which our Youth Voice Series is appropriately named after. Children who are in grades 5 and younger may not be ready to take private voice lessons but can still benefit from vocal instruction and getting to know their voice. In this course that meets weekly we will discus our voice as an instrument, familiarize ourself with vocal anatomy and how to make and change our sound. We will be constantly working on solo and ensemble pieces; experimenting with expression and dynamics as an individual as well as touching on blending our sound with others and introducing harmony as a group.

The Encore Series is for students who are looking for solo as well as duo/trio/group performance opportunities or students who have finished series II of Colla VOCE and want to continue their vocal education. For these students we offer a weekly independent study. Students will work on their own projects with guidance from the instructor. There will be classes dedicated to technique, rehearsal and performance. The Encore Series is always changing depending on the interests of the students, no two classes will be the same. The objective of this series is to help the student expand their knowledge of their voice as an instrument and to learn what they are capable of as performers as well as increasing their repertoire.

Weekly performance based master class with feed back. These classes are not lessons, strictly feed back on work you’ve done yourself. Must sign up week before

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  • 440 Main Street
    Middletown CT
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