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Musicianship for Kids!

Level 1: Musicianship for Kids, Ages 10-12
Whether you are studying piano, singing, guitar, violin, tuba, or drums, learning how music actually works will help you play better, have more fun, and even help you with sight reading, and songwriting! In this fun and creative class series, kids will gain hands-on (zoom online!) experience with rhythm, reading notes, key signatures, intervals, scales, chords, sight singing and more with games, quizzes, and interactive activities with their instrument and/or voice.

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Winter Session

What: Musicianship for Kids! is eight (8) one-hour classes
For: Ages 10 - 12. Maximum enrollment is 6 kids
Online Format: Zoom; Parental supervision may be required
Equipment: 1) Reliable internet connection, 2) computer, 3) headphones and microphones as needed
Software: Zoom
Email Addresses: both participant and student email addresses must be provided once tuition has been paid. Any emails sent to participants with PDFs and audio downloads and/or links will be copied to the parents' email addresses.
File-Sharing: This will be done by email (or possibly Google Classroom)
Tuition: TBD
Supplies: Parents are responsible for providing: music, manuscript paper, paper, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, assignment notebooks, etc.

Program Director

Zoe Vandermeer is a prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she won numerous awards. She performs nationally and internationally as an opera singer, harpist, singer/songwriter and composer, and is on the roster of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism. She is a recording artist and has two upcoming CD releases with a well known American label. Ms. Vandermeer is a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association and American Harp Society. She has been on the Voice Faculty at the Hartt School Community Division, and is a recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, CT Office of the Arts Grant 2020, MTNA Foundation Grant, Hartt School Faculty Development Fund, and many others. She has been music director and pianist for many musical theatre and opera productions in California, Connecticut and New York, including You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls, Cinderella, Hair, Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas, Handel's Alcina, and others. Many of her students have had lead roles in shows in CT and NYC, and have sung in Regionals, All State and Nationals. Zoe Vandermeer is the founder and artistic director of Lyra New York.

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Store Hours

Monday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed
About Us!

Your place for music lessons and supplies in Middletown. Middlesex Music Academy is a non-corporate locally owned business. As a member of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce we strive to support local businesses and build the community as a whole.