YOUTH PROGRAM
(Ages 7-18)

DECEMBER 5-8
WORKSHOP WEEK
Workshops are included in tuition for current students!

DECEMBER 11
Winter Session Begins 

 

Learning music in a group setting can be motivating and fun for kids and teens. 317 Main’s  Youth Program includes DISCOVERY classes (ages 6-9) for beginning students who want to develop music skills on a particular instrument and BandRoots  (ages 11-16) for students who have a working knowledge of their instrument and want to collaborate on a shared repertoire of their choosing with peers.  We also offer mixed age classes,  vocal groups, custom groups, private lessons and semi private lessons.

Are you more interested in taking private or semi-private lessons?  Great. Click here.

 

WINTER 2017/2018 GROUP CLASS OPTIONS

DISCOVERY

Fiddle, Cello, Ukulele and Voice are a great way for young students to get started with instrumental and vocal instruction. In our Discovery classes, we incorporate and build on our Little Roots classes. These group classes are designed for beginners who are ready to focus on a specific musical discipline. Our teachers promote a positive balance between keeping things fun in the group and the importance of making a manageable commitment to regular practice every week between meetings. Prerequisites: Little Roots Sing & Strum or Little Roots Whistle & Fiddle are helpful but not mandatory.

 

 

BandRoots

BandRoots is a new ensemble program geared toward 11 through 16-year-old musicians who are ready to take the leap and play in a band. Our BandRoots ensembles, modeled after our Acoustic Jam Camp, are open to student instrumentalists who want to learn more about arranging, songwriting, and performing in a group setting under the guidance of our experienced music pros. In addition to some instruction on individual instruments and vocal harmonies,  members learn about group etiquette, poise/stage presence, and musicianship, all under the guidance and encouragement of one of our excellent teaching artists. Our Director of Music Education, Chris Moore, looks forward to helping you find a group that’s a good fit. Please reach out to him with questions at chris@317main.org

 

Not what you were looking for? Click Here for information on Private/Semi-Private Lessons. Or if you prefer to start a Custom Group (3 person minimum) please contact our Music Education Director Chris Moore at Chris@317main.org.

 

WINTER 2017/2018 SCHEDULE

 

MONDAY

 

DISCOVERY Fiddle (Ages 6-9)
Monday, 4:00-4:55pm/Taught by Maggie Robinson

 

This group class is designed to provide younger beginners with an excellent introduction to the fiddle/violin in a supportive and fun environment. Students will be playing simple tunes in no time, learning basic bowing and fingering techniques that will build a strong foundation for the beginning fiddler.  13 weeks/$260.00

 

Guitar for Beginners (Ages 10-teen)
Monday, 5:00-5:55pm/Taught by Eli Gilbert 

 

So you want to get started on the guitar?  This is a beginning class for students who have never played before or have explored a little bit on their own and are ready for some real instruction.  Class members will study tuning, guitar setup, correct posture, basic strums, simple chords, and more-all applied to some easy and fun tunes.  13 weeks/$260.00

 

Girls Vocal Power Group (Ages 9-12)
Monday, 6:30-7:25pm/Taught by Diana Hansen

 

This ensemble looks at successful women vocalists such as Adele, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga,  and their powerful songs. Come and sing! We will explore our voices, create fun moves, harmonize, and perform in a lively group setting.  13 weeks/$260.00

 

TUESDAY

 

Beginning Fiddle (Teen & Adult)
Tuesday, 6:00-6:55pm /Taught by Maggie Robinson

 

This group class is designed to provide teen and adult beginners with an excellent introduction to the fiddle/violin in a supportive and fun environment. Students will be playing simple tunes in no time, learning basic bowing and fingering techniques that will build a strong foundation for the beginning fiddler. 13 weeks/$260.00

 

317 LOCAL VOCALS  (High school and adult)
Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm/Directed by Brad Longfellow
(At First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main Street)

 

The 317 Local Vocals are open to enthusiastic singers of all experience levels. We will explore a broad repertoire including American folk and gospel music, traditional music from around the world, jazz/theatre standards, pop, and more. The group will work towards a performance at the end of each semester showcasing the unique talents of its members in both a cappella and accompanied vocal styles. Taught by the dynamic and experienced choral director Brad Longfellow, singers will learn about 2, 3, and 4-part harmonies, individual and group singing techniques, ear training, and more. Open to Grades 9-12 and Adults, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience the joy of singing together as one voice.  13 weeks/$80.00

 

WEDNESDAY

 

DISCOVERY Voice (Ages 6-9)
Wednesday, 4:00-4:55pm/Taught by Brad Longfellow

In this fun and supportive class, Brad Longfellow introduces kids, ages 6 through 9, to singing fundamentals and breath control. They’ll work on ear training and pitch accuracy mostly using solfege repertoire drawn from folk and pop tunes. 13 weeks/$260.00

 

DISCOVERY Fiddle 1 (Ages 6-9)
Wednesday, 4:00-4:55pm/Taught by Ellen Gawler

This class is continuing from fall session. New students admitted by permission of teaching artist.

 

DISCOVERY Fiddle 2 (Ages 6-9)
Wednesday, 5:00-5:55pm/Taught by Ellen Gawler

This class is continuing from fall session. New students admitted by permission of teaching artist.

 

317 A Cappella Group (Teen)
Wednesday, 5:00-5:55pm/Taught by Brad Longfellow

 

If you have some experience singing in school, at home, or in a group and would like to take your skills to the next level in a small group setting, the A Cappella Group is for you. Brad Longfellow leads the group, using mostly repertoire chosen by the students, to focus on techniques, vocal blend, volume control, ear-training, group dynamics, arranging and more. [by permission of the instructor]   13 weeks/$260.00

 

BandRoots with John (Age 11-16)
Wednesday, 5:00-5:55pm/Taught by John McCain

BandRoots is a new ensemble program geared toward 11 through 16-year-old musicians who are ready to take the leap and play in a band. Our BandRoots ensembles, modeled after our Acoustic Jam Camp, are open to student instrumentalists who want to learn more about arranging, songwriting, and performing in a group setting under the guidance of our experienced music pros. Our Director of Music Education, Chris Moore, looks forward to helping you find a group that’s a good fit. Please reach out to him with questions at chris@317main.org.  13 weeks/$260.00

 

FLIGHT 317 (Teen auditioned group)
Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm/Taught by Carter Logan

 

Flight 317 is 317 Main’s advanced teen bluegrass/acoustic ensemble. The group maintains a rigorous rehearsal schedule and represents 317 Main with performances in the community throughout the year. If you are interested in being a member of Flight 317, please contact the registrar at 846-9559 for more information.   13 weeks/$390.00

 

THURSDAY 

 

DISCOVERY Ukulele (Ages 6-9)
Thursday, 4:00-4:55pm/Taught by Carter Logan

 

Join the craze that is sweeping the nation from kindergarten classrooms to pop stars – the Uke! You will be playing basic chords and simple melodies in no time. This is one of the hippest and easiest instruments to learn – you will be the life of the party and your friends will want to join you. Students must have access to a ukulele and come with a desire to learn. 13 weeks/$260.00

 

BandRoots with Brad (Age 11-16)
Thursday, 5:00-5:55pm/Taught by Brad Longfellow

 

BandRoots is a new ensemble program geared toward 11 through 16-year-old musicians who are ready to take the leap and play in a band. Our BandRoots ensembles, modeled after our Acoustic Jam Camp, are open to student instrumentalists who want to learn more about arranging, songwriting, and performing in a group setting under the guidance of our experienced music pros. Our Director of Music Education, Chris Moore, looks forward to helping you find a group that’s a good fit. Please reach out to him with questions at chris@317main.org.  13 weeks/$260.00

 

Let’s Jam! with Carter Logan (All instruments and ages)
Thursday, 5:00-5:55pm/
Taught by Carter Logan

 

FREE for all registered students. This is a group-playing opportunity – FREE for all registered 317 students. With a focus on FUN, Carter Logan will lead the group as they learn a wide variety of easy-to-play folk, pop, bluegrass and classic rock tunes. The group will work together towards a low-key but awesome performance at the end of the session.

 

FRIDAY

 

DISCOVERY Ukulele (age 6-9)
Friday, 4-4:55pm/Taught by Tyler Lienhardt

 

Join the craze that is sweeping the nation from kindergarten classrooms to pop stars – the Uke! You will be playing basic chords and simple melodies in no time. This is one of the hippest and easiest instruments to learn – you will be the life of the party and your friends will want to join you. Students must have access to a ukulele and come with a desire to learn. 13 weeks/$260.00

 

BandRoots with Carter (Age 11-16)
Friday, 5:00-5:55pm/Taught by Carter Logan

 

BandRoots is a new ensemble program geared toward 11 through 16-year-old musicians who are ready to take the leap and play in a band. Our BandRoots ensembles, modeled after our Acoustic Jam Camp, are open to student instrumentalists who want to learn more about arranging, songwriting, and performing in a group setting under the guidance of our experienced music pros. Our Director of Music Education, Chris Moore, looks forward to helping you find a group that’s a good fit. Please reach out to him with questions at chris@317main.org.  13 weeks/$260.00

 

DIDN’T FIND WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR?

Are you more interested in taking private or semi-private lessons?  Great. Click here.

Is there an instrument or a genre you’re interested in but isn’t listed?  Maybe you’d like to use our Contact Form to connect with Chris Moore, Director of Music Education with your questions and suggestions.

 

“At 317 Main we welcome and strive to meet every student right where they are in the their musical journey. Regardless of age or experience, our approach to music education reflects our mission-based values: to provide students with a fun and productive learning experience in a friendly and authentic community setting.”

-Chris Moore, Director of Music Education

Carter Leading a Porch Jam during the Yarmouth Farmers Market
Youth Vocals
Group Lessons
Beginning Guitar