Group Percussion

Explore rhythm and learn about all the members of the percussion family. From snare drums to xylophones and marimbas, from timpani to congas and bongos, this class introduces kids to the limitless possibilities of percussion in a fun group setting.

  • person 7, 8, 9
  • music_note Percussion

Summer Chamber Music Exploration

Summer Chamber Music Exploration at WCMS is a 3-day chamber music experience for string, piano and woodwind students ages 7-12. This program is ideal for students who are brand new or have had just a couple of years of ensemble playing experience.

  • person 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • theater_comedy Classical
  • music_note Bass (upright), Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Flute & Piccolo, Oboe, Piano (all styles), Viola, Violin

Spring Offerings 2024

WCMS offers small group music classes for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults.

  • person All Ages

Summer Private Lessons

WCMS offers flexible summer lesson scheduling to fit your summer plans! Try a new instrument, explore a new style of playing, or continue your lessons from the school year.

  • person 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy All Genres
  • music_note Music Theory, Sitar, Banjo, Baritone (Euphonium), Bass (electric), Bass (upright), Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Composition & Theory, Drum set, Fiddle, Flute & Piccolo, French horn, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboard (electric), Mandolin, Oud, Oboe, Percussion, Piano (all styles), Recorder, Recording/Production, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Voice (all styles)

Group Classes

WCMS offers small group music classes for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults.

  • person All Ages

Summer Chamber Music Festival

This two-week chamber music program provides an in-depth, immersive experience for young musicians that includes multiple chamber ensembles, master classes, music theory/appreciation classes, workshops in special topics, private lessons, arts & crafts, and wellness/recreation. Public performances are held at the conclusion of the program.

  • person 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens
  • theater_comedy Classical
  • music_note Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Flute & Piccolo, French horn, Oboe, Piano (all styles), Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin

Summer Piano Festival

Join us for five days of activities designed to bring pianists together in a fun, interactive piano ensemble program. Participants enjoy the social aspects of playing in an ensemble with one another, as well as learning the skills to play in a small group.

  • person 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens
  • music_note Piano (all styles)

Summer Music Exploration

Summer Music Exploration is an exciting summer opportunity to be introduced to a variety of instruments while also learning the basics of playing ukulele. Daily activities include singing, music & movement, arts & crafts, and musical games.

  • person 6, 7, 8

Summer Percussion Festival

Choose from two great programs: Percussion Exploration (ages 7–10) and Percussion Ensemble (ages 9–12). Both programs include hands-on experience with a wide variety of percussion instruments, plus the chance to learn and play in a fun group setting.

  • person 6, 7, 8, 9, Teens, Adults
  • music_note Guitar (acoustic)

Summer Music

For all ages—kids, teens & adults! Summer is the perfect time to try a new instrument, participate in an in-depth program, or take a few lessons on a flexible schedule.

  • person 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults

Suzuki Violin

Most students begin Suzuki violin instruction between 4 and 8 years old. Learning to play violin using the Suzuki method provides students with an in-depth learning experience that combines individual lessons and group classes. A unique feature of the Suzuki program is that the parent is actively involved in the learning process, and attends all lessons, group classes, and recitals with the child and supervises the home practice.

  • person 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • music_note Violin

Suzuki Program

Children can begin Suzuki lessons for piano or violin as early as age 4, depending upon faculty recommendation. The Suzuki approach combines a method for teaching music with a philosophy that embraces the total development of the child. By integrating listening, a nurturing environment, and parent participation, young children learn to play music in the same organic way that they learn language.

  • person 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • music_note Piano (all styles), Violin

Ukulele Ensembles

For kids, teens, and adults. If you have a working knowledge of playing the ukulele, come join one of our Ukulele Ensembles and build your uke skills in a fun group setting.

  • person 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy Blues, Folk & Traditional, Rock
  • music_note Ukulele

Ensembles

WCMS has ensembles and bands to fit a wide range of ages, interests, and ability levels.

  • person 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy All Genres

Music Theory: Fundamentals

In music theory classes, our goal is to instill a deep appreciation and understanding of music in all of our students. In Music Theory: Fundamentals, we start with the essential building blocks of music and move on to advanced concepts.

  • person 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults
  • music_note Music Theory, Sitar, Banjo, Baritone (Euphonium), Bass (electric), Bass (upright), Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Composition & Theory, Drum set, Fiddle, Flute & Piccolo, French horn, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboard (electric), Mandolin, Oud, Oboe, Percussion, Piano (all styles), Recorder, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Voice (all styles)

Chamber Music Ensembles

Performing in a chamber music ensemble is a very rewarding experience. Students expand their overall musicianship, technique, and performance skills. We welcome grade school children (ages 8+), teens, and adults.

  • person 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy Classical
  • music_note Bass (upright), Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Flute & Piccolo, Guitar (acoustic), Piano (all styles), Recorder, Viola, Violin

Group Ukulele

Ukulele is a fun and engaging instrument – it’s portable, fairly inexpensive, great for playing popular music, and fun to sing along with.

  • person 6, 7, 8, 9, Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy Blues, Folk & Traditional, Rock
  • music_note Guitar (acoustic)

Suzuki Piano

Most students begin Suzuki piano instruction between 4 1/2 and 8 years old. The Suzuki Piano program provides young children with a natural, immersive method for learning piano. A unique aspect of the Suzuki program is the high level of parent involvement. Each student works closely with a parent – both at home and in the classroom – attending all lessons and classes together.

  • person 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • music_note Piano (all styles)

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