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 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)

Summer Village Band

All instruments and levels welcome! Village Band is a friendly, welcoming group that plays all sorts of music including light classical, Americana, pop, klezmer, and world folk music.

  • person Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy Classical, Folk & Traditional, Jazz, Rock
  • music_note Banjo, Baritone (Euphonium), Bass (upright), Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Flute & Piccolo, French horn, Guitar (acoustic), Keyboard (electric), Mandolin, Oboe, Percussion, Piano (all styles), Recorder, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin

Summer Rock & Blues Band

Join us for a 6-week summer session! Work together to learn how to read chord charts, put together a song list, run a rehearsal, and prepare for a gig.

  • person Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy Blues, Rock
  • music_note Bass (electric), Drum set, Guitar (electric), Keyboard (electric), Percussion, Piano (all styles), Saxophone, Trumpet, Voice (all styles)

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)

Percussion Ensemble

For grades 4-10. Our percussion ensembles are designed to enhance a student’s musicianship in all areas of percussion playing, and complement school band programs and private lessons.

  • person 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens
  • music_note Percussion

Village Band

All ages and levels welcome! Pull that instrument out of the closet, the attic, or the basement and start playing. Village Band is a friendly, welcoming group that plays all sorts of music including light classical, Americana, pop, klezmer, and world folk music.

  • person Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy All Genres
  • music_note Banjo, Baritone (Euphonium), Bass (upright), Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Fiddle, Flute & Piccolo, French horn, Guitar (acoustic), Keyboard (electric), Mandolin, Oud, Oboe, Percussion, Piano (all styles), Recorder, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Voice (all styles)

Jazz Ensembles

For older children, teens, and adults. For all lovers of jazz, our jazz ensembles consist of a rhythm section, including bass and percussion, and at least one of the following instruments: guitar, piano, brass, woodwind, string, and voice. Throughout the semester, students are coached weekly and learn, develop, and improve improvisation skills.

  • person 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy Jazz
  • music_note Baritone (Euphonium), Bass (electric), Bass (upright), Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Drum set, Flute & Piccolo, French horn, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboard (electric), Oboe, Percussion, Piano (all styles), Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Voice (all styles)

Youth Rock Bands

For ages 11-18. Come learn the ins-and-outs of playing with a rock band! You’ll learn how to read chord charts, work together with your band members, put a song list together, and prepare to play for an audience.

  • person 11, 12, Teens
  • theater_comedy Blues, Rock
  • music_note Bass (electric), Drum set, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboard (electric), Percussion, Piano (all styles), Saxophone, Trumpet, Voice (all styles)

Adult Rock Bands

Our Adult Rock Bands are geared towards the advanced beginner/intermediate adult player who is interested in jamming on his or her favorite tunes in a fun but challenging atmosphere with like-minded players.

  • person Adults
  • theater_comedy Blues, Rock
  • music_note Bass (electric), Drum set, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboard (electric), Percussion, Piano (all styles), Saxophone, Trumpet, Voice (all styles)

Stormy Monday Blues Ensemble

For teens and adults. Meet other musicians who share a love of the blues, learn to play in a band, and perform for family and friends at the end of the semester.

  • person Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy Blues, Rock
  • music_note Bass (electric), Drum set, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboard (electric), Percussion, Piano (all styles), Saxophone, Trumpet, Voice (all styles)

Rock & Blues Band

For teens and adults. Participate in a rock band and learn to read chord charts, put a song list together, and prepare to perform for an audience. You’ll play hits from classic rock, great blues artists, and today’s bands. Horn players welcome.

  • person Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy Blues, Rock
  • music_note Bass (electric), Drum set, Guitar (electric), Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet, Voice (all styles)

Motown Band

For teens and adults. Rediscover the classic sounds of the Motown bands. Learn and perform great soul, R&B, and funk hits from the 60’s and 70’s. The group can consist of horns, vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums.

  • person Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy Blues, Rock
  • music_note Bass (electric), Drum set, Guitar (electric), Keyboard (electric), Percussion, Piano (all styles), Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Voice (all styles)

Private Lessons

Our faculty members are accomplished professionals in many genres including classical, jazz, rock, folk, blues, country, and popular music.

  • person 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy All Genres
  • music_note 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, Music Therapy, Oud, Oboe, Percussion, Piano (all styles), Recorder, Recording/Production, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Voice (all styles)

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