The Toledo Symphony School of Music has Something for Everyone This Summer

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The Toledo Symphony School of Music (TSSM) offers quality music education in the Greater Toledo area for students of all ages and ability. Summer school classes begin soon.

TSSM students learn rhythms as a group.

There are alot of great classes to choose from this summer.

The Toledo Symphony School of Music (TSSM) is offering 10 programs over the summer: private lessons, Chamber ensembles, Fiddle Group, Music Appreciation, Flute Choir, Violin Group Class, Clarinet Choir, Intro to Violin, World Music and Presto Flute.

"Our 2013 Summer motto is 'Something for Everyone' and that truly is the goal of TSSM's summer programming. We are offering classes for brand new students who wish to begin in a group setting ('Introduction to Violin'), up through adults who wish to play in our chamber ensembles. We have added clarinet and flute choirs for students who want to continue their musical education through the summer as well as Music Appreciation Class ('MAC') for adults who may not even play an instrument but desire to learn more about symphonic music and specifically the repertoire being performed on the TSO 2013-2014 Classics Series. There are a lot of great classes to choose from this summer," says School of Music Director Rachel Zeithamel.

Private Lessons
This class encourages students to continue their one-on-one work with a private teacher this summer. Enrollees may sign up for as many lessons as the student and teacher agree upon. New TSSM students: please complete the registration form (see attached). Once submitted, students will be placed with a private teacher.
> Lesson day and time will be scheduled directly with private teacher.
> All Ages; All Levels

Chamber Ensembles
> No one likes to be stuck in a stuffy practice room by themselves in the summer. One of the joys of playing music is getting to play with others. Chamber Ensembles offers a social and musical outlet this summer. Pre-formed groups are encouraged to enroll together or individuals will be placed into groups depending on age and ability. 6 hours of coaching will be scheduled with Toledo Symphony Orchestra musicians based on schedule and availability. Students of all ages are encouraged to register.
> Chamber ensembles will be coached by faculty members of the TSSM and TSO musicians.
> All Ages

Fiddle Group Class
> This summer, take a few weeks to learn some Fiddle tunes.New fiddlers will be introduced to fiddle tunes using basic rhythms and drones while experienced fiddlers will build on current skills. A public performance is being planned. Non-Suzuki students are welcome to enroll, however all music will be performed from memory.
> The instructor for Fiddle Class is TSSM faculty member and Toledo Symphony Orchestra musician Cheryl Trace.
> This class is appropriate for students that are playing open strings with a bow and beyond.

Music Appreciation Class (MAC)
> MAC is great for adults desiring a deeper understanding of symphonic literature. Think the only difference between Bach and Bruch is a few letters? Want to get a head start on next year’s Toledo Symphony Orchestra repertoire and impress your friends? This 6-week course will focus on repertoire that the TSO will be performing on the 2013-2014 Classics Series. Literature will be discussed in chronological order to allow participants to really understand the evolution of music through the time periods and how music can enrich our view of human society in general. Class is open to adults age 18 and above.
> MAC will be led by TSSM faculty member and performing cellist, René Schiffer.

Flute Choir
> Flute Choir provides a rare opportunity for late elementary and junior high school students to work on skills that will assist them in their school bands and orchestras. Flute fundamentals including tone production, intonation, breathing and ensemble playing will be addressed in a supportive and fun environment. This class is open to students with at least one year of flute experience. Music will be provided, but students must remember to bring your instrument.
> The instructor for Flute Choir is TSSM faculty member Toledo Symphony Orchestra musician Amy Heritage.
> Late elementary-Jr. High School Students with at least one year flute experience.

Violin Performance Group Class
> Stay sharp on your review pieces and performance skills by participating in Violin Group Class. This class will focus on Book One repertoire and will be performance based. Students will have the opportunity to perform at two off campus venues, which will include solo and group repertoire. Remaining Book 1 and 2 Violin students
> The instructor for violin group class is TSSM faculty member and TSO musician Jenn Burns.
> Suzuki students in Books 1 & 2

Clarinet Choir
> Clarinet questions will be answered. Learn the secret to making high notes sound good. Discover a cure for tonguing troubles. Find out what’s up with that bad reed and have some fun at the same time. Clarinet choir is a great opportunity for late elementary and junior high students to come together and work on clarinet fundamentals. This class is open to students who have played clarinet for at least one year. Music will be provided but students must remember to bring an instrument.
> The instructor for Clarinet Choir is Toledo Symphony Orchestra musician Jocelyn Langworthy.
> Late elementary-Jr. High School Students with at least one-year clarinet experience.

Introduction to Violin
> Beginning the violin is a big commitment. Introduction to Violin will teach parents and children the early steps in learning the instrument. Parent attendance and participation is required for this class and daily practice is expected. Lessons will be taught in a small group class setting. After the 6 – week course, students may decide that violin is the right fit them in which case students can enroll in private lessons.
> The instructor for violin group class is TSSM faculty member and TSO musician Jenn Burns.
> Ages 4+ with no prior violin experience.

Exploring World Music through Chamber Music for Violin and Viola
> This 8 - session workshop will introduce students to music from a wide range of countries, cultures and periods. Emphasis will be given to rhythmic, melodic and harmonic languages and styles through historical study and performance. While it will be encouraged for students to read music, some pieces may be taught by rote. Music will be provided but students must remember to bring an instrument. This class is open to students studying Suzuki Volume 3 or equivalent and will involve basic note and rhythm reading skills.
> World Music will be co-taught by TSSM faculty member and TSO musician Dr. Steven Kruse and BGSU faculty member Dr. Penny Kruse.
> Violin and viola students studying Suzuki Book 3 or equivalent.

Presto Flute
> A lively introduction to the flute and flute playing for children around ages 7 to 10 with no prior flute experience. Students will meet the flute family of instruments including the piccolo, the alto flute and some of the flute’s stranger cousins (ever heard of the carrot flute?). Participants will have fun making their own flutes and playing in a pop bottle orchestra. Students will discover the history of the oldest of the wind instruments and hear stories (with music) of famous flutists throughout history. An introduction to the basics of flute playing will help children decide whether they would like to pursue further study. If you already play the flute, please check out Flute Choir or inquire about private lessons.
> The instructor for Presto Flute is TSSM faculty member Toledo Symphony Orchestra musician Amy Heritage.

All classes and lessons will be held at the Professional Building located at 1838 Parkwood Avenue in Toledo. It is located at the corner of Parkwood and Monroe, across the street from the Museum of Art. Select private lessons and ensemble coachings are offered at our satellite location at BGSU.

To register for summer lessons or classes forms are available for download from our website. The TSSM reserves the right to cancel any classes that do not meet minimum enrollment. Full reimbursement will be offered in this situation.

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