Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — The Gorin School of Music, the only local music school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, announced today that enrollment is now open for its new Summer Preparatory Music Program with Introduction to Various Instruments. Classes in the program developed for beginning music students ages 5 and older are held in a group setting. The school is also offering new summer group lessons for beginners and students of the following musical instruments –flute, guitar and voice.
“We are pleased to now offer group music instruction over the summer to new and current students at The Gorin School of Music,” said Rufina Gorin, musical director at The Gorin School of Music. “The demand for supplemental programs to our core curricula of music lessons in all instruments–including piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone, and voice– has exceeded our expectations. We welcome the opportunity to further the discipline and passion for music in all of our students.”
The Gorin School of Music was founded by Rufina Gorin, Musical Director at The Gorin School of Music. Gorin is a Nationally Certified Music Teacher (NCMT), holds a M.A. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Nezin Gogol Music Teachers’ Training Institute, Ukraine and a B.A. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Music College, Kiev, Ukraine. She has been an active member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) since 1981, including holding local and state Board positions at the executive level.
Furthermore, the combined faculty experience at The Gorin School of Music encompasses all areas of musical study including piano, violin, viola, guitar, cello, clarinet, saxophone, flute, voice, theory, and composition.
“The Gorin School of Music, with its existing reputation of providing a comprehensive music educational environment in the rigorous and academic Russian music school tradition, provides local music students with a unique and rewarding educational environment in music theory, practice and performance,” said Dr. Sharon Kaye, one of the distinguished instructors in the new Summer Preparatory Music Program. “The school’s decision to launch the new summer preparatory music program held in a group setting provides a vital step in music education for all beginning music students.”
The Gorin School of Music Summer Preparatory Music Program The Gorin School of Music Summer Preparatory Music Program (http://www.gsm-music.com/events.htm) with Introduction to Various Instruments offers beginning music students an introduction to music and instrumental learning. Summer classes in the program are delivered in a small group setting where children will learn the musical alphabet, how to develop a sense of rhythm and practice ear training, Solfeggio (voice exercise in which runs, scales, etc., are sung to the same syllable or syllables), and songs. All student activities are presented in a format of games and fun learning.
The new Summer Preparatory Music Program at The Gorin School of Music features: use of the Russian music school’s approach to academic and instrumental training which fosters all aspects of technique as well as a comprehensive knowledge of music theory; an easy and lively methodology to learning for beginning music students that makes studying music fun; creative learning in a relaxed, supportive yet disciplined environment; an introduction for beginning music students to the piano, violin, cello, flute, guitar, and voice for exposure to multiple instruments at any early age; encouragement toward further music study and exploration; prestigious guest musicians and instructors at every session; learning under top music instructors at The Gorin School of Music; and classes specifically tailored for children ages 5-7 years old and also for children 8 years of age and older.
The Summer Preparatory Music Program is open to students as early as 5 years of age (and even younger in special cases if a child is ready for learning) and runs 6 weeks. Parents also have the option of enrolling their child in one of two programs offered, either the early summer program or the mid-summer program.
The early summer program, taught by Yukiko Matsumoto, flute and theory instructor at The Gorin School of Music, begins on June 21, 2010 and ends on July 26, 2010 with classes on Monday evenings from 6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Held on Saturday mornings from 10:00a.m to 11:30a.m., the mid-summer program commences July 10 and ends on August 14, 2010. The mid-summer program is taught by Dr. Sharon Kaye, voice instructor at The Gorin School of Music.
Tuition for both sessions of the Summer Preparatory Music Program with Introduction to Various Instruments is $90.00 per student (tuition excludes $ 6.00 per recorder fee).
The school is also offering new summer group lessons for beginners and students of the following musical instruments –flute, guitar and voice. Tuition for the flute, guitar and voice group lessons is $90 per student (excludes $6.00 recorder fee). Summer group lessons are offered in addition to individual music lessons offered by The Gorin School of Music in piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, voice, theory, and composition. The tuition for individual music lessons is $35.00 per 30-minute lesson; $55.00 per 45-minute lesson; and $70.00 per 60-minute lesson.
To enroll or learn more about any of the school’s summer programs or individual music lessons, or call (650) 961-4910.
About The Gorin School of Music As the only local school of music accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), The Gorin School of Music located in Mountain View, California, also makes learning music and individual music lessons fun for the student. They offer lessons in all musical instruments including piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone, and voice. The school’s mission is to foster a love for music while training the music student comprehensively on the skills required for their chosen musical instrument with each music lesson. A warm and nurturing environment for learning music coupled with a personalized approach and individual pace of music study allows all students of The Gorin School of Music to reach their full potential. The school recognizes that every student is different, so depending on the music student’s age, personality, musical ability and availability, The Gorin School of Music offers a choice of enrolling students in Music Program Track A or Music Program Track B. The rigorous and comprehensive music educational curriculum coupled with qualified, supportive and experienced teachers make the music education learning experience meaningful and exciting for students of all ages at The Gorin School of Music. To learn more about The Gorin School of Music and its individual or group music lessons, visit http://www.gsm-music.com or call (650)-961-4910.
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