Crescendo offers several opportunities for group instruction. Minimum enrollment must be met for a class to be held. Class meeting times vary, contact the office for current offerings. Group classes are open to individuals not currently enrolled in private lessons at Crescendo.

Beginning Guitar Class–NEW

Instructor:  Matt Cosgrove

Have fun making expressive music from the very first day!  This 10-week guitar class is designed for students of all ages who want to learn in a small group setting.  Participants will learn the basics of classical guitar technique, read music, and perform solos and in ensembles. No previous experience or audition required.

Guitar Ensemble–NEW

Instructor:  Matt Cosgrove

The Guitar Parlor Ensemble is designed for beginning and intermediate students who can read music in first position and are looking for the opportunity to play with others.  Relaxed pace, beautiful music! New enrollees will receive 2 free tickets to Kalamazoo Guitar Happenings sponsored concerts.

The Crescendo Academy Orff Studio

Instructor: Marcia Working

The Crescendo Academy Orff Studio provides group music lessons to students in grades K through 5 and adults. Students have the opportunity to experience and learn music through movement, instrument ensembles and voice. The goal is to develop fundamental musicianship by experiencing pulse, rhythm, melody, harmony, form and timbre. These skills allow students the freedom to express one’s own musical ideas as well as others. For more details, go here.

Music Together

Lead Instructor:  Cathi Smits

Music Together mixed age classes are for children birth through age 5 and their parent(s) or caregiver. The Music Together® award winning summer curriculum is used in a playful, developmentally appropriate environment which utilizes singing, moving, playing instruments and making music in a fun 45 minute class. This type of music making is shown to enhance higher order thinking skills in our children, which supports all learning and provides an opportunity for children to attain basic music competence which is needed before learning an instrument, can occur. Best part about Music Together® is the FUN we have together making music each and every class! For more details, go here.

Music Theory & Composition

All students interested in taking a theory course must take a placement exam. All of the theory courses will have online components that are not required, but may enhance the learning experience or serve as a make-up opportunity for any missed classes. Attending an informational meeting for interested students and parents is strongly encouraged. Contact the office for more details.

Individual music theory and composition are also available. Cost is $24.00 for each 30 minute session.

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    … to provide individualized music instruction in a positive and supportive atmosphere to all persons regardless of age, ability or income.

    Epic Center, Suite 12
    359 S. Kalamazoo Mall
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

    269 / 345-6664

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