Individual Music Lessons (ages 4+)
Individual Music Lessons are offered all year for anyone ages 4 and up.
We have lessons on all instruments including voice.
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CSA Grace Note Youth String Orchestra (ages 7+)**
Price: $100 per semester (16 weeks each)
Instructor: Simone Parker
Time: Mondays 5:45-7:45pm
Location: MMC Room 147
The Grace Note Youth String Orchestra is open to string students comfortable with a minimum experience of Suzuki Book 1 Minuet No.3 or equivalent level of difficulty. Additional repertoire is offered to students comfortable with note reading and late Suzuki Book 3/beginning Book 4 or equivalent level of difficulty. Participation in this group requires a teacher recommendation. Auditions are given prior to each semester. Please contact our office for more information. The Grace Note Youth String Orchestra performs in December and May in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the APSU campus along with the other CSA music ensembles. Other performing opportunities are available.
**Adult community members are welcome
CSA Youth Percussion Ensemble (ages 8-12)
Price: $75 per semester (16 weeks each)
Instructor: Kortney Knight
APSU Faculy Mentor: Dr. Eric Branscome
Time: Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm
Location: MMC Room 147
A wonderful new ensemble for the CSA that gives young children an opportunity to experience music through playing instruments designed for them. Ms. Kortney Knight will guide the students in this ensemble using methods that are largely based on the Carl Orff method of music instruction. This group is also overseen by Dr. Eric Branscome, Coordinator of Music Education at APSU. Students will be given opportunities to play on various percussion instruments, create their own music, and work as a group for performances. The CSA Youth Percussion Ensemble performs in December and May in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the APSU campus along with the other CSA music ensembles. Other performing opportunities are available.
Home School Music Classes*
Ages: Kindergarten - Fifth Grade
Time: Wednesdays 11:15am - 12:10pm
Dates: March 20 - April 24
Location: Music Mass Comm. Building, Room 147
Cost: $10 per child / $5 for each additional sibling
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There are no more open spaces for kindergarten or first grade students (ages 5 & 6), but enrollment is still open for 2nd through 5th grade (ages 7 through 10).
*This program is only available to local homeschool students seeking music requirements. The lessons will be taught by senior-level APSU music education majors and supervised by Dr. Eric Branscome, APSU Coordinator of Music Education. Activities will include singing, playing instruments, movement, listening, music literacy, and musical performances by APSU music students and faculty.
Additional questions, contact:
Dr. Eric Branscome,
Coordinator of Music Education
email@example.com / 931.221.7811
Mission Statement: Music is an integral component of early childhood education, and plants the seeds of creativity and self-expression that children will use for a lifetime. More so, music introduces young children to the tools through which they begin to experience and participate with the world around them.
We aim to provide the highest quality music education in a child-centered environment that encourages participation, stimulates creativity, and focuses on fun. We do not strive to turn young children into Beethovens or Mozarts. It is simply our desire to increase each child’s awareness and enjoyment of music, and to instill in each child a desire to continue musical involvement for a lifetime.