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Summer Music Explorers

July 10-14, 2017 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm | Mon-Fri

Ages 5-9

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER MUSIC EXPLORERS IS NOW CLOSED. Call us to discuss other options for your child's music experience this summer.


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Planting the seeds for a lifetime of music making!
Learn the basics of musicianship through theory, rhythm and brain games, story time, listening exercises, instrument classes,and more. Daily ensemble with music specially selected to accommodate all beginner levels. (Impromptu performance of the ensemble at the end of the day on Friday, July 14.)

For children who have just begun learning a musical instrument or who have taken music classes at school or in an early childhood program. Before/after care available! See below...


Tuition: Full-Day and Half-Day Options

Full Day: $345 - 9:00 am-3:00 pm - FULL / ENROLLMENT CLOSED
AM Only: $195 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm - FULL / ENROLLMENT CLOSED
PM Only: $175 - 12:30-3:00 pm

Scholarships are available for all Music School programs.

Registration Deadline: July 7, 2017

Before/After Care - $5 before care, $15 after care per day.Program interns will provide supervision each day from 8:00-9:00 am for early drop-off and from 3:00-6:00 pm for students requiring later pick-up. Before/After Care Registration Form


MEET THE INSTRUCTORS



Mark Femino has been playing and teaching music professionally for over 20 years. Now in his 11th year as a public school music educator in Millis, he is responsible for a wide range of duties: choral director; elementary band and recorder; music technology class; guitar, piano, and ukulele instruction. He is also music director for 8 major school productions. Mark was formerly music director (aka Mr. Fun) at Groton Center for The Arts Summer ArtWorks Camp for 9 years, guiding elementary through middle schoolers through three productions each summer. As a performer, he has played over 1,000 shows and released 7 albums, including a full-length ukulele album. He continues to perform 40 - 50 shows per year and thoroughly enjoys connecting with all types of people through music. Mark received his Bachelor’s degree in music from Syracuse University.



Andrew Torossian graduated from UMass Lowell with a Master's in Music Education and a Bachelor's in Music Studies. In addition to his classes at Indian Hill Music School, he serves as the district wide Orchestra Director in the Pentucket Regional School District and previously taught General Music to kids in grades K-8. In his free time, Andrew writes and performs his own music under the band name Cloud Country.



Pei-Chun Lin offers expertise in teaching, conducting, directing, and composing in Classical, Jazz, Rock, and Popular musical styles. A versatile instructor, she teaches both piano and flute as well as coaching the School of Rock Ensemble. In addition to her work at Indian Hill, Pei-Chun serves as Music Director/Organist at First Baptist Church of Belmont and the Children's Choir Director at United Parish of Auburndale. She conducts the New England Asian Instrumental Ensemble and the Theater Orchestra at The Cambridge School of Weston, where she co-directed well-known musical productions such as Chess, Carousel, Beauty and The Beast, Anything Goes, and Once Upon A Mattress. She also served as Children's Choir Director/Organist at the Kings Chapel Church in Boston. In 2011, Pei-Chun was commissioned by the Chinese government to compose original music to accompany a Beijing Style Opera, "The Beauty Trap."



Abe Finch has appeared with the Boston Lyric Opera, Royal Ballet, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Dinosaur Annex, Pro Arte Chamber Ensemble, New England Percussion Ensemble, Boston Brass Ensemble, and many more classical, jazz, and theater organizations. A founding member of Wired.to.the.Edge, a contemporary, avant-garde, acoustic-electric trio, he also composes works for percussion, from thematic pieces for children to advanced percussion ensemble repertoire. Abe teaches both classical and contemporary percussion styles to students of all ages. Many of his students have excelled through District and All-State Festival competitions and into college, several earning degrees at major musical conservatories. In addition to Indian Hill, Abe serves on the faculties at Salem State University, Groton School, and Philips Academy in Andover.

Linda Vieira has been teaching piano students of all ages for over 25 years and enjoys working with beginners as well as more advanced students. She has performed in recitals in the Boston area as well as other venues in New England. She is also an active member of NEPTA (New England Piano Teachers Association). Linda has been on the Indian Hill faculty since 1993, started the group piano program, and taught classes in the early childhood program.


Daily Schedule:


  • 9:00-9:30 - Gathering - Music and Movement Class
  • 9:30-10:10 - Theory/Rhythm/Brain Games or Singing Class
  • 10:10-10:30 - Break
  • 10:30-11:10 - Theory/Rhythm/Brain Games or Singing Class
  • 11:10-12:00 - Ensemble - Singing and Rhythm Instruments
  • 12:00-12:30 - Lunch and Playtime
  • 12:30-1:10 - Instrument Spotlight: Demo and Hands-On
  • 1:10-2:00 - Instrument Classes: Piano, Percussion, Ukulele
  • 2:00-2:15 - Break
  • 2:15-3:00 - Ensemble - All Instrument Classes Together


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those effected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.


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