This fall Scrollworks is offering group instruction and ensembles for orchestral instruments (winds, strings and percussion), piano, voice and guitar to children ages 6 to 18, including students with disabilities.
Most classes and all ensembles will be in-person at St. Paul UMC on either Monday evenings (between 4 pm and 8 pm) or on Saturdays (between 9 am and 3 pm). Online classes and lessons will also be available when that platform works best for you and your teacher.
COVID Provisions: All of our staff is fully vaccinated. Inside the building, masks are required for all individuals. Scrollworks will provide specially designed split masks for wind players. Physical distancing will be observed per CDC guidelines for schools These provisions will be adjusted as the pandemic evolves locally.
Piano and voice lessons will be offered with limited availability.
Cello will be offered online only with limited availability for new beginners. New beginners younger than age 8 who are interested in studying cello should email before registering.
String Bass will be offered in-person on Monday nights. Students with at least a semester of experience on the instrument can register for online private lessons. (Limit of 4 basses to loan.)
Electives include two invitation-only recorder ensembles, music theory, ukulele and karaoke. ------------------------------------------ Our fall program consists of 12 classes/lessons, a mid-semester jury day, an all-day recital camp followed by a formal Solo Recital and a formal Concert for the group classes and ensembles. Check the bottom of our home page for our teaching calendar.
For in-person instruction, we will send you a schedule based on your choices. For online classes and lessons, your teacher will contact you to arrange scheduling.
Group classes and orchestra are 60 minutes. Private lessons are 30 minutes.
Registration fee: $80 per instrument. Recorder and Karaoke electives are $25. There is no charge for choir, orchestra or music theory. (Payment is required upon submitting the registration form.)
For Fall 2021, the fee for new beginners on violin, viola, clarinet, trombone, French horn, tuba and percussion will be $40. This discounted price will also apply to current students who add or switch to viola, bass, saxophone, bassoon and oboe.
We loan instruments (if available) for a $25 refundable deposit. Scrollworks encourages our students to use this loaned instrument in their school band or orchestra as long as they continue to fully participate in classes and ensembles at Scrollworks.
Classes for Each Child's Age and Skill:
Age as of Sept. 1, 2021. Exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.
For Age 6, we offer an Instrument Explorer class on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings. The class introduces all the instruments in the orchestra and begins teaching rhythm and note reading.
For Age 7, we offer beginning violin classes on Monday evenings and Saturdays.
Choir for Ages 6 & 7: ·In-person on Saturdays ------------------------------------------ For Age 8+ (new beginners): ·Violin - Group classes are available on Monday evenings and Saturdays ·Viola - In-person private lessons on Monday evenings and Saturdays. ·Cello - Online private lessons. (Limited cellos available for loan.) ·String Bass - In-person private lessons on Monday evenings.
·Winds - Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba - Group class on Mondayevenings and Saturdays. French horn, Saxophone, Oboe and Bassoon - Group class on Saturdays. (Limited availability to loan for tuba, saxophone, oboe and bassoon.)
·Percussion - In-person group class on Saturdays ·Guitar - In-person group class on Saturdays. ·Piano - In-person private lessons on Monday evenings and Saturdays. Online private lessons. ·Voice - In-person private lessons on Saturdays. ------------------------------------------ For Age 8+(at least one previous semester of instruction): ·Violin - Group classes - placement based on skill level, Monday evenings and Saturdays. Online private lessons (limited availability). ·Viola - 30 minute private lessons on Mondays & Saturdays. Online private lessons (limited availability). ·Cello - Online private lessons. String Bass - In-person private lessons on Monday evenings. Online private lessons. ·Winds - In-person group classes - placement based on skill level, Monday evenings, and Saturdays. ·Percussion - Group class on Saturdays. ·Guitar - Group classes - placement based on skill level, offered on Saturdays. Online private lessons for select returning students. ·Piano - In-person private lessons on Monday evenings and Saturdays. Online private lessons. ·Voice - In-person private lessons on Saturdays. Online private lessons for select returning students. ------------------------------------------
Choir for Age 8+: ·In-person on Saturdays Elective for Age 8+: ·Karaoke Class - 30 minute group class on Saturdays ·Ukulele Class - 30 minute group class on Saturdays
Orchestra for Age 8+(at least one year of instruction): By audition. (We will contact you.) Schedule coordinated with instrument instruction. Rehearsal on Monday evenings and Saturdays. (May attend either or both.)
Elective for Age 8+(for those who already play an instrument): ·Music Theory - 30 minute group class Saturdays. ·Concordia Recorder Ensemble - 30 minute rehearsal on Monday evenings and Saturdays. (May attend either or both.) By invitation from Sara Tucker. Email to inquire ·Premier Recorder Ensemble - 30 minute rehearsal on Saturdays. By invitation from Dane Lawley. Email to inquire
Through our contract with the VSA/Kennedy Center, Scrollworks is able to provide supplemental instruction to students with disabilities so that they are able to participate fully in classes and ensembles with their peers. There is no additional cost for this additional instruction. Please note whether your student has a disability on the registration form. You may explain in the comments. This information remains confidential.