Registration for Spring 2022 is over.
Classes , lessons and rehearsals are in progress.
Please use this page to get an idea of what a typical semester looks like.
This spring Scrollworks is offering group instruction and ensembles for orchestral instruments (winds, strings and percussion), piano and guitar to children ages 6 to 18, including students with disabilities.
All classes, lessons and 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). Please contact us about online lessons.
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.
NEW for Spring 2022:
A group class for Beginning Cello and String Bass will be offered in-person on Monday nights at 5 pm. Your child's participation will depend on the instrument sizes available to loan. (We have mostly smaller cellos on hand and one of each bass size.)
Monday Jazz Ensemble at 6 pm for all instruments. No audition required.
Requirements to participate:
- Age: 13+, 11-12 y/o with permission of instrument teacher.
- Experience: Played instrument for at least 1 year.
Limit: 8 students
Instrument Explorer for age 6 : The focus this semester will be on string instruments, classical and traditional from around the world. Saturdays at 9 am.
Beginning Piano lessons will be offered with very limited availability.
Our spring program consists of 12 classes/lessons, a mid-semester jury day, a final performance weekend with an all-day recital camp followed by a formal Solo Recital and a formal Concert for the group classes and ensembles.
Group classes, ensembles and orchestra are 60 minutes.
Private lessons, music theory and recorder ensemble are 30 minutes.
We serve a free lunch at noon on most teaching Saturdays for our families, staff and church members.
The semester calendar is on the home page.
Click here for a printable version. (Thanks to Dane Lawley!)
Please do not register if you know your child will miss more than 2 lesson days.
Orientation for new families will be Saturday, January 15 at 9 am. This will include string instrument sizing, a music theory assessment test and a basic introduction to our program.
Participation in the solo recital and/or the ensemble concert is required. Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend. (Out-of-town online students may submit a video.)
Recital Camp is required to participate in the ensemble concert. Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend.
Fees for 12 lessons/classes + jury + concert:
$85 per instrument for group classes and for out-of-town students
$85 to participate in Orchestra with free (online or in-person) private lessons on orchestra instrument
$25 for music theory
Ensembles are free: Monday Jazz Ensemble, Choir, Recorder
$120 for Piano lessons
$120 for private lessons for advanced students choosing not to participate in Orchestra (for cello, violin, drumset, etc.)
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 Jan. 1, 2022. Exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.
For Age 6, we offer an Instrument Explorer class on Saturday mornings. The class focuses on a different instrument family each semester and begins teaching rhythm and note reading. This semester will focus on string instruments.
For Age 7, we offer beginning violin classes on Monday evenings and Saturdays.
Choir for Ages 6 & 7:
·In-person on Saturdays at 10 am
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 & String Bass - Group class on Monday evenings.
·Winds - Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba - Group class on Monday evenings 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.
·Beginning Piano - In-person private lessons on Monday evenings and Saturdays. Limited availability
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.
·Viola - 30 minute private lessons on Mondays & Saturdays. Online private lessons.
·Cello - Online private lessons for returning students only
·String Bass - In-person private lessons on Monday evenings.
·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 with very limited availability. Online private lessons for returning students only.
Choir for Age 8+:
·In-person 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 classes at 12:30 pm on Saturdays.
·Premier Recorder Ensemble - 30 minute rehearsal on Saturdays. By invitation from Dane Lawley. Email to inquire
Click here for questions. ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Please provide additional information you think we should know in the comment section of the registration form.
Registrations are processed in the order received. Ms. Goforth may email you with questions, so please watch your spam folder for that. She will send your family schedule by Friday, January 14.