Musicianship Course

Learn To Read Music

Lesson Length:  1 hour
Course length: 8 Weeks
Course Fee:  $250
Level:  All may apply.  Placement test will determine level.  Test will evaluate your knowledge of reading notes (pitch and rhythm), key signatures, and ear training.
Teachers: Bettina Sheppard; Mario Gullo
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Do you want to be able to learn new music on your own?  See how you can decipher music as a language.  Many singing jobs require you to know how to read and study music to keep up with rehearsals.  This is learning the fun way!

“SAVA has given me a home in which to explore and express
my continuing passion for music and vocal study. “

Lory Jackson-Alcaro, Carnegie Hall Soloist

In this class you will learn:

  • Ear Training
  • Sight Singing
  • Basic Music theory for singers
  • Score Interpretation
  • Application in both solo and ensemble singing

Scores will be provided from various styles, including:

  • Musical theatre
  • Jazz
  • Rock/pop
  • Folk
  • Classical

  • Ah, music! A magic far beyond all we do here!

    J.K. Rowling
  • The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.

  • The only thing better than singing is more singing.

    Ella Fitzgerald
  • Music in the soul can be heard by the universe

    Lao Tzu
  • People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.

    Paul Hindemith
  • If I cannot fly, let me sing.

    Stephen Sondheim
  • The only escapes from the miseries of life are music and cats.

    Albert Schweitzer
  • You can’t stay the same. If you’re a musician and a singer, you have to change. That’s the way it works.

    Van Morrison
  • I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.

    William James
  • And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

    Friedrich Nietzsche
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