The Conservatory will offer courses in music and art for children and adults this fall beginning the week of September 12.
Private piano lessons are offered for beginning or transfer students ages five-year olds, who are ready, through adult. Lessons will have an emphasis on technique, keyboard theory, musicianship skills and repertoire. Beginning students will start with pre-staff notation and expand to landmark-based intervallic reading. Students should have an acoustic piano or a full-size, touch sensitive keyboard for practicing. Tuition is $15 for half-hour lessons. Email email@example.com for information.
Private Voice Lessons
This course is designed to begin the development of vocal potential and to lay a foundation for proper vocal production. Voice lessons are available for students ages 13 to adult. Tuition is $15 for half-hour lessons. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Instrumental Music Lessons
Private lessons in a variety of music instruments can be made available with qualified instructors, with times available upon request. We currently offer instruction in clarinet, saxophone, oboe and bassoon. Tuition is $15 for half-hour lessons. Email email@example.com for information.
Open to all levels of songwriters from beginner to intermediate. Classroom instruction, constructive feedback from peers, and one on one sessions with the instructor will all be a part of this workshop-style class. Pre-requisite for the class is that each student plays an instrument that can be brought to class and on which her or she can work on assigned material between classes. This class meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, beginning the first week of the semester. Tuition is $57 for nine weeks of study. Registration.
Community Children’s Choir
The Community Children’s Choir is a treble-voice only choir that will sing a variety of styles of music. For girls and boys with unchanged voices ages second grade through sixth grade who love to sing. Children will learn musicianship, vocal and sight singing skills. Students will audition for the choir but no audition material is necessary. Rehearsals are 6 – 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Each semester will conclude with a concert. Contact Director April Burkhart, firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule an audition.
Community Youth Band:
The Community Youth Band provides young people ages 5th grade to 12th grade with the opportunity to play a variety of styles of music. The band is open to all students with previous experience on a traditional band instrument. Emphasis will be given to the development of musicianship and basic skills. An audition is required, but no audition material is necessary. Rehearsals are Mondays 6 -7:30 p.m. The band will end each semester with a performance.
Musikgarten, Sing with Me for Toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years)
These weekly classes are action-filled for toddlers – full of energy, often on the move, always exploring and learning – and their parents. Together you’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments, all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement. Each lesson features movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, exploration of space, and instruments such as rhythm sticks, jingles, rattles, drums, and resonator bars. Additionally, you’ll receive a wonderful CD, a parent activity book, and an instrument or scarf to use at home for more fun time together. Additional materials fee. Time TBD please call the office (or instructor) for more information. email@example.com 630-818-7730
Join local artist Libby Garza, for a fun night of painting. No experience? No problem! Step-by-step instruction and all supplies needed to complete your very own masterpiece in 2-3 hours, will be provided. Try your hand at painting, pick up a new hobby, and have a great time! The parties are designed for ages 18 and up and cost $35 per night. Paint Parties are held in the basement of Whitfield Hall, 401 W. Main Street in West Frankfort.
Paint Parties offered on:
-Tuesday, June 7 (5:30-8pm) Register online.
-Thursday, June 23 (5:30pm-8pm) Register online.
-Tuesday, July 5 (5:30pm-8pm) Register online.
-Thursday, July 21 (5:30pm-8pm) Register online.
-Tuesday, August 2 (5:30pm-8pm) Register online.
-Thursday, October 20 (5:30pm-8pm) Register online.
-Thursday, November 10 (5:30pm-8pm) Register online.
-Tuesday, December 6 (5:30pm-8pm) Register online.
The creative writing course will focus on individual interest in poetry, short fiction, journalism, creative non-fiction, memoirs, drama and novels. This enriching opportunity is for students ages 14 and up. $57. Tuesdays 6-8 pm. Danny Wilson, instructor. Registration.
We encourage you to visit our page regularly, as new course offerings may become available in the future.