Fall 2022 Piano/ Voice Classes “Lessons with Lauren”
@ Kindermusik with Julie
Lauren Fendrich, Instructor
FALL CLASS OFFERINGS ALL CLASSES will meet on FRIDAYS Aug. 19-Dec. 9
No class Sept. 16 or Nov. 25, Potential “make up” class Dec. 16
15 sessions total per semester, 1 hr./session
2:45-3:45 “Early Bird”/Homeschool Group Piano for Beginners Bastien Primer Level A and B Books, Ages 7-12
4:00-5:00 Beginning Piano I Group Piano Bastien Primer Level A and B Books, Ages 7-12
*Will review Level A extensively before going on to Level B. No prior piano experience required.
5:15-6:15 Beginning Piano II Group Piano Bastien Primer Level A and B Books, Ages 7-12
*Will begin at the end of Level A book (notes on the staff). Some prior piano experience/music reading knowledge preferred.
6:30-7:30 Elementary Voice Class Ages 7-12
Fee: For all group piano/voice classes, the fee is $375 per semester ($25 per hour session). This includes any book(s) and materials your student may need.
*50% deposit ($187.50 of $375 total) is due at time of registration. Balance of fee is due the first day of class. Cash or check only, please. Make checks payable to Kindermusik with Julie.
Group Piano Classes
Learn the piano in a fun, social atmosphere! This class is a comprehensive beginner’s course of piano study that builds a solid foundation for music learning through active group participation. Students will develop proper piano techniques, review/learn note reading/theory and learn the fundamental skills necessary to pursue piano more extensively in the future. At the end of the semester, students will participate in a performance for parents (Dec. 9 during the last 30 minutes of our session) to showcase our learning!
Elementary Voice Class
Find your voice in a small, supportive group setting! Students will learn basic vocal technique including good posture, breathing, tone, and projection. We will sing music representing a variety of styles including show tunes, traditional/classical, pop, and holiday favorites. Students will sing together as a group but also have the opportunity to shine as soloists. At the end of the semester, students will participate in a performance for parents (Dec. 9 during the last 30 minutes of our session) to showcase our learning!
Lauren graduated from DePauw University with a bachelor’s degree in music education (vocal emphasis) in 2011. She currently teaches elementary music part-time at Farmersville Elementary in Mt. Vernon and previously taught 3 years of middle school choir, 2 years of high school choir, and is now approaching 7 years in the elementary music world. She has taught private voice and piano lessons on the side for 14 years at “Lessons with Lauren". She loves working with students of all ages! Lauren began teaching the piano/vocal camps at Kindermusik with Julie this past summer and is so excited to continue at Julie’s this fall. She lives in Evansville with her husband- Caleb, two children- Calvin (5) and Claire (3), and a pet gecko. They love trips to the zoo and playing board games.
Why group piano lessons?
- Greater accountability to practice.
- 1 hour session length allows for frequent changes in activities. Kids are made to move, and
we can get off of the bench to play music games or have a general music mini-lesson. Students will still get plenty of individual attention and can move at their own pace, but we will never sit in one place for longer than 15 minutes at a time.
- Kids can learn piano in a social atmosphere among their peers. Music is most fun when we make it TOGETHER!
- We can play for each other! Students gain confidence performing in front of a group and learn from each other in a masterclass-like setting.
- Group lessons provide a bridge between young childhood musical experiences such as Kindermusik and middle school music ensembles (choir, band, and orchestra) or more intensive private lessons.