Enrichment Classes

The purpose of Enrichment Classes is to grow the gifts and talents of students, and help foster their love for music. Curriculum builds throughout the 14-week class, inspiring a lifelong appreciation of music and giving children the foundation they will need to enjoy success in private instrument and vocal instruction. Keeping a steady beat, playing instruments, dance, creative movement, singing, harmonic accompaniment and improvisation are all building blocks in the creation of this solid musical foundation. Through these rich, interactive classes, students discover their own creativity and the joy of making music with friends!

Ages 5-7
Wednesdays, 1:30-2:20 p.m. 
Register with Bend Parks and Recreation, 12/9 @ 5:30 a.m. The Activity-Section code is 106362-01.
 
A beginning class for children who love to sing! Through singing and games, students are taught proper singing technique to support vocal performance. In addition, students are introduced to basic music theory such as note names, note values, dynamics, and rhythm. This class is an excellent introduction to the joy of music making and helps build a base for further music education!

Ages 6-9
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:20 p.m. 
Register with Bend Parks and Recreation, 12/9 @ 5:30 a.m. The Activity-Section code is 106365-01.

A solid understanding of rhythm is key for all musicians, and this class is an excellent preparation for formal instrumental study. Utilizing singing, the flutophone, and the glockenspiel, students will build rhythmic skills and reading ability in a fun environment. 

Ages 6-10
Wednesdays, 12:00-12:50 p.m. 
Register with Bend Parks and Recreation, 12/9 @ 5:30 a.m. The Activity-Section code is 106374-01.

Students will learn the basic elements of rhythm and note reading in a group setting. We will also be learning proper singing technique to use in a wide variety of fun and engaging repertoire. Students will have several performance opportunities throughout the semester including community outreach performances at nursing homes, and a recital at the end of the class.

Ages 5-6
Fridays, 3:00-3:50 p.m. 

Your child will learn to play simple musical patterns and songs using the ukulele and flutophone. Using games and activities, your child will learn to play these instruments and grow to understand musical concepts, such as piano & forte, crescendo, staccato & legato, as well as learn to read and notate music on a staff.  With a special emphasis on multicultural music, your child will learn a variety of new games and dances from around the world as well as the ability to improvise and write their own music. A variety of musical styles and composers will be utilized in the learning environment.

Interested in Private Lessons? Visit our Private Lesson page and submit an online inquiry. 

Tuition Assistance is available for all classes and private lessons at Cascade School of Music. Visit our Tuition Assistance page for more information.