Elementary Music Courses Offered at Woods Community Center
Set your child on the path to musical enrichment and perhaps even uncover a hidden talent by enrolling your son or daughter in Elementary Chorus or Rockin’ Recorders courses at the Grosse Pointe Woods Community Center. Both courses are geared to children ages 8 through 12 and are eight weeks long. Elementary Chorus will be held at 4:15 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28. Rockin’ Recorders is at 4:15 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 29.
The courses are taught by Bernadette Candela, also known as “Miss Bernie,” a recently retired, local elementary music, English and special education teacher. She has gained popularity at the Grosse Pointe Woods community Center with her “Keeping the Beat with Miss Bernie,” a program that uses music activities to encourage developmental, speech, interactive language and thinking skills for children ages one through five.
Elementary Chorus is designed to provide a group vocal environment for students with the desire to become better singers and musicians. Students have the opportunity to experience part signing and, at times, solo selections. The 50-minute class is split into three segments including vocalization/warm-ups, music theory/ear training, and various musical repertoire.
Rockin’ Recorders provides an introduction to the soprano recorder. The course encorporates music theory, notes on the treble clef, fingering and technique to play the soprano recorder.
The fee for each of these courses is $80 for Grosse Pointe Woods residents; $88 for non-residents. For more information, call the Grosse Pointe Woods Community Center at 313-343-2408.