Preparatory Program Class Offerings

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Group Piano

Monday - Thursdays, and Saturdays

Cost - $525 per semester

Students taking Group Lessons receive many benefits, including frequent performance opportunities, teamwork, ensemble playing and motivation. It is also proven that young students taking group classes have a higher retention rate. Students with previous piano experience must audition in order to be placed in the correct group class. Group lessons are 60 minutes, and include technique work, repertoire (solo and ensemble), informal performance opportunities, and music games and technology. Classes take place in the state of the art Weeks Technology Center where students are provided with individual Clavinova electric pianos and headphones. Students should have their own keyboard or piano for home practice. You do not need to bring the keyboard to class.


Private Lessons

Private lessons are offered for the following: piano, guitar, percussion, strings, woodwinds, brass, and composition. All private lessons are scheduled individually with the instructor. New students must set up an audition so they can be matched with the appropriate teacher. For information about teacher placement or to set up an audition please contact our office at 305-284-6735. Lessons take place on the Coral Gables campus. 30, 45 and 60 minute lessons are available.


Theory and Musicianship

All levels – Offered at 9:30 and 10:30 on Saturdays

Cost: $375 per semester

This class will work on note reading, rhythm skills, piece analysis, harmonization, signs and terms, and more. It will round out your child’s musical education and make sure they have a solid foundation to go along with their lessons., and make lesson time more efficient and productive.


Musical Theatre 

9:30 to 11:30 on Saturdays

Ages: 10 years and up

Cost: $600 per semester

Capped at 20

In collaboration with Broadway Kids Studio, directed by UM Frost School alum Michelle Ameerally. This class features songs from some of Broadway's greatest shows including Hamilton, In the Heights, Grease, Hairspray, dear Evan Hansen, and more! Students will practice vocal technique, songs, monologues, choreography, and theater games.  Class will be capped at 20 and participants will be expected to attend all rehearsals. Broadway Kids Studio prides itself on providing the most well rounded performing arts education. 


Children’s Theater & Vocal Ensemble 

10:30 - 11:30 on Saturdays

Ages 5-9 years

Cost- $375 per semester

In collaboration with Broadway Kids Studio, directed by UM Frost School alum Michelle Ameerally. This class will build your child’s confidence and musicality, as well as offer great opportunities for bonding and socializing with other musically minded children! Your child will love singing familiar show tunes. Students will practice vocal technique, songs, monologues, choreography, and theater games.


Ensembles- Rock, Pop and Jazz

11:30-12:30 Saturdays

Cost: $375 per semester

Come jam with fellow musicians as you learn classic standards as well as the latest pop tunes. Prepare for informal concerts as well as recitals, and take your musical skills to venues around town to perform!


Rhythm Canes

Levels: Cat 4 & Cat 5

Cost: $300 per semester

Students perform a wide variety of musical styles on an assortment of contemporary and world percussion instruments.

Cat 4: Grades K-1

Ages: 4-7 years

Saturday 9:30 - 10:00 AM

This ensemble offers students of all ability levels the opportunity to expand their performance skills and strengthen overall musicianship through collaborative music-making. This class is for young musicians without a percussion background. Students will be introduced to rhythm and ensemble awareness through percussion performance.

Cat 5: Grades 2-5

Ages: 7-12 years

Saturday 11:15 - 11:45 AM

Building on the skills gained in Cat 4, students will expand their technical and musical abilities on percussion instruments. The ensemble repertory will include traditional percussion and world music ensembles


Storm Surge World Music Ensemble 

Tuesday – 6:30 - 8:30 

Cost: $450 per semester

Study of drumming techniques used to perform the music of Africa, and music throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. No prior musical experience is necessary.


Rhythm and Sight Reading

11- 12 Saturdays, plus one weekday

Cost: $375 per semester

Come fine tune the fundamental skills of reading and rhythm through fun, high energy exercises that use rocking beats from around the world, as well as hands on playing in our state of the art labs. This is a great complement to private lessons.


Ballroom Dancing - In collaboration with Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Saturdays only

9:30- 11:00 (adults)

11:30-1:00 (kids 11-18)

10:30- 11:30 (kids 7-10) 

Cost - $600 per semester

Come learn the classic skills of ballroom dancing that will stay with your child for life! This class will teach poise and grace, as well as increase students’ musicality and listening abilities. The class will culminate in a classic ballroom dance competition with live music from the Frost Prep Jazz Ensembles! These classes will be capped at 10 students per class, so register early!




Contact Information

Megan Walsh, Director
Frost School of Music Preparatory Program