Preparatory Program Class Offerings

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Group Piano

Monday - Saturday

Cost - $550 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 with prior piano experience must submit a video audition before being placed for classes or lessons to frostprep@miami.edu.  Lessons take place on the Coral Gables campus. 30, 45 and 60 minute lessons are available.

30 minute lesson $600 per semester

45 minute lesson $825 per semester

60 minute lesson $1,025 per semester

 

Musicianship and Theory

Cost: $375 per semester

Saturdays 9:30-10:30 & 10:30-11:30

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 

Ages: 9 years and up

Cost: $600 per semester

Saturdays 9:30-11:00

In collaboration with Broadway Kids Studio, directed by UM Frost School alum Michelle Ameerally. 

If you’re a dedicated performer, enjoy Broadway, and the beautiful music of George Gershwin, this is the class for you. Students will dive into the music of George Gershwin as they learn choreography and music to jazz standards and musical theater hits. Performers will learn choreography to production numbers such as “I Got Rhythm”, “Slap that Bass”, “Nice Work if You Can Get It” and many more. Students will work specifically on character development, vocal training, and stylized dance combinations, all while rehearsing towards their final presentation of “A Night With Gershwin.” Space is limited, and solos will be given to those that show dedication and commitment to the class.

 

Musical Theatre Jr.  

Ages: 5-8 years

Cost- $375 per semester

Saturdays 11:15-12:15

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! 

Come be a part of the “Lion King Kids” and another great semester of musical theater at the University of Miami Frost Prep Program. “Lion King Kids” is geared for performers ages 5-8 that are looking to take the next step in their musical theater training. Students will re-create the epic movie and bring it live to the stage. They will bring to life characters such as Mufasa, Rafiki, and Simba, while singing and learning the music to the Disney classics such as “Hakuna Matata” and “Circle of Life.” Every week will be geared to learning choreography, music, and blocking for their end of term 30-minute production. All students will receive a script and music on the first day of class. Roles will be determined in class through an audition process, based on the skill-set needed, and commitment to the class. Space is limited for these future Broadway performers.

 

Rock Band and Jazz Combo

Ages: 9 and up

Cost: $600 per semester

Saturday 11:30-1:00

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!

 

Rock Band and Jazz Combo Jr.

Ages: 6-8 years

Cost: $375 per semester

Saturday 10:00-11:00

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 Percussion

Ages: 4-6 years

Cost: $275 per semester

Saturday 9:15-9:50 

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

 

Stomp Percussion

Ages: 6 & up

Cost: $375 per semester

Wednesday 5:30-6:30

Coming this fall! 

 

Songwriting Circle

Ages: 11 years & up

Cost: $375 per semester

Songwriting circle is a new class intended to ignite and grow your love for music through song creation. When together, we will learn about the basic building blocks of song - melody, form, and lyric - and how to use them to express fully. In class, we will explore the world of songwriting with song prompts, collaboration between writers, listening to different song forms, and acoustic performances. If you are looking to begin your songwriting journey, this class is for you! 

*5-10 students, middle/high school age

 

Electronic Music Production

Ages: 12 years and up

Cost: $450 per semester

Saturdays 10:00-11:00

Coming this fall! 

 

Adult Music Appreciation Class

Cost: $375 per semester

Coming this fall! 

 

Adult Rock Band

Cost: $375 per semester

Coming this fall! 

 


Contact Information

Megan Walsh, Director
Frost School of Music Preparatory Program
frostprep@miami.edu
786-853-4041