Preparatory Program Class Offerings

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,
    • 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 $1,050 per semester

  • Modern Improvisatory Strings

    This course focuses on many topics that are important for modern string players today, particularly with genres outside of classical music. These include composition, improvisation, modern string techniques, and technological advances in string playing.

    For our final project, students will compose their own fiddle tunes, experimenting with what makes a good melody as well as solidifying our understanding and ability to write and play harmony alongside it.

  • Musicianship and Theory

    Cost: $385 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: 10 to 18 years

    Cost: $385 per semester

    Saturdays 10:45-11:45

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

    Performers will explore singing, dancing, acting, jazz, monologues, commercials, different genres, and commence the class with a fully edited resume and performance reel. We will be teaching virtually using zoom, break-out rooms, personal recording devices, and working towards a fully prerecorded performance that will be viewed through YouTube Premire and a cast party on zoom! All students will receive a welcome packet with sheet music, acting materials, and a usb drive with all their music before the class starts! 

  • Musical Theatre Jr.  

    Ages: 5-9 years

    Cost- $385 per semester

    Saturdays 9:30-10:30 AM

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

    Performers will explore singing, dancing, acting, jazz, monologues, commercials, different genres, and commence the class with a fully edited resume and performance reel. We will be teaching virtually using zoom, break-out rooms, personal recording devices, and working towards a fully prerecorded performance that will be viewed through YouTube Premire and a cast party on zoom! All students will receive a welcome packet with sheet music, acting materials, and a usb drive with all their music before the class starts! 

  • Rock Band and Jazz Combo

    Ages: 9 and up

    Cost: $450 per semester

    Saturday 11:30-12:30

    The purpose of this course is to provide students with opportunities to play in an ensemble setting with their peers across a variety of styles of music within the rock idiom. Focus will be placed on creating a “group sound,” time feel, facility on each individual’s instrument, recording, forms, rehearsal techniques, and repertoire.

    The Virtual Rock Ensemble class gives students the unique ability to learn music fundamentals through different eras of Contemporary/Rock music. By learning various songs throughout rock history, students will strengthen their sense of audiation, form, harmony, and melody - all with the guidance of Miami’s top professional musicians. This virtual ensemble also receives an introduction to recording techniques. After learning how to record from home, the ensemble gets to rock out with their peers and assemble their parts remotely.

  • Rock Band and Jazz Combo Jr.

    Ages: 6-8 years

    Cost: $450 per semester

    Saturday 10:00-11:00

    The purpose of this course is to provide students with opportunities to play in an ensemble setting with their peers across a variety of styles of music within the rock idiom. Focus will be placed on creating a “group sound,” time feel, facility on each individual’s instrument, recording, forms, rehearsal techniques, and repertoire. 

    The Virtual Rock Ensemble class gives students the unique ability to learn music fundamentals through different eras of Contemporary/Rock music. By learning various songs throughout rock history, students will strengthen their sense of audiation, form, harmony, and melody - all with the guidance of Miami’s top professional musicians. This virtual ensemble also receives an introduction to recording techniques. After learning how to record from home, the ensemble gets to rock out with their peers and assemble their parts remotely.

  • Songwriting

    Young artists will have the opportunity to compose, record, and develop their ideas both lyrically and musically in a collaborative setting, with an emphasis on peer engagement, performance, and production. While learning how to further develop and organize ideas into polished commercial works, additional guidance and basic skills training on guitar, voice, piano, and bass will be offered to promote and refine artistry. A music production component will be offered to provide aspiring professionals with the necessary techniques to create modern, contemporary compositions. Topics to be covered: working with loops, software instruments, gaining general knowledge in MIDI and audio editing, mixing, effects, and signal routing.

  • Ukulele Ensemble

    This fun class will provide students with an instant access to making music on the ukulele. Focus points will be strumming and rhythms, reading music and improvising.

  • Virtual Rock Bands

    The Virtual Rock Ensemble class gives students the unique ability to learn music fundamentals through different eras of Contemporary/Rock music. By learning various songs throughout rock history, students will strengthen their sense of audiation, form, harmony, and melody - all with the guidance of Miami’s top professional musicians. This virtual ensemble also receives an introduction to recording techniques. After learning how to record from home, the ensemble gets to rock out with their peers and assemble their parts remotely.

  • Rhythm Canes: Home Improv-ment

    Level I: Grades K-1 (ages 4 to 7), Saturday 9:30-10:00AM
    Level II: Grades 2-3 (ages 7-10), Saturday 10:15-10:45AM
    Level III: Grades 4-5 (ages 10-12), Saturday 11:00-11:45AM
    Virtual course. Learn about music theory, rhythm, and how to apply these elements to create music using items available inside, outside, and around the house. Students will share their at-home musical creations with the Frost Prep family through social media and hashtags provided by the instructor each week.

  • Bucket Beatz

    Level I: Middle School 6-8 Saturday, 1:00-1:30
    Level II: High School 9-12 Saturday 1:45-2:15
    Virtual Course. No drums, no problem. All you need is a bucket and some sticks. Learn and improve rhythm skills through various musical styles applied to buckets. Many of the concepts presented in this course are easily transferable to drum-set and other percussion instruments. No previous percussion experience necessary to participate in this course.

  • Rhythm Reach: Social Drumming from a Distance

    Saturdays 2:30-3:00
    Virtual Course. Learn about and experience popular grooves from around the world through body percussion and rhythmic movement. Open to all ages, no previous experience necessary.

Contact Information

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