Preparatory Program Class Offerings

Preparatory Program Class Offerings

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  • Group Piano

    Monday - Saturday

    Cost - $650 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. Contact frostprep@miami.edu to schedule your Zoom audition.

    Group lessons are 60 minutes and include technique work, repertoire (solo and ensemble), informal performance opportunities, and music games. Classes take place in the state of the art Weeks Technology Center where students are provided with individual Clavinova electric pianos. 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
    • strings
    • guitar
    • ukulele
    • percussion
    • voice
    • woodwinds
    • brass

    All private lessons are scheduled individually with the instructor. New students with prior piano experience must audition via Zoom before being placed for classes or lessons. Please contact frostprep@miami.edu to schedule your audition.  

    Lessons take place on the Coral Gables campus. 20, 30, 45, and 60-minute lessons are available.

    • 20-minute lesson $550 per semester
    • 30-minute lesson $700 per semester
    • 45-minute lesson $1,030 per semester
    • 60-minute lesson $1,375 per semester

  • Music Theory

    Cost: $375 per semester

    Beginner and Intermediate Saturday 9:30-10:30 AM

    Advanced Saturday 10:45 - 11:45 AM

    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 Sr.

    Ages: 10 to 18 years

    Cost: $625 per semester

    Saturday 9:30-11:00 AM

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

    Willy Wonka On Stage! Follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. The chidlren must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory - or suffer the consequences. This review is a real Sweet Treat with roles for younger performers and teens. 

    Willy Wonka on Stage premiers December 9th at 6:30 PM.

  • Musical Theatre Jr.  

    Ages: 5-9 years

    Cost- $400 per semester

    Saturday 9:30-10:30 AM

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

    Willy Wonka On Stage! Follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. The chidlren must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory - or suffer the consequences. This review is a real Sweet Treat with roles for younger performers and teens. 

    Willy Wonka on Stage premiers December 9th at 6:30 PM.

  • Rock Band Sr.

    Ages: 10 - 18 years

    Cost: $600 per semester

    Saturday 11:30 AM -12:45 PM

    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 Rock Band 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. 

  • Rock Band Jr.

    Ages: 6-9 years

    Cost: $600 per semester

    Saturday 9:30-10:45 AM

    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 Rock Band 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. 

  • Ukulele Group

    Jr. Group Ages: 4-5 years

    Sr. Group Ages: 6-8 years

    Cost: $500 per semester

    Jr. Group Wednesday 3:30 - 4:15 PM 

    Sr. Group Wednesday 4:30 - 5:15 PM

    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.

  • Guitar Group

    Ages: 


    Cost: $650 per semester


    Time: TBD

     

  • Songwriting

    Ages: 10-18 years

    Cost: $625 per semester

    Saturday TBD Virtual

     

    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.

  • Music Production

    Ages: 10-18 years

    Cost: $625 per semester

    Saturday TBD Virtual

Contact Information

Megan Walsh, Director
Frost School of Music Preparatory Program
frostprep@miami.edu
305-284-6735