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It's YOUR time to play! Whether you're just starting out exploring music or returning to an instrument from your youth, there's a place for you at Indian Hill. Work with our caring faculty of professional teaching artists help you discover your musical voice, from classical and jazz to folk, pop, and more.

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  • AIRE
    Recorder Ensemble
  • Beginner
    Piano
  • Cello Ensemble

  • Chamber
    Ensembles
  • Indian Hill
    Big Band
  • Intergenerational
    Flute Choir
  • Jazz Improv
    Ensemble
  • Jazz Lab Band

  • Monday Night
    Chamber Ensemble
  • New England Flute
    Orchestra of IHM
  • School of
    Rock
  • Second Wind
    Recorder Ensemble
  • Songwriting
    Workshop
  • Threshold
    Singers
  • Voice Works
    Group Coaching

AIRE Recorder Ensemble

Recorders unite... Play three- and four-part ensemble arrangements of music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern (20th and 21st centuries) eras. Each member must be able to play F and C recorders - soprano, alto, tenor and bass.

 

New Members: Audition or faculty recommendation required. Call the office for details.

FEE: $660 (Full Year - 30 Sessions)
PRORATED FEE: $100 deposit due at registration. Tuition based on $22/session for number of sessions remaining.

Instructor Day Time No. of Sessions Start Date
Sue Gleason Thursday 1:00-2:00 pm 30 10/6/2016


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Beginner Piano

Haven’t you always wanted to learn to play the piano? Come join a like-minded group of adults in this casual weekly class. You’ll learn the basics of keyboard technique and music reading, and learn to play easy songs. Students must have a piano or 88-key touch-sensitive digital piano or keyboard for home practice.

FEE: $750 (Full Year - 30 Classes)


Instructor Day Time No. of Sessions Start Date
Cyndi Bliss Wednesday 8:00-9:00 pm 30 CLOSED - New class session Fall 2017


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Cello Ensemble

Attention cellists! Hone your ensemble skills and play a wide range of musical styles in three or four pieces per semester. Play wonderful repertoire and refine your musicianship and cello technique in a supportive setting. Ensemble performs in IH recitals and in the community.

 

New Members: Audition/consultation or instructor recommendation required.

FEE: $720 (Full Year - 24 Sessions)
PRORATED FEE: $100 deposit due at registration. Tuition based on $30/session for number of sessions remaining.


Instructor Day Time No. of Sessions Start Date
Cynthia Forbes Saturday 1:00-2:30 pm 24 10/8/2016


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Chamber Ensembles

Playing music with others is an essential element in developing your musical craft and enjoying the learning process. Beginners will make faster progress, developing musicians will be challenged to higher levels, and everyone will experience one of the true joys of music through learning and playing together.

Ensemble experience is not required to participate in chamber music, but students should have good basic technique on their instrument and elementary or stronger music reading skills.

TRIO FEE: $590 (Full Year - 24 Sessions)
QUARTET FEE: $540 (Full Year - 24 Sessions)

SIX-WEEK SHORT SESSION - March-May 2017
FEE: $145
for 45 min duo, 60 min trio or quartet
FEE: $195 for 60 min duo

Days, times, and start dates are coordinated with all the players and the ensemble coach. Submit the Chamber Ensemble Registration Form online or on paper (below). You will not be charged tuition until you have been placed in a group. Questions? Contact Michael Havay, Class & Ensemble Manager.

Online Chamber
Ensemble Form

Paper Chamber
Ensemble Form




IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Indian Hill Big Band

Play America's greatest music! Join our performing ensemble of advanced adult jazz musicians playing in the American Big Band style, from standards through contemporary compositions. Performances throughout the year at IH special events, community fundraisers, gatherings, and town celebrations. Enrollment is by audition only for advanced players with strong reading skills.

New Members: Audition or instructor recommendation required. Contact office for details.
Current Openings: tenor saxophone, trumpet



FEE: $370 (Full Year - 32 Classes)
PRORATED FEE: $100 deposit due at registration. Tuition based on $11.75/session for number of sessions remaining.



Instructor Day Time No. of Sessions Start Date
Jerry Sabatini Thursday 8:00-10:00 pm 32 9/8/2016


About Big Band Leader Jerry Sabatini
M.M. in Contemporary Improvisation, New England Conservatory. Principal teachers: Ran Blake, Anthony Coleman, Frank Carlberg, Charles Schlueter, Peter Row, and Jerry Bergonzi

Jerry Sabatini shares his love of American Big Band music with his students. “Every song in this wonderfully diverse repertoire has its own unique personality, which includes an historical perspective and stylistic nuances that I strive to make the musicians aware of,” he says. “I really want the band to love what they are playing and to try to find their own ‘voices’ in the music.” Jerry has gained wide recognition in the Boston jazz scene as an adventurous, creative, and diverse trumpet player, improviser, composer, arranger and educator. His musical projects range from the music of traditional combos, Big Band and avant garde jazz, Roma brass bands, Middle Eastern, and Indian classical to modern classical, American pop, rock, soul, and funk. Jerry has performed and recorded in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East with some of Boston’s most innovative bands as well as leading his own progressive jazz ensemble, Sonic Explorers.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Intergenerational Flute Choir

Indulge your lifelong love of the flute and join this unique, non-auditioned, intergenerational flute ensemble. Play music from all eras and genres: Baroque, contemporary, Celtic, jazz and more! Bring your C flute or give the alto or bass flute a try.

Prerequisites: Players should be able to play all or nearly all the notes on the flute (lowest to highest C), and be comfortable with common rhythms. If you have questions about whether you are ready for the Intergenerational Flute Choir, please contact the director, Dr. Eileen Yarrison.

FEE: $490 (Full Year - 30 Sessions)
PRORATED FEE: $100 deposit due at registration. Tuition based on $16.50/session for number of sessions remaining.


Instructor Day Time No. of Sessions Start Date
Dr. Eileen Yarrison Sunday 5:00-6:00 pm 30 10/2/2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Jazz Improv Ensemble

It's time to play some jazz! Learn songs and styles, expand your improvisational abilities, and have fun playing in a friendly group setting. Play jazz standards by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and Thelonius Monk; Great American Songbook compositions by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and others; plus, Brazilian classics by Jobim and Bonfa.

New Members: Audition or instructor recommendation required. Call the office for details.

FEE: $660 (Full Year - 30 Sessions)
PRORATED FEE: $100 deposit due at registration. Tuition based on $22/session for number of sessions remaining.


Instructor Day Time No. of Sessions Start Date
Justin Meyer Monday 8:00-9:30 pm 30 9/12/2016


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Jazz Lab Band

Play the greats! Perform jazz standard repertoire, blues, and compositions by Duke Ellington, Benny Golson, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Charles Mingus and more. Explore improvisation techniques and different approaches to playing in a small group setting.

Prerequisites: Experience playing in a small group setting and knowledge of jazz vocabulary (chords, chord scales, etc.) is not a must, but preferred. Students should purchase "The Real Book" (jazz fakebook) for their instrument. Preferred instrumentation: bass, drums, guitar, piano, and a max of three horns.

FEE: $660 (Full Year - 30 Sessions)
PRORATED FEE: $100 deposit due at registration. Tuition based on $22/session for number of sessions remaining.


Instructor Day Time No. of Sessions Start Date
Bill Jones Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm 30 9/8/2016


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Monday Night Chamber Ensemble

Make Mondays something to look forward to! Explore great chamber and orchestral repertoire with other advanced adult students, open to all standard orchestral instruments.

New Members: Consultation/audition or instructor recommendation required. Call office for details.

FEE: $530 (Full Year - 20 Sessions)
PRORATED FEE: $100 deposit due at registration. Tuition based on $26.50/session for number of sessions remaining.


Instructor Day Time No. of Sessions Start Date
Cynthia Forbes Monday 7:00-8:30 pm 20 10/3/2016


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

New England Flute Orchestra of Indian Hill Music

In 2015 IHM welcomed The New England Flute Orchestra to its ensemble offerings. Formerly known as The Nashua Flute Choir, this nationally recognized, high-level performing ensemble features all members of the flute family, from the piccolo to the contrabass flute – and an equally wide-ranging repertoire. The group is open to accomplished players of college age and above.

Auditions: Come to our open rehearsals on Sunday, January 8 and 15 to sample the ensemble. When you decide you would like to join the group an audition time will be set up with the director, Dr. Eileen Yarrison, before or after a regular rehearsal.

Audition repertoire: First and second movements of the Mozart G Major Flute Concerto, OR the Poulenc Sonata, OR the Hindemith Sonata. Similar pieces may also be suitable.

FEE: $300 (Full Year - 30 Sessions)
PRORATED FEE: $100 deposit due at registration. Fee based on $10.00/session for number of sessions remaining.


Instructor Day Time No. of Sessions Start Date
Dr. Eileen Yarrison Sunday 6:30-8:30 pm 30 9/18/2016

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

School of Rock

Play or sing your favorite rock/pop songs and original tunes in a band! Learn rehearsal tips and techniques the pros use to quickly learn a song, write a solo part, harmonize guitar/keyboard lines, improvise, connect with bass and drums, and lock into the groove. Write music in various rock/pop styles and perform covers from the seventies, eighties, nineties, and beyond.  For instrumentalists and vocalists.


Prerequisites: Two years of private lessons required, intermediate to advanced level. New members may join anytime (space may be limited) with permission of the instructor.

FEE: $890 (Full Year - 30 classes)
PRORATED FEE: $100 deposit due at registration. Tuition based on $29.75/session for number of sessions remaining.


Instructor Day Time No. of Sessions Start Date
Pei-Chun Lin Friday 8:00-9:30 pm 30 10/7/2016


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Second Wind Recorder Ensemble

Love to play the recorder? Calling all soprano, alto, tenor, and bass recorders; plus, F recorders (alto, bass). Learn and play two- to four-part arrangements of folk, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Contemporary music.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of the full range of the instrument (F or C recorder) and ability to play in tune and in rhythm.

FEE: $750 (Full Year - 30 Sessions)
PRORATED FEE: $100 deposit due at registration. Tuition based on $25/session for number of sessions remaining.


Instructor Day Time No. of Sessions Start Date
Sue Gleason Tuesday 2:00-3:00 pm 30 10/4/2016


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Songwriting Workshop - NEW Short Session!

Whether you are a near-beginner or a seasoned musician, come and learn the fundamentals of the craft of songwriting with an accomplished singer-songwriter. Lyrics, chords, form, and basic performance techniques will be taught in a non-judgmental class that’s tailored to the needs of the students.

FEE: $195 (6 sessions)


Instructor Day Time No. of Sessions Start Date
Dan Masterson Saturday 9:30-11:00 am 6 4/1/2017


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Indian Hill Threshold Singers: Amateur and professional singers are invited to join us as we prepare to sing for those who are ill or at the end of life. Learn more

Voice Works Group Coaching

Ready to work on your singing? Led by a seasoned vocalist-educator, this casual and engaging class will help you sharpen your vocal technique in a non-judgmental atmosphere. A great supplement or gateway to private voice lessons and/or our Contempo Choir.

FEE: $750 (Full Year - 30 Classes) -
PRORATED FEE: $100 deposit due at registration. Tuition based on $25/session for number of sessions remaining.


Instructor Day Time No. of Sessions Start Date
Susan Bonito Monday 7:00-8:00 pm 30 10/3/2016


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those affected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

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