Longwood Center for Community Music

The Longwood Center for Community Music will offer online music lessons and classes for fall 2020.

This is a great time to make music in your home. Something is available for every age!

If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact Kristen Topham (434)395-2503, to see what arrangements we can make for you!


Payment Information

The LCCM offers two payment options pay in full (credit or check) or pay monthly (credit card only).

  • To pay in full—pay online with Visa or Mastercard, or submit a check to the cashiering office.
  • To pay monthly—choose the monthly payment option at checkout, and enter the monthly amount listed for the class. You will have the option to enter a start and end date for payment. “The start date can be any day of the month you choose.


Music Together ®

An internationally-acclaimed music program for families with children ages birth-5

Children and the grown-ups who love them meet weekly to make music as a community. These informal, hands-on early childhood music classes give families and children a chance to get in touch with their inner musician and connect with other families. 

Mixed-Age

Saturdays 9:30-10:15 AM
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $120 per family (includes 8 weeks of class)

Class begins Saturday, September 25

Music Together art & logo design copyright ©1992-2017 Music Together LLC.  Music Together is a registered trademark.  The Longwood Center for Community Music is licensed by Music Together LLC.

  


Piano and Violin for Young Beginners | Fall 2021

Students ages 5-6 (Kindergarten and first grades)

Each week students will experience the fundamentals of music through movement, song, and drumming. Students will be introduced to the piano and violin, and will have the opportunity to explore both instruments throughout the class.

Lessons begin Sept 7.

Wednesdays 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Instructor: Kristen Topham with guest instructor Lauretta Werner
Fee: $150 or 2 payments of $75—10 weeks of class


Private Piano Lessons; 30-minute sessions

Age 8+

Students meet weekly with an instructor for 30 minutes to work on piano technique, piano repertoire from all musical time periods, music theory, and listening skills. 

Several performance opportunities will be offered throughout the year including

  • Holiday events
  • Performance classes
  • Formal recitals

Students will be expected to purchase music throughout the year and perform in the end of the year recital. The fee for this class includes 28 private lessons, 2 group classes, and admission to all public performances.

Instructor: Kristen Topham 

Class begins the week of August 23

Time and Location TBA
28 private lessons, 2 group classes

Fee: $675 (26 weeks) 
Materials Fee: $40 (individual book purchase)
Payments: 1 payment of $675 or 8 payments of $85

Private Piano Lessons; 45-minute sessions

Ages 8+

Recommended After the 3rd year of Piano Study

Students meet weekly with an instructor for 45 minutes to work on piano technique, piano repertoire from all musical time periods, music theory, and listening skills. 

Several performance opportunities will be offered throughout the year including

  • Holiday events
  • Performance classes
  • Formal recitals

Students will be expected to purchase music throughout the year and perform in the end of the year recital. The fee for this class includes 28 private lessons, 2 group classes, and admission to all public performances.

Instructor: Kristen Topham

Class begins the week of August 23
Time and Location TBA

Fee: $1000 (26 weeks)
Materials Fee: $40 (individual book purchases)
Payments: 1 payment of $1000 or 8 payments of $125


Group Piano Level 1

Ages 7-9 (1st and 2nd grade)

Class meets weekly as a group for 1 hour to explore the fundamentals of piano playing through interactive learning and performances. Students will also meet individually with a private teacher to reinforce concepts and establish a practicing routine.  

Instructor: Kristen Topham

Class begins the week of August 23

Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
26 group classes and 24 private lessons

Fee: $675
Prerequisites: None
Materials Fee: $40 (individual book purchases)
Payments: 1 payment of $675 or 8 payments of $85

Students will need a piano or keyboard at home, and will need to commit to a daily practicing routine.

Rent a Keyboard: Contact Kristen Topham at tophamk@longwood.edu 

Group Piano Level 2

Students must have completed Level 1

Students enrolled in this class attend a group class weekly for one hour where piano technique, listening skills, and the language of music are taught through movement, demonstration, and enriching activities. Students also attend a weekly private lesson for 30 minutes where individual instruction is given and practice habits are reinforced. Class meets weekly for 26 weeks; private instruction meets weekly for 24 weeks.

Instructor: Kristen Topham

Class begins the week of August 23.

Time and Location TBA
26 group classes and 24 private lessons

Fee: $650 (28 weeks of class)
Materials Fee: $40 (individual book purchases) 
Payments: 1 payment of $675 or 8 payments of $85


String Ensemble and Private Lessons

Beginner & Intermediate

Beginner String Ensemble meets weekly to develop ensemble-playing skills and musical knowledge on their instruments. In addition to weekly string ensemble rehearsals, beginner students will meet individually with a teacher for 30 minutes of private instruction.

Intermediate String Ensemble meets weekly to develop ensemble-playing skills, and to read/rehearse string orchestra repertoire. In addition to weekly string ensemble rehearsals, students will meet individually with a teacher for 45 minutes of private instruction. 

Instructor: Lauretta Werner

Lessons begin the week of August 23

Ensembles begin the week of August 31

Beginner String Ensemble: Mondays from 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Intermediate String Ensemble: Mondays from 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Private Lesson: Day and Time based on student/teacher availability.

Students will need to provide their own instrument.

Instrument Rentals: Contact Lauretta Werner at wernerlm@longwood.edu.

Fee
Beginner: $675 or 8 monthly payments of $85—25 ensemble classes and 24 private lessons.
Intermediate: $1000 or 8 monthly payments of $125—25 ensemble classes and 24 private lessons.
Materials Fee: $40 (individual book purchases) 

Intermediate String Ensemble Only (no private lessons)

Intermediate String Ensemble is open to community string students of various levels and ages.

The class meets once a week to develop ensemble-playing skills and to rehearse string orchestra repertoire. Basic music reading knowledge is highly encouraged.

Instructor: Lauretta Werner

Intermediate String Ensemble begins the week of August 31.  

Students will need to provide their own instrument.

Instrument Rentals: Contact Lauretta Werner at wernerlm@longwood.edu.

Fee: $250 or 8 monthly payments of $31.25 - 25 ensemble classes 
Family discount: Second child enrolled - $175; Third child - free

Adult Private Lessons (no weekly ensemble lessons)

Adult students wishing to learn/improve on a string instrument will meet individually with a teacher for 45 minutes of private instruction.

The private lesson day and time will be based on student/teacher availability.

Instructor: Lauretta Werner

Lessons begin the week of August 23.

Students will need to provide their own instrument. 

Instrument Rentals: Contact Lauretta Werner at wernerlm@longwood.edu.

Fee: 45 minutes - $500 or 8 monthly payments of $65 - 24 private lessons.  
Materials Fee: $40 (individual book purchases)

 


KinderFlute: Group Flute for Young Beginners.

Students ages 6-8 (first and second grades)

Class meets weekly as a group to learn the fundamentals of music and flute playing through games and activities. Children will learn sound production and easy tunes on the Nuvo Toot Flute and will have fun learning through a teaching style that blends aspects of the KinderFlute and Suzuki methods.

Instructor: Elizabeth Brightbill

Classes begin September 7

Tuesdays 4-4:45 p.m.

Fee: $500 or 8 monthly payments of $65—22 group lessons
Materials Fee: $60 and Book, Toot Flute  

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Brightbill at brightbillem@longwood.edu.

Free Intro to KinderFlute 

Students ages 6-8

Two classes Monday, August 23 at 4-4:45 p.m. and 5-5:45 p.m.

Each class is a one-time opportunity to explore the flute.

Maximum 4 students per class.
For safe distancing, each child needs a parent helper.

Instructor:  Elizabeth Brightbill

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Brightbill at brightbillem@longwood.edu 


Private Trumpet Lessons: 30 or 45 minute sessions

Ages 10+

Students meet weekly with an instructor to develop technique and learn basic “daily” fundamentals to enhance their brass playing.

Students will learn wind band and orchestra repertoire as well as solo literature. If a student is planning to audition for any Virginia Honor Ensemble the list will be covered in lessons.

Instructor: Austin Merriman

Lessons begin the week of August 23.

Instrument Rentals: Contact Austin Merriman (austin.merriman18@gmail.com

Time and Day based on student schedule

Fees
30 minute lessons/26 weeks: $675 or 8 monthly payments of $85
45 minute lessons/26 weeks: $1000 or 8 monthly payments of $125
Materials Fee: $40 (individual book purchases)


Heart of VA Community Band

Mondays 7:30-9 p.m.

The Heart of Virginia Community Band is composed of residents of Farmville and the surrounding counties who enjoy making music with their woodwind, brass, and percussion band instruments. 

Some of the members are fairly accomplished in-service musicians, but most of our members had not played since high school or college when they joined us and wanted to re-visit those experiences. 

Our seasons run from mid-August to early May. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings.  

We perform three free-standing concerts each year on the Longwood campus and then at the Heart of Virginia Festival. 

We also provide smaller ensembles during the season for various events staged by local civic organizations. 

Our playlists range from 19th and 20th Century traditional concert band compositions to Broadway and Hollywood scores to contemporary pop tunes. 

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