Longwood Center for Community Music
The Longwood Center for Community Music offers a variety of class and private lesson opportunities in Piano, Voice, and Instrumental Music to students of all
ages.
 
We have an exciting class list below! 
 
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 you choose in the month of August 2017.

If the class has a two payment option, the second payment should be set for March 2018.

If the class has an eight payment option, the last payment should be set for March 2018.

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Piano Class Descriptions - 2017-18

Piano for Young Beginners II

Wednesdays: 5:30-6:15 pm
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $150 (12 weeks of class)

This class is for students in Kindergarten or 1st Grade (ages 5-7) who are interested in learning to play the piano. Class will include singing and interactive motion as well as time spent playing and performing at the piano. Students are encouraged to play at home, and are given specific instruction on how to best practice.

Two books are required for this class: Music Tree primer and Music Tree primer Activity Book.

Payment options include one payment of $150 or two payments of $75

 

Group Piano Level 1

Day and Time based on student availability
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $600 (28 weeks of class)
Prerequisites: None
Materials Fee: $25

This class is for beginning piano students in 2nd and 3rd grade (ages 7-9). 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 28 weeks; private instruction meets weekly for 24 weeks.

Class begins the week of Aug 21!

Payment options include: 1 payment of $600 or 8 monthly payments of $75

 

Group Piano Level 2

Day and Time based on student availability
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $600 (28 weeks of class)
Prerequisites: Group Piano for Beginners Level 1
Materials Fee: $25 

This class is for students who have completed Group Piano 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 28 weeks; private instruction meets weekly for 24 weeks.

Class begins the week of Aug 21!

Payment options include: 1 payment of $600 or 8 monthly payments of $75

 

Group Piano Level 3

Mondays from 5:30-6:30
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $600 (28 weeks of class)
Prerequisites: Group Piano Level 2 OR Students age 9-10 with previous piano experience
Materials Fee: $25

This class is for students who have completed Group Piano Level 2. 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 28 weeks; private instruction meets weekly for 24 weeks.

Class begins the week of Aug 21!

Payment options include: 1 payment of $600 or 8 monthly payments of $75

 

Private Piano Lessons; 30-minute sessions

Time and Location TBA
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $600 (30 weeks)
Prerequisites: Group Piano for Beginners Level 2 OR student is age 10+

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

  • Guild Auditions
  • 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.

Lessons begin the week of Aug 21!

Payment options include: 1 payment of $600 or 8 monthly payments of $75

 

Private Piano Lessons; 45-minute sessions
       *Highly recommended after the 3rd year of piano study

Time and Location TBA
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $900 (30 weeks)
Prerequisites: Group Piano for Beginners Level 2 OR student is age 10+

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

  • Guild Auditions
  • 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.

Lessons begin the week of Aug 21!

Payment options include: 1 payment of $900 or 8 monthly payments of $112.50

 

Adult Group Piano Class

Wednesdays: 7:00-8:00 PM
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $150
Prerequisites: None

This class is designed to give adults the opportunity to learn to play the piano in a welcoming environment. The class will adapt to the skill level and interest of class members and, if necessary, more than one class can be formed to adapt to the needs of individuals. Fee includes 12 weeks of class.

Class begins Wednesday Feb 7.

Payment options for this class are: 1 payment of $150 or 2 payments of $75


Voice Class Descriptions

Private Voice Lessons: 30-minute sessions

Time and Location: TBA based on student availability
Instructor: Cody Davis-Meadows
Fee: $200 (includes 14 weeks of lessons) 

Students will receive weekly one-on-one instruction to address

  • Sound production
  • Posture
  • Vocal technique

Repertoire will be chosen based on your skill level and interest as assessed by the teacher.

Payment options for this class are: 1 payment of $200 or 2 payments of $100.

 

Private Voice Lessons: 45-minute sessions

Time and Location: TBA based on student availability
Instructor: Cody Davis-Meadows
Fee: $300 (includes 14 weeks of lessons) 

Students will receive weekly one-on-one instruction to address

  • Sound production
  • Posture
  • Vocal technique

Repertoire will be chosen based on your skill level and interest as assessed by the teacher.

Payment options for this class are: 1 payment of $300, 2 payments of $150 or 4 payments of $75


Instrumental Class Descriptions

Beginning Ukulele

Mondays from 6:00pm-7:00pm
Instructor: Dr. Jackie Secoy
Fee: $100
Materials Fee: $29 (includes book, CD, and Low G string)

Spring 2018 10-week course
Dates:
Feb 12, 19, 26
March 5 (no class – Longwood Spring Break)
March 12, 19, 26,
April 2, 9, 16

Supplies (provided by student):

  • 4 string acoustic ukulele
  • clip-on tuner