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 are excited to offer Music Together classes for young children ages birth -5!
 
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 October 2018.

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


Music Together

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

Children and the grown-ups who love them gather 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 Tuesday Class 

Tuesdays: 10-10:45 am
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $150
Location: Andy Taylor Center

Class begins September 11!

Mixed-Age Saturday Class

Saturdays: 10-10:45 am
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $150
Location: TBA, Longwood campus

Class begins September 15!


Piano Class Descriptions, 2018-2019

Piano for Young Beginners “My World in Motion”

Wednesdays: 5:15-6:00 pm
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $150 (11 weeks of class + 1 performance)
Prerequisites: None

This class is designed to introduce the language of music to young children in Kindergarten and 1st grade (ages 5-7).  Students will enjoy connecting sound and movement through song and interactive experiences at the piano.  Class meets for 45 minutes a week for 12 weeks.

Songs this semester will be all about things that move!  This fun and lively atmosphere is a great way to introduce students to the love of music, with a focus on the piano.

Class begins Wednesday, Aug 29!

Payment options include: 1 payment of $150 or 2 payments of $75

Group Piano Level 1

Day and Time based on student availability
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $650 (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 27!

Payment options include: 1 payment of $650 or 8 payments of $85

Group Piano Level 2

Day and Time based on student availability
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $650 (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 27!

Payment options include: 1 payment of $650 or 8 payments of $85

Private Piano Lessons; 30-minute sessions

Time and Location TBA
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $650 (28 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

  • 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 27!

Payment options include: 1 payment of $650 or 8 payments of $85

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

Time and Location TBA
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $975 (28 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

  • 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 27!

Payment options include: 1 payment of $975 or 8 payments of $122

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 the week of Aug 27!

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


Voice Class Descriptions

Music Theater Workshop

Instructor: Cody Davis-Meadows
Ages: 14+
Fee: $125 (10 meetings and one performance)

This workshop is an introduction to the spectrum of Musical Theater. As a group, students will learn how to develop characters, stage small scenes, and learn musical selections. Students will perform on the stage of Wygal Hall at the end of the workshop!

Voice Class

Instructor: Cody Davis-Meadows
Ages: 12-15
Fee: $125 (12 weeks)

This class is an introduction to the skills which enable and enhance artistic singing. As a group, students will learn about good tone production, musicality, and performance skills.

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: 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

Ukulele Jam Group "The LUkes"

Leader: Jackie Secoy

Cost: $50

This informal "jam group is a great way to have fun playing your favorite tunes with others on the ukulele!  Participants will have the opportunity to suggest songs and help create arrangements for the group.  Players of all levels are welcome to join.

Dates: The following Tuesdays from 6-7:15
September 11, 25
October 9, 23
November 13, 27