Summer Classes

We are pleased to offer classes for children of all ages throughout the summer!

Beginning Guitar Class with Michael Locke

For students ages 6 – 10 years old

This 6 week course will teach beginning guitar technique, basic chords, beginning chord progressions including basic blues.

Saturdays, 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm – 6 week introductory course starting June 9th
Cost: $90.00 includes 6, 45 minute classes, materials and web page to help with practice at home, as well as end of class recording
Registration Form


Beginner Cello Class

For students ages 6 years old and up

This class is designed for students new to the cello. Students will be taught the basics of posture, bow hold, and sound production. This class is a good introduction to cello as well as a great way to work together and make new friends!

Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – 6 weeks introductory course starting June 21st
Cost: $75 includes 6, 60 minute classes, sheet music, and an end of unit recital
Registration Form


Cello Choir Ensemble

For students ages 12 years old and up

This class is designed for students who want gain experience playing cello outside of private lessons or full school orchestras. Students will perform pieces from all different genres and time periods, rotating parts within their skill level so they can get a full ensemble experience.

Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 6 week unit starting June 21st
Cost: $100 includes 6, 60 minute sessions, sheet music, end of unit recital, and experience performing in a cello ensemble
*Experience level required: Must have 2 years of cello experience
Registration Form


Summer Rock Workshop

For students ages 12 – 18 years old with at least one year of experience playing their instrument

Do you want to be in a rock band? In this two week long workshop you will form a band with other teenage musicians, and play a concert for your family and friends. Seasoned performance pros Kyleen Downes (B.A. in music) and Josclynn Garrison (M.M. in conducting) will teach you how to improvise and “jam” with other musicians, give you tips on how to book gigs, and work with you to develop your unique stage presence. Have tons of fun jamming with others who enjoy music just as much as you. This is an excellent opportunity for students ages 12-18, who have been playing at least one year.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: July 17, 19, 24, 26
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $90
To enroll, contact Kyleen Downes at


Music Together of South Dayton

For infants – children age 5, and their parents

In Music Together parents and their children experience songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play in a community centered environment.  These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences–developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers–regardless of their own musical ability.

Summer 2018 Mixed Age Classes (birth-age 5) are:

Wednesday, June 27 – August 8 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Wednesday, June 27 – August 8 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Saturday, June 30 – August 4 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Saturday, June 30 – August 4 10:30 am – 11:15 amTuition: $100 for first child / $80 for siblings over 8 months (siblings under 8 months attend free)

Register here.


Rhythm Kids Classes 

For children age 4 – 8 years old

Rhythm Kids is the next musical step for your preschool or elementary age child! Each week, participants will sing, dance, and play rhythm instruments and music-based games.  One of the hallmarks of the program is the inclusion of beginning drumming techniques, traditional drumming patterns, and building improvisation skills on drums and other rhythm instruments. As children participate in these developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, they gain confidence, take charge leading others, and strengthen their musical creativity.

Tuesdays, June 25 – July 1 
Level 1 ages 4-5*: 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Level 2 ages 5-8: 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Wednesdays, June 26 – August 1
Level 1 ages 4-5*: 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Level 2 ages 5-8: 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Tuition: $100 per child

*If you have a child who is a little older or younger than this age range and you are interested in starting in Level 1, contact us for a consultation.

Register here.


Rhythm Kids Camp

For kids ages 4 – 8 years old

Join the “Rhythm Kids” in a week-long camp of drumming, singing, dancing, and learning about all the ways music connects with our everyday lives.

Monday June 18 – Friday June 22 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Tuition: $195 for first child/ $165 for siblings

Includes: Full week of classes, ending with a final “Family Jam” presentation on Friday
A “jammin’” animal songbook, CD, and access to online drumming instructional videos

All students receive their own drum!

Register here.