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The Pittsburgh Music Academy
Why choose PMA?

The cornerstone of our school is the conviction that every child can,with careful teaching and parental support, become a successful musician able to make music a part of his or her life. We believe music study will enrich their lives through appreciation of beauty, development of disciplined work habits, and increased self-esteem.

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Group and Performance Class Schedule

PMA Group Class Schedule Semester II 2016-2017

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Group and Performance classes will be held weekly from January 30 until April 29, 2017 except Spring Break (April 11-16, 2017) according to the schedules below.

 

ALL PERFORMANCE CLASSES OCCUR IN GREENTREE:


Wednesday 6:00-6:30 pm
Saturday 9:45-10:15 am


Instrument Groups:


Greentree

Instrument

Teacher

 

Day

 

Time

 

Level

Cello

Elise

 

Wednesday 

 

5:00-5:30 pm

 

Book 1

Flute

Tara

 

Thursday 

 

6:00-6:45 pm

 

All Levels

Guitar 

Jeremy 

Gil

 

Tuesday 

Saturday 

 

6:00-6:45 pm

10:15-10:45 am

 

Intermediate 

Beginner

Piano

Gina

Kiki

Amaury

Kiki

Doris

Kiki

 

Wednesday 

Wednesday 

Wednesday 

Saturday 

Saturday 

Saturday 

 

6:30-7:15 pm

6:30-7:15 pm

6:30-7:15 pm

9:00-9:45 am

9:00-9:45 am

10:15-10:45 am

 

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3-4

Book 1-2

Book 3-4

Pre-Twinkle

Viola

Margaux 

 

Wednesday 

 

6:30-7:15 pm

 

All Levels

Violin

Emily

Lauretta

Lauretta

 

Wednesday

Saturday

Saturday

 

6:30-7:15 pm

9:00-9:45 am

10:15-10:45 am

 

Books 1-4

Mid book 1-2

Pre-T/early book 1

 

 

South

Instrument

Teacher

 

Day

 

Time

 

Level

Piano

Elizabeth

Margaret

Margaret 

Elizabeth

Tuesday

Tuesday

Thursday

Saturday

6:30-7:00 pm

6:30-7:00 pm

6:00-6:30 pm

11:00-11:30 am

Book 1

Book 2

Book 1-2

Early Book 1-2

 

 

 

 

East

Instrument

Teacher

 

Day

 

Time

 

Level

Cello

Nicole

Nicole

 

Tuesday 

Tuesday 

 

5:30-6:00 pm

6:30-7:15 pm

 

Pre-T - Book 2

Book 3 & Up

Guitar

Jeremy

 

 

Monday

 

 

6:15-7:00 pm

 

 

Late Book 1 & Up

 

 

Piano

Jack

Jack

Kiki

 

Wednesday 

Wednesday

Thursday 

 

5:30-6:00 pm

6:00-6:30 pm

5:15-6:00 pm

 

Books 5 - 7

Books 2 & 3

Pre-T/Book 1

Violin

Margaux

Lauretta

 

Tuesday 

Friday

 

6:00-6:45 pm

6:30-7:15 pm

 

Books 2 - 4

Book 1

 

Group Class is one of the cornerstones of our philosophy and part of the instructional package of your tuition.  Performance class for mixed instruments is supplemental to Group Class and is a time for informal recitals where we work on poise, projection, and performance etiquette.  The children also build lasting friendships with their fellow musicians and learn a bit about music history and composing.  These classes meet October through early December, then again January through April.  


In addition to the Group and Performance Classes, which are included in your tuition, you may enroll in Music Theory in Carnegie on Saturdays. The price for this extra class is $125/semester.  

 

SPECIAL FLUTE SCHEDULE:

Thursday group class does NOT happen weekly.  Here is the exact group class schedule for semester II:

• February 2, 9, 16, 23
• March 2, 16
• April 6, 20, 27

ALL OTHER INSTRUMENTS:

Group and Performance classes will be held weekly from January 30 until April 29, 2017 except Spring Break (April 11-16, 2017) according to the schedules above.

Should a teacher need to cancel a class, we will do our best to post it here on the website as well as our Facebook page.

 

ADVANCED GROUP:

Gil Texeira will be the lead teacher for our Spring offering. This class is for our Middle and High School Students and will occur at East on Fridays:


March 24, April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19 and June 2


7:30-9:00pm.


Each class will be dedicated to a single theme, so you should come to any and all that you can.

 

  • Mar 24 - Counterpoint, canon and other more modern ways to build interesting harmony out of simple melodies
  •  
  • Apr 7 - The minimalist toolbox: phasing, looping and a handful of notes
  •  
  • Apr 21 - Introduction to Soundpainting: composing ensemble music in real time with hand gestures
  •  
  • May 5 - Á lá Cage: giving chance a chance
  •  
  • May 19 - Beyond the scale: music as organized sound (for this session each student must bring along either a smartphone, a tablet or a laptop)
  •  
  • Jun 2 - Free improv games and strategies
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NOTE: The order of the sessions may vary depending on the technical and human resources available on each specific date.

Upcoming Events
Monday, May 22 through Sunday, May 22 - Visit our Google Calendar!
Wednesday, June 7 through Wednesday, July 5 - Beginner Group Violin Lessons...Register now!
Sunday, June 11 - 2:00-4:30pm J.S. Bach Workshop, a masterclass intended for students interested in learning more about Bach's style, ornaments, articulation, repertoire, and more!

Chamber Music Intensive Camp

July 31-Aug. 4, 2017

in Greentree.

BROCHURE AVAILABLE HERE!