Classes ~ Ensembles ~ Workshops

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Community Ensembles

Early Childhood

Wiggles & Giggles (newborn – 24 mo. w/caregiver present)

Wiggles & Giggles aims to help babies and young toddlers experience the fun and magic of music and movement through our own special twist on the traditional Musikgarten curriculum. In this class, we will sing, bounce, rock, dance, and play instruments together, laying the foundation necessary for success in music and aiding the child’s social, emotional, mental, and physical development along the way.  Using music ranging from Mozart to modern, adults and children alike will enjoy an atmosphere of fun and excitement as we build these skills.

Tuesdays 9/29-11/17 • 10:15 – 10:55 am -OR- Wednesdays 9/30-11/18  • 5:15 – 5:55 pm

Instructor: Tracy Thomas

Location: Greencastle*

8 sessions for $75 (includes instrument kit: 1 pair rhythm sticks, 1 rattle, 1 scarf, & bag)

*This class will be held in-person and virtually. The in-person portion will be held in our large Greencastle studio where families can social distance and wear masks. Depending on enrollment, families will alternate meeting in person and virtually every week with a max of 4 families in person at a time in order to follow safety guidelines. Families may also choose to attend virtually only.

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Musikgarten® Sing with Me (newborn – 3 years w/caregiver present)

These classes are the first step toward bonding musically with your child. Activities include bouncing & rocking songs, finger plays, body awareness games, singing, moving, dancing, listening and playing instruments. All of these activities stimulate the brain, foster physical development, and cultivate listening skills. Musikgarten is a leader in early childhood music education, offering a multi-year program that helps infants, toddlers, and children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it.

This class will be in-person outdoors (online in case of bad weather conditions) with an online option available every week. **Contact us about a 100% virtual option.

Mondays 9/14-11/2 • 10:00-10:40 AM -OR- Saturdays 9/19-11/7 • 9:30-10:10 AM

Instructor: Heather McEndree

Location: CVSM lawn or virtual

8 sessions for $94 (includes materials)

Sibling rate available

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Movers & Shakers (Ages 2-3 1/2  w/caregiver present)

Toddlers are always moving!  In fact movement is not only your toddler’s favorite skill, it is your toddler’s most effective way to learn.  Although children eventually have to learn to “sit still and listen” they cannot do it yet, and engaging them in purposeful movement activities is the perfect preparation for this all-important skill. In Movers & Shakers, we will delight in the endless energy of your children, their joy in bouncing, rocking, and dancing with you, and in seeing them develop in this wonderful, musical environment!    We will also celebrate their joy in exploring the world around them by introducing them to a wider array of instruments, activities, and experiences that will live on in their minds forever.

Tuesdays 9/29-11/17 • 11:15 – 11:55 am -OR- Wednesdays 9/30-11/18 • 10:15 – 10:55 am -OR- Wednesdays 9/30-11/18 • 6:15 – 6:55 pm

Instructor: Tracy Thomas

Location: Greencastle*

8 sessions for $99 (includes instrument kit: 2 pairs rhythm sticks, 2 scarves, 2 jingles, 1 hand drum, 1 pair finger cymbals, bag)

*This class will be held in-person and virtually. The in-person portion will be held in our large Greencastle studio where families can social distance and wear masks. Depending on enrollment, families will alternate meeting in person and virtually every week with a max of 4 families in person at a time in order to follow safety guidelines. Families may also choose to attend virtually only.

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Little Maestros (Ages 3-5 w/caregiver present)

In Little Maestros, children will continue to develop socially, emotionally, mentally, and physically through music and movement while discovering the sensory world around them.  This class builds upon the activities that they enjoyed as toddlers (singing, dancing, playing instruments), and adds the excitement of tonal instruments, sensory activities, pattern reading, imaginative play, storytelling, crafts, and more…all through the magic of music!

Tuesdays 9/29-11/17  • 5:45 – 6:30 pm -OR- Thursdays 10/1-11/19 • 10:15 – 11:00 am

Instructor: Tracy Thomas

Location: Greencastle*

8 sessions for $105.00 (includes instrument kit: 2 pairs rhythm sticks, 2 scarves, 2 jingles, 1 hand drum, 1 pair finger cymbals, & bag)

*This class will be held in-person and virtually. The in-person portion will be held in our large Greencastle studio where families can social distance and wear masks. Depending on enrollment, families will alternate meeting in person and virtually every week with a max of 4 families in person at a time in order to follow safety guidelines. Families may also choose to attend virtually only.

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Musikgarten® My Home Place (3.5-5 years)

Children at this age are growing physically and intellectually at a rapid pace! This class capitalizes on this development and provides musical activities to help children sing more tunefully, move with expressivity to various styles of music, and read, write, and play rhythmic patterns on various instruments. Children will participate in activities including singing, dancing, playing instruments, listening, reading and writing music in an atmosphere of fun and acceptance.

This class will be in-person outdoors (online in case of bad weather conditions) with an online option available every week.

Saturdays 9/19-11/7 • 10:30-11:15 AM

Instructor: Heather McEndree

Location: CVSM lawn or virtual

8 sessions for $99 (includes materials) Sibling Rate available

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Elementary and Middle

Theatre Explorers 1 (5-8 years)

Explore the world of theatre in the comfort of your own home! This class will have fun learning about theatre through a variety of activities such as storytelling, characterization, puppetry, and movement. Classes will consist of dramatic games, scavenger hunts, role playing, and using our imaginations!

This class will be held virtually on Zoom.

Saturdays 10/3-11/21 • 10:00-10:45 AM

Instructor: Heather Kline

8 sessions for $52

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Theatre Explorers 2 (9-13 years)

Let’s explore the world of theatre together! Use your creativity, imaginations, and sense of fun to learn about the different facets of theatre- and maybe even solve a mystery together!

This class will be held virtually on Zoom.

Saturdays 10/3-11/21 • 11:00-11:45 AM

Instructor: Heather Kline

8 sessions for $52

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Adventures in Piano Composing (9-11 years)

Anyone can be a composer! Students in this class will help Barnyard Brooke compose songs to help her farm animals get ready for the County Fair. Students will have fun learning to compose through fun activities and games while strengthening their musical skills. Participants must be able to read staff notes Bass C to Treble G.

This class will begin virtually with the possibility of going in-person as we continue to evaluate and follow safety guidelines.

Saturdays 10/24-11/21 • 10:00-11:00 AM DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS OCT. 21

Instructor: Marie Hershey

6 sessions for $56

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Piano Sampler (9-11 years)

Is your child interested in piano and you would like to “try it” before registering for lessons? This class introduces the basics of playing piano in a supportive group environment.

This class will begin virtually with the possibility of going in-person as we continue to evaluate and follow safety guidelines.

Saturdays 10/24-11/21 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS OCT. 21

Instructor: Marie Hershey

5 sessions for $64 (price includes book)

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Ukulele Class (all ages)

A ukulele class designed to meet the needs of any uke player. Whether you are interested in learning from square one or you would like to better your playing, this class is designed to work at your own pace and build on your current skills with the help of our skilled instructor. Choose the package of classes that work for you or pay per class. (Note: Books not included with packages can be purchased at the CVSM store.)

This class will be held in-person at CVSM.

Saturdays 9/19-12/19 (off 11/28) • 10:00-10:45 AM

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Location: CVSM Room 36

Select from these packages:

  • Full semester= $135, fee includes book (14 weeks total)
  • 4 classes= $44, book not included in fee (attend any four classes scheduled for the semester)
  • Pay per class fee=$13, book not included in fee (Registration is required by Friday at noon the day before the class you wish to attend.)

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Musical Theatre Dance (middle school ages)

All levels welcome!  A musical theatre class that teaches how to tell a story through movement and dance. Participants will be led through an easy-to-follow jazz warm-up and stretch, isolations of the body, and basic technique followed by a fun dance broken down into steps focusing on dance styles found in Broadway musicals.

This class will be held virtually via Zoom.

Saturdays 9/26-12/19 (off 11/28) • 12:00-1:00 PM

Instructor: Ellen Diehl

12 sessions for $110

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Beginning Guitar (Ages 10 through adult)

The perfect class for beginning level players. Instruction will include tuning, melody playing, chords, rhythms, strumming, and ensemble playing. Students must provide their own guitar, acoustic preferred. Two sessions available. Come to one or come to both!

This class will be held in-person following all CVSM Covid guidelines and safety measures.

Session 1: Saturdays 9/26-10/31 • 11-11:45 AM

Session 2: Saturdays 11/7-12/19 (off 11/28) • 11-11:45 AM

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Location: CVSM Room 36

Fee: $60 (price per session of 6 classes)

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Rock/Jazz Improvisation (Ages 10 through adult)

This fun, interactive group class is the chance to learn the fundamentals of soloing over minor, major, and blues chord changes. Students must be at least at the lower intermediate playing level and be familiar with the major, minor and pentatonic scales. Open to all instruments.

This class will be held in-person dependent upon Covid-19 guidelines and safety measures.

Thursdays 10/29-11/19 • 7:15 -7:45 PM

Instructor: Joel Newman

Location: CVSM

4 sessions for $22

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Teens and Adults

Ukulele Class (all ages)

A ukulele class designed to meet the needs of any uke player. Whether you are interested in learning from square one or you would like to better your playing, this class is designed to work at your own pace and build on your current skills with the help of our skilled instructor. Choose the package of classes that work for you or pay per class. (Note: Books not included with packages can be purchased at the CVSM store.)

This class will be held in-person at CVSM.

Saturdays 9/19-12/19 (off 11/28) • 10:00-10:45 AM

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Location: CVSM Room 36

Select from these packages:

  • Full semester= $135, fee includes book (14 weeks total)
  • 4 classes= $44, book not included in fee (attend any four classes scheduled for the semester)
  • Pay per class fee=$13, book not included in fee (Registration is required by Friday at noon the day before the class you wish to attend.)

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Musical Theatre Dance (high school)

All levels welcome!  A musical theatre class that teaches how to tell a story through movement and dance. Participants will be led through an easy-to-follow jazz warm-up and stretch, isolations of the body, and basic technique followed by a fun dance broken down into steps focusing on dance styles found in Broadway musicals.

This class will be held virtually on Zoom.

Saturdays 9/26-12/19 (off 11/28) • 11:00AM-12:00 PM

Instructor: Ellen Diehl

12 sessions for $110

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Acting Through Song (high school and up)

The mark of a great performer is one who can truly interpret their music and lyrics, move an audience, and tell a story. Each student will be provided with three songs of all different styles and characters and taught to truly master them! Through useful exercises and techniques that will be applicable beyond the course, students will walk away with three songs and characters that can be used in recitals, auditions, or on the stage. A fun, safe, and welcoming environment will teach students not only how to take risks in front of a live audience of peers, but also how to give thoughtful, instructive, and kind feedback.

This class will be held virtually on Zoom.

Saturdays 9/26-12/19 • 10-11:00 AM

Instructor: Ellen Diehl

12 sessions for $110 (Cost of music not included in price- ranges from $3-6 per song.)

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Pop/Rock Singing (10 through adult)

Learn how sing with a big, full voice with proper technique. In this class students will learn how to best practice repertoire for auditions, recording or performance. This group environment will feature turn-based singing in a virtual environment. Students must be able to download tracks to their devices, and it is recommended to have a separate device or speaker to play their music. External mic and headphones recommended but not required.

This class will be held virtually.

Thursdays 10/1-10/22 • 7:15 -7:45 PM

Instructor: Joel Newman

4 sessions for $22

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Voice over class (14 and older)

In this 4-session workshop, you will learn to identify and develop your voiceover toolbox through identifying a script’s purpose, voice and tone. Students will work at the mic at every class and explore narration, commercials, and animation. No experience necessary!

This class will be held virtually.

Thursdays 11/19-12/17 (off 11/26) • 6:00-7:00 PM

Instructor: Adam Wennick

4 sessions for $45

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Making a Scene (14 and older)

This class focuses on scene study and script analysis.  Students will learn how to analyze a scene and incorporate their findings into their own performance.  This class will help the actor become more honest, imaginative, responsive, and alive in a scene.

This class will be held virtually.

Wednesdays 10/14-12/9 (off 11/25) • 6:30-7:30 PM

Instructor: Adam Wennick

8 sessions for $92

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Beginning Guitar (Ages 10 through adult)

The perfect class for beginning level players. Instruction will include tuning, melody playing, chords, rhythms, strumming, and ensemble playing. Students must provide their own guitar, acoustic preferred. Two sessions available. Come to one or come to both!

This class will be held in-person following all CVSM Covid guidelines and safety measures.

Session 1: Saturdays 9/26-10/31 • 11-11:45 AM

Session 2: Saturdays 11/7-12/19 (off 11/28) • 11-11:45 AM

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Location: CVSM Room 36

Fee: $60 (price per session of 6 classes)

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Better Bowing Workshop (Intermediate Level players)

What do the markings above or below a note mean? What is the difference between legato, detached, staccato, spiccato, marcato, and when is it a bowing term, like martele’, loure’, richochet, col lego, Sul ponticello, Sul tasto, or others? How do I know what marking mean which bowing? These are the issues to be discussed by experienced teacher/performer Deb Stotelmyer in this bowing techniques and styles workshop, including HOW to use your bow as a means of expression. Session 1 will cover the basics and session 2 will go more in depth. Students with printing capability and/or the option to view the materials on a large enough screen at home will be emailed the materials. Students without printing capability at home will need to register no later than Oct. 9th, so materials can be mailed in time for the workshop.

This workshop will be held virtually.

Tuesdays 10/20 & 10/27 • 6:00-6:45 PM

Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer

2 sessions for $30

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Exploring Vibrato Workshop (Ages 10-25)

Whether you have just begun trying to use vibrato or just want to use your technique better, this workshop is for you! With experienced teacher/performer Deb Stotelmyer, we will begin with learning (or relearning!) some beginning steps of getting vibrato started. Then we will explore ways to make it stronger, faster, and how to control the speed, how to keep the vibrato going from one note/finger to another, how to get all the fingers sounding the same, and finally, how to USE vibrato for expression rather than just ‘going through the motions.’  Students will need to be able to use Zoom, be able to already have their instrument tuned and have already gotten past “beginning” the instrument. Students will have the option to play toward the end of the class, or just play with the sound muted. Students with printing capability and/or the option to view the materials on a large enough screen at home will be emailed the materials. Students without printing capability at home will need to register no later than Oct. 30th, so materials can be mailed in time for the workshop.

This workshop will be held virtually.

Tuesdays 11/10 & 11/17 • 6:00-6:45 PM

Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer

2 sessions for $30

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Rock/Jazz Improvisation (Ages 10 through adult)

This fun, interactive group class is the chance to learn the fundamentals of soloing over minor, major, and blues chord changes. Students must be at least at the lower intermediate playing level and be familiar with the major, minor and pentatonic scales. Open to all instruments.

This class will be held in-person dependent upon Covid-19 guidelines and safety measures.

Thursdays 10/29-11/19 • 7:15 -7:45 PM

Instructor: Joel Newman

Location: CVSM

4 sessions for $22

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Seasoned Musicians Ages 50+

Beginners & Younger Participants Welcomed

New Horizons Better Bowing Workshop (50 and older)

What do the markings above or below a note mean? What is the difference between legato, detached, staccato, spiccato, marcato, and when is it a bowing term, like martele’, loure’, richochet, col lego, Sul ponticello, Sul tasto, or others? How do I know what marking mean which bowing? These are the issues we will explore in this bowing  workshop, including HOW to use your bow as a means of expression. Session 1 will cover the basics and session 2 will go more in depth. Students with printing capability and/or the option to view the materials on a large enough screen at home will be emailed the materials. Students without printing capability at home will need to register no later than Oct. 30th, so materials can be mailed in time for the workshop.

This workshop will be held virtually.

Wednesdays 10/21 & 10/28 • 1:00-1:45 PM

Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer

2 sessions for $5

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

New Horizons Vibrato Workshop (50 and older)

Whether you have just begun trying to use vibrato or just want to use your technique better, this workshop is for you! We will begin with learning (or relearning!) some beginning steps of getting vibrato started. Then we will explore ways to make it stronger, faster, and how to control the speed, how to keep the vibrato going from one note/finger to another, how to get all the fingers sounding the same, and finally, how to USE vibrato for expression rather than just ‘going through the motions.’ Students will need to be able to use Zoom, be able to already have their instrument tuned and have already gotten past “beginning” the instrument. Students will have the option to play for the rest of the class, or just play with the sound muted. Students with printing capability and/or the option to view the materials on a large enough screen at home will be emailed the materials. Students without printing capability at home will need to register no later than Oct. 9th, so materials can be mailed in time for the workshop.

This workshop will be held virutally.

Wednesdays 11/11 & 11/18 • 1:00-1:45 PM

Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer

2 sessions for $5

TO REGISTER: Click here or call us at 717-261-1220 opt. 1

Community Ensembles (All Ages)