Classes ~ Ensembles ~ Workshops

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Early Childhood

Musikgarten® Dance 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.

Saturdays 3/27-5/22 (off 4/3) • 11:15-11:55 AM

Instructor: Heather McEndree

Location: CVSM Lawn

8 sessions for $94 (includes materials)

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

Family Jam (newborn-5 years)

Family Jam is a fantastic option for families with more than one child who wish for their children to share a class while keeping the activities developmentally appropriate, as well as for the family who wants their child to be able to socialize and play with children of varying ages. In this class, we will sing, dance, bounce, and play instruments and games as we use the magic of music and movement to send children down the path to music literacy, while giving a fun and exciting boost to their social, emotional, mental, and physical development!  Using a mix of traditional music and modern classics, it’s sure to be a class the whole family will love! Instrument set includes: 2 pairs rhythm sticks, 2 scarves, 2 jingles, 1 hand drum, 1 pair finger cymbals, bag. This class will be held in-person.

Session 1: Tuesdays 2/2-3/9 • 6:15 PM-7:00 PM -OR- Thursdays 2/4-3/11 • 10:15 AM-11:00 AM

Session 2: Tuesdays 4/6-5/18 • 6:15 PM-7:00 PM -OR- Thursdays 4/8-5/20 • 10:15 AM-11:00 AM

Instructor: Tracy Thomas

Location: Growing With Music in Greencastle

6 classes each session for $89 (includes instrument set)

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

Wiggles & Giggles (0-24 months)

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. Instrument Set includes 1 pair rhythm sticks, 1 rattle, 1 scarf, bag. This class will be held in-person.

Session 1: Tuesdays 2/2-3/9 • 10:15-10:55 AM

Session 2: Tuesdays 4/6-5/18 • 10:15-10:55 AM

Instructor: Tracy Thomas

Location: Growing With Music in Greencastle

6 classes each session for $62 includes instrument set

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

Music Together® (18 mo – 5 years)

This class explores music in a warm, low-key atmosphere, encouraging families to make music a part of everyday life, setting in motion a life-long love of and participation in music. Basic music skills will be developed through singing, movement, and the use of rhythm instruments and other props. This class will be held in-person, depending on state regulations.

Dates TBD; please keep checking our website for updates.

Instructor: Susan Matson

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

Movers & Shakers (2-3 1/2 years)

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.  Instrument Set includes 2 pairs rhythm sticks, 2 scarves, 2 jingles, 1 hand drum, 1 pair finger cymbals, bag. This class will be held in-person.

Session 1: Wednesdays 2/3-3/10 • 10:15 AM-10:55 AM

Session 2: Wednesdays 4/7-5/19 • 10:15 AM-10:55 AM

Instructor: Tracy Thomas

Location: Growing With Music in Greencastle

6 classes each session for $85 (includes instrument set)

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

Little Maestros (3-5 years)

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! Instrument Set includes 2 pairs rhythm sticks, 2 scarves, 2 jingles, 1 hand drum, 1 pair finger cymbals, bag. This class will be held in-person.

Session 1: Thursdays 2/4-3/11 • 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Session 2: Thursdays 4/8-5/20 • 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Instructor: Tracy Thomas

Location: Growing With Music in Greencastle

6 classes each session for $89 (includes instrument set)

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

Musikgarten® Woodlands (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 3/27-5/22 (off 4/3) • 10:15-11:00 AM

Instructor: Heather McEndree

Location: CVSM Lawn

8 sessions for $99 (includes materials)

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! This class will have fun learning about theatre through a variety of activities such as storytelling, characterization, and movement. Classes will consist of dramatic games, role playing, and using our imaginations! This class will be held in-person outdoors (online in case of bad weather conditions).

Saturdays 3/27-5/22 (off 4/3) • 10:00-10:45 AM

Instructor: Heather Kline

Location: CVSM Lawn

8 sessions for $52

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

Musikgarten® Music Makers at the Keyboard (6-7 years)

Music Makers at the Keyboard lays the groundwork for keyboard success. The activities foster pride and excitement in making music both independently and with others. In addition to playing the piano, students will participate in dancing and drumming, singing, echoing patterns, and composing & musical dictation. This class will be in-person outdoors (online in case of bad weather conditions) with an online option available every week.

Saturdays 3/27-5/22 (off 4/3) • 9:00-10:00 AM

Instructor: Heather McEndree

Location: CVSM Lawn

8 sessions for $152 includes materials

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 be held in-person or virtually, depending on the state guidelines.

Saturdays 3/13-4/17 (off 4/3) • 11:15AM-12:15 PM

Instructor: Marie Hershey

5 sessions for $64 (includes book)

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 be held in-person or virtually, depending on the state guidelines.

Saturdays 3/6-4/17 (off 4/3) • 12:30-1:30 PM

Instructor: Marie Hershey

6 sessions for $66

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! 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 in-person outdoors (online in case of bad weather conditions).

Saturdays 3/27-5/22 (off 4/3) • 11:00-11:45 AM

Instructor: Heather Kline

Location: CVSM Lawn

8 sessions for $52

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

Musical Theatre Dance (middle 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 in-person with the option to attend virtually. Students in Session 1 will prepare for a performance at Performathon on 3/20.

Session 1: Saturdays 2/13-3/20 • 12:00-1:00 PM

Session 2: Saturdays  4/10-5/15 • 12:00-1:00 PM

Instructor: Ellen Diehl

6 classes each session for $60

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 with an option to attend virtually.

Saturdays 3/20-5/15 (off 4/3) • 10:00-10:45 AM

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Select from these packages:

  • Full semester= $80, fee includes book (8 weeks total)
  • 4 classes= $44, book not included in fee (attend any four classes scheduled for the semester)
  • Per class fee= $13, book not included in fee (Registration 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

Beginning Guitar (10 and up)

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. This class will be held in-person.

Session 1: Saturdays 3/20-4/17 (off 4/3) • 11-11:45 AM

Session 2: Saturdays 4/24-5/15 • 11-11:45 AM

Instructor: Mark Bryson

4 classes in each session for $40

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

Fiddlesticks (10-14 years)

For advanced beginner and intermediate level string players, this group focuses on technique, musicianship, and mastery of ensemble. This class will be held in-person at an outside venue TBD.

Mondays 4/5-5/24 • 4:00-5:00 PM

Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer

8 sessions for $99

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

Pop/Rock Singing (10 and up)

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.

Thursdays 3/18-4/15 (off 4/1) • 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

Rock/Jazz Improvisation (10 and up)

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, depending on state guidelines.

Thursdays 4/22-5/13 • 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

Teens and Adults

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 in-person with the option to attend virtually. Students in Session 1 will prepare for a performance at Performathon on 3/20.

Session 1: Saturdays 2/13-3/20 • 11:00AM-12:00 PM

Session 2: Saturdays 4/10-5/15 • 11:00AM-12:00 PM

Instructor: Ellen Diehl

6 classes in each session for $60

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. (Cost of music not included in price- ranges from $3-6 per song.) This class will be in-person with the option to attend virtually.

Saturdays 3/20-5/15 (off 4/3) • 10-11:00 AM

Instructor: Ellen Diehl

8 sessions for $80

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 2/18-3/11 • 6:00-7:00

Instructor: Adam Wennick

4 sessions for $45

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

Beginning Guitar (10 and up)

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. This class will be held in-person.

Session 1: Saturdays 3/20-4/17 (off 4/3) • 11-11:45 AM

Session 2: Saturdays 4/24-5/15 • 11-11:45 AM

Instructor: Mark Bryson

4 classes in each session for $40

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 with an option to attend virtually.

Saturdays 3/20-5/15 (off 4/3) • 10:00-10:45 AM

Instructor: Mark Bryson

Select from these packages:

  • Full semester= $80, fee includes book (8 weeks total)
  • 4 classes= $44, book not included in fee (attend any four classes scheduled for the semester)
  • Per class fee= $13, book not included in fee (Registration 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

Pop/Rock Singing (10 and up)

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.

Thursdays 3/18-4/15 (off 4/1) • 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

Rock/Jazz Improvisation (10 and up)

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, depending on state guidelines.

Thursdays 4/22-5/13 • 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

Seasoned Musicians Ages 50+

Beginners & Younger Participants Welcomed

New Horizons String Orchestra (50+)

This program is designed for those who want to learn or relearn to play a string instrument or those looking to get back to playing alongside others with a similar love for music. Everyone is welcome, no matter what your ability level. This class will be held in-person outside.

Mondays 4/5-5/24 • 2:00-3:00 PM

Instructor: Deb Stotelmyer

Location: TBD (outdoor venue)

8 sessions for $15

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

New Horizons Band (50+)

Play your band instrument in a supportive ensemble, even if you are returning to your instrument after many silent years! This group performs level 2 and 3 music. Rehearsals will be held in the parking lot at the Chambersburg mall (pending good weather). Participants will need to provide their own music stands.

Tuesdays 4/6-5/25 • 1:00-2:00 PM

Instructor: Pat McNamee

Location: Chambersburg Mall Parking Lot

8 sessions for $15

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