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Group Music Classes & Ensembles

Click here to view our 2022-2023 policies and ATA 2022-2023 16-week calendar.

Community Chorus

All are invited to sing with the Grafton Community Chorus! Under the direction of Chuck Brown the Grafton Community Chorus performs twice a year with an eclectic repertoire of music that includes music from classical, art songs, modern, pop, and Broadway.

No experience is necessary, no audition required.  If you love to sing, love to belong to a community, and would love to spend one night a week making music in a non-threatening and fun atmosphere, we welcome you!

Rehearsals on Tuesdays 7-9pm starting September 6th.  First concert is the weekend of Dec. 2nd.

Tuition: $35 per semester

 

PianoPrep: Group Piano Classes for Ages 6-9

Learn piano with ATA today!

PianoPrep gives aspiring student musicians a creative outlet and is a fun way to learn to read music and build strong practice habits. Students begin playing in a small group class of four to eight students with ample opportunities for both group learning and individual support.

Using the Celebrate Piano method, classes:

  • build a solid technical foundation
  • cultivate creativity
  • develop the ability to perform confidently
  • encourage independent learning
  • establish musical literacy and rhythmic security
  • develop the ability to “hear what you see and see what you hear”
  • establish good practice skills
  • foster a love of music of all styles

An acoustic piano or a keyboard will be needed for practice at home.  A piano or a keyboard with 88 weighted, full size, and touch-sensitive (loud/soft) keys, and a an attached, stationary pedal is ideal. There are a limited number of smaller keyboards at ATA and one can be loaned to you if needed. If you require financial assistance, you can contact the office directly at .

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September 15-January 19 (16 weeks)
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Apple Tree Arts
Teacher: Kayla Cardin
Tuition: $450

Keyboard Lab for Adults

Keyboard Lab for Adults (New offering! All levels): Why should the kids have all the fun?!? Whether you’ve always wanted to take piano lessons or you want to polish up long-unused keyboard skills, this group class is for you. Top off your Monday in a relaxed, supportive setting with other music lovers. Faculty member Becky Lightcap will oversee participants’ self-directed learning, offering individualized repertoire and practice tips, as well as group learning as appropriate. Each evening’s session will end with a short social time and may include an optional opportunity to play for one another.

Beginners, please purchase in advance Alfred’s Basic Adult All-in-One Piano Course:https://www.amazon.com/Alfreds-Basic-Adult-Piano-Course/dp/B07G4TW59B/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2JGSGXF8TOT9L&keywords=alfred+adult+all+in+one+piano+level+1&qid=1659116780&sprefix=alfred+adult%2Caps%2C151&sr=8-1

Participants with some keyboard experience, please bring one or two of your piano books to the first class.

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September 19-December 5 (10 weeks) (no class Oct 10 or Oct 31)
Mondays 7:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Apple Tree Arts
Teacher: Becky Lightcap
Tuition: $150

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