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Our Private Classes

 

Guitar



We teach a variety of guitar styles on acoustic or electric. Whether our students are starting from scratch or have songs prepared to practice, we can help you grow by exploring different genres that help develop different skills. 

Piano

 

Students will get the chance to learn fundamentals and theory while learning ​how to play their favorite songs. Like guitar, piano lessons are adapted from student to student to fit their learning style and interests.

 

Voice
 

From beginning voice lessons to professional vocal coaching​, students will learn breathing techniques, pitch production, projection​, stage presence and microphone techniques, all while forming a great repertoire of songs. Our main goal in voice lessons, is developing healthy, age-appropriate vocal practices. Joining Submarine Singers or Adult Chorus is highly recommended.

Drums

Drum students will practice basic skills, learn popular drum beats, read rhythms accurately and play to their favorite songs. For drum students looking to play to live music, "Band Practice" (Rock Ensemble) is recommended. 

Ukulele

Not only is Ukulele a wonderful life-long instrument, it is also a great way to get into playing an instrument for the first time. Especially for youngsters interested in eventually playing guitar. All ages can learn to play and sing with Ukulele. Joining Ukulele Orchestra is recommended for all levels!

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Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, Reeds

We offer classes in specific instruments of all kinds, from mandolin, to flute, to bass

Songwriting

Songwriting takes practice. We offer individual and group songwriting classes to all ages and provide yearly opportunities for students to show their work.   

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“Band Practice"

Band Practices are rock ensembles that meet once a week. This club is geared toward students ages 8-18 who want to jam. Band Practice is student led, with the help of a band coach. Students will work on playing well-known songs as a group, as well as writing original music. Official performances happen twice a year. Membership is $70/month for current Submarine students and $135/month for non-students. 

Submarine String Circle

String circle meets twice a week. Mondays from 6:30-7:30 (more experienced levels) and Thursdays 5:00-6:00 (all levels.) Both classes are open to all stringed instruments, and are geared toward adults (though anyone 13 and up is welcome). Students will work on playing well-known traditional folk songs as a group. Official performances happen 3+ a year.  Open Enrollment. Membership is $70/month and includes dropins to either group.

Submarine Singers

​Submarine Singers is divided up into two choral groups that each meet once a week. S.S. is encouraged for all voice students or just people who are interested in singing in a choir! Students will work on a repertoire of two or three part harmony music. Submarine Singers 1 is for all first-year singers ages 4-12. Submarine Singers 2 is for singers ages 8-12 who have completed at least one year of Submarine Singers.  Official performances happen twice a year. Sign ups are open. Membership is $70/month.

Adult Chorus

Adult choir is for teens (ages 13-19) and adults of all ages. It’s a chance to harmonize, vocalize, perform, and have fun with other singers. Performances throughout the year! Membership is $70/month. 

 

Adult Pops

All instruments are welcome! Come as you are. This group is unique in that it accepts all levels and learning abilities and incorporates traditional orchestral instruments with rock band instruments like drums, guitar and keys. As a group you’ll arrange and learn popular songs with the guidance of seasoned band leaders and professional musicians. The cost is $70/month. 

 

Pre-K Pops

This weekly group class is for children aged 3-5.  Students will learn popular songs using percussion, ukulele, xylophones and voice!  The cost is $70/month.

Submarine Music Project 

This weekly group class is for children aged 6-12.  Students will play popular songs using percussion, ukulele, keyboard, guitar, xylophones and voice! This is a select group, meaning students must be nominated by their teacher for being motivated, hard working, and musically motivated. Students who are invited to join must remain in good standing behaviorally and attend at least 3 classes/month to remain in this special ensemble. Students will have the option of meeting Tuesdays from 4-5pm or Thursdays from 4-5pm, or both. $70/month. 

 

Good Day Sunshine Pre-K Enrichment Class

This twice weekly group class is for children aged birth to two, accompanied by an adult. Good Day Sunshine brings a smart and silly, educational and entertaining, insightful and playful way to introduce music and movement at an early age. Membership includes drop ins to TWO class options per week. $70/month per child with an adult. Drop-ins are welcome ($20)
 

Ukulele Orchestra 

All ages 8 and up are invited to join the ukulele orchestra.  It’s a great chance to play ukulele and have fun learning new songs  in a group setting. Cost is $70/month.

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Scholarships
 

The Submarine School of Music provides tuition assistance on a sliding scale that prioritizes qualifying youth ages 6 to 17, based on household income, family size, and special financial considerations. The funding will come from community fundraising and grants. Scholarships last 12 months and must be reapplied for annually.

 

To be considered for a scholarship, fill out a Scholarship Application and submit to submarineschoolofmusic@gmail.com

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in the order in which they are received.  Due to a high number of applications, qualifying applicants will be contacted only if funding becomes available.



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