Tutor: Andrea Orem
|Length: Full Year||Class Period: Thursday, eCHAT period 4 (12:00-12:45)|
Description: Grace Notes is a fun, singing-focused class designed to equip students in being “tuneful, beatful, and artful” musicians. We will also learn about the building blocks of music and critical listening skills. Students will grow in appreciation for the musicians and composers of the past and present as we learn about their lives and experience some of their compositions through listening and movement. Students will learn about musical instruments, and interact socially through the medium of music.
Grace Notes will perform at both the Christmas Celebration and Spring Showcase.
Note: This class is for eCHAT students in grades 5-6 and CHAT students in grade 7.
Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will continue to be held. Parents not wishing to continue can opt out and will receive a refund at the end of the semester for any classes that are not held. Note: For isolated in-person class cancellations due to a Covid exposure, this class will meet online unless the tutor decides otherwise.
Vocal coach/director: Andrea Orem has bachelor’s degrees in K-12 Vocal Music Education, Music Composition, and Bible from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. She has been teaching music to young people in one-on-one lessons, small groups, school classroom settings, and homeschool groups for 10 years. In her free time, Andrea enjoys gardening organically, singing in Two Rivers Chorale, helping people navigate TMJ and sleep issues naturally, puppy raising service dogs in training, reading, and serving in various ways at Antioch Community Church with her husband, Gabe.
Cost: $111, $121 or $131 per semester (depending on registration date)
Level: Grades 5-7
Homework: Practicing musical parts to prepare for performance
Supplies: A folder/binder to hold sheet music & pencil