Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Kids' summer music classes in Claremont

Music Classes for Kids in Claremont

Dates: 7/8-7/19 or 7/22-8/2

Are you looking for a music class for your kids?  Does your child want to learn to play an instrument?  Is your teenager a musician without a band?  If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then check out these classes offered at the SLICE of Summer program;

World Drums: 1st through 6th Grades.  Learn to play as a group/ensemble, drum circle style with 2014 Grammy nominated music educator Homero Chavz.  In this class students are taught proper techniques on a variety of hand drums.

Beginning Ukulele & Song Writing: 1st through 6th Grade.  Learn the basic chords and strumming patterns of the Ukulele and practice writing song lyrics to sing along with your new instrument.  We'll also learn some old favorites and newer songs from the radio.  Lisa Pettygrove will teach this class and students are invited to bring their own instrument or borrow one of ours.

Rock and Roll Band Camp:  7th through 12th Grade.  This class offers musicians an opportunity to apply their musical skills in a band & performance setting under the guidance of Claremont High School Jazz Band instructor Rick Melanson.  If you play guitar, bass, keyboard/piano, drums, horns or sing, this is a class for you.  Musicians should bring their own instruments.

*This is a class for intermediate and above musicians, not a class to learn an instrument or singing.  If you are not entering 7th grade yet, but are experienced on your instrument, contact Mr. Melanson to schedule an audition at

SLICE of Summer offers a full range of music, art and academic courses for 1st through 12th grade students.  For more information about these or other SLICE classes, visit or call 909-399-1709

SLICE is part of the Claremont Educational Foundation, a non-profit foundation that directly funds enriching and sustaining quality public education for students attending the Claremont Unified School District. Past gifts have focused on providing art and music instruction at the elementary schools and technological projects at the elementary, middle school and high schools.

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