PG Orchestra

2019-20 Programming

After School Youth Orchestra Program

Project Grace is pleased to announce our 2019-20 After School Orchestra Program. We are offering a wide range of classes for a variety of instruments.

Our classes run Monday to Thursday at The Bethany Center, 10 Paton Street. Our doors open at 2:45 each afternoon. We have snack time followed by group activities or orchestra rehearsal until 3:20. At this time, we clean up, wash our hands and break off into our small groups for instrument-specific lessons with our Teaching Artists.

Please note that each class only runs one afternoon a week, not every day after school.

The annual tuition cost is $200 per child.

We do offer a payment plan: $40 per month: September, November, February, April and June.

Interested in financial support? Project Grace does have a limited number of tuition scholarships available for the After School Orchestra program. Please be sure to complete the scholarship section of the registration form to ensure that you are considered.

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Class Descriptions

Be sure to read through the class descriptions thoroughly before registering. Not all classes are suitable for all children.

VIOLIN

Beginner – for students in grades 1 to 3 who have no musical experience or have never played an instrument before.

Junior – for students in grades 3 to 5 who have basic skills or about one year experience playing violin and/or meet the skill level of the class.*

Intermediate – for students in grades 6 – 8 who have a few years experience playing violin and/or meet the skill level of the class.*

Senior – for students in grades 7 + who have a minimum of 4 years or significant experience playing violin and/or meet the skill level of the class.*

CELLO

Junior – for students in grades 2 to 6 who have one year or less (to no) experience playing the cello. Beginners accepted in this class.

Senior – for students in grades 6 + who have two years or more experience playing the cello and/or meet the skill level of the class.*

FLUTE

Beginner – for students in grades 3 to 5 who have no experience or less than one year experience playing the flute.

Senior – for students in grades 6 + who have minimum 3 years playing experience and/or meet the skill level of the class.*

CLARINET

Intermediate – for students in grades 5 + with minimum 2 years playing experience and/or meet the skill level of the class.*

** Beginner clarinet class will be offered based on demand **

TRUMPET

Intermediate – for students in grades 5 + with minimum 2 years playing experience and/or meet the skill level of the class.*

** Beginner trumpet class will be offered based on demand **

TROMBONE

A new class of which the level will be ascertained based on the ability of the students who register. Expected: Beginner – Intermediate. For students in grade 5 +.

PERCUSSION

For students in grades 3 – 6 who have no musical experience or have never played an instrument before.

PIANO

Beginner – For students in grades 1 – 3 who have no musical experience or have never played an instrument before. **Beginner Piano class will be offered based on demand**

Junior – for students in grades 3 to 6 who have basic skills or about one – two years experience playing piano and/or meet the skill level of the class.*

Senior – for students in grades 6 + who have two years or more experience playing the piano and/or meet the skill level of the class.*

UKULELE

A new class of which the level will be ascertained based on the ability of the students who register. Expected: Beginner – Intermediate. For students in grade 3 – 6.

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NOTE: Registration is not complete until payment is received.

*Project Grace does its best to group students in classes that suit their skills, and where possible, age category. Placement in these classes requires the student to have a particular skill set on the instrument. Students do not move up to the next level until they have accomplished all of the skills for the level they are in.

If you would like more information about the skills required at each level, please email us.

Questions?
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Music Lessons For Grown-Ups

Adults can make music with Project Grace, too! Our Music Lessons For Grown-Ups program features group lessons in five different instruments — clarinet, flute, guitar, piano, ukulele, and violin.

The cost is $120 for 8 lessons.

Music Lessons For Grown-Ups take place every Tuesday evening 7:30-8:30pm from September 17 to November 5, at The Bethany Centre.

Please note, each group class requires a minimum of three students. Any classes that do not have three or more students enrolled will be canceled. (We suggest you invite two friends to join you!)

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We will offer both Level 1 (Beginner) and Level 2 classes in ukulele, piano, and violin, depending on interest. You must have the following experience to participate in the Level 2 classes:

Ukulele

  • Know the names of the strings
  • Be able to read fretboard chord symbols
  • Be able to strum some basic patterns
  • Be able read rudimentary tablature
  • Be able to play the primary chords in C, G and F (these include chords C, G, F, D, Bb, Am, Em, Bm)

Violin

  • General understanding of how to hold the instrument and bow
  • Know the names of the strings
  • Very basic note reading abilities 

Piano

  • Know the names of the keys and have a basic understanding of how to move around the keyboard
  • Basic note reading abilities

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BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument (except pianos)
Need help finding an instrument to practice on at home? Long & McQuade Musical Instruments offers inexpensive rentals of violins, cellos, and clarinets. Need a ukulele? Check out the AC Hunter Public Library. If you need a keyboard, Project Grace can help.


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Project Grace activities take place at
The Bethany Center
10 Paton Street
St. John’s, Newfoundland
A1B 3E7