77 Arts Academy Acton

 

As a proud partner of New England Conservatory’s School of Continuing Education, 77 Arts Academy provides non-credit private music programs through NEC’s School of Continuing Education.  We provide adult students, ages 18 and above, private music lessons and certain music courses with NEC faculty members at our Acton facility as an alternative to NEC's Boston campus. Summer opportunities are available as well for students 14 years of age and older.

77 Arts Academy also provides, with our own faculty private, music lessons, music courses, semi-private art classes, and musical instrument rentals.  It was founded by local parents in 2011 to provide music and art education that combines theory, practice, and fun especially for children.  We believe that such a balanced approach along with a strong faculty and an environment of mutual respect will provide a wonderful foundation for life-long enjoyment of the arts for all students.  We strive for continuous improvement by incorporating best industry practices and by proactively soliciting feedback from parents, teachers, and students.
 
77 Arts Academy
77 Powdermill Rd, Suite 4
Acton, MA 01720
978-393-1020
info@77artsacademy.com
www.77artsacademy.com

Classes

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Intro to Music Theory

THIS NON-CREDIT CLASS IS ONLY OFFERED AT OUR ACTON LOCATION

77 Arts Academy Acton

Tom Scahill, Instructor
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm

Non-credit: $425
OFFERED SPRING SEMESTER
Begins 1/28


This will be a basic musicianship course, introducing fundamental principles of music theory. We will cover clefs and the grand staff, scales, intervals, key signatures, rhythm and meter, and basic chord functions and cadences. Additional topics may include, but are not limited to: counterpoint, musical phrase structures, musical form, and a more advanced study of harmony.
In addition to helping you develop basic musicianship skills necessary for reading and writing western musical notation, it will also focus on training your ears to recognize intervals, chord progressions, cadences, and phrase structure. This will ultimately enable you to engage with music more closely and critically as a listener, and will foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of music.

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Intro to Composition

THIS NON-CREDIT CLASS IS ONLY OFFERED AT OUR ACTON LOCATION

77 Arts Academy Acton

Stephen Savage, Instructor
Mon 6:00-7:00 pm

Non-credit: $425
OFFERED SPRING SEMESTER
Begins 1/27

Beginning composition students are encouraged to realize their musical conceptions.  Basic concepts introduced include pitch and scale organization, meter, rhythm, interval, chord, tone color, motive, phrase, melody and texture. Rudiments of counterpoint, harmony, instrumentation and standard forms are considered, with emphasis on the balance between repetition and contrast.  Specific exercises are given, but students are also encouraged to write freely and to develop a style of their own.

Compositions are performed in class when possible.  Prerequisite: some basic knowledge of standard music notation and a desire to compose.

Lessons

 

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30, 45 or 60 minute lessons are available with select NEC faculty at 77 Arts Academy. For private lesson placement please contact ContinuingEducation@necmusic.edu prior to registering.

Current Faculty:

Jazz/Trumpet
Peter Kenagy

Violin/Viola
Joung Hoon Song

Cello
Allison Eldredge

Classical Guitar
Hermann Hudde

Percussion
Ana Lorenzo

Voice
Holly Zagaria

2014-08-18


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