Spring 2022 Group Classes
Summer Day Programs (scroll down)

Group class registration is now open at the Wayland Recreation websitePlease note that there were a number of inaccuracies in the Wayland Recreation printed catalog, including the info on age range and class size. The correct listings are below, and their online info.

To find the classes at the Wayland Recreation site, click "Register for Programs or Activities"; when the menu opens up, click "Youth" at the bottom of your menu, then scroll down to find your class. Classes are listed alphabetically, so you will find violin and guitar at "S" from "Small Group Intro to...." 

Summer Day Program registration is via the Summer Day Program registration form. Scroll down the page for program details.

Spring Youth Classes

Small Group Intro to Violin

 

Tuesdays, spring semester: 15 weeks, 2/1/22 - 5/24/22 2/8/22 - 5/31/22 (no class 2/22, 4/19)

4:45 - 5:30

Age 4-5 

Think your child's too young to learn violin? Think again! In our upbeat class, both your child AND you will get a great start on violin through creative, playful activities including games, movement and song. Brain plasticity for music and language is at a peak and supple young bodies adapt easily to violin. Meanwhile, you will learn right along with your child and be able to help them much more fully at home!

Our professional instructor uses a developmentally-appropriate approach and works with children and parents together. No prior musical experience is needed, and there's plenty of individual attention! You will learn how to support your child’s learning at home, and your child will love playing for you! Correct size violins provided for class and home use, plus book and CD to keep.

With registered Suzuki Violin instructor Sally Martin

Class size: minimum 3 student/caregiver pairs, maximum 4 student/caregiver pairs

Fee: $455 per semester including a loaner violin in appropriate size, plus book and CD to keep.

Location: Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road

Fiddling Fun for all String Players (age 7 - 12)

Please note, this is the spring session weekly class. For the Summer Fiddling Fun half day program, see "Summer at WSM" below.

Tuesdays, spring semester: 15 weeks, 2/1/22 - 5/31/22 2/8/22 - 6/7/22 (no class 2/22, 3/1, 4/19)

5:30 - 6:15

If you can violin/viola/cello/bass/guitar - you can fiddle! String players of any instrument, from near-beginner to advanced, can join in and will be able to participate at their own level with our customized curriculum. 

You’ll meet the repertoire and styles of different fiddling traditions including Irish and Scottish, American and more, and learn fun fiddling techniques like the chop, double chop, waterfall, wiggle and flick! By the end of the session students will have their own repertoire of fun fiddling tunes that they know by heart.

With Instructor Casey Murray - Creative Ability DevelopmentR and American Roots specialist

Class size: minimum 4 students, maximum 6 students

Fee: $320 per semester

Location: Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road

Small Group Intro to Guitar (age 6 -7 and 8-9)

Please note that this class was listed incorrectly in the Wayland Rec printed catalog. Class is THURSDAY, and IN PERSON at Wayland School of Music.

Thursdays, spring semester: 15 weeks, 2/3/22 - 5/26/22 2/10/22 - 6/2/22 (no class 2/24, 4/21)

3:30 - 4:20 - age 6-7

4:30 - 5:20 - age 8-9

Learn to play the acoustic guitar in a fun class designed to engage and inspire! Students begin with basic techniques, simple songs, rhythms, and beginning chords, in a relaxed setting including singing, movement and games. As they progress through the program they'll learn to play both by ear and by reading music.

Includes a loaner acoustic guitar in appropriate size for child, plus book and CD to keep.

With instructor Francesco Barone, Guitar faculty

Class size: minimum 3 students, maximum 6 students

Fee: $455 per semester including a loaner guitar and footstool, plus book and CD to keep.

Location: Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road

Summer at Wayland School of Music

Half Day Programs:
Creative Music & Arts     Summer Fiddling Fun

Week of July 11-15    Scroll down for program specifics

Program Leaders: Casey Murray, Creative Abililty Development(R) and American Roots Music Specialist; Molly Tucker, String Faculty; Daphne Pickens, Music Staff

"You have found a magical person; Casey is by far one of the best and most talented music teachers out there!"  ~ parent of three students

About these programs: Our summer 2022 small-cohort half day programs allow for a 3.5 to 1 student to staff ratio, offering each child plenty of attention and musical support while still building a cohesive and creative group experience!

Summer half day programs are inside in an open area with open windows, A/C, and ultra-HEPA air filtering (to 0.003 microns). We will follow all local and state health protocols recommended at the time of camp. A full list of health protocols will be provided to prospective participants.

You can attend the morning, afternoon or both sessions. There is supervised lunch break provided between sessions at no extra charge for those attending both sessions. 

"A fantastic week of camp" ~ 2021 camp parent 

"My favorite week of camp ever!" ~ 2021 student, age 9

Creative Music & Arts for Strings and Piano - half day mornings 

Join us for this one-of-a-kind experience that will get your creative juices flowing! Our small summer morning cohort will spend the week weaving music, art and storytelling into an end-of-week performance.

Campers will work at their own level with the building blocks of music – rhythm, melody, harmony and texture – while learning to improvise, play by ear, and create stories with music and art.

For: All kids age 7-12 who play piano or a string instrument (including guitar), and have had a few months or more of lessons

Maximum enrollment: 10 students 

Date: July 11-15

Time: M - Th 9:00 - 12:30; Fri 9:00 - 12:45 including performance for families @ 12:15

Tuition: $350
  

Summer Fiddling Fun for String Players - half day afternoons

If you can violin/viola/cello/bass/guitar you can fiddle! String at all levels on any string instrument, from near-beginner up, can join and will be able to participate at their own level.  

You’ll meet the repertoire and styles of different fiddle traditions including Irish and Scottish, American and more, and learn fun fiddling techniques like the chop, double chop, waterfall, wiggle and flick!

You’ll play creative musical games, and experiment with open-ended, curious ways of playing that seek to “see what happens” musically, rather than trying to reach a preconceived result.

For: All kids age 7-12 who play violin, viola, cello, bass, or guitar, and have had a few months or more of lessons

Maximum enrollment: 10 students

Date: July 11-15

Time:
M - F 1:30 - 5:00, including Friday performance for families @ 4:30

Tuition: $350

TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER HALF DAY PROGRAMS: Registration opens Weds Jan 12th. Please use the Summer Day Program form.

When we receive your form we will then invoice you. Once paid in full, your spot is reserved for you and you will receive a confirmation.

Questions? Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Summer Half Day Programs" as the subject line.

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The Wayland School of Music Difference

Wayland School of Music (WSM) instructors are passionate about music, our instruments, teaching and learning! Having already achieved success, we teach because we truly want – and love – to do so. We call this the "Wayland School of Music Difference" and it's the heart of our hiring policy.

Whether you have no experience or plenty, and whatever your musical goals, you'll find an outstanding teacher here who'll support you in achieving them, and also - when you’re ready - encourage you and challenge you to reach for more!