Spring 2022 Group Classes

Group classes are now listed at Wayland Recreation, and registration will open at their site on December 1st. Details are below. Please note day and format for Guitar classes, which were not listed correctly in the WR catalog.

To find the classes at the Wayland Recreation site, "Register for Programs or Activities"; when the menu opens up, click "Winter/Spring 2022", then "Youth Classes", then scroll down to find your class. (Most classes are listed alphabetically, but Fiddling Fun can be found under Volleyball.)

Youth Classes

Small Group Intro to Violin

Tuesdays, spring semester: 15 weeks, 2/1/22 - 5/24/22 (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 String Players (age 7 - 12)

Tuesdays, spring semester: 15 weeks, 2/1/22 - 5/31/22 (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 (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