Preparatory Music is a community school for young musicians, located on the beautiful campus of Holy Names University in Oakland, CA. Prep Music offers private instruction on ten instruments: violin, viola, cello, harp, guitar, piano, flute, oboe, recorder, drums, and voice. In addition, youth orchestras, group string and piano classes are offered, as well as numerous concerts and large musical events.
The mission of the preparatory music department is to develop the musical potential in young people by creating a nurturing environment where students, teachers and parents together foster a life-long appreciation of music.
Designed for children ages 5-7 years old, including beginning string and piano students. Based in the renowned Kodály approach, classes foster a deep understanding and love of musicianship in partnership with instrumental studies. Through the voice, mind, ear and body, young musicians will develop holistic musicianship skills including aural skills and fluency in note-reading and
For more advanced string players, this intensive will meet for six weeks. Chamber music (string quartet, trio) offers the opportunity for solo playing while also requiring listening/sensitivity to other group members.
Preparatory Music at Holy Names University, in partnership with The Kodaly Center, presents: Sight Reading and Musicianship Classes in the Kodaly Method A transformative approach to ‘thinking in sound’ Holistic, experiential technique for all levels: beginner to intermediate and advanced.