Monthly Archives: October 2017

GROUP SKILLS CLASSES AT THE RIOS MUSIC PROJECT

We offer group classes at an affordable rate for students of all ages and levels. The class descriptions and details are listed below. A series of 5 small group classes is $160. We recommend students choosing one main skill to work on for at least 4 weeks while adding a 5th class in something new to keep things fun and to keep them exposed to new musical elements. Students who are placed in a RIOS Band can attend UNLIMITED skills classes.

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Stepping Stones 1

This class is geared towards preschool and kindergarten age kids. We will explore music, rhythm, movement and singing. Parents can join in the last 15 minutes to learn some musical activities and games to do at home with their kids. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO START A CLASS PLEASE EMAIL JULIE@RIOSMUSICPROJECT.COM. WITH 4 KIDS WE CAN START A NEW CLASS!

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Stepping Stones 2

This is a pre-band class perfect for the 1st through 3rd grade mini musicians. We will cover the basics of ukulele, drums, vocals, piano and singing. There will be an emphasis on learning songs from start to finish with a performance goal at the end of the quarter.

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Stepping Stones 3

This mixed instrument group class is perfect for students in grades 4-6th or who are at the appropriate readiness level as determined by a RIOS teacher. The focus in on preparation for RIOS bands by advancing technique on the various band instruments and vocals.

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Stepping Stones 4

This class is for current RIOS Band members who are 12 and up, or students who have auditioned into the class. The focus is on musical flexibility, challenging your limits, advanced technique, songwriting and performance polishing.

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Guitar 1

Perfect for the student who is just starting out on guitar. Emphasis will be on mastering the basic chords and strumming patters, as well as building songbook of favorites. Skills covered include simple chords, strumming patterns, tempo and groove. We will create a custom songbook for each class to take home for practice. Students will learn how to tune and care for their instrument. No previous guitar experience necessary. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO START A CLASS PLEASE EMAIL JULIE@RIOSMUSICPROJECT.COM. WITH 4 KIDS WE CAN START A NEW CLASS!

Guitar 2

Perfect for the students who have their basic chords down and are ready for song exploration. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO START A CLASS PLEASE EMAIL JULIE@RIOSMUSICPROJECT.COM. WITH 4 KIDS WE CAN START A NEW CLASS!

Rios Music Piano Group Class

Piano 1

This group class is perfect for the student who is interested in starting piano for the first time, or just brushing up on their skills. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO START A CLASS PLEASE EMAIL JULIE@RIOSMUSICPROJECT.COM. WITH 4 KIDS WE CAN START A NEW CLASS!

Rios Music Piano Group Class

Piano 2

This fun, semi-private lesson will consist of 3 students each on their own piano. Students will be introduced to contemporary songs, classical music, theory and technique in a creative atmosphere.

Vocal 1

Perfect for the student who loves to sing and would like to grow their range, technique and repertoire.

Voice 2

This fun group is great for students who are ready to start learning harmony, lead singing, band performance and or musical theatre performance.

Percussion 1

Perfect for the student who is interested in learning drums. No previous drum experience necessary. All kinds of fun percussion techniques and skills will be covered.

Percussion 2

Perfect for the student who has chosen to focus on the drums as their main instrument and is ready to take their skills to the next level.

Songwriting 2

Perfect who for the student who loves songwriting and would like to take it to the next level. We will cover the nuts and bolts of songwriting, poetry, lyrics, music theory and groove. We will also record and build a Soundcloud account for each student containing all their original works.

2017 Songwriting and Recording Workshops

Sign ups are available for our November, December, February and April Workshops. Space is limited!

Songwriting Workshops

Sign ups are available for our November, December, February and April Workshops. Space is limited! Compose and record an original song that you can cherish forever. Students will learn how to identify patterns in pop music, create melodies, and get creative with lyrics. They will then have the opportunity to record it with Garage Band or Logic, and save it to SoundCloud.com where they can share it with family and friends. Ages 9-14

Recording Workshop (Garage Band and Logic)

This workshops is gives students a chance to dive deeper into the recording process. We will use professional tools to create music from scratch, add organic sounds, edit, mix and master. This workshop is geared for students ages 12-18.

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Hi! My name is Kevin Erskine and I am a singer-songwriter from San Diego whose music is a folk/jazz blend of heartfelt lyrics and infectious melodies. In 2014, I graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and I have performed in notable venues such as Carnegie Hall. I love to teach all ages and encourages my students to be creative and expressive with their music. Under my instruction, students can look forward to learning a variety of instruments while furthering their depth of knowledge in theory and musicality.