2017-2018 Calendar

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For academic year 2017-2018, Monique McIntosh is directing the enrichment monthly group for Dolce Bucket Drumline. This is a new monthly enrichment peer group opportunity for our enrolled students ages 6 and up as a varied format to their weekly private lessons. Students will build teamwork, discipline, and excitement as well as have a better understanding of rhythm. This format has been inspired by Jim Solomon’s book to teach important character building through music. D for Discipline     R for Respect     U for Unity    for Music             Call 512-591-7833 to add this class for $25 per month. The forty-five minute group is scheduled on the Dolce calendar for Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:15. Semester performances will include the Georgetown Christmas Stroll and Red Poppy Festival.
For academic year 2017-2018, David Pencil is directing the enrichment monthly group for Dolce Praise Band. This is a supplement opportunity for students already enrolled for private voice, guitar, piano, or drums. It is geared to give students a better understanding of basic music theory and rhythm. How to read a lead sheet, proper use of chord progressions, and improvisation are all key elements of this class! Peer groups are beneficial for motivation, inspiration, and fun. Call 512-591-7833 to add this class of inspiration for $25 per month. The forty-five minute group is scheduled on the Dolce calendar for Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:15. Semester performances will include the Georgetown Christmas Stroll and Red Poppy Festival.
The Dolce Voce Ensemble, directed by Darla Bower, is scheduled monthly on Thursday evenings from 6:00-6:45. This enrichment group class is for students ages 6-10 enrolled in weekly lessons. Students will develop a a better understanding of how to perform in front of an audience while building their confidence to perform together as an ensemble. This group has performance opportunities each semester at the Georgetown Christmas Stroll and Red Poppy Festival. Students will sing using light choreography and expression as they prepare for their performances on stage.  The Bel Canto Madrigal, also directed by Darla Bower, is offered for ages 11-16 by audition. Private voice lessons are required to improve technique, confidence, and performance with an emphasis on music theory and history. A variety of classical eras will be explored with accompaniment and Acapella.  Community performances are to be scheduled each semester.
The Dolce Rhythm Foundation will enhance a better understanding of rhythm to give a great supplement and foundation to all instruments. Monique McIntosh will combine this enrichment course with music theory in a fun and engaging format to supplement the weekly lessons providing balance to their music education. Not only do our enrichment courses provide motivation with a variation from the weekly lesson, it provides support and proven team commitment. This class setting helps develop ensemble skills like playing in time, playing by ear, and improvising.Weekly half hour lessons do not provide ample time to cover essential music theory for success thus highly recommend participation for our elementary students. 
The Piano Ensemble is scheduled as a monthly class for our private students to enjoy the rhythmic excitement of a peer group.  The piano has traditionally been a lonely instrument but now duet and ensemble performance has proven to enhance motivation and rhythmic accuracy. Each student will be assigned different parts of the music ensemble as a piano group or multiple instruments to create an atmosphere of achievement and commitment with their music partners. Dolce will also use this opportunity to implement a better comprehension of music theory, technique, and rhythmic accuracy. Brenda Bedell, Monique McIntosh, Darla Bower, and Stephanie Arnold recommend this monthly enrichment.
The Dolce Chamber Ensemble is a monthly peer group providing students with goals and opportunity for performance.  Konstantin Pavlov has developed the format for violin, piano, and cello. Performances include the Christmas Stroll in December and the Red Poppy Festival in April.
The Dolce Folk Rock Band is gearing up to Rock Out! Join instructor Emily Lacey in an individually tailored group experience that is engaging and accessible to students of any level. This enrichment group format has had huge success with students who participated in our summer camp tours. Emily will allow students to select from current repertoire and provide instruction for creating their band. We need students experienced in piano, guitar, drum set, singing, and violin. Genre will vary with selections from folk, patriotic, rock, and Christian rock. We believe this will be a fun format to enhance music theory and rhythm by allowing participants to play and sing songs they enjoy. The band will then have the opportunity to perform at the Georgetown Christmas Stroll and Red Poppy Festival.
Check out our video page for highlights of the Enrichment Groups performing at the Christmas Stroll.
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