EZRAGUITAR New York EST. 2008

We are back ONSITE at PS889 this Fall! Registration is now OPEN!! Space is limited. 

See our program menu below. Options for 1 or 2 days per week, WEDNESDAYS or THURSDAYS or BOTH, for the full year. Early session: 2:30-4:00pm. Late Session will be added 4:00-5:30pm once early session is full.

Classes Begin October 6th! – Enrollment is open to all PS 889 Students (including those also in NIA or Kids Orbit)!

Year-long classes give kids a rich and diverse arts education experience that is shared in end-of-the-year showcases for families and friends to attend!

Payment plans are available!

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

“Making a Musical!” & “Jump & Jam!”

WEDNESDAYS 2:30-3:15PM / FOLLOWED BY “JUMP & JAM” 3:15-4PM

In this class students will learn a selection of children’s stories from around the world and bring those stories to life! Using devised theatre techniques, movement and MUSIC all created by them, kids will end each session with a SHOW for their families to attend. (maximum 12 students per group). 

WEDNESDAYS 3:15-4PM /AFTER “MAKING A MUSICAL!”

This exciting percussion based class focuses on learning the fundamentals of music for our youngest students: learning note values, rhythm, dynamics, playing in an ensemble & more! We will use a variety of rhythmic and melodic instruments to create full and textured ensemble performances with the students based on musical structures from around the world!  

WEDNESDAY PROGRAM DETAILS

BRAND NEW THIS YEAR…”Making a Musical” with Stephanie Wells + “Jump & Jam” with Ethan Fox is BACK!

October 6-June 22nd (34 classes each ) $1,360 

Tuition: (At Registration you will be charged 20% of the class package that you select, the remaining balance will be collected based on the payment plan that you choose on the Registration form.)

THURSDAY CLASSES

“Kids Group Guitar” & “Clowning Around!”

THURDAYS 2:30-3:15PM / FOLLOWED BY “CLOWNING AROUND” 3:15-4PM

EzraGuitar is a guitar program designed to give kids the opportunity to study with some of the greatest classical guitarists in the country while using a method of learning designed especially for them. Our group classes are the core of the EzraGuitar method.

These classes are built on the philosophy of Maoz Ezra, that music should be taught in the “language of children” and tailored to their natural abilities. By studying with this method and philosophy, it is our goal that children will connect to music making in a natural and organic way. Through creative games and ensemble work, children will leave each lesson with a sense of accomplishment and musical knowledge that will remain with them as a foundation for any future musical endeavors. We teach small group lessons for children in grades Pre-K- 1 (kids are grouped according to age & level, the course is cumulative.) Melody & Rhythm: through a mix of repertoire including, classical, folk, children’s songs, rock, jazz, contemporary and original compositions, students will learn to play music, not only exercises. Reading music: Through our unique method children will learn to recognize, know and master the notes in a range of four octaves. Ensemble Work: From the beginning children will be learning to play in an ensemble. This group work puts emphasis on listening with sensitivity and working together. Performance: At least twice a year students will perform in a concert. Performance is a major part of studying music, it teaches the student about building self confidence and the joy of sharing music.

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THURDAYS 3:15-4PM /AFTER “KIDS GROUP GUITAR CLASS!”

In this class students will explore the music found within language and movement.  “Timing,” on stage is something that is mastered by understanding the unsung rhythm and melodies within the telling of a story.  We will use theatrical styles and methods such as Commedia dell’arte, Mime, Clowning, Improv, Shakespeare and more! Great theatre is achieved when all players work in concert with each other to create a phenomenal symphony of emotion and drama!

THURSDAY PROGRAM DETAILS

October 7-June 23RD (30 classes each ) $1,500 

Thursdays: EzraGuitar “Kids Group Guitar Class” with Claudio Paciocco or Colton Chapman + “Clowning Around!” with Tamara Sevunts

Tuition: (At Registration you will be charged 20% of the class package that you select, the remaining balance will be collected based on the payment plan that you choose on the Registration form.)

Meet Our 889 Guitar Faculty and Collaborative Arts Staff!

Colton Chapman

Colton Chapman is a musician who specializes in Classical and Electric Guitar (Guitar Composition, Songwriting, Rock, Post-rock, Death/Black Metal, and Music Production/Home Recording). Described by a close friend as, “a musical nerd who relishes in coloring outside the box”, he thoroughly enjoys teaching, composing and performing in a variety of styles. Originally from San Antonio, TX, he began Read More

Stephanie Wells

Stephanie Wells is a music director, educator, pianist and vocal coach. She has been teaching and music directing for over 20 years. She received her BA in Musical Theater Performance from Columbia College Chicago. In Chicago, she began music directing, playing with bands and started teaching at Old Town School of Folk Music. After moving Read More

Tamara Sevunts

Tamara Sevunts is a multilingual actress who hails from Montreal, Canada, and is now based in NYC. Off-Broadway credits include: The Good Girl (E59E Theatres), Loose Canon(SoHo Playhouse). Regional credits include: World Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane’s Fairycakes (Moth), Twelfth Night (Feste), Measure for Measure (Angelo) with the Scranton Shakespeare Festival. Film credits: The Real American (NYTVF, Atlanta Film Festival, Listapad International Film Festival), Larchmont, Cigarette Pact, You Can’t Go Home Again, Tale Read More

Ethan Fox

Ethan Fox is a New York City based musician and educator. Ethan is an active performer of Indian Classical music and a faculty member of the Chhandayan Center for Indian Studies in Manhattan. He regularly performs with ensembles of various musical styles including Central Asian, Jazz, Western Classical, Afro Cuban and Ghanaian musics. Ethan is Read More

Claudio Paciocco

Claudio Paciocco is an Italian classical guitarist based in New York City. He began the study of classical guitar at very young age with Rosario Caida Greco and he continued his studies with Sandro Torlontano graduating with honors from the Conservatory Umberto Giordano in Foggia (Italy). Admitted at the prestigious International Guitar Academy of Koblenz (Germany) Read More

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