Arts & Humanities
Beginner Piano (ages 6-15)
In this series of private lessons students will learn the basics of reading music and how to play simple songs. For the first-time student music will be provided for the first lesson. For the remaining lessons students must have the required book purchased from a local store. Continuing students should check with the instructor about their music. It is necessary that students have a piano and practice at home to complete their assignments. If a student must be absent, please contact the instructor prior to the Saturday class. A parent must also be present during the class period. Because enrollment is limited the class is available to Y members only. For registration please contact the program coordinator at 734/661-8034.
Beginner Guitar (Ages 6-11) New Program!
In this class local jazz musician, popular instructor and guitarist David Swain will teach students the basic elements of playing the guitar - holding, strummng, string names and tuning. Students will receive simple song instruction and will learn to play a number of new and fun songs. Students need to bring a guitar. In fairness to acoustic guitar players, amp power for electric guitar will be set by the instructor.
In this class students will explore the world of art through a variety of mixed media projects. Creative two and three dimensional projects using pastels, cut paper, water color, tempera and more will provide opportunities for individual expression and allow each child to discover the budding artist within. The class is taught by a K-12 certified art instructor. All materials are provided.
Fun with Theater (Ages 7-11)
This class is an introduction to the "fun"damentals of theater. Students develop their confidence and creative acting, speaking and movement skills in an enjoyable and supportive setting. Short scripts, theater games and improvisation will help class members understand how to communicate a story on stage. The class provides many sessions of fun for those interested in the craft of acting and can offer experience for students wishing to participate in the Theater Performance class.