Ensembles
Ensemble - Village Pipers - Age - Adult

The Pipers are for adult recorder players who want to play in an ensemble. Students need to be able to read music and know the fingering map of their instrument. This class is open to soprano, alto, tenor and bass players. Please contact instructor through the school office if you would like to join this ensemble! Repertoire includes Renaissance, Baroque, Folk and Contemporary music. This class is a year long commitment. Class Size: Min 4 / Max 12

Instructor: Sandra Parker Location: Room 17 (Watts Hall)

33 Sessions: Weekly Sep - May Material Fee: $5 (Sheet Music)

Tuition: $44/Mo. $132/Qtr. $396/Full

Wed 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. Dates: Sep 20 - May 30

No Class: Nov 22, Dec 27, Jan 3, & April 4

Performances: TBA

To register for this class online, please go to Registrations & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909 624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday - Friday.


 
Flute Choir - Age 9 and up

Come enjoy the art of ensemble playing with other flute players. Develop your sight-reading and listening skills while learning some of the flute choir repertoire. At least two years of playing in school or private instruction is required. Exceptions can be made based on instructor discretion. This class will focus on ensemble playing and should not be taken as a substitute for private lessons. This class is a semester commitment. Class Size: Min 3 / Max 20

Instructor: Karin Fabiero Location: Room 21

FALL - 12 Sessions Tuition $204 Material Fee: $5 (Sheet Music)

Wed 4:00p.m. - 4:50p.m. Dates: Sep 20 - Dec 13 (No Class Nov 22)

WINTER/SPRING - 14 Sessions Tuition $238 Material Fee: $5 (Sheet Music)

Wed 4:00p.m. - 4:50p.m. Dates: Feb 7 - May 16 (No Class Apr 4 )

Performances: Dec 3, May 19

To register for this class online, please go to Registrations & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909 624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday - Friday.


I Love Chorus - CCSM - Monday

Do you LOVE TO SING?? Then join I LOVE CHORUS!! Meet new friends, play fun games, and learn great songs. Songs include traditional folk songs (like Shenandoah and How Can I Keep From Singing), appropriate contemporary and classic pop songs (like Katy Perry, Beatles, Michael Jackson, Journey) and songs from Broadway musicals (like Magic To Do from Pippin and Seize the Day from Newsies). You will learn basic singing skills, get a lot of practice reading and have fun using your natural voice. You will also perform in concerts throughout the community!

Claremont Community School of Music is pleased to be partnering with the Claremont Unified School District (CUSD) to develop this after-school chorus program for elementary-aged children. CUSD is providing facilities. These CCSM reduced-fee classes will provide a greater reach to all children in Claremont and the surrounding area. This class is a year long commitment. Class Size: Min 10 / Max 35


Instructor: Donna Marie Minano Location: Varies (see below)

Grades: 2 - 6

33 Sessions*: Weekly Oct - May Material Fee: $20 (CD, Folder, Music)

Tuition: $30/Mo. $90/Qtr. $270/Full

CCSM (Room 17) Mon 3:30p.m. - 4:10p.m. Dates: Oct 9 - May 21

No Class: Dec 25, Jan 1, & April 2 ~ Sumner- No class on school holidays

*Includes Performances: Dec 18 Huff Hall, May 19 Performathon, & TBA
 
To register for this class online, please go to Registrations & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909 624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday - Friday.


 
 
 
I Love Chorus - Sumner (MPR) - Friday

Do you LOVE TO SING?? Then join I LOVE CHORUS!! Meet new friends, play fun games, and learn great songs. Songs include traditional folk songs (like Shenandoah and How Can I Keep From Singing), appropriate contemporary and classic pop songs (like Katy Perry, Beatles, Michael Jackson, Journey) and songs from Broadway musicals (like Magic To Do from Pippin and Seize the Day from Newsies). You will learn basic singing skills, get a lot of practice reading and have fun using your natural voice. You will also perform in concerts throughout the community!

Claremont Community School of Music is pleased to be partnering with the Claremont Unified School District (CUSD) to develop this after-school chorus program for elementary-aged children. CUSD is providing facilities. These CCSM reduced-fee classes will provide a greater reach to all children in Claremont and the surrounding area. This class is a year long commitment. Class Size: Min 10 / Max 35

Instructor: Donna Marie Minano Location: Varies (see below)

Grades: 2 - 6

33 Sessions*: Weekly Oct - May Material Fee: $20 (CD, Folder, Music)

Tuition: $30/Mo. $90/Qtr. $270/Full

Sumner School (MPR) Fri 2:30p.m. - 3:10p.m. Dates: Oct 13 - May 18

No Class: Dec 25, Jan 1, & April 2 ~ Sumner- No class on school holidays

*Includes Performances: Dec 18 Huff Hall, May 19 Performathon, & TBA
 
To register for this class online, please go to Registrations & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909 624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday - Friday.


 
 
I Love Chorus - Honor Chorus

Audition with Instructor required. Similar description as above with added exploration of advanced part writing, harmony, and repertoire. This class is a year long commitment.

Class Size: Min 10 / Max 35

Instructor: Donna Marie Minano Location: CCSM Room 17

Grades: 2 - 6

33 Sessions*: Weekly Oct - May Material Fee: $20 (Shirt, CD, Folder, Music)

Tuition: $30/Mo. $90/Qtr. $270/Full

CCSM(Room 17) Mon 4:15p.m. - 4:55p.m. Dates: Oct 9 - May 21

No Class: Dec 25, Jan 1, & April 2 ~ Sumner- No class on school holidays

*Includes Performances: Dec 18 Huff Hall, May 19 Performathon, & TBA
 
To register for this class online, please go to Registrations & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909 624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday - Friday.


 
 
Harp Ensemble

All ages welcome! This ensemble is open to harp players of various levels of ability. Students must provide a harp of any size (pedal or lever) and must have basic music reading and rhythmic skills. Students will gain experience working with fellow musicians as well as a conductor. This class includes a variety of activities and topics designed to address many aspects of career preparation, harp ensemble repertoire, stage presentation, performance techniques, practice and tuning skills, harp maintenance, and pedagogy. As an ensemble, this year we are planning on not only performing at CCSM, but also performing for the community of Claremont at various functions. This class is a year long commitment. Class Size: Min 4 / Max 12

Instructor: Jillian Risigari-Gai Location: Room 21

35 Sessions*: Weekly Sep - May Material Fee: $10 (Sheet Music)

Tuition: $66/Mo. $198/Qtr. $594/Full

Wed 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. Dates: Sep 20 - June 6

No Class: Nov 22, Dec 27, Jan 3, & April 4

 *Includes Performances: May 19, TBA
 
To register for this class online, please go to Registrations & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909 624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday - Friday.


 
 
HomeSchool Chamber Music

Here is an opportunity for homeschool students to play with other homeschool students, which is not always easy to find outside of a school setting. Students will meet weekly and learn how to play in small ensembles without a conductor. They will work on skills including starting and ending together, balance, and general musicianship. Performance opportunities are available in CCSM recitals. All instruments are welcome. One year of experience on an instrument and concurrent enrollment in private lessons required.

Class Size: Min 4 / Max 12

Instructor: Michelle Matsumune Location: Room 9

34 Sessions: Weekly Sep - May Material Fee: $10 (Sheet Music)

Tuition: $66/Mo. $198/Qtr. $594/Full

Wed 10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. Dates: Sep 20 - June 6

No Class: Nov 22, Dec 27, Jan 3, & April 4

Performances: TBA

To register for this class online, please go to Registrations & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909 624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday - Friday.


 
Violin Workshop (Charter & Homeschool) Age 5+

This workshop is designed for children taking private violin lessons. The group setting is an essential component of learning an instrument, an opportunity to learn skills that can’t be learned in private lessons. Through musical games and activities, children will develop ensemble and leadership skills, practice and refine violin technique, learn rhythm and conducting, and gain experience performing in front of an audience. While violin skills are learned in the one-to-one private setting, the group environment allows students to learn essential musicianship skills in a fun and motivational way, and students love coming to group class to play with their friends! Concurrent enrollment in private lessons with Ms. Wendy Waggener required.

Class Size: Min 4 / Max 12

Instructor: Wendy Waggener Location: Room 17 (Watts Hall)

FALL - 10 Sessions Tuition $200 Material Fee: $0

Wed 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Dates: Sep 13 - Nov. 15

WINTER - 10 Sessions Tuition $200 Material Fee: $0

Wed 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m Dates: Jan 17 - Mar 21

SPRING - 10 Sessions Tuition $200 Material Fee: $0

Wed 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m Dates: March 28 - June 6 (No class April 4th)

 
To register for this class online, please go to Registrations & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909 624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday - Friday.


 



Keyboard Ensemble/Theory Workshops

Open to students who are currently taking private piano lessons (Suzuki or Traditional) at CCSM. All students are strongly encouraged to enroll, but are not required to do so. Private lessons are coordinated with student’s private instructor. Seven meetings are held in the Keyboard Lab where the elements of music and reading skills are practiced through games and activities. Students learn to play together following a steady beat. Workshops meet national standards for music education in theory, music appreciation, history and composition. Three Performance Workshops are held in the Recital Hall. This class is a year long commitment.

Class Size: Min 4 / Max 8

Instructor: Marna Makau Location: Room 22

12 Sessions Sept - June Material Fee: $20 (Book, handouts, awards, aids)

Tuition: $21/Mo. $63/Qtr. $189/Full


SATURDAY Start Time: End Time:

Beginners - 3 to 4 years 11:00am 11:50pm

Beginners - 5 to 7 years 12:00pm 12:50pm

Level I - 6 to 8 years 1:00pm 1:50pm

Level II - 7 to 10 years 2:00pm 2:50pm

Level III - 8 to 12 years 3:00pm 3:50pm

Level IV - 9 to 14 years 4:00pm 4:50pm

Level V - 10 to 18 years 5:00pm 5:50pm

Note: Age of student may be outside of that listed in consultation with instructor.


7 Workshops (Sat. Room 22): Sept 23, Oct 21, Nov 11, Jan 20, March 17,

Apr 14, May 12

3 Perf. Workshops (Sat. Huff & Watts Hall): Dec 16, Feb 24, Jun 2

2 Performances (Sun. Huff & Watts Hall): Dec 17 (4pm), June 3 (4pm)


SATURDAY Start Time: End Time:

Level VI - 10 to 18 years TBA TBA

10 Workshops (Sat. Makau Studio): Sept 16, Oct 14, Nov 4, Dec 9, Jan 13,

Feb 17, March 10, April 21, May 5th, June 9

2 Performances (Sun. Huff & Watts Hall): Dec 17 (4pm), June 3 (4pm)

To register for this class online, please go to Registrations & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909 624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday - Friday.


 
Suzuki Strings Pre-Twinklers & Twinklers

The Suzuki violin and viola "Twinklers" program is designed for beginning students from 3-8 years old. The program meets approximately every other Monday, beginning with 4 parent orientation classes that will be continued as a class for the students. Students will have 3 Performance Workshops and a weekly 30-minute private lesson throughout the year. At the beginning of the school term, the parents will need to have a violin in order to learn the basics of technique through playing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations". This helps the parent understand what is realistic to expect from the child since the parent is the "Home Teacher". The workshop is designed to teach the basics of holding the instrument and learning sensitivity to pitch and rhythm. Families are welcome to stay and observe the combined repertoire class to receive more of an overview of the Suzuki approach. This class is a year long commitment. Class Size: Min 3 / Max 6

Instructor: Linda Tajima Location: Room 9

17 Sessions Sep-May Workshops begin Mon, Sep 11th/18th

Tuition: $28 Mo. $84/Qtr. $252/Full

Pre-Twinkler A 3-5 years Mon 4:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Twinklers 4-8 years Mon 5:15p.m. - 5:45p.m.

14 Workshops (Mon. Room 9): Sep 11, 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 27, Jan 8, 22,

Feb 5, Mar 12, 26, April 9, 23 & May 7


Pre-Twinkler B 3-5 years Mon 4:30p.m - 5:00p.m

14 Workshops (Mon. Room 9): Sep 18, Oct 2,16, 30, Nov 13, Dec 4,18, Jan

15, 29, Feb 12, Mar 5,19, Apr 16, May 14


3 Performance Workshops for all

(Mon. 5:15-6:30pm Huff Hall): Dec 11, Feb 26, Apr 30

To register for this class online, please go to Registrations & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909 624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday - Friday

 
Watch us Grow! Combined Repertoire Class

Workshops are an integral part of the Suzuki program. Workshop classes will meet 17 weeks for the entire school year; approximately every 2 weeks. Included in the workshop package are 14 "Watch Us Grow! Combined Repertoire Classes" [45 minutes], and 3 "Performance Workshops" [1.25 hours]. Students who have mastered the Twinkle Variations will participate in the "Watch Us Grow! Combined Repertoire Class", which exposes students to works they will be learning, and also emphasize wonderful playing techniques through the use of games. This group class also teaches students to work together, while developing listening skills. Regular attendance is required and is essential to the student's progress. Parents/guardians of beginning students are required to stay for the classes. The workshops are designed to encourage correct playing techniques as well as a wonderful musical style. This class is a year long commitment.

Class Size: Min 3 / Max 20

Instructor: Linda Tajima. Location: Huff Recital Hall

17 Sessions Sep-May Workshops begin Mon, Sep 11.

Tuition: $28 Mo. $84/Qtr. $252/Full


Mon 6:00p.m. - 6:45p.m. Ages 3-adults


14 Workshops (Mon. Huff Hall): Sep 11, 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 27, Jan 8, 22,

Feb 5, Mar 12, 26, April 9, 23 & May 7

3 Performance Workshops

(Mon. 5:15-6:30pm Huff Hall): Dec 11, Feb 26, Apr 30

To register for this class online, please go to Registrations & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909 624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday - Friday.


 
Performance Workshops - Strings

There are 3 Performance Workshops for the school year. All string students (violin, viola, and cello) are encouraged to participate in the classes. The emphasis will be on strong performing techniques when playing solos or performing in small groups. The 3 workshops are 1.25 hours long. Students may register for the Performance Workshop separately only if they cannot attend the workshop classes. This class is a year long commitment. Class Size: Min 6 / Max 20

Instructor: Linda Tajima Location: Huff Recital Hall

Tuition: $50/Full

3 Performance Workshops

(Mondays 5:15-6:30pm Huff Hall): Dec 11, Feb 26, Apr 3
 
To register for this class online, please go to Registrations & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909 624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday - Friday.


 
STEM Program - String Theory/Ensemble/Master Class

This program mixes in String Theory, Ensemble & Master Classes to aid advancing violin students in preparing for the challenges that lay ahead as their knowledge of theory and musicianship plays a more vital role.

In the STEM Program, students will be placed in one of three groups, based on their advancement and availability- one on Monday at 5:30pm, one on Friday evening at 6:45pm, and the other on Saturday at 4:00pm. The advancement of the Monday and Friday groups(A, B) is CM Levels 3 -5 or JMF Concerto 1A & 1B. The students on Saturdays (C) are at CM Level 5 and above, or JMF Concerto Level II or above. The levels are guidelines to the advancement of the student; they do not need to participate in CM or JMF to be in the STEM Program.

The 10 sessions will meet approximately every 2 weeks. Students will have 2 sections of each area of concentration covered during most meetings: theory & ensemble, theory & Master Classes, or ensemble & Master Classes.

This class is a must for all intermediate and advanced students. Not only will students receive greater understanding about theory and performance, they will experience growth [hence, the name STEM] in many areas of their music education, and get to learn alongside friends!

This class is a year long commitment.

Class Size: Min 3 / Max 6

Instructor: Linda Tajima Location: Room 9 & Huff Recital Hall with accompanist

10 Sessions Sep - Feb Material Fee: $80 (Accompanist)

Tuition: $50/Mo. For 6 Mo. No Qtr. $300/Full

STEM A

(Monday, 5:30-7pm) Accompanist: TBA

1. 9/18

2. 10/2

3. 10/16

4. 10/30

5. 11/13

6. 12/4

7. 12/18 (acc., ½ time)

8. 1/15 (acc., ½ time)

9. 1/29, MON., COMBINED A&B, Theory Roundup

10. 2/12, MON., COMBINED A&B Master class, (Acc. full time)

STEM B

(Friday, 6:45-8:15pm) Accompanist: TBA

1. 9/8

2. 9/22

3. 10/6

4. 10/20

5. 11/10

6. 12/1

7. 1/12 (acc., ½ time)

8. 1/26 (acc., ½ time)

9. 2/10, SAT., COMBINED A&B, Theory Roundup

10. 2/12 (MON) or 24(SAT), COMBINED A&B, Master class, (Acc. full time)

STEM C

(Saturday, 4:00-5:30pm) Accompanist: TBA

1. 9/9

2. 9/23

3. 10/7

4. 10/21

5. 11/4

6. 12/2

7. 1/13 (acc., ½ time)

8. 1/27 (acc., ½ time)

9. 2/10, SAT., COMBINED B&C, Theory Roundup

10. 2/24, SAT.,

COMBINED B&C, Master class, (Acc. full time)

 
To register for this class online, please go to Registrations & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909 624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday - Friday.