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THE MUSIC ACADEMY AT SALISBURY

Have questions?  Contact Joanne Sherman for answers.

Registration for the 2017-2018 academic year is currently being accepted! (Forms below)

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The purpose of The Music Academy at Salisbury is to provide individual and small group instruction in music to the congregation and the community. The Academy provides a safe, supportive, Christian environment with high-quality instruction. Our mission is to nurture the musical growth of children, youth and adults and enhance their abilities to participate in the musical life of the community.

 

What are the available instruments? Private study is currently being offered in piano, flute, trumpet, trombone, organ, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar and ukulele. Lessons are taught on a weekly basis in 30-, 45- and 60-minute blocks. All lessons take place at Salisbury Presbyterian Church and are offered Monday through Thursday.

 

MUSIC ACADEMY COORDINATOR

JOANNE SHERMAN

Joanne taught elementary, public school music for thirty-four years in a variety of locations including South Carolina, Massachusetts, New York and Virginia. She also taught for three years in the R.A.F. Lakenheath Elementary School in England. She received a B.S. in Music Education from the University of Mass.(Lowell), an M.A. in Education from Michigan State University and a Level II Orff Certification from Hofstra University.

Mrs. Sherman taught private piano lessons for many years and has served as a guest conductor for various choirs and festivals. As well as working on several N. Y. State Music Educators’ Assn. committees, she has been a clinician for both General and Choral music conferences and workshops and has participated in organizing District and County festivals. It has been Joanne’s privilege to serve as Coordinator of The Music Academy at Salisbury since its inception in the fall of 2010.

 

END OF YEAR RECITALS

It is important for students to hear other students play/sing. There is also great value in students performing in public. Therefore, each student will be encouraged to attend and play/sing at the end of year recitals and should plan to remain for the entire time. Additional performance opportunities may be offered throughout the semester.

 

RECOMMENDED AGES

Piano and Guitar……………………………6 years – Adult

Voice…………………………………………12 years – Adult

Organ………………………………………..13 years – Adult     (NOTE: Piano experience is required.)

Strings………………………………………..6 years – Adult

 

2017-2018 CALENDAR

Fall 2017 Calendar

  • Registration Deadline…..……….May 31, 2017 for current students…(Extended through August 15, 2017 for new enrollees)
  • Fall Semester Begins….……..…September 11, 2017   (13 lessons for all students)
  • Student Holidays…………….…..November 6 & 7, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Break ….…………November 22-24, 2017
  • Semester Ends………………..…December 14, 2017
  • Winter Holiday……………….…..Dec. 18, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018

Spring 2018 Calendar

  • Spring Semester………….……… January 2 – May 10, 2018   (16 Lessons for Monday students/ 18 Lessons for Tuesday-Thursday Students)
  • Student Holiday……………………M.L. Kind Day, January 15, 2018
  • Spring Break………………..……. April 2-6, 2018
  • Spring Recitals……………..….…. May  14, 15, & 17, 2018
  • Makeup Lessons as needed…….Late May through mid June, 2018

TUITION

The tuition fee for weekly lessons is as follows:

$30.00 per each 30-minute individual lesson

$45.00 per each 45-minute individual lesson

$60.00 per each 60-minute individual lesson

Tuition covers all lessons, administrative expenses, salaries and recital expenses. Lesson books are not covered by tuition. Our instructors will select individualized lesson materials specifically for each student and the average cost of these books and materials will be approximately $25 per semester.

The lesson schedule for the Academy is largely based on the Chesterfield County school calendar; thus, the number of lessons will vary from year to year and semester to semester. Lessons run from September through mid-May. You may pay a semester’s tuition in full or pay each month by the first of that month. All tuition checks should be made payable to Salisbury Presbyterian Church with a “Music Academy” note in the memo area.

You may make tuition payments in any of these two ways:

1.   Bring them to the Academy mailbox in the church office or to my drop-box in the narthex by the first of the month or…….

2.   Mail to:

Joanne Sherman, Coordinator
The Music Academy at Salisbury
Salisbury Presbyterian Church
13621 W. Salisbury Road
Midlothian, VA 23113

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