Ensembles
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 9

FALL - 13 Sessions        Tuition $195    Material Fee: $5 (Sheet Music)

Wed     4:00p.m.  -  4:50p.m.                      Dates:    Sep 21  - Dec 14   

WINTER/SPRING - 16 Sessions     Tuition $240    Material Fee: $5 (Sheet Music)

Wed     4:00p.m.  -  4:50p.m.                       Dates:    Feb 1  - May 17     

Performances: Dec 4, May 20

 
 
To register for the FALL class online, please go to Fall Registrations & Payments.
 
To register for the WINTER/SPRING class online, please go to Winter/Spring 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

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

32 Sessions: Weekly Oct - May Material Fee: $38.50 (Shirt, CD, Folder, Music)

Tuition: $28/Mo. $84/Qtr. $250/Full

CCSM (Room 20) Mon 3:30p.m. - 4:10p.m. Dates: Oct 10 - May 8

No Class: School Holidays

Performances: Dec 2, March 8, May 6, May 20
 
 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 School

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

Grades: 2 - 6

32 Sessions: Weekly Oct - May Material Fee: $38.50 (Shirt, CD, Folder, Music)

Tuition: $28/Mo. $84/Qtr. $250/Full

Sumner School (MPR) Fri 2:30p.m. - 3:10p.m. Dates: Oct 14 - May 12

No Class: School Holidays

Performances: Dec 2, March 8, May 6, May 20
 
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 20

Grades: 2 - 6

32 Sessions: Weekly Oct - May Material Fee: $38.50 (Shirt, CD, Folder, Music)

Tuition: $28/Mo. $84/Qtr. $250/Full

CCSM(Room 20) Mon 4:15p.m. - 4:55p.m. Dates: Oct 10 - May 8

No Class: School Holidays

Performances: Dec 2, March 8, May 6, May 20

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.


 
Village Pipers - Recorder Ensemble

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 20

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

Tuition: $37/Mo. $110/Qtr. $330/Full

Wed 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. Dates: Sep 21 - May 31

Performances: May 20, 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 10

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

Tuition: $56/Mo. $167/Qtr. $500/Full

Wed 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. Dates: Sep 21 - May 31

Performances: May 20, 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.


 
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 16

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

Tuition: $19/Mo. $57/Qtr. $170/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/Adv. - 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 16): Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 19, Jan 14, March 25,

Apr 15, May 13

3 Performance Workshops (Sat. Huff Hall): Dec 10, Feb 25, Jun 3

2 Performances (Sun. Huff Hall): Dec 11 (4pm), June 4 (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 String & Piano Orientation - Mandatory

This orientation is required of all new Suzuki violin, viola and piano parents as well as new families to the program. Highlights from the “Nurtured by Love” video introduce music making in the Suzuki manner. Teachers will present key topics: Talent Education, Listening, and Parent Role at home and at the lesson. There will be time for parents’ questions to be answered in separate groups for strings and piano. The meeting will be held at CCSM in the William Huff Recital Hall and will last approximately 1-1/2 hours.

Instructors: CCSM Staff Location: Recital Hall

 Sunday  5:00 PM- 6:30 PM           Date:  Sep 13
 
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 10

17 Sessions Sep-May Workshops begin Mon, Sep 12.

Tuition: $24 Mo. $72/Qtr. $216/Full


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

Pre-Twinkler B & Twinklers 4-8 years Mon 5:15p.m. - 5:45p.m.


14 Workshops (Mon. Room 10): Sep 12, 26, Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Jan 9, 23,

Feb 6, 13, Mar 13, 27, April 10, & 24

3 Performance Workshops

  (Mon. 5:15-6:30pm Huff Hall): Dec 12, Feb 27, May 1
 
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 12.

Tuition: $24 Mo. $72/Qtr. $216/Full


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


14 Workshops (Mon. Huff Hall): Sep 12, 26, Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Jan 9, 23,

Feb 6, 13, Mar 13, 27, April 10, & 24

3 Performance Workshops

(Mon. 5:15-6:30pm Huff Hall): Dec 12, Feb 27, May 1
 
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 Workshop Class: 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: $45/Full

3 Performance Workshops

(Mondays 5:15-6:30pm Huff Hall): Dec 12, Feb 27, May 1

 
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 6:30pm, and the other on Saturday at 1:30pm. 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 10 & Huff Recital Hall with accompanist

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

Tuition: $32/Mo. No Qtr. $256/Full

STEM A

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

1. 9/19

2. 10/3

3. 10/17

4. 10/31

5. 11/14 (acc., ½ time)

6. 12/5

7. 12/19 (acc., ½ time)

8. 1/16

9. 1/30, MON., COMBINED A&B, Theory Roundup

10. 2/13, MON., COMBINED A&B Master class, 7-8:30pm

(Accompanist full time)

STEM B

(Friday, 6:30-8:00pm) Accompanist: TBA

1. 9/9

2. 9/23

3. 10/7

4. 10/21

5. 11/4 (acc., ½ time)

6. 12/2

7. 12/16 (acc., ½ time)

8. 1/6

9. 1/30, MON., COMBINED A&B, Theory Roundup

10. 2/13, MON., COMBINED A&B, Master class, 7-8:30pm

(Accompanist full time)

STEM C

(Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm) Accompanist: TBA

1. 9/17

2. 10/1

3. 10/15

4. 11/5

5. 11/19 (acc., ½ time)

6. 12/10

7. 1/7 (acc., ½ time)

8. 1/14

9. 1/28, SAT., COMBINED B&C, Theory Roundup

10. 2/11, SAT.,

COMBINED B&C, Master class, 7-8:30pm

(Accompanist 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.