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Music Programs for Senior Adults 55+


Music Programs for Senior Adults 55+

The Potomac Arts Academy and Encore Creativity for Older Adults team up to bring quality and highly enjoyable choral instruction, piano instruction, and performance opportunity to adults 55 and older. When possible, we offer special discounted pricing on these select programs to better serve our older adult community.

Semester: FALL 2014 (September thru December)
Group Class Schedule At-A-Glance

Encore ChoraleENCORE CHORALE FOR SENIOR ADULTS
Ages: 55+ yrs

The Potomac Academy of GMU Encore Chorale now comprises over 45 excellent singers who meet to rehearse weekly at the Potomac building in Fairfax. The Chorale regularly performs a holiday concert in December, as well as several performances around the DC area. Under the leadership of Jeanne Kelly, this energetic ensemble provides wonderful musical experiences and great social interaction. Come and join this vibrant group - everyone is welcome!

EncoreTUESDAYS, 11:00AM-12:30PM, Sept 2 - Dec 9
Teacher: Jeanne Kelly
Location: Potomac Building, Room #10
Cost: $150
Register directly with Encore Chorale!
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Piano ClassBEGINNING PIANO OLDER ADULTS Ages: 55+ yrs
Have you always wanted to play piano? Here's your chance to check it off of your Bucket List. Learn alongside your peers who have similar interests and life experiences. This class is specifically designed to provide a relaxed and stress-free environment. Enjoy making music in this supportive and social setting. 8 per class maximum. Take advantage of the special "Senior Discount" price for this class!

SECTION A: WEDNESDAYS, 12:00N-1:00PM, Sept 10 - Nov 12 (10 classes)
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $255+$11music* (split payment plan available at checkout)
STATUS: CLOSED     NEW CLASS IN FEBRUARY 2015!

SECTION B: WEDNESDAYS
, 7:00PM-8:00PM, Sept 10 - Nov 12 (10 classes)
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $255+$11music* (split payment plan available at checkout)
STATUS: CLOSED     NEW CLASS IN FEBRUARY 2015!
Piano ClassADVANCED BEGINNING PIANO OLDER ADULTS
Ages: 55+ yrs

This class is intended as a review/expansion of your basic piano skills. You should have at least one "semester" of experience or some previous knowledge (you took some lessons a while ago or when you were younger). Fall 2014 them: There will be a special focus on Classical music of Mozart and Beethoven as well as exploration of how music is written, form, themes and variation. This class is specifically designed to provide a relaxed and stress-free environment. Enjoy making music in this supportive and social setting. 8 per class maximum. Take advantage of the special "Senior Discount" price for this class!

THURSDAYS, 3:00PM-4:00PM, Sept 11 - Nov 13 (10 classes)
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $255+$11music* (split payment plan available at checkout)
STATUS: CLOSED     NEW CLASS IN FEBRUARY 2015!
Piano ClassINTERMEDIATE PIANO OLDER ADULTS
Ages: 55+ yrs

This Piano class is intended for older adults 55+ who have had at least one year of piano lessons (recently).
Fall 2014 theme: In addition to expanding on your piano technique, this class will focus on the characteristics of the music from the Romantic period and composers such as Chopin and Tchaikovsky. The role of Rubato will be explored as well as the relationship between melody and accompaniment. Learn alongside your peers who have similar interests and life experiences. This class is specifically designed to provide a relaxed and stress-free environment. If you are not sure of your current skill level, our instructor can help you determine where you are at. 8 per class maximum. Take advantage of the special "Senior Discount" price for this class!


SECTION A: WEDNESDAYS, 11:00AM-12:00N, Sept 10 - Nov 12 (10 classes)
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $255+$11music* (split payment plan available at checkout)
STATUS: CLOSED     NEW CLASS IN FEBRUARY 2015!

SECTION B: WEDNESDAYS
, 6:00PM-7:00PM, Sept 10 - Nov 12 (10 classes)
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $255+$11music* (split payment plan available at checkout)
STATUS: CLOSED     NEW CLASS IN FEBRUARY 2015!
Guitar ClassBEGINNING GUITAR FOR OLDER ADULTS
Ages: 55+ yrs

Have you always wanted to play guitar? Here's your chance to check it off of your Bucket List. Learn alongside your peers who have similar interests and life experiences. This class is specifically designed to provide a relaxed and stress-free environment. Enjoy making music in this supportive and social setting. Students will be required to provide their own guitar, either a nylon-string classical guitar or a steel-string acoustic guitar. Different ability levels are expected and instruction will be tailored to the players' abilities.Take advantage of the special "Senior Discount" price for this class!

MONDAYS, 6:15PM-7:15PM, Sept 22 - Dec 8 (10 classes)
No class on October 27th & November 24th
Teacher: Glen McCarthy Location: Potomac Building, Room #10
Cost: $255+$10 music fee (split payment plan available at checkout)
STATUS: CLOSED     NEW CLASS IN FEBRUARY 2015!
 

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