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Posted: June 20, 2013 9:16 p.m.

Peachtree Academy hosts music camp

Parents whose children are looking to learn more about music or brush up on their musical skills have the opportunity to do so during a music camp at Peachtree Academy next week.

The private school is holding music classes for piano, voice, theory, woodwinds, brass and percussion at its Covington campus, 14101 U.S. Highway 278 E, June 24-28, from 9 a.m. to noon, each day.

The cost is $50 per student, and children ages third grade and up are welcome to attend.

During the camp, students will choose a combination of classes for the week and receive preparation tips for district and all-state events.

Students can choose from the following “Note” Worthy classes:
• Beginner piano-level 3 or intermediate/advanced piano, where students will learn piano fundamentals and/or techniques or study jazz, classical, pop and sacred music and learn about composer history and music theory;
• Chorus class, where students will learn how to harmonize and blend with voices and pitches and learn how to read and write music;
• Beginning or intermediate advanced woodwinds/percussion, where students will produce the first 8 notes/rudiments correctly on any woodwind or percussion instrument and/or learn to assemble, clean, and care for their instruments. Students must provide their own instruments;
• Music Theory students will learn chord structure, major and minor scales, transposition, modulation and learn to recognize patterns in compositions and other techniques;
• Beginning or intermediate/advanced brass, where students will learn how to produce the first 8 notes/rudiments correctly on any brass instrument, assemble, clean and care for their instrument and learn how to read music and begin to play favorite songs. Students must provide their own instruments;
• Jazz Basics, where students will learn the basics of the blues and how to swing. Jazz genres will be discussed while comparing and contrasting rhythmic styles. Students will practice jazz standards and be given an introduction to improvisation.

While attending each of the classes, students will receive professional evaluation and instruction to reinforce previous music knowledge and build on skills and techniques.

Classes will be taught by Peachtree Academy instructors Arlene Woods, director of the Covington Conyers Community Orchestra, Amy Kephart and Robert Sewell.

“This is an outstanding opportunity to work with music professionals who have more than 60 years of combined teaching and performing experience,” Sewell said.

For more information, call Stephanie Shott at 770-860-8900, ext. 1004 or visit peachtreeacademy.com.

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