Curriculum

Music

Gaston School of the Arts (GSOA) provides individual music lessons in the subjects of banjo, bass guitar, bassoon, cello, clarinet, fiddle, flute, French horn, guitar, mandolin, percussion, piano, saxophone, Suzuki cello, trombone, trumpet, tuba, ukulele, violin, viola, and voice.  Music lessons are taught throughout the Spring, Fall, and Summer semesters.  Summer availability depends on the instructor.

The School also offers group music classes: Kidz-N-Harmony and Music for Little Mozarts.  Kidz-N-Harmony is an elementary voice class and Music for Little Mozarts is a Pre-K to K music and movement class.  Group music classes are available throughout the Spring and Fall semesters.

Depending on availability and interest, GSOA sometimes hosts music theory classes and bluegrass jam sessions.

In addition to the lessons and group classes, the School is home to the GSOA Youth Orchestra and the GSOA Youth Chorale.  The GSOA Youth Orchestra offers young people a chance to learn the art of ensemble instrumental playing and singing and increases their proficiency on their instrument and/or voice. These ensembles play/sing various styles of music at levels appropriate for the skills within the ensemble.  The GSOA Youth Chorale provides a developmental choral education to fit the needs of mature singers.

Art and Drama

The School also offers group class instruction for children, youth and adults  in visual arts and drama during the school year and summer arts camps in drama, music and visual art for grades K-12. The styles, methods, and literature used various among the faculty. Call 704-866-8882 for more information as you seek to find the best fit for your child, student, or self.

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