JUMPStart your love of music with classes, lessons at Heidelberg

Aug 25, 2014

The Community Music School at Heidelberg University is again offering group music classes as an introduction to musical experiences this fall.

“JUMPStart” group music classes are designed for those who want to further their musical interests without a large time or monetary commitment. Classes are being offered in five-week sessions, said Cynthia Ramsdell, director of the Community Music School. Sessions are open to the community and are available for people of all ability levels.

Group classes are now forming in guitar for teens and adults and piano for beginners, advanced beginners and intermediates. Registration for the first fall session continues through Sept. 8. Session 2 enrollment opens Oct. 7 and continues through Oct. 20. Most classes begin the week of Sept. 9; the day and time will be determined by enrollees’ schedules.

JUMPStart classes are $40 per class, payable at the first session. Participants may enroll in more than one session.

The Community Music School also offers private music lessons, taught by Heidelberg and community instructors with a wide variety of educational levels. Lessons are offered on most instruments, including keyboard, piano, organ and guitar, as well as voice and theory and composition for students of all age levels. Enrollment is ongoing and flexible, and lessons can begin and end at any time. Rates begin at $12 for 30 minutes.

Additionally, the Community Music School will present its second children’s musical theatre production in December. Seussical, Jr. will follow the successful production of Willy Wonka, Jr. in March. Elizabeth Tracy is the director and Vanessa Cook is the assistant director. Show dates are Dec. 12-14 in Gundlach Theatre on Heidelberg’s campus. Registration has been extended until Aug. 30.

To register for classes or private lessons, contact Ramsdell at 419-448-2619 or email cramsdel@heidelberg.edu. To sign up for Seussical, Jr., contact Tracy at etracy@heidelberg.edu.