Classes and Ensembles


Weekly classes are available on a trimester basis.

“Encore is a friendly, music-filled environment. I love being here. I love my oboe and voice teachers.” — Kathleen

Summer Music Theory Intensive – 3-hour classes for Beginning to Intermediate Theory. Classes from 3pm – 6 PM, Monday through Thursday, July 6 – July 30, 2020.

Music Theory – One-hour classes available for:

  • Beginners (RCM Level 5)
  • Intermediate (RCM Levels 6 and 7)
  • Advanced (RCM Level 8)

Online Piano Class for Senior Citizens

Encore is offering an all new online piano class for senior citizens, ages 60 and up, all levels and abilities welcome! Class takes place Mondays from 7-8 p.m. online, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. All you need is a piano or keyboard, an internet connection, and a phone or computer with a camera and microphone

Songwriting and Composition – 30 minute and 60 minute classes available. Ages 14 and up. The Songwriter‘s Workshop is a class designed specifically with the modern songwriter in mind. We focus on the details of lyric writing, exploring rhyme schemes, literary devices, and lyrical analysis to assist our creation of vividanddescriptive stories.  The class will analyze examples of popular song structures and music theory specific to the modern songwriter. Basic music theory is not a prerequisite nor is the ability to play an instrument, but it is strongly encouraged. Students have the opportunity to showcase their existing compositions or songs in progress with the class as we offer constructive critique and analysis in a safe and intimate setting. Students also have the opportunity to record their compositions in our state-of-the-art recording studio!

Ear Training – 30 minute classes available.

Audio Recording Techniques – 60 minute classes, available for study of analog and digital recording methods and techniques

Piano Lab

Learn how to play piano in a group setting! Progress at your own tempo! Our skilled piano lab instructors will help you achieve your piano goals!

Classes will include 3 to 6 students. With the use of headphones in class, along with our piano lab textbook, students will learn and practice with the guidance and individual attention from our piano lab instructors. Students will also participate in group piano pieces as part of a piano lab ensemble within the class setting.

Piano lab is a great class for beginners over the age of ten, and for students of all ages with previous musical experience on any instrument, for students who study voice, and for those who are interested in learning keyboard skills to augment their study of music. Vocal students can even learn to accompany themselves!

Interested parties should contact us at 508-533-7700 or at for more information.***


Encore also offers a wide variety of ensemble opportunities, and we are always adding more!

Rock ‘N’ Pop Ensemble

Come join our growing Rock ‘N’ Pop Ensemble here at Encore! Have you ever wanted to learn an instrument, join a band, and be a rock star? Now is your chance! In addition to regular classes for practice, members of the ensemble also have the opportunity to record the songs they are working on in our recording studio.

Check out a recent recording from the “Pop Rox”, performing “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John!

All instruments are welcome, and encouraged! The class is for students ages 10 and up.

Vocal Preparatory, Wednesdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

This class is for boys and girls, ages 6-8, who may not be ready for private lessons yet, but who love music and want to sing. This class will introduce rhythm, musicality, and the basics of harmony in the form of ear-training. This is the perfect start for those hoping to participate in the Royal Conservatory of Music program, or those who simply love to sing!

The EnHarmonix, a Recording Ensemble, Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This class, held in tandem with our Recording Techniques class, is designed to teach students what it means to work as a studio musician/back-up vocalist. Students learn, firsthand, about mic technique, teamwork, patience, preparedness,

harmonies, and production. This is a two hour weekly class which requires home preparation, commitment and flexibility. Students will have opportunities to record alongside recording artists, on their own as a group, and as soloists. The EnHarmonix is a great way for students to learn to work together, make friends, and have fun doing what they love!

Joining the EnHarmonix is by invite only. 

Wind Chamber Ensemble, Mondays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Come join our growing class! Under the instruction of Woodwind Specialist, Lea Botta, Wind Chamber Ensemble meets weekly for an hour, all ages are welcome. Chamber music means an ensemble smaller than a traditional band, performing with or without a conductor. It’s a great way to improve your ensemble skills. Although chamber music is traditionally from classical genres, pop and jazz will also be part of this class’s repertoire. Performance opportunities will be available throughout the year. Two years experience or more is suggested, but not required.

All woodwind instruments are welcome: flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, and bassoon.

Spring 2018 Wind Chamber Ensemble Practice Session