Classes and Ensembles

Classes

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 9 – August 2.
  • Music Theory – 45 minute classes available for: Beginners (RCM Level 5), Intermediate (RCM Levels 6 and 7), and Advanced (RCM Level 8)
  • Audio Recording Techniques – 60 minute classes, available for study of analog and digital recording methods and techniques.
  • Songwriting and Composition – 30 minute and 60 minute classes available.
  • Ear Training – 30 minute classes available.

Class Coming Soon to Encore!

  • 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!

***Classes will be held at our Millis location in our Piano Lab classroom. Interested parties should contact us at 508-533-7700 or at encoremusicacademy1@gmail.com for more information.***

Ensembles

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

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 – 7:00 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 90-minute, 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.

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.