Musikgarten Musikgarten

Boone's Tunes of Delmarva
Susan Boone Upton, Founder & Director
443-235-9839

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Class Descriptions

This page is your location for learning more about each class we offer.  Rates, class times, class descriptions, and more are available here.  Can't find your answer here?  Please check our FAQ's, and feel free to contact us with any unanswered questions.
 
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Boone's Tunes Discounts:
Early Bird Discount (Musikgarten classes only): Pay for 16 weeks in advance to receive half-price materials (and ensure your slot for the whole semester)!
Family DiscountsFamilies with more than one child enrolled in group or private lessons receive a 25% tuition discount in Delmar/Salisbury or a 20% discount in Berlin.  Musikgarten classes ONLY are half-price for additional siblings in Salisbury.
Referral Rewards:  Refer a new student to Boone's Tunes and receive a credit equivalent to one free class or private lesson! (This offer is subject to class/lesson enrollment availability. Free lesson or class will be awarded upon the new student's first complete month of paid enrollment.)
Prorated Rates:  Session rates will be prorated for students who enroll after the classes have started.  Late registration is dependent upon class enrollment and may not be available for all classes.

Thank you for your interest in Boone's Tunes of Delmarva! 
We hope to see you soon!

Private Piano Lessons (10 years-Adult)

Varies depending on track chosen

CURRENTLY ONLINE!  Private piano lessons are offered on a space-available basis.  In addition to high quality instruction primarily based on the Faber Piano Adventures series, we hold several optional public recitals each year.  Mrs. Upton is also an Honor Roll member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers and offers students the opportunity to participate in the annual Guild Auditions, as well as the KITS National Music Theory Honor Roll.  Students enrolled in Achievement tracks of study are also invited to participate in the highly acclaimed Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program, a national standardized adjudication and assessment system for music students, in which Mrs. Upton holds four levels of certification and her students regularly receive First Class Honors and State Awards: www.musicdevelopmentprogram.org.

Individual private lessons are scheduled primarily on weekday afternoons and weeknights, with a very limited number of weekday morning and Saturday slots.  Please contact us for availability, as slots typically stay filled.

Note:  For children under age 10, we highly recommend the Music Makers: At the Keyboard class, but please contact us if you would like to discuss the possibility of private lessons.

Lesson Tracks:
Beginner/Hobbyist--30 minutes per lesson, 40 lessons per year, up to 5 make-up lessons scheduled upon request with 24 hours' notice; students may participate in Guild Auditions up to District Level, KITS Theory program up to Level 2, Costume Recital, Holiday Recital, and Spring Recital. Yearly tuition is $1,025* for Delmar and $1,430* for Berlin.
Elementary Achievement--45 minutes per lesson, 43 lessons per year (40 in Berlin), up to 5 make-up lessons scheduled upon request with 24 hours' notice; students may participate in Guild Auditions at any level, KITS Theory program at any level, RCMCP assessments up to Level 4, Costume Recital, Holiday Recital, Celebration of the Great Composers Recital, and Spring Recital.  Yearly tuition is $1,550* for Delmar and $1,830* for Berlin.
Achievement--60 minutes per lesson, 43 lessons per year (40 in Berlin), up to 5 make-up lessons scheduled upon request with 24 hours' notice; students may participate in Guild Auditions at any level, KITS Theory Program at any level, RCMCP assessments up to Level 8, Costume Recital, Holiday Recital, Celebration of the Great Composers Recital, and Spring Recital.  Yearly tuition is $1,873* for Delmar and $2,130* for Berlin.
Vocal Add-on Option-- Extra time devoted to voice study added onto the piano lesson each week; students may participate in RCMCP assessments in Voice and are invited to perform vocal pieces at recitals if desired.  Tuition depends upon length of add-on time.
Sibling Discount--Additional siblings receive a 25% tuition discount in Delmar and a 20% discount in Berlin.

*See below for Delmar discount options.  Yearly tuition includes recitals but not books/materials or participation fees for Guild, KITS, or RCMCP.  Tuition for lessons held in Berlin is an additional $10 per lesson.

Delmar Payment Options:
Yearly (check or cash)--pay the whole year in advance by the first lesson of September and receive a book credit equal to 5% of your tuition ($50-$100+)!
Quarterly
(check or cash)--make four equal payments (8/15, 11/15, 2/15, & 5/15) and receive $16-$32 in book credits (30  minutes-$4 per quarter; 45 minutes-$6 per quarter; 60 minutes-$8 per quarter)!
Monthly--make 10 equal payments due by the first lesson of each month from September through June.  All payments must be made in full to hold your slot.

Berlin Payment Options:
Make 5 payments due on the first lesson of Sept., Nov., Jan., March, & May.  All payments must be made in full to hold your slot.

Lesson times are offered on a space-available basis. Please contact us for availability.

Tuition:Varies depending on track chosen
Materials:Varies
Total:Varies


Private Voice Lessons (10 years-Adult)

Varies depending on track chosen

CURRENTLY ONLINE!  Private voice lessons are offered on a space-available basis. In addition to high quality instruction rooted in the bel canto tradition, we hold several optional public recitals each year.  Mrs. Susan also teaches the Full Voice curriculum for young children and students without a musical background. Students enrolled in Achievement tracks of study are invited to participate in the highly acclaimed Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program, a national standardized adjudication and assessment system for music students in which Mrs. Susan's vocal students have consistently won the State Award (1st place in MD) for their categories and Mrs. Susan holds four levels of certification: www.musicdevelopmentprogram.org. Students may also choose to participate in the KITS National Music Theory Honor Roll program.  

Individual private lessons are scheduled primarily on weekday afternoons and weeknights, with a very limited number of weekday morning and Saturday slots. Please contact us for availability, as slots typically stay filled. 

Note: Please be aware that Mrs. Susan feels strongly that the majority of today's commercial vocal music overtaxes young voices.  Her voice lessons for children and teens typically include vocalizing/warm-up exercises, sight-singing practice, folk songs, age-appropriate show tunes and Disney songs, and other repertoire included in the Certificate Program syllabus.

Lesson Tracks:
Time to Sing!--15 minutes weekly of vocal study added onto piano lessons; $500 per year in addition to piano tuition (40 weeks).*  Recommended for children under age 10.  See "Private Piano Lessons" page for more information. 
Beginner/Hobbyist--30 minutes per lesson, 40 lessons per year, up to 5 make-up lessons scheduled upon request with 24 hours' notice; students may participate in KITS Theory program up to Level 2, RCMCP assessments up to Level 1, Costume Recital, Holiday Recital, and Spring Recital.  Yearly tuition is $1,025* in Delmar, $1,430* in Berlin.
Elementary Achievement--45 minutes per lesson, 43 lessons per year (40 in Berlin), up to 5 make-up lessons scheduled upon request with 24 hours' notice; students may participate in KITS Theory Program at any level, RCMCP assessments up to Level 4, Costume Recital, Holiday Recital, Celebration of the Great Composers Recital, and Spring Recital.  Yearly tuition is $1,550* in Delmar, $1,830* in Berlin.
Achievement--60 minutes per lesson, 43 lessons per year (40 in Berlin), up to 5 make-up lessons scheduled upon request with 24 hours' notice; students may participate in KITS Theory program at any level, RCMCP assessments up to Level 8,  Costume Recital, Holiday Recital, Celebration of the Great Composers Recital, and Spring Recital.  Yearly tuition is $1,873* in Delmar, $2,130* in Berlin.
Piano Add-on Option--Additional time devoted to piano study added onto the voice lesson each week; students may participate in Guild Auditions and RCMCP assessments in Piano and are invited to perform piano pieces at recitals if desired.  Tuition varies according to length of add-on lesson.
Sibling Discount--Additional siblings receive a 25% tuition discount in Delmar and a 20% discount in Berlin.

*See below for Delmar discount options.  Yearly tuition includes recitals but not books/materials or participation fees for Guild, KITS, or RCMCP.  Tuition for lessons held in Berlin is an additional $10 per lesson.

Delmar Payment Options:
Yearly (check or cash)--pay the whole year in advance by the first lesson of September and receive a book credit equal to 5% of your tuition ($50-$100+)!
Quarterly
 (check or cash)--make four equal payments (8/15, 11/15, 2/15, & 5/15) and receive $16-$32 in book credits (30  minutes-$4 per quarter; 45 minutes-$6 per quarter; 60 minutes-$8 per quarter)!
Monthly--make 10 equal payments due by the first lesson of each month from September through June.  All payments must be made in full to hold your slot.

Berlin Payment Options:
Make 5 payments due by the first lesson of Sept., Nov., Jan., March, & May.  All payments must be made in full to hold your slot.

Lesson times are offered on a space-available basis. Please contact us for availability.

Tuition:Varies depending on track chosen
Materials:Varies
Total:Varies


Private Drama & Speech Arts Lessons (5 years and up)

Varies

CURRENTLY ONLINE!  Private drama lessons are offered on a space-available basis. Lessons include poetry, prose, characterization, dialogue, stage diction, stage presence, and improvisation, Students enrolled in Achievement tracks of study are invited to participate in the highly acclaimed Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program in Speech Arts and Drama, a national standardized adjudication and assessment system for students in which Mrs. Susan holds four levels of certification: www.musicdevelopmentprogram.org. Students may also choose to participate in choir/drama showcase events and/or recitals 2-3 times per year.

Individual private lessons are scheduled primarily on weekday afternoons and weeknights, with a very limited number of weekday morning and Saturday slots. Please contact us for availability, as slots typically stay filled. 

Lesson Tracks:
Time to Act!--15 minutes weekly of drama study added onto piano or voice lessons; $500 per year in addition to piano or voice tuition (40 weeks).*  See "Private Piano Lessons" or "Private Voice Lessons" pages for more information. 
Beginner/Hobbyist--30 minutes per lesson, 40 lessons per year, up to 5 make-up lessons scheduled upon request with 24 hours' notice; students may participate in RCMCP assessments up to Level 1, as well as 2-3 showcases or recitals per year.  Yearly tuition is $1,025* in Delmar, $1,430* in Berlin.
Elementary Achievement--45 minutes per lesson, 43 lessons per year (40 in Berlin), up to 5 make-up lessons scheduled upon request with 24 hours' notice; students may participate in RCMCP assessments up to Level 4, as well as 2-3 showcases or recitals per year.  Yearly tuition is $1,550* in Delmar, $1,830* in Berlin.
Achievement--60 minutes per lesson, 43 lessons per year (40 in Berlin), up to 5 make-up lessons scheduled upon request with 24 hours' notice; students may participate in RCMCP assessments up to Level 8,  as well as 2-3 showcases or recitals per year.   Yearly tuition is $1,873* in Delmar, $2,130* in Berlin.
Voice or Piano Add-on Option--Additional time devoted to vocal or piano study added onto the drama lesson each week; students may participate in Piano Guild Auditions, KITS Theory Exams, and/or RCMCP assessments in Piano or Voice and are invited to perform musical pieces at recitals if desired.  Tuition varies according to length of add-on lesson.
Sibling Discount--Additional siblings receive a 25% tuition discount in Delmar and a 20% discount in Berlin.

*See below for Delmar discount options.  Yearly tuition includes performances but not books/materials or participation fees for Guild, KITS, or RCMCP.  Tuition for lessons held in Berlin is an additional $10 per lesson.

Delmar Payment Options:
Yearly (check or cash)--pay the whole year in advance by the first lesson of September and receive a book credit equal to 5% of your tuition ($50-$100+)!
Quarterly
 (check or cash)--make four equal payments (8/15, 11/15, 2/15, & 5/15) and receive $16-$32 in book credits (30  minutes-$4 per quarter; 45 minutes-$6 per quarter; 60 minutes-$8 per quarter)!
Monthly--make 10 equal payments due by the first lesson of each month from September through June.  All payments must be made in full to hold your slot.

Berlin Payment Options:
Make 5 payments due by the first lesson of Sept., Nov., Jan., March, & May.  All payments must be made in full to hold your slot.

Lesson times are offered on a space-available basis. Please contact us for availability.

Tuition:Varies
Materials:Varies
Total:Varies


Time to Sing! (6 years-Adult)

15 minutes once a week, in combination with piano lessons

CURRENTLY ONLINE!  This lesson option is offered for young singers interested in learning new songs and performing at recitals.  While "formal" voice training is not usually recommended for voices this young, we are able to work on some aspects of breathing, voice placement, ear training, and diction while learning age-appropriate folk, Disney, and Broadway songs.  Young singers may also participate in the Full Voice curriculum and the beginning levels of the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program assessments.  Time to Sing! is usually added onto a weekly private or group piano lesson, which helps young singers learn to read music, an important part of their future musical growth.  Tuition varies depending on the length of the piano lesson.  Please contact us for availability, and see the "Private Piano Lessons" page for more details.

 

Tuition:$12.50 per week in addition to piano tuition
Materials:Varies
Total:$500 per year; monthly and quarterly payments available


Adult Piano Class: Enjoying Piano Together 1 (18-118)

60 min. per week for 10 weeks

In this class, adults join together to learn in a fun community setting without performance pressure. Students learn to play by ear as well as how to read music. Class activities include drumming, playing melody and harmony on the piano, ear training, singing (for those who would like to) and musical enrichment, all in a fun, collaborative atmosphere.  Great for a general overview, or as a solid start to many years of piano playing!  Students may progress through three sequential 10-week sessions and are welcome to follow up with private lessons after completion.

Tuition includes 8 classes, two make-up classes, and student materials including book, CD, music download, and notation games.

Class Times:
TBA.  Call or e-mail to pre-register.
 

Tuition:$120
Materials:$30
Total:$150


Family Music for Babies (Newborn-16 months)

30-45 min per week for 16 weeks

All babies are born with an aptitude for music, but research shows that their aptitude diminishes if it is not nurtured. The best way to nurture a child's musical aptitude is through active music making. By singing and dancing for and with our children in a variety of tonalities, meters, and styles we are helping our children reach their full potential.

This class offers adults the opportunity to play with their babies in a musical setting, experiencing parent/child and community bonding activities designed to delight the child and awaken his or her curiosity about music. By singing, dancing, bouncing, and rocking, the child's musical aptitude is being carefully nurtured, laying the foundation for beat awareness, vocal production, and aural discrimination.

Activities include singing, bouncing songs, rocking songs, dances, finger plays, body awareness games, instrumental exploration, and echoes.  Two full semesters are offered in addition to an 8-week summer class, each with a separate take-home kit full of new songs.

Class tuition includes 14 weeks of class, two make-up classes, and take-home materials, which include a CD, music download, parent book, and baby instruments in a cloth bag. 

Pay for the full semester in advance to receive half-price materials!  A two-payment plan is also available.

Maximum class size:  10 babies (12 in Berlin) with accompanying adults
Additional siblings receive half-price tuition

Summer & Fall 2021 Class Times:

TBA
Ask about visiting one week for FREE (dependent upon class enrollment)

 

Tuition:$150
Materials:$40 ($20 with Full Semester payment)
Total:Full Semester $170; Sibling $90; Half Semesters $115 + $75


Babies: Half Semester/Additional Sibling (Newborns-16 months)

30-45 min per week for 8 weeks

The option to sign up for a half semester is dependent upon enrollment.  See "Family Music for Babies" for class description and times.

Total:1st half $115; 2nd half $75


Family Music: Clap With Me (15 months-3 years)

30-45 min. per week for 16 weeks

This class is designed to bring the joy of music and movement to toddlers and their caregivers. 

Activities include singing, movement, focused listening, pattern play, and simple instrument playing. These activities nurture the child's musical aptitude, develop concentration skills, and create positive social interaction. 


Class tuition includes 14 weeks of class, two make-up classes, and take-home materials, which include a CD, music download, parent book, and an instrument or scarf.  Four separate semesters are available on a rotating schedule: "Sing With Me," "Dance With Me," "Play With Me," and "Clap With Me." 

Pay for the full semester in advance to receive half-price materials!  A two-payment plan is also available.

Maximum class size: 8 toddlers (12 in Berlin) with accompanying adults
Additional siblings receive half-price tuition (no charge for siblings under 12 months)

 
 


Summer & Fall 2021 Class Times:
TBA
Ask about visiting one week for FREE (dependent upon class enrollment)

Tuition:$150
Materials:$35 ($18 with Full Semester payment)
Total:Full Semester $168; Sibling $75; Half Semesters $110 + $75


Family Music: Half Semester/Additional Sibling (15 months-3 years)

30-45 min per week for 8 weeks

The option to sign up for a half semester is dependent upon enrollment.  See "Family Music: Dance With Me" for class description and times.

Total:1st half $110; 2nd half $75


Preparing for Piano: Cycle of Seasons (3-4 years)

45-50 min. per week for 16 weeks

This class is designed to nurture the emergent independence of the 3- and 4-year-old.  While the class stands alone as a fun and educational experience, it is also designed to give students a solid background that will prepare them for success in future musical studies.

Activities include singing, chants and rhymes, listening games, patterns to echo, instrumental play, and movement games, all of which nurture the child's musical development while satisfying the child's need to learn in a holistic environment. Lessons are themed around nature and the seasons.  

Parents stay for the class, although some of the activities are designed to have the children participate independently of their parents.

Class tuition includes 14 weeks of class, two make-up classes, and take-home materials, which include 2 CD's with music downloads, parent book, animal cards, and cloth pouch.  Two separate semesters are offered: Wind Dancers (Fall/Winter) & Sun Catchers (Winter/Spring).

Pay for the full semester in advance to receive half-price materials!  A two-payment plan is also available.

Maximum class size: 8 students with accompanying adults
Additional preschool siblings in Salisbury receive half-price tuition (no charge for siblings under 12 months).

Summer & Fall 2021 Class Times:
TBA
Ask about visiting one week for FREE (dependent upon class enrollment)
 

Tuition:$180
Materials:$45 ($23 with Full Semester payment)
Total:Full Semester $203; Sibling $90; Half Semesters $135 + $90


Preparing for Piano: Half Semester/Additional Sibling (3-4 years)

45-50 min. per week for 8 weeks

The option to sign up for a half semester is dependent upon enrollment.  See "Pre-Piano 1: Cycle of Seasons" for class description and times.

Total:1st half $135; 2nd half $90


Instrument Kit 3

Purchase an individual kit for home playing, as well as greater personal safety during class!  Includes: 2 jingles, 2 pair of rhythm sticks, 2 scarves, 1 pair of finger cymbals, 2 pair grooved sticks, 1 pair sandblocks, 2 wood rattles, 1 bean bag, cloth bag, and 1 drum (10", natural wood and skin).

Materials:$54
Total:$54


Pre-Piano: Music Makers At Home (4-5 years)

60 min. per week for 16 weeks

This class cultivates the child's musical development through songs, tonal and rhythm patterns, poetry and stories, movement activities, listening games, instrumental play, and hands-on games. Rudimentary music skills such as pitch matching, beat competency, ensemble development, and music notation are dealt with using themes taken from the child's home environment and natural surroundings.  While the class stands alone as a fun and educational experience, it is also carefully designed to build the foundation needed for success in future musical studies.  

Students attend the first 50 minutes each week independently, with adults and siblings joining for the last 10 minutes.  NEW FOR 2020:  We will end each class with some hands-on piano activities from Faber's "My First Piano Adventure"!

Class tuition includes 16 weeks of class, two make-up classes, and take-home materials, which include two folders with CD's and music downloads, two piano books with CD's and music downloads, game pieces, notation games, instrument pages, and two parent books. Two sequenced semesters are offered: Home & Woodlands and Marsh & Meadow.

Pay for the full semester in advance to receive half-price materials!  A two-payment plan is also available.

Maximum class size: 8 students
Additional siblings ages 4-6 receive half-price tuition (older and younger siblings attend family closing time for free).



Summer & Fall 2021 Class Times:

TBA

Tuition:$206
Materials:$66 ($33 with Full Semester payment)
Total:Full Semester $239; Sibling $120; Half Semester $136


Pre-Piano: Half Semester/Additional Sibling (4-5 years)

60 min. per week for 8 weeks

The option to sign up for a half semester is dependent upon enrollment.  See "Pre-Piano 2: Music Makers at Home" for class description and times.

Total:1st half $159; 2nd half $103


Kinderpiano: Around the World at the Keyboard (5-6 years)

60 min. per week for 32 weeks

This 60-minute class is for 5- and 6-year-olds wishing to begin their piano studies with a minimum of frustration for students and parents alike!  Pacing of skills moves more slowly than the other piano classes, giving children a chance to allow their hand-eye coordination to catch up to their musical ear.  Plenty of movement and theme-related stories are included for Kindergarteners not inclined to sit on a piano bench for a whole lesson! 

Students attend the first 50 minutes independently, with parents and siblings joining during the last 10 minutes each week.  

Students complete four units, each featuring music from a particular culture (British Isles, American Indian, Germany, and African-American).  Upon completion of the Kinderpiano program, students may progress to Music Makers: At the Piano.  

Yearly tuition of $685 includes 37 lessons, which are held weekly during the school year with the remaining few lessons (usually 2-4) completed in the summer on a flexible schedule. Make-up lessons are available upon request with 24 hours' advance notice of your absence. Tuition fee includes all materials and participation in the Spring Recital.  Student materials include 4 CD's with downloads, 4 unit folders, 2 parent books, and multiple notation games and song pages, all distributed at appropriate times throughout the year.  

Payment options (Salisbury):
Yearly (check or cash only)--pay the whole year in advance by 9/1 and receive $34 off materials!
Quarterly--make four payments due the first class of each quarter
Payment options (Berlin):
Make five payments due the first class of September, November, January, March, and May

Maximum class size: 8 students
Additional siblings in Salisbury ages 6-9 receive a 25% tuition discount (older and younger siblings attend family closing time for free).  Berlin students receive a 20% sibling discount.
Summer & Fall 2021 Class Times:
TBA

Tuition:$555 per year*
Materials:$140
Total:Yearly $695; Quarterly $174; Bi-Monthly $139


Music Makers: At the Piano Year 1 (6-9 years)

60 min. per week for 37 weeks

This class teaches children to play piano in two key ways: through reading music AND by ear.  Using songs and activities from a variety of cultures, meters, and tonalities, young pianists learn to become well-rounded musicians.  In addition to piano playing, activities such as drumming, singing, composing, ensemble playing, expressive movement, group games, and improvisation enrich the musical experience and increase each child's aptitude.  The group nature of the class allows the child to gain an awareness of the social nature of music-making, which helps them succeed as future band, ensemble, and/or chorus members.

Students attend the first 50 minutes independently, with parents and siblings joining during the last 10 minutes each week.  Yearly tuition of $1070 ($1255 in Berlin) includes 37 lessons, which are held weekly during the school year with the remaining few lessons (usually 2-4) completed in the summer on a flexible schedule. Make-up lessons are available upon request with 24 hours' advance notice of your absence.  Tuition fee includes all materials plus participation in the Costume, Holiday, & Spring Recitals.  Student materials include 2 student books, 1 parent book, 4 CD's with downloads, and multiple notation games, distributed at appropriate times throughout the year.  

*Tuition for lessons held in Berlin is an additional $185 per year ($5 per week).

Maximum class size:  6 students (8 for homeschool classes)

Salisbury/Delmar Payment options:
Yearly (check or cash only)--pay the full amount in advance by 9/1 and save $54 on materials!
Quarterly (check or cash only)--make four payments (8/15 or first class date, 11/15, 2/15, & 5/15) and receive $16 in book credits!
Monthly
--make ten payments due on the first lesson of each month (September through June)

Berlin Payment options:
Make five payments due on the first lesson of Sept., Nov., Jan., March, & May.

Additional siblings ages 6-9 in Salisbury receive a 25% tuition discount (older and younger siblings attend family closing time for free).  Berlin siblings receive a 20% discount.

CURRENTLY ONLINE!  Contact us to join!
2021-2022 Cla
ss Times: 
TBA

Tuition:$925* per year
Materials:$145 (includes Recital fees)
Total:$1070* per year; payment plans available; additional sibling $839*


Music Makers: At the Piano Year 2 (Graduate of Piano 1)

60 min. per week; 37 weeks per year

This class continues in the format of the first year (see Year 1 page for details).  Students add more ensemble work, learn to recognize new and more complicated rhythmic and tonal patterns (both by ear and in notation), learn to transpose to even more key signatures, play more pieces with two hands, step up their composing and improvising skills, and greatly expand their sight-reading ability.  Pieces in the students' repertoire include traditional folk songs from various cultures, well-loved classical tunes, and optional holiday recital songs. 

Students attend the first 50 minutes independently, with parents and siblings joining during the last 10 minutes each week.  Yearly tuition of $1070 ($1255 in Berlin) includes 37 lessons, which are held weekly during the school year with the remaining few lessons (usually 2-4) completed in the summer on a flexible schedule. Make-up lessons are available upon request with 24 hours' advance notice of your absence.  Tuition fee includes all materials plus participation in the Costume, Holiday, & Spring Recitals.  Student materials include 2 student books, 1 parent book, 4 CD's with downloads, and multiple notation games, distributed at appropriate times throughout the year.  

*Tuition for lessons held in Berlin is an additional $185 per year ($5 per week).  

Maximum class size:  6 students

Salisbury/Delmar Payment options:
Yearly (check or cash only)--pay the full amount in advance by 9/1 and save $54 on materials!
Quarterly (check or cash only)--make four payments (8/15 or first class date, 11/15, 2/15, & 5/15) and receive $16 in book credits!
Monthly
--make ten payments due on the first lesson of each month (September through June)

Berlin Payment options:
Make five payments due on the first lesson of Sept., Nov., Jan., March, & May.

Additional siblings ages 6-9 in Salisbury receive a 25% tuition discount (older and younger siblings attend family closing time for free).  Berlin siblings receive a 20% discount.


2018-2019 Class Times: 

Contact us for lesson times if you have completed Books 1 & 2. 

Tuition:$925* per year
Materials:$145 (includes Recital fees)
Total:$1070* per year; payments plans available; additional sibling: $839*


Music Makers: At the Piano Year 3 (Graduate of Piano 2)

60 minutes per week; 37 weeks per year

Year 3 builds on the concepts and skills developed in the first four books with the following additions:
--more complicated bass accompaniment patterns
--more duet and ensemble pieces
--sight-reading games
--12-bar blues improvisation
--more advanced scales, key signatures, and time signatures
--Hanon technique studies
--Many new composers, styles, and forms, including a historical timeline

Upon completion of Year 3, students are enthusiastically invited to transition into private piano lessons at the Late Elementary/Early Intermediate level!

Students attend the first 50 minutes independently, with parents and siblings joining during the last 10 minutes each week.  Yearly tuition of $1070 ($1255 in Berlin) includes 37 lessons, which are held weekly during the school year with the remaining few lessons (usually 2-4) completed in the summer on a flexible schedule. Make-up lessons are available upon request with 24 hours' advance notice of your absence.  Tuition fee includes all materials plus participation in the Costume, Holiday, & Spring Recitals.  Student materials include 2 student books, 1 parent book, 4 CD's with downloads, and multiple notation games, distributed at appropriate times throughout the year.  

*Tuition for lessons held in Berlin is an additional $185 per year ($5 per week).

Maximum class size:  6 students

Salisbury/Delmar Payment options:
Yearly (check or cash only)--pay the full amount in advance by 9/1 and save $54 on materials!
Quarterly (check or cash only)--make four payments (8/15 or first class date, 11/15, 2/15, & 5/15) and receive $16 in book credits!
Monthly
--make ten payments due on the first lesson of each month (September through June)

Berlin Payment options:
Make five payments due on the first lesson of Sept., Nov., Jan., March, & May.

Additional siblings ages 6-9 in Salisbury receive a 25% tuition discount (older and younger siblings attend family closing time for free).  Berlin siblings receive a 20% discount.

2018-2019 Class Time:
Contact us for times if you have completed Books 1-4.

 

Tuition:$925* per year
Materials:$145 (includes Recital fees)
Total:$1070* per year; payment plans available; additional sibling: $839*


Piano Partners (6-9 years)

45 minutes per week, 37 lessons per year

Piano Partners is an option available to those who wish to participate in our Music Makers: At the Keyboard program but are unable to attend during our group class times.  Students are paired with one other student for a 45-minute lesson.  See Music Makers: At the Keyboard for a description of the curriculum.

Students attend the first 40 minutes independently, with parents and older/younger siblings joining during the last 5 minutes each week.  Yearly tuition includes 37 lessons, which are held weekly during the school year with the remaining few lessons (usually 2-4) completed in the summer on a flexible schedule. Make-up lessons are available upon request with 24 hours' advance notice of your absence. Tuition fee includes all materials and participation in Costume, Holiday, and Spring Recitals.  Student materials include 2 books, 4 CD's or downloads, and multiple notation games, distributed at appropriate times throughout the year.  

*Tuition for lessons held in Berlin is an additional $185 per year ($5 per week).

Maximum class size:  6 students

Salisbury/Delmar Payment options:
Yearly (check or cash only)--pay the full amount in advance by 9/1 and save $54 on materials!
Quarterly (check or cash only)--make four payments (8/15 or first class date, 11/15, 2/15, & 5/15) and receive $16 in book credits!
Monthly
--make ten payments due on the first lesson of each month (September through June)

Berlin Payment options:
Make five payments due on the first lesson of Sept., Nov., Jan., March, & May.

Additional siblings ages 6-9 in Salisbury receive a 25% tuition discount (older and younger siblings attend family closing time for free).  Berlin siblings receive a 20% discount.

Lesson times are offered on a space-available basis. Please contact us for availability.

Tuition:$925 per year
Materials:$145 (includes Recital fees)
Total:$1070* per year; payment plans available; additional sibling $839*


Summer Intensive for Beginning Pianists (6-9 years)

Individually tailored

ONLINE: This option is available to students who wish to progress quickly through the first level of group piano class in order to join one of our existing groups in the Fall.  It is also a great option for current group students who would like to try bumping up a level in the Fall.  Contact us to discuss scheduling and tuition.

Tuition:Varies
Materials:Varies
Total:Varies


Boone's Tunes Homeschool Choir (Pre-K-1st & 2nd-5th)

45 min. per week for 32 weeks

This class meets once a week for a variety of singing activities and games.  We hold two showcase performances, one in December and one in early June.  We also plan smaller performances in the local area throughout the year, such as tree lightings, retirement communities, and veterans’ services.  The two age groups each have independent time for age-appropriate songs and activities, but they also combine for a few minutes each week to work on a few mutual songs for performances.  A contribution toward the purchase of sheet music and other performance materials is included in the yearly price, which includes 32 weeks of class.
ALSO:  Check out our bundled Drama/Choir package!
Maximum class size: 15 students per age group

Payment options:

Make five payments due on the first class of September, November, January, March, and May.

2021-2022 Rehearsal Times:

TBA

2019-2020 Musicals:

 

Tuition:$160
Materials:$30
Total:$190 per year; 5 payments of $38


Boone's Tunes Theatre Troupe (Pre-K-1st & 2nd-5th)

30 minutes per week for 32 weeks

This class meets once a week to practice skits, poetry* and prose, improvisation games, and plays.  We have two major performances, one in December and one in early June.  Participation in the Royal Conservatory Certificate Program assessments in Speech Arts & Drama* is optional.  A contribution toward the purchase of scripts, props, sets, and other performance materials is included in the yearly price, which includes 32 weeks of class.
ALSO:  Check out our bundled Drama/Choir package!
Maximum class size: 15 students per age group

Payment options:

Make five payments due on the first class of September, November, January, March, and May.

*Recommended supplemental books if your child would like their own copy: 
The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry (Simon & Schuster)
The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury, Jack Prelutsky (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.)
 

2021-2022 Rehearsal Times:

TBA


2019-2020 Shows:

Tuition:$130
Materials:$20
Total:$150 per year; 5 payments of $30


Boone's Tunes Theatre/Choir Package (Pre-K-1st & 2nd-5th)

75 minutes per week for 32 weeks

Save $65 per year or $13 per payment by bundling these two classes!!  See Boone's Tunes Homeschool Choir and Boone's Tunes Theatre Troupe for class descriptions and times.

Tuition:$225
Materials:$50
Total:$275 per year; 5 payments of $55


King's Kids (Pre-K-1st & 2nd-5th)

Children's Church Choir

Children's music ministry at Christ United Methodist Church in Salisbury.  Children sing and/or play instruments and learn about faith and worship while gaining performance experience at church services and around the community.

2021-2022 Rehearsal Times (Sept.-May):
PK4-1st grades: Sundays 10:30-11:00 a.m.
2nd-5th grades: 9:00-9:40 a.m.
We hope to resume in the fall!

Tuition:N/A--a ministry of CUMC


Purchase a Drum

High-quality wooden drum with natural skin.  Practice your rhythm skills and drumming activities at home!

Materials:$27
Total:$27


Instrument Kit 1

Purchase an individual kit for home playing, as well as greater personal safety during class!  Includes: 2 jingles, 2 pair of rhythm sticks, 2 scarves, 1 pair of finger cymbals, and cloth bag.

Materials:$22
Total:$22


Instrument Kit 2

Purchase an individual kit for home playing, as well as greater personal safety during class!  Includes: 2 jingles, 2 pair of rhythm sticks, 2 scarves, 1 pair of finger cymbals, cloth bag, plus one drum (10", natural wood and skin).

Materials:$39
Total:$39