2016 Winter and Spring Programs

 

Winter and Spring 2016

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

The faculty members of the Columbia Institute of Fine Arts all hold undergraduate and graduate training in their respective instruments and fields. They are experienced performance artists and teachers who provide private instruction in virtually all musical instruments, as well as dance. 

Weekly lessons are provided in 30, 45 and 60 minute sessions. Students and/or parents are provided with progress evaluations in the middle and conclusion of each term. Student recitals are held at least two times a year, and CIFA provides other opportunities for students to perform during the school semesters.

  • Ballet/Tap
    • Tamara Manukovskaya

  • Cello
    • John Gockel              
  • Euphonium
    • Joshua Cullum

  • Flute
    • Alexandra Baldwin
    • Suzana Basaric Ilić
    • Sharyn Byer

  • French Horn
    • Morgan Moscati

  • Guitar
    • Scott Schwertfeger
    • Matt Wood

  • Harp
    • Alexandra Baldwin
             
  • Percussion
    • DJ Palmire

  • Piano
    • Brenda Arthur 
    • Suzana Basaric Ilić
    • Jaime Guitz
  • Trombone
    • Joshua Cullum

  • Trumpet
    • Matthew Misener

  • Tuba
    • Joshua Cullum

  • Viola
    • Slavica Ilić

  • Violin
    • Slavica Ilić

GROUP CLASSES/ENSEMBLES

The Columbia Institute of Fine Arts offers a number of group classes and ensembles in various areas of the fine arts. These classes and ensembles offer instruction that complement private lessons or provide ensemble experiences for students. 

The Suzuki Violin Studio

The much-acclaimed Suzuki method includes a combination of group and individual instruction and requires a serous commitment of parental involvement. The basic elements of the Suzuki method consist of listening, motivation, proper technique, repetition and reinforcement. The goal is to train the child in both musical abilities as well as overall intellectual, psychological and spiritual development. Students are enrolled in private lessons of 30, 45 or 60 minutes, as well as 60-minute group lessons.

AGES:  Beginning instruction between 3-6 years of age
(older students may enroll if they have already received training in Suzuki method elsewhere)

WHEN:  TBD with instructor

INSTRUCTOR: 

COST:

  • Private lessons (no. to be determined)
    • 30 min.  $45.00 per lesson
    • 45 min.  $67.50 per lesson
    • 60 min.  $90.00 per lesson
  • Group lessons (no. to be determined)
    • $32.00 per lesson

For further information, contact: 

  • CIFA Office:  703-534-2508
  • Instructor:  703-919-0288


Classical Guitar Ensemble

This ensemble is designed for the player who is interested in advancing technique and musicianship, and preparing more challenging repertoire, including works from all style periods.

AGES:  Open to classical guitar students with previous experience
WHEN:  Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:00 pm
INSTRUCTOR:  Scott Schwertfeger
C
OST:  $25 per session 


GROUP CLASSES OFFERED THROUGH CDC

Abrakadoodle Art
Help your child find his or her "inner Picasso" through this award winning course.

MINI-DOODLERS
AGES: 
Boys and girls 3-6
WHEN: January-June
DAY & TIME:  TBD
INSTRUCTOR: Sue Walia
COST:  $360 ($20 per class)

TWOSY-DOODLERS
AGES:  
Boys and girls 20-36 months, with parent or caregiver
WHEN:  January-June
DAY & TIME:  TBD
INSTRUCTOR: Sue Walia
COST:  $360 ($20 per class)

Joyful Motion Class
A fun and engaging introduction to ballet technique and creative dance.

Boys and Girls 3-4 years
WHEN:  
January-June (18 sessions)
         
  DAY & TIME:  Monday's 12:30-3:15 (Three 45 minute sessions)    
INSTRUCTOR: 
Jeannine Lacquement
COST:  
$288 ($16 per class)

Boys and Girls 5-7 years
WHEN:  January-June (18 sessions)
DAY & TIME:  Wednesdays, 2:00-2:45
INSTRUCTOR: Jeannine Lacquement
COST:  $324 ($18 per class) 

Muiskgarten™
Musikgarten™ is the leader in early childhood music education for children and teachers. It offers a complete multi-year education program that helps infants, toddlers and children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it.

         Toddlers Thursdays 11:15-11:45 
          Ages: 15 mos to 2.5 years
          Cost: 15 Lessons - $240 ($16 per lesson) Materials: $32

         Cycle of Seasons - Thursdays 12:30-1:15
         Ages: 2 1/2 to 4 years
          Cost:
15 Lessons - $285($19 per lesson) Materials: $40

          Music Makers I - Thursdays 1:30-2:30
          Ages:
4-4 1/2 years
          Cost: 15 Lessons - $300 ($20 per lesson) Materials: $56

          Music Makers I I- Thursdays 2:30-3:30
          Ages:
5-6 years
          Cost: 15 Lessons - $300 ($20 per lesson) Materials: $56

          Music Makers at the Keyboard
          Ages:
6-9 years
          When:
Jazz Keyboard-Wednesday 1:15-2:00
                     Keyboard-I       Wednesday 2:30-3:30
                     Keyboard-II*     Wednesday 3:30-4:30
                     Keyboard-VI*    Wednesday 4:30-5:30
                     Keyboard-II*     Wednesday 5:30-6:30

                     (* Keyboard 1 prerequisite)

           Cost: $435 (15 lessons @29)  Materials $57 (1 workbook and 1 CD)