Music Courses

Music Courses

Discover your inner musician

Whether you are picking up an instrument for the first time or are preparing for conservatory studies, our music teachers and courses offer everyone, young and old, a chance to discover and develop their musical expression.

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Piano & Keyboard

Piano & Keyboard

Develop your musical foundation

Because of its unique layout, the piano allows students to learn both treble and bass, a wide range of pitch, melody and accompaniment, as well as dynamic range, making it the ideal starting point for learning the foundations of music.

Piano & Keyboard

with Sherrie Marginean, Jelani Corbie, Karen Ho

For children (5+), teens and adults of all levels

Emphasis is placed on music appreciation and the introduction to basic aspects of musical training. Courses explore musical signs and terms, counting to rhythm, proper hand position and techniques, sight reading and musical interpretation.

Experienced students may prepare for Conservatory exams.

In-Studio or Online courses are currently offered on Saturdays and Sundays in ½ hour or 1 hour blocks.

DDO Resident

$220Per Session
  • 10 Weeks
  • 30 minutes / class

Non-Resident

$230Per Session
  • 10 weeks
  • 30 minutes / class

Singing & Songwriting

Singing & Songwriting

Find your voice

From choirs to buskers and divas to karaoke stars, the ability to express emotion vocally through song is elemental and widely cherished by humans since time immemorial.

They say every person has a song. What does yours sound like?

Singing Lessons

with Sherrie Marginean

For children (7+), teens and adults

Beginners and advanced students learn reliable techniques that greatly improve the sound, range, and strength of their voice, while protecting it from fatigue and strain. Explore various musical styles and discover the basics of music theory, harmony, and improvisation.

In-Studio or Online courses are currently offered on Saturdays and Sundays in ½ hour or 1 hour blocks

DDO Resident

$220Per Session
  • 10 Weeks
  • 30 minutes / class

Non-Resident

$230Per Session
  • 10 weeks
  • 30 minutes / class

Songwriting Lessons

with Sherrie Marginean

For children (7+), teens and adults

A creative course that discusses songs and their structure. Young children will participate in rhyming words and making melodies while learning the major scale. Older children will do writing exercises to develop their lyric talent and learn chord progressions. Musicians/songwriters will have their work critiqued and will be encouraged to compare and create different styles of music. No formal training necessary. All young children must be at reading level.

In-Studio or Online courses are currently offered on Saturdays and Sundays in ½ hour or 1 hour blocks.

DDO Resident

$220Per Session
  • 10 Weeks
  • 30 minutes / class

Non-Resident

$230Per Session
  • 10 weeks
  • 30 minutes / class

Guitar & Ukulele

Guitar & Ukulele

Express yourself

The popularity of these ancient instruments has only grown over time.

The sounds they produce are at the root of many of the world’s traditional music cultures including flamenco, folk and blues. Affordability, portability and overall cool troubadour appeal make these instruments a popular choice the world over.

Guitar or Ukulele

with Kevin Bourne

For children (7+), teens and adults

Beginners and advanced students develop music appreciation and core musical skills through learning songs of various styles. The skills developed in these sessions range from: proper technique, technical aspects of the instrument (scales, chords, arpeggios), musical interpretation and analysis, rhythm, theory and more.

In-Studio or Online courses are offered on various days of the week in ½ hour or 1 hour blocks

DDO Resident

$220Per Session
  • 10 Weeks
  • 30 Minutes / class

Non-Resident

$230Per Session
  • 10 Weeks
  • 30 Minutes / class

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