Instrumental Studies (Ages 7 -17)

Cascade School of Music Youth Instrumental Studies Classes consist of small group instruction on the following instruments: piano, guitar, violin, and drums. Cascade School of Music also offers a String Orchestra program, which will return to Bear Creek Elementary School in January 2020, called the Awesome Afterschool Orchestra. The Awesome Afterschool Orchestra is open to students from all area schools. 

Research has documented that enrolling children in formal music study is most effective starting at about age seven. At this age, finger strength and dexterity are sufficiently developed to allow kids to be more successful. Basic reading skills have accustomed the eyes to moving from left to right across the page, and written practice instructions can be understood by the student. Depending on the extent of your child’s previous musical experience, most students age 7 - 13 fit well into our Beginning Instrumental Classes.

Students may choose their instrument (piano, guitar, violin, or drums/percussion) and begin formal music study. Our goal during this period is to develop beginning level skills, a healthy practice routine, and a love of music while having fun and making friends in a small group class. The beginning classes are 14 weeks in length followed by continued learning in our private study program.

Beginning Drums for ages 8-10 (register with Bend Parks and Recreation, 12/9 @ 5:30 a.m.)

Beginning Guitar on Mondays for ages 7-9 or 10-12 (register with Cascade School of Music)

Beginning Guitar on Wednesdays for ages 7-9 or 10-12 (register with Bend Parks and Recreation, 12/9 @ 5:30 a.m.)

Beginning Piano on Mondays for ages 7-9 or 10-12 (register with Cascade School of Music)

Beginning Piano on Wednesdays for ages 7-9 or 10-12 (register with Bend Parks and Recreation, 12/9 @ 5:30 a.m.)

Beginning Violin for ages 7-10 (register with Bend Parks and Recreation, 12/9 @ 5:30 a.m.)

Recording & Production (Ages 12-17)

Cascade School of Music and Central Oregon Recording are offering a recording and production class designed to provide students with hands-on experience in a fully equipped recording and production studio.

Central Oregon Recording & Production Experience  (register with Bend Parks and Recreation, 12/9 @ 5:30 a.m.)