Luther College Community Music School reopens with new programming
July 13, 2022
Luther College Music Education students prepare to relaunch the Luther College Community Music School. Area musicians are now invited to register for Fall 2022 offerings. LCCMS will be offering private study, service-learning opportunities, and community events in the coming year.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to teach music to students in a real environment,” said student teacher Emily Fisher ’23. “I know this experience will help me grow as a music teacher and be a positive experience for young students to learn a new skill.”
Students of all ages signing up for private lessons (all orchestral and orchestral instruments, piano, guitar, drums and ukulele) will have twelve weekly 30-minute lessons with LCCMS teachers, scheduled on Monday evenings or Saturday morning with other times available on request. An LCCMS student recital will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 14 at Noble Recital Hall on the Luther campus. Tuition is $150, which includes lessons, recital attendance, and an accompanying student recital. Course registration is available online.
The service-learning component of LCCMS allows music education students at Luther to volunteer under the supervision of a faculty member. Community connections will include music lessons at Sunflower Child Development Center, Modern Band (rock band) lessons with students from Crossroads Academy, a ukulele ensemble with homeschooled students in the area, and leadership of the Voices in Harmony choir at Gundersen Harmony Care Center. These experiences are designed to be mutually beneficial for participants and our future educators.
The first community event, Ukepalooza, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 in the Orchestra Room of the Jenson Noble Hall of Music. Send your student (ages 10+) or bring the whole family for a fun night of group play. Bring a uke if you have one or use one of ours!
The Youth Concert is an event created for preschool and young primary school students. We choose a picture book and bring it to life with music, complete with activities for audience participation, and followed by a petting zoo experience. Mark your calendars for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 5!
“I’m excited to teach through the LCCMS because it’s an opportunity to apply what I spend so much time studying – teaching music to the community and to children,” said Patrick Carew ’24, student teacher . “As someone who started college in the fall of 2020, the opportunity to work with students in a freshman classroom for the first time was not a reality for me, so to finally being able to get exposure and a sense of what facilitating a learning environment is all about is super exciting. The sooner I can understand how I can be the best teacher I can be, the better.
The Luther College Community School of Music exists to educate students of all ages and experience levels to expand their musical skills, provide affordable music education opportunities, provide an experience of teaching future music teachers and encouraging musical creation throughout life. Contact Jill Wilson [email protected] with any questions.
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