2019–2020 GROUP CLASSES

Group Lessons consist of four or more students and are offered throughout the year. Most common classes are Discovery Keyboard or Strings for beginners (10-week sessions), Keyboard Kids, Junior String Ensemble, Rock Band, Musical Theatre, and new this year, the Coconut Grove Community Orchestra for teens and adults.

• JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE 5th to 10th Grade

Frozen Jr. This enchanting modern classic from Disney brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film.

It is our goal to have every student grow and learn within our program. Our program focuses on the process more than the product. We evaluate each student with their level in acting, singing and dancing and do our best to find a role that highlights their strengths and allows them to be challenged in their weaknesses. There are no small roles and each student is a vital part of our team. Ensemble work is essential to the growth of students as it pushes them to play multiple parts, have quick changes, learn big dance numbers and a lot of music. This is truly where they have the most fun! We do our best to do right by each student individually while meeting the needs of the whole class and of the script. We thank you in advance for trusting us through the process and for encouraging a love of theatre in your child.

JUNIOR 1  FULL! 
for Grades 5 & 6
Saturdays from 12:00 – 1:30pm
Starting September 7
Performances on May 2 & 3 (new & final dates!) at Miami Theater Center

No previous experience required. Roles will be distributed on the fourth week of classes. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited to 20+ students. Emphasis is on acting and singing. Great to build self-confidence.

JUNIOR 2    FULL!
for Grades 7 – 10
Saturdays from 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Starting September 7
Performances on Saturdays, May 9 & 16 (new & final dates!) at Miami Theater Center

No previous experience required. Roles will be distributed on the fourth week of classes. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited to 20+ students. Emphasis is on acting and singing. Great to build self-confidence.

NEW! JUNIOR INTENSIVE – By Audition Only!  FULL!
for Grades 5 – 10 (min. 17 students required to open this session)

Faster pace, more intensive singing and dancing, performances opened to the general public, support ensemble for Jr1 & Jr2, performance excerpts at the Kids Musical, stagehand/tech experience at multiple performances.

Students will complete a questionnaire and state their top choice roles (major and minor). They will audition for those roles specifically, however we may decide they will be better suited elsewhere. A student may decide he/she wants to be in the Junior Intensive class regardless of which role is received, or if a student is not satisfied with the role they have been given, they may choose to join the Junior 1 or Junior 2 class instead. If a student is not accepted into the Junior Intensive class, he/she is urged to join the Junior 1 or Junior 2 class, where they will have another opportunity to be observed fresh, and receive a role that will fit their skill-set.

Auditions on Saturday, August 24 from 12:30pm
Email info@mcofm to request an audition appointment.

Session starting September 7
Saturdays from 3:00 – 4:30pm
Performances on May 16 & 17 (new & final dates!) at Miami Theater Center + presentation at Kids shows of 4/4 and/or 4/5 + participation in Jr. shows of 4/18 & 19 and/or 4/25 & 26

More information here!

• KIDS MUSICAL THEATRE for Grades 2-4

Seussical Kids 
“Oh, the thinks you can think!” Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in this fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Two Sessions Available
TUESDAYS from 4:30-6:00pm (min. of 17 students required for this session to open)  FULL!
Starting September 3

or

SATURDAYS from 10:00-11:30am  FULL! 
Starting August 24
Performances on April 4 & 5 at Miami Theater Center

No previous experience required. Roles will be distributed on the fourth week of classes. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited to 20+ students. Emphasis is on acting and singing. Great to build self-confidence.

More information here!

• FALL MINI MUSICAL THEATRE for Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Music from the Movies Kids Love!
Have fun with songs from “Zootopia,” “The Polar Express,” “Monsters Inc.,” “Moana,” “Spider-Man” and “The Peanuts Movie” in this newest Express Musical.

Two Sessions Available:
WEDNESDAYS from 3:30-4:30pm  FULL! 
September 4 – October 30
+ 2 performances on Sunday, November 3 at 4pm & 5pm
or
SATURDAYS from 9:00-10:00am  Last call was 9.20.19
September 7 – October 26
+ 1 day during the last week of October
+ 2 performances on Sat., Nov. 2 at 4pm & 5pm

More Information here!

• SPRING MINI MUSICAL THEATRE for Kindergarten – 1st Grade

A Tuna Fish that can’t carry a tune? A Star Fish that can’t get an acting job? A seven-legged Octopus? A Zebra Fish with spots? Join in the aquatic fun as little Tiger Shark and his unique collection of friends discover how their differences make them each special.

Two Sessions Available: Registration now open!
WEDNESDAYS from 3:30-4:30pm  for Kinder – 1st Grade 
January 8 – March 4
+ 2 performances on Sunday, March 8 at 4pm & 5pm
or
SATURDAYS from 9:00-10:00am  for K4 – 1st Grade
January 11  – 1st week of March
+ 2 performances on Saturday, March 7 at 4pm & 5pm

More Information here!

Costumes, script and music are provided.

• MINI ACTING STUDIO for Kindergarten – 1st Grade

WEDNESDAYS from 3:30-4:30pm  for Kinder – 1st Grade Registration now open!
November 6 – December 11 | 5-week session
11/6, 13, 20, 12/4 & 11

$120 (payment in full at registration)

Mini Acting Studio is designed to teach children techniques to gain more self-confidence through the exploration of basic and fun acting principles, to work on overcoming stage-fright, improving focus, concentration, and opening their imagination to playing any characters.

Minimum 5 children to start the classes.

• KEYBOARD KIDS for ages 6 – 9

Learn music in a fun social group atmosphere!

Keyboard Kids focuses on piano while building a foundation in music which can later be translated to any instrument as the child matures. Children aged between 6 and 9 years really thrive in the group setting, as it allows for a more interactive and social experience. They will move together as a group through a graded piano book, covering basic reaching and rhythm skills, learning simple pieces along with duet and ensemble playing getting progressively more challenging over the course of the class.

LEVEL 1A for NEW beginners ages 6-8 ( are also accepted students who completed one Keyboard Discovery 10-week session)  
WEDNESDAYS | 4:30 – 5:15PM | $100/month from September – May  1 opening left!
September 4 – December 18 | January 8 – March 11 | April 1 – May 27

OR

SATURDAYS | 10:45 – 11:30AM  Closed
September 7 – December 21 | January 11 – March 14 | April 4 – May 30

LEVEL 1B for students who started in January last year  Closed
SATURDAYS | 11:30 – 12:15PM
September 7 – December 21

LEVEL 2 for ages 7-9 for students who completed Level 1 or for new ones upon audition  Closed
SATURDAYS | 10:00 – 10:45AM
September 7 – December 21 | January 11 – March 14 | April 4 – May 30

More information here!

ROCK BAND for age 12 & up

The Rock Band program is a great way for students to learn to play together in a fun and friendly environment and a great incentive to practice. We welcome guitarists, bassists, keyboardists/pianists, drummers, and lead singers. Performances in Fall and Spring.

FRIDAYS | 5:00-6:00PM September 6 – December 13  Opening for one bass!
January 10 – March 20 | April 10 – May 29

• This program is a ONE-YEAR course. Students enroll in the fall and are automatically re-enrolled for spring.
• A minimum of 2 years of private instruction on the instrument is required and placement is upon audition for new students. Payment is due after the audition if the new student is accepted.
Please call or email us if you need to reserve an audition time.

More information here!

DISCOVERY KEYBOARD for ages 4 & 5-7 beginners – 10-week session

Young children will learn the basics of music notation and rhythm, including ear training and listening skills, and playing familiar songs together, all to better understand music language and apply it to the piano or another instrument. We provide one keyboard per student for in-class instruction.

MINI KEYBOARD DISCOVERY for age 4

SATURDAYS | 9:00 – 9:45AM | 10-week session | $250
• Session 1: September 14 – November 16  FULL!
• Session 2: January 1 – March 14  Registration open!

KEYBOARD DISCOVERY for ages 5-7

THURSDAYS | 4:15 – 5:00PM | 10-week session | $250
• Session 1: September 19 – November 21  FULL!
• Session 2: January 9 – March 12  Registration open!

OR

SATURDAYS | 10:00 – 10:45AM | 10-week session | $250
• Session 1: September 14 – November 16  FULL!
• Session 2: January 1 – March 14  Registration open!

New Session
SATURDAYS | 11:30AM – 12:15PM | 8-week session | $200  Registration open!
• October 5 – November 23

More information here!

DISCOVERY STRINGS from age 5 for beginners – 10-week session

This class is designed to introduce the students to the string instrument basics in a small group setting. Beginners from age 5 will enjoy hands on opportunities to explore the violin, viola and cello. Instruments are provided for these classes.

THURSDAYS | 5:00 – 5:45PM | 10-week session | $250

• Session 1: September 12 – November 14
• Session 2: January 9 – March 12  Open for registration!

Try the first class for $30. Amount will be deducted if you apply.

More information here!

JUNIOR STRING ENSEMBLE for Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass

Junior String Ensemble is for students who have been playing for at least 2 years and are able to sight-read. There is one or more performances at the end of each session.

WEDNESDAYS 5:00-6:15pm  Registration still open!

Start of term: September 4, 2019
End of term: May 27, 2020

• Session 1: September 4 – December 18
• Session 2: January 8 – March 18
• Session 3: April 8 – May 27

More information here!

COCONUT GROVE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA for teens and adults

We welcome anyone from Miami-Dade among teens and adults who can read music and is comfortable with musical notation. Placement is upon audition.
Whether it is complementary to learning an instrument or brushing up existing skills, musicians will have the opportunity to enjoy playing together a repertoire from classical to modern music and enrich the community by providing fine music free of charge.

WEDNESDAYS from 6:30 – 8:00pm  Registration still open upon audition!
September 4 – May 27

• Session 1: September 4 – December 18
• Session 2: January 8 – March 18
• Session 3: April 8 – May 27

More information here!

 

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