Our music department, guided by our 5 core principles, we consistently aim for Success. We strive to cultivate our community through the discovery of Music and the Art’s, innovative excellence, and our commitment to giving back. We provide quality education for the current needs of parents and students.
Our Service- It truly is better to give than to receive. We focus on giving back to our students. We are a community of Instructors who understand the importance of Music and the Arts as a hobby, a career, and as a learning tool for children and adults to aid success in many areas of life.
Our Students- We endeavor to encourage self esteem and self-discipline as well as artistic sensibility and intellect. We strive to bring awareness of the beauty of music to the student, and nurture a lifelong love of the Arts.
Our Community- It is our belief that we aren’t just creating a school, but a community. The idea that Music and the Art’s, touches everything else in life. It reaches beyond a Song, Dance, or Piece of Art. It extends beyond oceans, languages, and creeds. It is a part of each of us at birth and is a part of our core throughout life.
We offer several different classes and groups. Please contact us for more information. Summer lessons are scheduled individually on a flex schedule so it's easy for parents! Contact us for more info!
Piano- Our amazing piano lab features 8 full size, and fully weighted keyboards. Having a smaller class enables students to learn based on where they are! There is a $25 registration fee and the course is year round. We follow the school calendar for dates and breaks. The tuition is $60/month. Students are expected to practice at home, and will be provided a take home practice folder. Although you do need a keyboard or piano at home to practice, there is no need to go out and spend thousands of dollars, contact us for more information. The instructor is Mrs. Van Wieren, SJA's music instructor.
Ukulele- This is a fun and dynamic course which teaches music theory and playing the ukulele! We will learn strumming techniques and chords, and advanced students will learn some picking as well. This is a seasonal course only offered some trimesters based on demand. It is $50/month and has a $15 registration fee. Students will need a ukulele, please contact us to find out specifics on which brands are preferred as many do not hold their tuning well so it is important to have a good product. The instructor is Mrs. Van Wieren, SJA's current music instructor.
Singing Falcons Chorus- This is a FREE club that meets after school on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15pm. There are various performance opportunities throughout the year including the opportunity to be a part of the school musical and field trips specifically for this group. Auditions are held at the beginning of the year, but please feel free to contact us anytime if you would like your child to be added to this club.
Choir- This is a FREE club as well. These are the students who meet and sing for Mass at school. The instructor is Mrs. Fleitz and she works with the students in rotational groups to sing specifically for school Masses.