Fall 2020 Online Class Schedule: Help Your Child Connect With the Joy of Music in a Fun and Engaging Virtual Environment!

Select Your Child's Instrument, Skill Level, and Grade from the List Below
Beginner Piano Club (1st & 2nd Grades)
Beginner Piano Club (3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades)
Intermediate Piano Club (1st & 2nd Grades)
Intermediate Piano Club (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades)
Advanced Piano Club (2nd through 5th Grade)
Beginner Guitar Club (2nd & 3rd Grades)
Beginner Guitar Club (4th & 5th Grades)
Intermediate Guitar Club (2nd & 3rd Grades)
Intermediate Gutair Club (4th & 5th Grades)
Advanced Guitar Club (2nd through 5th Grades)
Select Your Child's Instrument, Skill Level, and Grade from the List Below

We are offering a 10-week online course for musicians this fall semester for $150 (scholarships available based on financial need). Our online classes will be organized by grade & skill level (description of skill levels is listed below).  Participants will meet weekly with their Next Step Ed. Teacher via Zoom.  Each club is limited to 8 students.  The club will start on the following scheduled day & time after the 7th student registers.  Parents registered will be notified of the start date and sent the Zoom invitation via email.  Find your child's instrument, skill level, and grade in the list below and follow the link to register for that time slot...

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Skill level descriptions:

Beginner- Has never participated in a Next Step Ed. club or had less than 3 months of private lessons.

Intermediate- Has participated in at least one session of a Next Step Ed. club or had at least 6 months of private lessons.

Advanced- Has participated in at least three sessions of a Next Step Ed. club or had at least 12 months of private lessons.

 

Instrument Rental- If your child is registered with Next Step Ed. for online classes and your child lives in Mecklenburg County, you can rent an instrument to use for the length of the class and it will be delivered to your home.  We rent the Casio SA-76 personal keyboard and 1/2 size acoustic guitars.  Both instruments come with a soft case and cost $15 for the 10-week online course.  Please submit the instrument rental form after you register your child for a Next Step Ed. online class, click here to submit the Instrument Rental Form.

Beginner Piano Club (1st & 2nd Grades)

Our beginner piano club for 1st & 2nd graders starts with the very basics.  Students begin by finding the musical alphabet on their keyboard.  They then go on to learn traditional notation starting with notes on the treble clef and basic rhythm notes.  This allows students to learn songs that are played with the right hand.  After about  6 weeks, students are introduced to the bass clef and play with their left hand.



  • Class Time: Tuesdays, 4:30- 5:15 pm.
  • Start Date: August 25
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Click here to register for Tuesday @ 4:30 Club!

Scholarships are available for financially eligible learners!



  • Class Time: Thursdays, 3:30- 4:15 pm.
  • Start Date: September 3
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Click here to register for Thursday at 3:30 Club!

Scholarships are available for financially eligible learners!

 



  • Class Time: Wednesdays, 4:30- 5:15 pm.
  • Start Date: TBD.  After the 7th student registers the club will have its first meeting on the next scheduled day & time.  Registered parents will be notified at this time and the Zoom invitation will be sent.
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Click here to register for Wednesday @ 4:30 Club!

Scholarships are available for financially eligible learners!



Don't see a club that works for your family's schedule? Submit this Online Class Request Form and we'll get to work adding it to our schedule!

Beginner Piano Club (3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades)

Our beginner piano club for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders starts with the very basics.  Students begin by finding the musical alphabet on their keyboard.  They then go on to learn traditional notation starting with notes on the treble clef and basic rhythm notes.  This allows students to learn songs that are played with the right hand.  After about  6 weeks, students are introduced to the bass clef and playing with their left hand.



  • Class Time: Mondays, 4:30- 5:15 pm.
  • Start Date: September 14
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Click here to register for Mondays @ 4:30 Club!

Scholarships are available based on financial need!



  • Class Time: Thursdays, 4:30- 5:15 pm.
  • Start Date: September 17
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Click here to register for Thursdays @ 4:30 Club!

Scholarships are available based on financial need!



Don't see a club that works for your family's schedule? Submit this Online Class Request Form and we'll get to work adding it to our schedule!

Intermediate Piano Club (1st & 2nd Grades)

The intermediate piano club for 1st & 2nd graders picks up right where the beginner piano club ends.  Students in the intermediate piano club start by reading music in the treble and bass clef and playing melodies with both hands.  They will then work on reading the grand staff and playing with both hands at the same time as they learn to read more notes on the staff and trickier rhythm patterns.


Click here to register!

  • Class Time: Thursdays, 4:30- 5:15 pm.
  • Start Date: TBD.  After the 7th student registers the club will have its first meeting on the next scheduled day & time.  Registered parents will be notified at this time and the Zoom invitation will be sent.
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Scholarships are available based on financial need!

 

Click here to register!



Don't see a club that works for your family's schedule? Submit this Online Class Request Form and we'll get to work adding it to our schedule!

Intermediate Piano Club (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades)

The intermediate piano club for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders picks up right where the beginner piano club ends.  Students in the intermediate piano club start by reading music in the treble and bass clef and playing melodies with both hands.  They will then work on reading the grand staff and playing with both hands at the same time as they learn to read more notes on the staff and trickier rhythm patterns.


  • Class Time: Wednesdays, 4:30- 5:15 pm.
  • Start Date: August 26
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Click here to register for Wednesday @ 4:30 Club!

Scholarships are available based on financial need!


  • Class Time: Tuesdays, 3:45- 4:30 pm.
  • Start Date: September 8
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Click here to register for Tuesday @ 3:45 Club!

Scholarships are available based on financial need!



  • Class Time: Mondays, 4:30- 5:15 pm.
  • Start Date: TBD.  After the 7th student registers the club will have its first meeting on the next scheduled day & time.  Registered parents will be notified at this time and the Zoom invitation will be sent.
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Click here to register for Monday @ 4:30 Club!

Scholarships are available based on financial need!



Don't see a club that works for your family's schedule? Submit this Online Class Request Form and we'll get to work adding it to our schedule!

Advanced Piano Club (2nd through 5th Grade)

The advanced piano club for elementary grades continues to read on the grand staff but students are now introduced to chords and chord progressions.  Chords are mostly played with the left-hand while the right-hand plays the main melody.  This trains students to play different notes and different rhythms with each hand which is quite a challenge.


  • Class Time: Fridays, 4:30- 5:15 pm.
  • Start Date: August 28
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Click here to register for Friday @ 4:30 Club!

Scholarships are available based on financial need!


  • Class Time: Mondays, 4:30- 5:15 pm.
  • Start Date: TBD.  After the 7th student registers the club will have its first meeting on the next scheduled day & time.  Registered parents will be notified at this time and the Zoom invitation will be sent.
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Click here to register for Monday @ 4:30 Club!

Scholarships are available based on financial need!



Don't see a club that works for your family's schedule? Submit this Online Class Request Form and we'll get to work adding it to our schedule!

Beginner Guitar Club (2nd & 3rd Grades)

Our beginner guitar club for 2nd & 3rd graders starts with the very basics.  Students begin by learning the names of the strings and spend the first few weeks playing open strings to train their rhythm hand to play the correct string while learning to read rhythm notes.  Students then go on to learn how to fret with their other hand in order to play simple melodies.  Students in the guitar club learn to read our hybrid tablature which uses traditional rhythm notes on a 6-line tab staff.



  • Class Time: Tuesdays, 3:30- 4:15 pm.
  • Start Date: September 1
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Click here to register for Tuesday @ 3:30 Club!

Scholarships are available based on financial need!



  • Class Time: Thursdays, 4:30- 5:15 pm.
  • Start Date: TBD.  After the 7th student registers the club will have its first meeting on the next scheduled day & time.  Registered parents will be notified at this time and the Zoom invitation will be sent.
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Click here to register for Thursday @ 4:30 Club!

Scholarships are available based on financial need!



Don't see a club that works for your family's schedule? Submit this Online Class Request Form and we'll get to work adding it to our schedule!

Beginner Guitar Club (4th & 5th Grades)

Our beginner guitar club for 4th & 5th graders starts with the very basics.  Students begin by learning the names of the strings and spend the first few weeks playing open strings to train their rhythm hand to play the correct string while learning to read rhythm notes.  Students then go on to learn how to fret with their other hand in order to play simple melodies.  Students in the guitar club learn to read our hybrid tablature which uses traditional rhythm notes on a 6-line tab staff.


Click here to register!

  • Class Time: Mondays, 4:30- 5:15 pm.
  • Start Date: September 21st
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Scholarships are available based on financial need!

Click here to register!



Don't see a club that works for your family's schedule? Submit this Online Class Request Form and we'll get to work adding it to our schedule!

Intermediate Guitar Club (2nd & 3rd Grades)

The intermediate guitar club for 2nd & 3rd graders builds on what they learn in the beginner club, learning more complex melodies and trickier rhythm patterns.  Students then go on to learn some fun guitar techniques such as hammer-on & pull-offs, sliding, and vibrato.  Students in the guitar club learn to read our hybrid tablature which uses traditional rhythm notes on a 6-line tab staff.


Click here to register!

  • Class Time: Thursdays, 4:30- 5:15 pm.
  • Start Date: September 24th
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Scholarships are available based on financial need!

Click here to register!



Don't see a club that works for your family's schedule? Submit this Online Class Request Form and we'll get to work adding it to our schedule!

Intermediate Gutair Club (4th & 5th Grades)

The intermediate guitar club 4th & 5th graders builds on what they learn in the beginner club, learning more complex melodies and trickier rhythm patterns.  Students then go on to learn some fun guitar techniques such as hammer-on & pull-offs, sliding, and vibrato.  Students in the guitar club learn to read our hybrid tablature which uses traditional rhythm notes on a 6-line tab staff.



  • Class Time: Wednesdays, 3:30- 4:15 pm.
  • Start Date: September 9
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Click here to register for Wednesday @ 3:30 Club!

Scholarships are available based on financial need!



  • Class Time: Fridays, 3:30- 4:15 pm.
  • Start Date: TBD.  After the 7th student registers the club will have its first meeting on the next scheduled day & time.  Registered parents will be notified at this time and the Zoom invitation will be sent.
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Click here to register for Friday @ 3:30 Club!

Scholarships are available based on financial need!



Don't see a club that works for your family's schedule? Submit this Online Class Request Form and we'll get to work adding it to our schedule!

Advanced Guitar Club (2nd through 5th Grades)

The advanced guitar club for elementary grades learn more about music theory and how the musical alphabet can be found on the fret board.  Students learn how to play power chords and open chords while learning how to strum rhythm patterns.  Students in the guitar club learn to read our hybrid tablature which uses traditional rhythm notes on a 6-line tab staff.


Click here to register!

  • Class Time: Fridays, 4:30- 5:15 pm.
  • Start Date: September 4
  • Duration of Club: Meets online once a week for 45 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Cost: $150 (Includes all material for lessons.)

Scholarships are available based on financial need!

Click here to register!



Don't see a club that works for your family's schedule? Submit this Online Class Request Form and we'll get to work adding it to our schedule!