Skip to main content

American Academy

Instrumental

Register for all AAPA Instrumental classes on the American Academy School Store.
 
 
Rebel Band (Grades 3-8)
This group is open to first and second year band players who are learning a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. Students need to be going into 3rd grade, for their first year of participation. Prior instrumental knowledge is not necessary for this group. The method book used in this class will be Essential Elements 2000 for Band Book 1, along with supplemental music that will be learned for pleasure and performances. Students will be responsible for securing their own instrument and method book with recommendations from instructor. 
 
Academy Band (Grades 4-8)
This group is geared towards Middle School students who have been playing their band instrument for at least two complete years. The method book used in this class will be Essential Technique 2000 (Essential Elements 2000 for Band Book 3), along with supplemental music for pleasure and performance. The Academy group will perform at Elitch Gardens Music Festival in May of 2018 (An additional field trip fee is required to attend and students will need to enroll for both fall and spring sessions to be eligible). Students will be responsible for securing their own instrument and method book and rental options can be recommended by contacting us. 
 
Rebel Orchestra (Grades 3-8)
This group is open to first and second year orchestral players who are learning violin, viola, cello or double bass. Students need to be going into at least 2nd grade, for the first year of participation. Prior instrumental knowledge is not necessary for this group. The method book used in this class will be Essential Elements 2000 for strings, Book 1, along with supplemental music that will be learned for pleasure and performances. Students will be responsible for securing their own instrument and method book. 
 
Academy Orchestra (Grades 6-8)
This group is geared towards Middle School students who are serious about instrumental studies. The method used for the string portion of this class will be Essential Technique for Strings (Essential Elements, Book 3). The Academy group will perform at Elitch Gardens Music Festival in May of 2018 (An additional field trip fee is required to attend and students will need to enroll for both fall and spring sessions to be eligible). Students will be responsible for securing their own instrument and method book and rental options can be recommended by contacting us.