In addition to private one-on-one music instruction, Above Fine Arts Academy offers the following ensembles in which students can participate.
Blossoming Beethovens (4-5 years)
This is a wonderful way to start your child's music foundation! In this class, your child will learn the basics of music in a fun atmosphere using a variety of methods. The class will prepare them for taking any kind of private music lessons or for choirs, etc.
Beginning Music Class (6-8 years)
This class is a the next step. We will review music basics and teach them what 6-8 should know, according to the National Music Teachers' Association and the state of Texas rules, Ch. 117, The children will learn to sing in a choir, learn musical terms, start the basics of solfege singing (Do-Re-Me) all in a fun setting!
Music Class III (9-12) In this class the students will learn music terminology , how to write music notation, read and write music that incorporates basic rhythmic patterns in simple meters, identify music symbols and terms referring to dynamics and tempo. They will create rhythmic and melodic phrases and more!
Beginning Chorale (9-12)
In this group, kids will begin the foundation of how to sing in a choir, how to listen to each other and how to blend. They will learn how to sing 2 part harmonies in a variety of styles. Lots to learn and lots of fun!
Choral Ensemble (13-14)
This group is for young teens that have an interest in going on to the next level and learning and performing a variety of music. It's a great place to make friends, create comradery with like minded musicians, and have a lot of fun!
Advanced Choral Ensemble (15-18) This group is for older teens that have had experience in choral singing and are ready to read and sing more advanced music. (SATB). It's a great place to meet lwith like-minded musicians and have fun!
Musical Theatre (13-18)
The students will develop and practice theatre preparation and warm-up techniques, will employ singing, stage movement. They will analyze a character from a script, describing different dimensions of that character, portraying believable characters when applying acting concepts, skills and techniques. They will develop and practice stage-craft skills; safely apply technical knowledge and skills to create and/or operate functional scenery, properties, lighting sound, costumes, make-up, and publicity. Exposure to casting and directing; analyze production plans that include rehearsal plans, technical designs, and blocking. Producing a unified musical theatrical production.
Blossoming Artists (4-5)
In this class, the children will create artworks using a variety of colors, forms and lines, arrange forms intuitively to create artworks; and develop manipulative skills when drawing, painting, printmaking, and constructing artworks, using a variety of materials. A great place to learn to be creative!
Art II (6-8)
Here the students will learn how to produce drawings, paintings, prints, constructions, ceramics, and fiber art, using a variety of art appropriately. A place to be creative while enjoying friends!
Art III (9-12)
The students will learn to design original artworks, explore photographic imagery, using a variety of art materials and media appropriately. The will demonstrate technical skills effectively, using a variety of art media and materials to produce designs, drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, fiberart, photographic imagery and electronic media-generated art.
Drama I (6-8)
The students will develop concepts of drama by learning to respond to sound, music, the written word with voice and movement and participate in dramatic play, using actions, sounds an dialogue. The will begin to identify technical theatre elements, begin to use simple technical theatre elements; plan dramatic play, and cooperate and interact with others in dramatic play. All in a Christian setting! A great way to have fun with others!
Drama II (9-12)
The Students will learn to interpret characters and create dramatizations. They will learn how to develop characters and assume roles in short improvised scenes, using imagination, personal experiences, literature and history; and dramatize literary selections in unison, pairs, and groups and create simple stories collaboratively through imaginative play in improvisations and story dramatizations and more!
Drama III (13-18)
In this class the students will develop and practice theatre preparation and warm-up techniques. They will employ stage movement and pantomime consistently to express thoughts, feelings and actions; develop and practice effective voice and diction to express thoughts and feelings; analyze a character from a script, describing physical, intellectual, emotional and social dimensions; portray believable characters when applying acting concepts, skills and techniques, and improvise, write, and refine monologues, scenes, and vignettes to convey meaning to the audience, and more!
Spanish Classes (4-5) (6-8) (9-12) All Spanish classes will be an introduction to Spanish basics. It will involve speaking, writing, and playing games in Spanish.
Sewing Classes (6-8)
In this class the students will learn the basics of sewing. They will have projects that they will work on and complete.
Sewing Classes (9-12) (13-18)
In these classes the teacher will assess the level that each student is at, and divide the classes into beginner and intermediate groups. The basics will be taught to the beginners and the intermediate group will work on more advanced sewing projects.
Beginning Praise Band - Audition for placement
Intermediate Praise Band - Audition for placement
Advanced Praise Band - Audition for placement
Intro Engineering Class (6 - 12) Mr. Roy is back with more engineering projects! This summer at Fine Arts Camp, he taught how to make marshmellow guns, and pingpong catapults using a rod and rubberband system. Now he has more projects for the fall that will help your child develop mechanical processing skills. A great way to have fun and make friends too!