katherine niemann

CREATIVE ARTIST

—MUSIC STUDIO—

Workshops

Hour-long, run approximately two months each with new topics for Nov/Dec, Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr and May/Jun.

  • Student input welcome for topics.
  • Focus on learning about a composer, style of music, etc.
  • Teach students to play a piano solo and parts to play in a piano ensemble.
  • Include note reading, theory, and rhythm games.
  • Mini performance at the end of the last session.
  • Can be attended in addition to or in place of private lessons.
  • Adapted to the skill levels of the students.

Musical Skits

These aren’t your usual tales. You may recognize key characters or landmarks, but the rest is up for grabs.

  • Students accompany the skit with music learned at lessons.
  • Adjust the story however they want.
  • Take turns acting in the skit and choose the degree to which they act.
  • Can be as simple or as elaborate as they want for preparing and bringing in props or costumes for the skit.
  • Meet twice as a group to plan the skit with the performance for parents at the end of the second group class.
  • Can choose to participate in all or some of the skits.

 

 

— Workshop Themes —

 

March with the Band

  • Listen to different marches from Sousa, Star Wars and Mozart.
  • Learn elements of the march and try out your favorites in a piano ensemble.
  • 7 weeks

 

 

Broadway Beat

  • Learn to transcribe the melodies of songs you like and to accompany yourself and others with basic chords as you sing.
  • 7 weeks

 

 

Practice Hacks

  • Turn off the timer and bring focus to your practice.
  • Learn efficient and effective ways to master music.
  • Parents come free with their kids.

 

-SKITS—

Musical Skits

 

These aren’t your usual tales. You may recognize key characters or landmarks, but the rest is up for grabs. Students:

  • Accompany the skit with music learned at lessons.
  • Adjust the story however they want.
  • Take turns acting in the skit and choose the degree to which they act.
  • Can be as simple or as elaborate as they want for preparing and bringing in props or costumes for the skit.
  • Meet twice as a group to plan the skit with the performance for parents at the end of the second group class.
  • Can choose to participate in all or some of the skits.

 

 

 

 

Stories & Performance Dates

 

 

Hansel and Gretel, Oct. 20

Gingerbread Boy, Dec. 15

Sleeping Beauty, Mar. 16

Student Choice, May 4

 

 

—CONTACT—

katherine_niemann@yahoo.com

 

703-225-9685