For over 50 years, the Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute has been sharing the love of music with Staten Islanders. We offer group and private lessons for children and adults.
For more information on our programs, contact Ela Seeley at email@example.com or 718.475.5263
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About the Music Institute
Music instruction at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island began in the late 1950s in affiliation with the Bronx House School of Music. In 1970, the Music Institute of the JCC was founded by its co-directors, Dorothy Delson Kuhn and Bertha R. Mandel, as an autonomous music school. The school received its current name, The Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute, in 1994.
The mission of the Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute is to provide, in a community music school setting at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, exceptionally fine instruction in the performance, understanding and appreciation of music, particularly but not exclusively, to schoolchildren. Students learn in a non-competitive atmosphere. The Music Institute is a non-profit and non-sectarian music school. It is the only member of the National Guild of Community Arts Education on Staten Island.
Frequent student-faculty recitals provide an incentive for progress and an opportunity for students to share their accomplishments with their families, friends and other students. At these recitals, students are able to hear their peers and teachers play.
Private lessons are available in:
Let your child explore his/her musical creativity and develop his/her sense of pitch and beat. Experience different rhythmic instruments and musical styles in this fun and active class. CD and book included!
45 minutes weekly/9 week session
Classes start Sunday, January 12th at 10:45am OR Tuesday, January 14th at 9:45am
Fee: $200 member/$215 non-member (discounted sibling rate $100)
Harmony Road Keyboard Program
A unique parent/child musical program that focuses on the development of the whole child while stressing keyboard readiness. Each group course is designed specifically for the age group, reinforcing and building on their skills as they progress through the curriculum. Parent or caregiver must actively accompany the child in class. Book and CD are included for all classes. A free demonstration classes will be held one week prior to the starting date.
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*There will be a free demonstration for each class on February 11th. Classes begin the week of February 25th.
Music in Me – 3.5-4.5 years
A dynamic readiness program for young children with emphasis on the ear training, solfege singing, movement, pitch and rhythm awareness, keyboard geography and finger readiness. Creativity is stressed. Parent involvement in class and at home.
Fee: $245 member/$290 non-member
45 minutes weekly, 15 weeks
Tuesdays at 3:30pm, Bernikow JCC
Harmony Road – 4.5-6 years
Carefully constructed for children to learn the basic building blocks of music. Emphasis on ear training, solfege singing, keyboard playing, ensemble and rhythm activities, movement and music creativity. Reading concepts are introduced gradually and basic composing activities encourage the development of the child’s musical vocabulary. This exceptional course gives the student “inner hearing”, which makes transposing. Improvisation and composing easily accessible in their musical studies. Parent involvement in class and at home.
Fee: $290 member/ $340 non-member
55 minutes weekly, 15 weeks
Tuesdays at 4:45pm, Bernikow JCC
The Young Musician – 6-7 years
The Young Musician course introduces beginning students to keyboard performance and note reading in a holistic program, including the organized development of pitch, rhytm, solfege singing, keyboard and movement activities. Parent involvement in class and at home.
Fee: $290 member/$340 non-member
45 minutes weekly, 15 weeks
Tuesdays at 6pm, Bernikow JCC
Early Childhood ClasseS
Introduction to Musical Theater – 7-12 years
If you love to sing songs from shows and musicals, then this class is for you!
Explore repertoire from musicals such as The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof or Annie. Acquire basic skills for song presentation and acting. Gain confidence to perform on stage. We will train your voice and ear.
Fee: $225 member/$280 non-member
1 hour, 10 sessions
Thursdays at 4:45pm, Bernikow JCC
Classes begin January 23rd
Music, Art & Movement – 4-5 years
Discover the magic of music through singing, dancing and playing along in this interactive, fun and educational music class.
Fee: $105 member/$160 non-member
1 hour, 10 weeks
Class size is limited.
Bernikow JCC, Thursdays at 3:30 PM
There will be a free demonstration on February 19 at 6pm. Classes begin February 27.
PRE-TEEN & TEEN PROGRAMS
Wednesdays at 4:00, Bernikow JCC
Tuesday at 4:45pm, Avis/ South Shore JCC
Programs for Adults
90 minutes weekly, 15 weeks
Take the next step and expand your repertoire while playing in an intimate group. Advance your skills to include balance, phrasing and intonation. Chamber music offers players the perfect balance between solo and orchestral performing. Open to all levels, however, you must be able to read music.
Thursdays at 2:00 PM
1 hour weekly, 10 sessions
Tuesdays at 10:30am
1 hour weekly, 10 sessions
Mondays at 1:00pm
Fee: Free for members/$55 non-member
Musicians of all levels get together and enjoy playing multi-part music on an instrument that is easy to learn. Those who play compatible instruments or sing are also welcome.
Fridays at 9:30am
1 hour, once a month
Learn new skills in a small group
Mondays at 10 am
Faculty members of the Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute are active in the cultural life of the community. They teach in Staten Island schools and colleges and they are performers and conductors for ensembles and orchestras locally and throughout the New York City area.
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