Dandan Performing Arts Center

Phone: 510-200-9360

Email: info@dmajorarts.org

Address: 

676 Bockman Road,

San Lorenzo, CA 94580

Monday - Friday 10:00 am- 7:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am- 1:00 pm

 

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BEGINNING Classes

Embrace the experience of playing with other musicians and immerse yourself on different musical styles. 

KINDER VIOLIN  From 4 - 5 Years Old 

Kinder Violin follows Dandan Performing Arts Center signature program “Prelude” but tailored for young children. It is a progressive curriculum over 50 weeks.  A strong emphasis is placed on developing a solid technical foundation, playing tuneful songs and most importantly, enjoying learning the violin. Classes are limited to 2-3 children per group.

The Kinder Violin curriculum prepares your child towards Grade 1 (ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall) competence by the end of one year.

Course fee:  $450 per (10 lessons)

Class size:  2 - 3 students per class

Class duration: 45-min to 1 hour per class

Course materials: Violin starter kit and Twinkle book

 

 
 

Prelude (Violin and Cello) 6 - 11 Years Old

Prelude is Dandan Performing Arts Center signature program, designed to build a solid technical foundation that will enhance the ability to enjoy music making.  Prelude is a progressive course over 5 terms (10 weeks each) leading students towards Violin/Cello Grade 1 competence (ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall) within a year.  Classes are limited to 2-3 per students per group.  Private lessons are available as well.

Progression is guided by a carefully planned curriculum that includes    

  •  a delightful repertoire of familiar songs from folk tunes to classical repertoire that will guide their musical development and music literacy

  • a systematic presentation of tonal and rhythmic patterns from the start

  • playful finger gymnastics and reduced etudes important to build their physical readiness for violin skills 

 

We also have a special violin and Cello program for adult students who may or may not have previous music experience.  You’re never too young or too old to start enjoying the benefits of learning an instrument!

 

Course fee:    $450 for 10 lessons

Class size:    Maximum of 2 - 3 students per class

Class duration: 45-min to 1 hour per class.

 

Private lessons are available.

 

 

 

Teens And Adults  (Prelude)

You're never too young, or too old to start learning the violin. Whether the goal is to enjoy learning an instrument with friends, or to develop technical skills for exams (we prepare students for both ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall), we have specially designed classes that cater to teens and adults. For students from beginner to advanced, we offer both Prelude group classes as well as individual lessons.

 

Following the same signature Dandan Prelude Program, we adjust the curriculum to fit the learning style and ability of older students. In this welcoming group environment, they learn basic bowing techniques, scales and melodies. In the Beginner Introduction level, students learn to tune their instruments, and begin to read music and play simple songs. Students can choose to repeat this class in the spring term or move on to the Beginner Intermediate level.

 

Course fee:    $450 for 10 lessons

Class size:    Maximum of 2 - 3 students per class

Class duration:    45-min to 1 hour

 

 

PRELUDE (Piano) 6 - 11 Years Old

Prelude is Dandan Performing Arts Center signature program, designed to build a solid technical foundation that will enhance the ability to enjoy music making.  Prelude is a progressive course over 5 terms (10 weeks each) leading students towards Fur Elise, All of Me, and Piano Grade 1 competence (ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall) within a year.  Classes are limited to 2-3 per students per group.  Private lessons are available as well.

Progression is guided by a carefully planned curriculum that includes    

  •  A delightful repertoire of familiar songs from folk tunes to classical repertoire that will guide their musical development and music literacy

  • A systematic presentation of tonal and rhythmic patterns from the start

  • Playful finger gymnastics and reduced etudes important to build their physical readiness for piano skills 

We also have a special Piano Program for adult students who may or may not have previous music experience.  You’re never too young or too old to start enjoying the benefits of learning an instrument!

Course fee:  $450 for 10 lessons

Class size:    Maximum of 2 - 3 students per class

Class Duration:  45-min to 1 hour per class.

A Capella Group 

Semester offered: Spring, Summer, and Fall

Requirement: Interest in music and desire to learn

Age group:       Open to all

Schedule:        TBA

Tuition:             $25 per session

Duration:         90 minutes

 

 

The students will learn the basics of a capella and harmonizing in a variety of musical 

styles. The group will cover pop, classical, and altenative music in a fund and engaging 

environment with other enthusiastic singers.  Not only will students see an increase in performance skills and musicality, but also in self confidence, presence, and the ability to work as part of a team.