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Registration Open for HCD’s Fall Music and Dance Instruction


Posted 07/25/2017
Submitted by Kate Sheely
Category: Campus Announcements

Classes for all ages start September 5

Registration is now open for students of all ages to join the University of Hartford’s Hartt School Community Division (HCD), a comprehensive performing-arts school that provides instruction in music and dance for students of various experience levels. HCD’s fall music and dance programs begin on Tuesday, Sept. 5. 

About Private Music Lessons

The Hartt School Community Division offers private music lessons for children and adults in piano, strings, winds, brass, percussion, voice, guitar, harp, organ, and music composition. Suzuki-method study is available for bass, cello, flute, guitar, piano, violin, and viola. Some instruments are available for students as young as 4 years of age. Lessons are offered both at HCD’s main-campus location at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School in West Hartford, Conn., and its Simsmore Square location in Simsbury, Conn.

HCD faculty are highly qualified graduates of conservatories and schools of music from across the country and abroad. They hold deep understanding of their instruments, musicianship, and education. Private lessons do not end in the practice room. Included in the cost of lessons are musicianship classes and monthly solo recitals. Most students enroll for a once-weekly lesson for 34 weeks, September through June, and may continue lessons throughout the summer. Lessons are available in 30-, 45-, or 60-minute blocks. Many students also participate in chamber music, orchestras, and wind and vocal ensembles.

About First Steps in Music

Music exploration is not just for school-aged children and adults. Parents, caregivers, infants, and toddlers love our First Steps in Music program for young learners from birth through 5 years of age. First Steps in Music is a developmentally appropriate early-childhood music program created by John Feierabend, Ph.D., one of the leading authorities on music and movement development in childhood. Through singing, instrumental exploration, and games, children develop a love of music.

New this year: Suzuki Early-Childhood Education

Our inaugural Suzuki Early-Childhood Education class for children from birth to 3 years of age and their caregivers will begin in September at HCD’s Simsmore Square location, 540 Hopmeadow Street in, Simsbury, Conn. This program fosters brain development for pre-K children and prepares them for entry into the Suzuki instrumental program. For more information on the Suzuki method of learning, visit hartford.edu/hcd/sece.

For more information on HCD music programs, visit hartford.edu/hcd/music, call 860-768-4451, or email harttcomm@hartford.edu.

About Dance Classes

HCD dance classes are held in the spacious studios of the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center (HPAC) in Hartford, Conn., close by the University of Hartford’s main campus. Classes are offered for students ages 3 through adult and are taught by an experienced and knowledgeable professional faculty. The program includes pre-K dance classes; youth classes in classical ballet, hip hop, jazz, and tap; and recreational ballet, jazz, and tap for teens and adults. 

Adult classes (age 15+) are available at a drop-in rate of $17 per class, as space permits. Ten-class dance cards are available for $150.

For more information about HCD dance programs, visit hartford.edu/hcd/dance, call 860-768-6000, or email dancedesk@hartford.edu.

About The Hartt School Community Division (HCD)

At locations in West Hartford, Hartford, and Simsbury, Conn., The Hartt School Community Division serves over 2,800 students of all ages and backgrounds. As the community arm of the University of Hartford’s Hartt School, the mission of HCD is to enrich lives through innovative and unparalleled performing arts education. For more information on The Hartt School Community Division, visit hartford.edu/hcd.