COURSE OFFERINGS

AT MORPH, WE OFFER COURSES TO HELP YOU BECOME A FULLY WELL-ROUNDED MUSICIAN. WHEN YOU SIGN UP, YOU HAVE ACCESS TO ALL THE CLASSES ON THIS PAGE FOR A FULL WEEK, SO YOU CAN CHOOSE WHAT SETS YOUR SOUL ON FIRE!

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Audience

Performances

Included for all students

Show off your skills and your joy in a supportive environment of like-minded friends! 

Available for all students, even Dabblers!

Online Violin Class

Suzuki Lessons

Violin, Viola

We offer classic Suzuki lessons on violin and viola for now. We plan to offer cello and piano as soon as possible!

We also offer private jazz bass, classical bass, and jazz improvisation lessons for any instrument. Jump to Jazz Program

Suzuki Core

We offer a complete Suzuki Program. You can sign up for just the Suzuki Core... but remember, this is just the beginning!

 
 
Helping Hands

Suzuki group class

Included with Suzuki Violin and Viola lessons

Where students apply what they learn in their lessons, building skills, community, and motivation.

 

Group class is one way Suzuki lessons surpass traditional methods of music study. Designed to feel like a blast, this weekly "lesson part two" teaches students that the stage is a natural, comfortable place to be. Students also learn the skills that separate uninspired, bored students from happy, well-rounded musicians: self-evaluation, review, facility, flexibility, multi-tasking, speed, collaboration, and more!

Available only to students who enroll in The Basics program and up!

 
Family at a Beach

Parent education

Included with Suzuki Violin and Viola lessons

One of the best aspects of Suzuki education is the involvement of parents. Just as children learn their native language from their mother, so do they learn to love and play music by watching and learning from their parents. This role can be challenging, and changes over time, but forms a rewarding bond that will last a lifetime. Morph offers a full education on every aspect of the parent role in the Suzuki Triangle, and how to excel as an at-home teacher - including lecture demonstrations, one-on-one discussions, recommended reading, and more!

 
 
Audience

Performances

Included for all students

Show off your skills and your joy in a supportive environment of like-minded friends! 

Available for all students, even dabblers!

Violin

Masterclasses

Included with all private lessons

A limited number of students will be selected to participate in various masterclasses throughout the year - but all students are welcome to attend! An expert teacher (from anywhere in the country!) will offer his or her expertise on a student's performance, benefiting both performer and audience alike.

We provide a minimum of two masterclasses per year!

Available only to students who enroll in The Basics program and up!

 

Jazz Core

Receive a well-rounded education in jazz essentials!

 
Trumpet

Jazz improv

Any instrument

Learn how to improvise on your instrument according to the traditions of jazz history while developing your own unique voice.

 
Cello

Double Bass

Jazz Bass Lessons

Develop your technique and learn how to improvise on the Double Bass according to the traditions of jazz history, while developing your own unique voice. Classical bow technique included!

 
Band Performing

Jazz combos

Any instrument

Join fellow students and teachers to improvise jazz together as a group. Learn how to play off of others' ideas, keep a steady tempo, explore jazz idioms and style, and lose yourself in the moment.

 

For advanced students, receive coaching to improve on what you already know from experience.

Open to all instruments and ages.

 

Extracurriculars

The meat of music - and of life itself?? - is creativity.

These courses will truly set you apart.

Remember - private lessons at Morph or elsewhere are required to sign up for extras!

 
Teamwork

Chamber music

Building teamwork in small groups

Students are matched with string duos, trios, and quartets according to personality, age, and ability! We use the app Acappella until in-person rehearsals are safe. All levels welcome!

Course instructors: strings faculty in rotation

 
Glasses and Music Sheet

Music Theory

Understand the inner workings of music!

Learn how to use your ears and your mind to unlock the secrets behind the sounds you hear! This course is a wonderful way to fortify the skills you are learning in your private lessons, or to fill gaps in your knowledge: sight reading, harmony, dictation, scales, chords, solfege, and more!

 
Government Building Columns

Music history/

appreciation

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Learn the basics of the history behind the music you are playing, and learn how to appreciate it as you listen! All levels welcome!

Course instructor: Rebecca Chaqor

 
DJ Set

Beat making

Set your creativity free!

This course will show you how to take your creative ideas and turn them into a complete electronic composition! Learn how to start with an idea and shape it through the use of digital audio workstation FL Studio (required for course)

Course instructor: Andrew Denicola

 
Girl Writing on Notebook

Song writing

Express yourself!

In this hands-on course, students will write lyrics using rhythm and rhyme, and set them to music while developing fundamental compositional skills. 

Course instructor: Takuma Matsui

 
Indie Fashion Photoshoot

Folk/

Fiddle

For string instruments

In this course, students of all levels will learn tunes from the Celtic and old-time traditions. This is a great opportunity to learn by ear, and engage with a creative and community-based mode of playing.

Course instructor: Ledah Finck

 
Clifftop Yoga

Wellness

Improve technique by understanding how you move

Dr. Lauren Miller's workshops and masterclasses will focus on taking control of physical necessities every musician - tall and small - should prioritize. This course will address healthy movement, injury prevention, and regaining primary control by practicing healthy habits.

The Archer's Guide to Viola Playing (Dr. Lauren Miller, Doctorate Essay)

Course instructor: Dr. Lauren Miller

 
Dancing Child

Movement

Connect with music in a visceral way

We learn to dance before we learn to walk. We all instinctively know how to express music through movement - and the health benefits are astronomical! No rules or expectations here - just some fun suggestions for moving to music and staying healthy! Much like a yoga class, this is a course for going at your own pace and expressing what your body needs. Plus, explore character, tempo, expression and interpretation, musical form, dynamics, leadership, emotional regulation, and more! ALL ages welcome! Cameras are not required to be on for this course - so let your inhibitions go and dance like no one is watching!

 
Child Star

The Art of Singing

Voice lessons for various levels

In this course, using student selected repertoire, students will gain a healthy and expressive vocal technique applicable to any style. Students will explore breath support, resonance and tone, and diction as it relates to musical and lyrical context.

 

Wonderful for supplementing study in any instrument!

Instructor: Takuma Matsui

 
A Young Woman Writing

Jazz composition

Learn to write your inspiration down for others!

Have you ever wanted to create your own tune for other jazz musicians to play? Or do you want to polish up what you are already writing? This course is built to suit your needs.

Course instructor: Marlon Martinez

 
Student Paper Writing

Modern composition

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Students of all levels are encouraged to explore their instruments and their imaginations. Lessons can take a more formalized or a more playful approach ,depending on students' goals and comfort levels. Instructor draws heavily on my experience as an improviser, and will provide a range of options for students to write music in any style they choose, whether it is notated, recorded, classical, pop, folk, etc. 

Course instructor: Ledah Finck

 
Best Friends

Practice Buddy

Partnership with Music Ally

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Connect with a student of similar age and/or ability! Students in Music Ally's Practice Buddy program need practice buddies across the globe!

 

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