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Age 10-12: Compose Your Own Baroque Music

June 30 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am PDT

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Seattle Historical Arts for Kids presents:

Compose Your Own Baroque Music

Age 10-12 (age 9 by request)

A weekly online class on a series of five Wednesdays starting June 30

Explore Baroque music from the inside out! In this class you’ll learn how to improvise and compose your own own music just as instrumentalists did in the 1700s. Using ground basses—short baselines that repeat throughout a piece—you’ll craft your own melodies and variations. Learn how to choose the right notes, explore techniques for shaping and varying your tunes, and put these all together to create your own unique composition.

Taught by beloved returning SHAK teacher Miyo Aoki, this class is appropriate for music students at a wide variety of technical levels and with or without previous composition experience. All participants need to be able to read music notation and play a non-transposing instrument up to at least one flat or sharp, preferably two or more. (That is, be able to play comfortably in F, C, and G major at minimum. Non-transposing means your instrument plays the notated pitch—sorry we are not able to include transposing instruments like the clarinet in this class.)

See also a separate section for teens on Fridays beginning July 2. Students age 12 can choose to participate with the younger or older group.

For more information about SHAK’s online learning and performing programs,  join our mailing list. All of SHAK’s online classes are offered on a sliding-scale tuition model. They meet on Zoom and last 50-60 minutes unless otherwise specified. Register in advance on our website, and pay by one of the options shown below the form. Space is limited to ten (or sometimes fewer) participants in each class, so enrolling early is recommended. Our programs are designed to let young people enjoy each other’s company and connect socially around shared interests!


June 30
10:45 am - 11:45 am
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Shulamit Kleinerman
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