Vocal Instruction

Vocal Lessons are given to help each singer achieve their musical goals through an emphasis on a combination of vocal techniques and artistry coaching.

​

Instructors: Lana Manson, Andrea Love

​​

Instruction to build skills in:

​

• Diaphragmatic breathing techniques
• Proper phonation, vowel and consonant shaping
• Aural Skills to learn to sing by both listening and by note recognition.
• Tone production and projection
• Posture and physical positioning for maximum tone production
• Performance and audition preparatory.
• Authentic instruction for the style and genre of music

​​

Participation in MAI recitals and performances is encouraged for all students and required for all scholarship students. College track student s are also required to participate in the Jury process at the end of each quarter. Progress reports are given for each college track student at the end of each quarter.

Lessons offered in Piano are given to help each aspiring instrumentalist achieve their musical goals through an emphasis on a combination of left and right hand techniques and artistry coaching.

Instructors: Lauren Eldridge, Yvonne LindseyLana Manson



Instruction to build skills in:



• Proper posture and hand positioning for maximum tone production

   and dexterity
• Learning how to play in time with rhythmic accuracy
• Note reading and recognition
• Establishing an extensive chord vocabulary
• Aural Skills inclusive intervallic and harmony training
• Authentic instruction for the style and genre of music
• Performance and audition preparatory


Participation in MAI recitals and performances is encouraged for all students and required for all scholarship students. College track students are also required to participate in the Jury process at the end of each quarter. Progress reports are given for each college track student at the end of each quarter.

 
 

Piano Instruction

Percussion ( Drum ) Instruction

 

Lessons offered all percussion instruments, including drum set, marching band drums and toned percussion, are given to help each aspiring instrumentalist achieve their musical goals through an emphasis on a combination techniques, rhythmic accuracy and artistry coaching.


Instructors: Steve Styles, Vern Allison


Instruction to build skills in:

​

• Proper posture and hand ( stick ) and foot positioning for maximum tone     production and dexterity
• Learning how to play in time with rhythmic accuracy
• Note reading and recognition
• Extensive knowledge and demonstration of percussion rudiments.
• Authentic instruction for the style and genre of music
• Performance and audition preparatory


Participation in MAI recitals and performances is encouraged for all students and required for all scholarship students. College track students are also required to participate in the Jury process at the end of each quarter. Progress reports are given for each college track student at the end of each quarter.

 

String Orchestra Instrument Instruction

Lessons offered in Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass are given to help each aspiring instrumentalist achieve their musical goals through an emphasis on a combination of left and right hand techniques and artistry coaching.

Instructors: Edith Yokley-Gregorski, David Howard, Michael Manson

 

Instruction to build skills in:

​

• Tone production and bowing techniques
• Proper posture and hand positioning for maximum tone production
• Vibrato techniques
• Note reading and recognition
• Aural Skills inclusive intonation training
• Authentic instruction for the style and genre of music
• Performance and audition preparatory

​

Participation in MAI recitals and performances is encouraged for all students and required for all scholarship students. College track students are also required to participate in the Jury process at the end of each quarter. Progress reports are given for each college track student at the end of each quarter

 

Lessons offered in both woodwind and brass instruments are given to help each aspiring instrumentalist achieve their musical goals through an emphasis on tone production, dexterity, rhythmic accuracy and artistry coaching.

​

Instructors: Marquel Jordan, Sam HankinsSteve Berry


Instruction to build skills in:

​

• Proper embouchure positioning for maximum tone production
• Learning how to play in time with rhythmic accuracy and dexterity
• Note reading and recognition
• Aural Skills inclusive intervallic and harmony training
• Authentic instruction for the style and genre of music
• Performance and audition preparatory​



Participation in MAI recitals and performances is encouraged for all students and required for all scholarship students. College track students are also required to participate in the Jury process at the end of each quarter. Progress reports are given for each college track student at the end of each quarter.

Wind Instrument Instruction​

 

Guitar and Bass Instruction

Lessons offered in electric and acoustic guitar and bass are given to help each aspiring instrumentalist achieve their musical goals through an emphasis on a combination of left and right hand techniques and artistry coaching.

 

Instructors:  Phil Ratliff, Michael Manson

 

 

Instruction to build skills in:



• Tone production
• Proper posture and hand positioning for maximum tone production and dexterity
• Establishing an extensive chord vocabulary
• Learning how to play in time with rhythmic accuracy
• Note reading and recognition
• Aural Skills inclusive intonation training
• Authentic instruction for the style and genre of music
• Performance and audition preparatory



Participation in MAI recitals and performances is encouraged for all students and required for all scholarship students. College track students are also required to participate in the Jury process at the end of each quarter. Progress reports are given for each college track student at the end of each quarter.

 

Music Theory, Composition and Production Instruction

Lessons offered in Theory, Composition and Production are given to help each aspiring musician achieve their musical goals through extensive knowledge of music nomenclature, song construction and form, the organization of generated sample sounds to create and express and artistry coaching.

 

Instructors: Michael MansonSteve Berry, TBA​

Instruction to build skills in:

• Learning to operate and navigate the latest and commonly used music software

   including, Musition, Sibelius and Pro Tools
• Basic computer technology
• Note reading and recognition
• Aural Skills inclusive intervallic and harmony training
• How to build  and arrange a music score and its instrumentation
• Basic uses of Pro Tools and its application in music production and song

   composition
• Basic Piano Skills ​

​

In order to participate in MAI Theory, Composition and Production classes students must be enrolled in voice, instrument, or piano lessons or classes. Students should have a basic knowledge of music as a prerequisite for these classes. Progress reports are given for each college track student at the end of each quarter.

SPECIALIZED CLASSES

 

String Ensemble 

Jazz Improv Combo 

Community Piano

Drumline Class 

 

© 2018 Musical Arts Institute | (773)-253-8606 | info@musicalartsinstitute.org | 9244 Lafayette, Chicago, IL, 60620 

 

 

 

 

Designed by Noni Michelle.

 

 

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • Black YouTube Icon
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle