There's a basic rule which runs through all kinds of music, kind of an unwritten rule. I don't know what it is. But I've got it. ~ Ron Wood

Group Class Policies


The Fall Group Class Session runs from October 6 through December 20, but please refer to individual class descriptions for exact dates and times.

All classes will be held at The Music Room. The Music Room is located at 26 N Brockway Street in Palatine.

To register for Group Classes, please use the registration link on this page.

Refunds for weekly group classes will be granted up to one week prior to the first week of class unless the class is cancelled by The Music Room.


Refunds for day camps will be granted up to one week prior to the camp, unless the camp is canceled by The Music Room.


The Music Room reserves the right to exchange teaching personnel at any time.

The Music Room reserves the right to cancel classes with low enrollment. 

There is no discount for late enrollment.  Students enrolling after the session begins will be admitted through the third week of the session.

There are no refunds for missed classes, but students may make up classes if an alternate time exists for the same class.


A separate registration form must be submitted for each student.   

Fall 2014

Group Music Classes

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Join us this Fall for fun and informative music classes in a group setting.  Group classes are a valuable experience for students of all ages. Whether you're enrolling as a supplement to private study or as an alternative, group classes provide a wide range of benefits. 

 




Weekly Classes

Weekly classes are offered for TMR Treble Makers (Early Childhood), Beginning Guitar (Children and Adults), Adult Guitar Ensemble, Adult Guitar Jam, Adult Rock Band, Beginning Ukulele (Children and Adults) and Ukestra . Classes meet for ten weeks, beginning the week of October 6.  All weekly classes are $230 and last one hour. We will not hold classes during the week of Thanksgiving.  


Register Here! / See the schedule.

 

New! TMR Treble Makers (an early childhood music class for young children and their parents)

TMR Treble Makers is a musical program for parent and child. The Treble Makers work to develop music skills and nurture creativity, self-expression, and confidence while also supporting social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Parents don't need to have music skills—just a desire to play and have fun with their children! Each weekly class offers songs, rhythmic rhymes, rhythmic activities, small and large-movement activities, and instrument play. The relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting supports all unique learning styles, developmental levels, and temperaments. Age range is grouped into two classes: 1 - 3 years and 4 - 6 years. Registration and participation include parent and child.


1-3 Years: Tuesdays / 12:30 - 1:30p / $230 / Instructor: Carley La Pointe

October 7 - December 16 (no class November 25)


4-6 Years: Thursdays / 12:30 - 1:30p / $230 / Instructor: Carley La Pointe

October 9 - December 18 (no class November 27)


Register Here! / See the schedule.


Beginning Ukulele

Ukulele is the perfect instrument for all age groups!  Children’s little hands and fingers can easily adapt to the ukulele’s small narrow neck making this the perfect instrument for them.  Small motor skills and hand to eye coordination are enhanced.  Older kids love it as well, because the songs are easy to learn and play with groups of friends.  Learning any musical instrument is great for kids because it helps develop skills needed in today’s workforce including critical thinking, creative problem solving, effective communication, teamwork and best of all, confidence!


Kids: Mondays / 4p - 5p / $230 / Instructor: Luke Chandler

October 6 - December 15 (no class November 24)


Adults: Thursdays / 7p - 8p / $230 / Instructor: Steve Kaiser

October 9 - December 18 (no class November 27)


Register Here! / See the schedule.

Ukestra

Ukestra is a class for any non-beginner ukulele student with modest experience.  Think of it as an orchestra made up entirely of ukuleles!  Students will focus on increased chord knowledge, strumming patterns and solo playing. Expanded song repertoire will be introduced along with new accompaniments for ensemble playing.


Mondays / 8p - 9p / $230 / Instructor: Steve Kaiser

October 6 - December 15 (no class November 24)


Register Here! / See the schedule.



Beginning Guitar 1

This is the perfect class for the student with no prior experience. Part 1 will teach students how to hold and tune the guitar and will cover proper playing position as well as guitar maintenance.   Students will learn notes in the first (root) position on the first four strings and will be able to play with elementary rhythms (whole notes, half notes, quarter notes). Class will emphasize music reading and theory.  Theory at this level will introduce the following concepts: the staff, lines and spaces, note names, measures and time signatures. Simple songs will be learned using a combination of all these elements.  


Kids: Tuesdays / 5p - 6p / $230 / Instructor: Luke Chandler

October 7 - December 16 (no class November 25)


Kids: Thursdays / 6p - 7p / $230 / Instructor: Steve Kaiser

October 9 - December 18 (no class November 27)


Adults: Wednesdays / 8p - 9p / $230 / Instructor: Luke Chandler

October 8 - December 17 (no class November 26)


Register Here! / See the schedule.

Beginning Guitar 2

Adult Guitar, Part 2 is for students who have completed Guitar Part 1, or who have a very basic knowledge of guitar skills. Students will learn notes on the 5th and 6th strings. Chords will be introduced (C, G7, G and D7) as well as finger exercises to develop dexterity and coordination. Theory skills will continue with learning half and whole steps, key signatures and rests. Basic strumming patterns will be covered and the students' song repertoire will be increased.

 

Kids: Mondays / 7p - 8p / $230 / Instructor: Ethan Kohring

October 6 - December 15 (no class November 24)


Kids: Wednesdays / 7p - 8p / $230 / Instructor: Ethan Kohring

October 8 - December 17 (no class November 26)


Adults: Thursdays / 8p - 9p / $230 / Instructor: Steve Kaiser

October 9 - December 18 (no class November 26)


Register Here! / See the schedule.



 


Adult Guitar Ensemble

Guitar players!  Come one, come all!  This class is designed for adult students with a basic understanding of chord formations and have a desire to put this knowledge to use in this weekly jam session with fellow players!  From campfire songs to blues jams - students and teacher will select songs that will be played and arranged weekly in class.  A wide array of styles and artists will be covered and performed throughout the session.  Both acoustic and electric players welcome.  This is an excellent way of gaining group playing and song experience!


Tuesdays / 7p - 8p / $230 / Instructor: Sean Carolan

October 7 - December 16 (no class November 25)


Register Here! / See the schedule.


Adult Rock Band

Looking for a band to play in?  You found the place! The Adult Rock Band is a class for players with moderate experience to get together and work out a set of songs in a structured and rehearsed setting.  Vocalists, guitarists, bassists, drummers, percussionists, and keys players are all welcome!  Structured songs and improvisation will be emphasized with the goal to perform the set live at the end of the session.  Repertoire is selected by teacher and students throughout the session to encompass many different styles.  

 

Tuesdays / 8p - 9p / $230 / Instructor: Brad Butterworth

October 7 - December 16 (no class November 25)


Register Here! / See the schedule.


TMR School of Rock (Weekly Class)

Students come together learn to play together as a band.  Band members will choose repertoire with the assistance of their instructor and four songs will be learned over the ten week period.  Instrumentation includes guitar, bass, piano, drums and vocals.   

 

TMR School of Rock Classes are offered in two different levels: Beginning and Intermediate. The beginning class is for students who have had one to two years of private study, or who have had some experience playing together in a band.  The intermediate class is for students who have had two to three years private study or who have had three prior School of Rock classes, or with instructor approval.  TMR School of Rock provides a fun and supportive environment in which to learn to play together with others.  Rockers learn teamwork and cooperation while building confidence.  Ensemble playing strengthens functional skills that have been established in private study. Class will conclude with a performance for friends and family. 


Beginning:

Saturdays / 3p - 4p / $230 / Instructor: Bob Thompson

October 11 - December 20 (no class November 29)


Intermediate:

Saturdays / 4p - 5p / $230 / Instructor: Bob Thompson

October 11 - December 20 (no class November 29)


Fridays / 5p - 6p / $230 / Instructor: Sean Carolan

October 10 - December 19 (no class November 28)


Register Here! / See the schedule.