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“Children exposed to a multi-year program of music tuition involving training in increasingly complex rhythmic, tonal, and practical skills display superior cognitive performance in reading skills compared with their non-musically trained peers,” according to a study published in the journal Psychology of Music. DASH recognizes this and makes music education available to anyone eight years and older. Children younger than eight with the desire to study may schedule a private audition with the instructor to determine whether or not they may be placed. For more information on these private auditions, please contact us.
Emphasis is placed on achieving a balanced, blended vocal sound through a variety of challenging music from the repertoire of many cultures, styles and historical periods. Lessons are centered around numerous concepts, particularly proper vocal technique, rehearsal and practice routines, music reading, writing skills, personal expression and teamwork.
Introductory piano for the student with little or no prior keyboard study. Emphasizes development of basic keyboard skills and conceptual understanding pertinent to early level study. Includes introduction to transposition, harmonization, sight reading, improvisation, and basic keyboard repertoire. Students are given the opportunity to learn songs of varying styles and genres.
Bring out your inner musician with this course which covers reading notes on all six strings, performing several popular songs in complete structure, reading chord charts using major and minor bar chords, and improvising leads over chord structures.
An overview of the modern recording studio and related personnel. Topics include basic studio electronics and acoustic principles, wave form analysis, microphone concepts and mixing techniques, studio set up and signal flow, recording console theory, signal-processing concepts, music composition, and an overview of mixing and editing. Students in this course are DASH’s primary resource of audio technicians for productions.
Art of Hip-Hop (AOHH)
In this course, students are introduced to the real history of Hip Hop through the four elements of hip-hop: disk-jockeying, emceeing, graffiti art and break-dancing with a primary emphasis on emceeing. Students in this course reach a heightened sense of self-awareness through the development of lyrics and music. While students study the history of hip-hop, students are encouraged to develop music in their desired genre.