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Music Lessons

At the St. Paul’s Schools


2018-2019 Season

Welcome to the Music Lessons Program at The St. Paul’s Schools. These private lessons are offered weekly in The Ward Center by instructors who hold music degrees from conservatories and universities around the country.

Areas of Study:
Cello, clarinet, drums, flute, guitar, piano, saxophone, viola, violin, and voice.

Important Information

About

Lessons meet weekly. Sessions I & II each contain 15 lesson blocks. The Double Session (Session I & II combined) contains 30 lesson blocks. Session III contains 6 lesson blocks.Please contact The Ward Center for prorated options for lessons that align with the calendar for the athletic trimester.

Registration & Payments

There must be a registration form on file for each student during the session for which he or she is enrolled in music lessons. Students may register online, or they may print, complete, and mail-in the registration form.

Important! Fees for each session must be paid in full before the first lesson.
  • If you need to pay a balance for your registration, Please visit spsfg.org/payment before the first lesson.
Registration Print Copy: Brochure & Registration Packet
Register Online: Scroll to the bottom of this page.

Refund Policy
There is a trial period of two weeks at the beginning of each session; those who do not wish to continue lessons must notify The Ward Center during the trial period to be refunded the balance of the lesson fee. After the trial period, payment for the session is non-refundable.
Parents who register for 30 lessons are entitled to the trial period for Session I and Session II.

Cancellations

Lessons canceled by the instructor will be made up. Lessons missed by students can only be re-scheduled at the discretion of the instructor. Please notify the instructor by 8:00 a.m. the morning of the lesson.

Transportation

Transportation is available from the Lower School to The Ward Center Monday through Friday for a fee. Lower School students may only sign up for a 3:30 p.m. time slot if they use our transportation service. Lower School transport students who have lessons after 4:30 p.m. need to enroll in ESP until they are picked up 15 minutes before their lesson. Middle and Upper School students do not require transportation to The Ward Center.

Sessions, Classtime, & Pricing

Session I – Fall/Winter

Session I contains 15 lesson blocks.

Registration/Payment Due:
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Session Begins: Monday, September 10, 2018
Trial Period Ends: Friday, September 21, 2018
Session Ends: Friday, January 18, 2019


RATES

30-Minute Lesson: $460
45-Minute Lesson: $645
60-Minute Lesson: $825
90-Minute Ensemble: $460

Session II – Winter/Spring

Session II contains 15 lesson blocks.

Registration/Payment Due:
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Session Begins: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Trial Period Ends: Monday, February 4, 2019
Session Ends: Monday, June 10, 2019


RATES

30-Minute Lesson: $460
45-Minute Lesson: $645
60-Minute Lesson: $825
90-Minute Ensemble: $460

Session III – Summer

Session III contains 6 lesson blocks.

Registration/Payment Due:
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Session Begins: Monday, June 10, 2019
Trial Period Ends: Friday, June 21, 2019
Session Ends: Friday, July 19, 2019


RATES

30-Minute Lesson: $185
45-Minute Lesson: $260
60-Minute Lesson: $330

Double Session – Fall/Winter/Spring

The Double Session contains 30 lesson blocks.

Registration/Payment Due:
Friday, September 1, 2018
Session Begins: Wednesday, Autust 29, 2018
Trial Period Ends: Friday, September 21, 2018 & Monday, February 4, 2019
Session Ends: Monday, June 10, 2019


RATES

30-Minute Lesson: $920
45-Minute Lesson: $1,290
60-Minute Lesson: $1,650
90-Minute Ensemble: $920

Instructors

Tracey Burk

Violin

BA from Florida State University; Certificat d’Aptitudes de Langues, Universite de Paris IV, La Sorbonne
Tracey is an accomplished classical musician, performing in symphony orchestras, opera orchestras, and as a chamber and recording musician in the Baltimore/Washington and surrounding areas since 1996. She started her career in Paris, France, where she spent five years performing with a number of symphony orchestras, as well as with the Quatour International de Paris. She has been teaching privately since 1992.

Availability: Tuesday, 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Ruthie A. Carver

Flute

The Leeds College of Music; AGSM The Guildhall School of Music and Drama; LRAM The Royal Academy of Music, London, England
Ms. Carver has taught flute alongside classroom teaching for over 30 years. She plays professionally in chamber ensembles both here and abroad.

Availability: Thursday, 3:30-6:00 p.m.

John Ficklin

Piano

BM from Florida State University; MM from Peabody Conservatory
While earning his Bachelor of Music and Philosophy, John Ficklin studied with Carlisle Floyd at Florida State University. He earned his Master of Music with honors in performance while studying with Ellen Mack at the Peabody Conservatory. In addition to teaching at the St. Paul’s Schools, Mr. Ficklin is an instructor at Towson University Preparatory.

Availability: Monday, 3:00-6:00 p.m. | Thursday, 3:00-7:00 p.m. | Friday, 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Heather Flower-Rogers

Voice

BA St. Mary’s College; MA University of Colorado
Ms. Flower-Rogers completed six years of Kodály training with Betty Bertaux while singing with the Children’s Chorus of Maryland. She is currently the Director of Youth Choirs at the Grace United Methodist Church in Baltimore, and is the Middle School Choral Director at St. Paul’s School for Girls.

Availability: Friday, during school hours and after school, Saturday mornings

Carl Grubbs

Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Production, & Digital Composition

Carl Grubbs studied as an apprentice to the late John Coltrane and is currently the director of the St. Paul’s Jazz Bands. In spring 2009, Carl was the recipient of the first Mary Sawyers Baker Artist Award. He currently serves as an adjudicator for the Maryland State Scholarship Committee. In addition to teaching saxophone and clarinet at the St. Paul’s School, Mr. Grubbs teaches a course in jazz improvisation.

Availability: TBD, 3:15-6:00 p.m.

Mark DeMull

Percussion

BM from Alma College; MM from Michigan State University; GPD from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University
Mark DeMull is originally from Michigan, where he completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in percussion performance. From 2011-2014, he remained in-state and taught percussion at Alma College and Saginaw Valley State University. He is a diverse musician whose specialities include solo and chamber music, orchestral percussion and timpani, world music, marching percussion, and jazz. Mark currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Baltimore and a doctoral student at the Peabody Conservatory.

Availability: Monday, 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Beau Lochte

Piano

BM Towson University; Music Composition
Beau Lochte has more than 10 years of experience teaching students to read, understand, and enjoy playing piano. He encourages collaborations with other instruments, arranges music for performance, and guides students in composing original pieces including using synthesizer and multi-track recording. Beau directs the Handbell Choir at Second Presbyterian Church and is the Artistic Director and founder of Charm City Bronze Handbell Ensemble. Beau’s range of musical compositions include pieces for orchestra, voice, concert band, brass quintet, percussion, organ, piano, doorbells, and birdsong.

Availability: Tuesday-Thursday, 3:00-6:30 p.m. | Times also available during school hours

Anita Otreba

Cello, Viola, & Violin

BM from Towson University; MM from Towson University; DMA from University of Maryland
Aneta Otreba received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with such orchestras as the Concert Artists of Baltimore, Washington Summer Opera, and the New World Symphony Orchestra in Florida. She is the winner of the Baltimore Music Club Competition and the Towson University Liberman Music Competition. Dr. Otreba is currently on the faculty of the Baltimore String Orchestra Camp and is the string group teacher at the String Academy at Notre Dame Preparatory School.

Availability: Thursday, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Marlene Rua Pasternak

Piano

BM from Ithaca College; MM from the New England Conservatory
Marlene received her Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College in Piano Performance and Music Education and her Master of Music in Musicology from the New England Conservatory of Music. For 13 years, Marlene served as Director of Applied Music, Chair of the Music and Performing Arts Departments, Choral Director, and Teacher of Music at Garrison Forest School. Before moving to Baltimore, Marlene was Head of the Fine Arts Department at the Winsor School in Boston, where she taught music for 15 years. Marlene frequently performs as a vocal soloist, piano soloist, collaborative pianist, liturgical musician, and choral conductor. She currently teaches private lessons in piano to students of all ages and levels.

Availability: Monday-Thursday, 3:30-6:00 p.m.

Molly Schaeren

Piano

BA from Connecticut College; TD Cercle Lémanique d’Etudes Musicales; MM from Towson University
Molly Schaeren studied in Switzerland with pianist Edith Fischer, where she completed a post-graduate Pedagogy Degree in Piano. For 20 years, she taught music at the International School of Lausanne to pre-k through 8th grade students. Since returning to the United States, Mrs. Schaeren has taught general music and piano in the Baltimore area.

Availability: Tuesday, 3:00-5:30 p.m.

David Vergauwen

Guitar

BA from Connecticut College; TD Cercle Lémanique d’Etudes Musicales; MM from Towson University
David Vergauwen has performed and taught in the Baltimore area for the past 19 years. His performance credits include Dona Fancisquita at the Kennedy Center and Evita with the Maryland Arts Festival. Mr. Vergauwen is currently a freelance guitarist and producer.

Availability: Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00-7:00 p.m.

2018-2019 Music Lesson Registration

Parent/Guardian Contact


Student Information

Returning students have until Thusrday, August 30, 2018 to return their registration, and keep their teacher, day, and time from last semester. Placement of students new to the Music Lessons Program in open slots will begin on Friday, August 31, 2018.

Billing Preference


Sessions & Classtime

When you select a session, additional details will be displayed below.​​​

Session I

Session I contains 15 lesson blocks.
Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Session Begins: Monday, September 10, 2018
Trial Period Ends: Friday, September 21, 2018
Session Ends: Friday, January 18, 2019

Session II

Session II contains 15 lesson blocks.
Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Session Begins: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Trial Period Ends: Monday, February 4, 2019
Session Ends: Monday, June 10, 2019

Session III

Session III contains 6 lesson blocks.
Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Session Begins: Monday, June 10, 2019
Trial Period Ends: Friday, June 21, 2019
Session Ends: Friday, July 19, 2019

Double Session

The Double Session contains 30 lesson blocks.
Registration/Payment Due: Friday, September 1, 2018
Session Begins: Wednesday, Autust 29, 2018
Trial Period Ends: Friday, September 21, 2018 & Monday, February 4, 2019
Session Ends: Monday, June 10, 2019
When you select a session, additional details will be displayed below.​​​​

Session I

Session I contains 15 lesson blocks.
Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Session Begins: Monday, September 10, 2018
Trial Period Ends: Friday, September 21, 2018
Session Ends: Friday, January 18, 2019

Session II

Session II contains 15 lesson blocks.
Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Session Begins: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Trial Period Ends: Monday, February 4, 2019
Session Ends: Monday, June 10, 2019

Session III

Session III contains 6 lesson blocks.
Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Session Begins: Monday, June 10, 2019
Trial Period Ends: Friday, June 21, 2019
Session Ends: Friday, July 19, 2019

Double Session

The Double Session contains 30 lesson blocks.
Registration/Payment Due: Friday, September 1, 2018
Session Begins: Wednesday, Autust 29, 2018
Trial Period Ends: Friday, September 21, 2018 & Monday, February 4, 2019
Session Ends: Monday, June 10, 2019

Instruments & Instructors


Viola Instructor
Aneta Otreba: Thursdays, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Please indicate three times that you are available for lessons with the cello instructor:
Example: Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Cello Instructor
Aneta Otreba: Thursdays, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Please indicate three times that you are available for lessons with the cello instructor:
Example: Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

When you select an instructor, their availability will be displayed below.​​
Piano Instructor
John Ficklin: Mondays, 3:00-6:00 p.m. | Thursdays, 3:00-7:00 p.m. | Fridays, 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Piano Instructor
Marlene Rua Pasternack: Monday-Thursdays, 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Piano Instructor
Beau Lochte: Tuesdays-Thursdays, 3:00-6:30 p.m. | Times also available during school hours
Piano Instructor
Molly Schaeren: Tuesdays, 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Please indicate three times that you are available for lessons with the piano instructor:
Example: Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

When you select an instructor, their availability will be displayed below.​​​​​
Violin Instructor
Tracey Burk: Tuesdays, 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Violin Instructor
Aneta Otreba: Thursdays, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Please indicate three times that you are available for lessons with the violin instructor:
Example: Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Clarinet Instructor
Carl Grubbs: TBD, 3:00-6:15 p.m.
Please indicate three times that you are available for lessons with the clarinet instructor: (Example: Thursday at 4:00 p.m.)

Saxophone Instructor
Carl Grubbs: TBD, 3:00-6:15 p.m.
Please indicate three times that you are available for lessons with the saxophone instructor:
Example: Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Guitar Instructor
David Vergauwen: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Please indicate three times that you are available for lessons with the guitar instructor:
Example: Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Flute Instructor
Ruthie A. Carver: Thursdays, 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Please indicate three times that you are available for lessons with the flute instructor:
Example: Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Voice Instructor
Heather Flower-Rogers: Fridays during the school day & after school | Saturday mornings
Please indicate three times that you are available for lessons with the voice instructor:
Example: Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Drums Instructor
Mark DeMull: Mondays, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Please indicate three times that you are available for lessons with the Drums instructor
Example: Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Transportation

Transportation from the Lower School to The Ward Center is available Monday-Friday. ​​​​​
Lower School students may only schedule a 3:30 p.m. lesson if they use our transportation service.

This amount reflects 100% of your total.​
This amount reflects 50% of your total.​


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P.O. Box 8000
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