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Music Lessons

At the St. Paul’s Schools


2019-2020 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. At The St. Paul’s Schools, our mission strives to educate the hearts and minds of our students both in and out of the classroom.  During these after school lessons, we take children on a musical adventure, giving them time to explore, create and fine their musical curiosity. It is a wonderful and convenient opportunity for students to engage in their musical passion after school. Our students are invited to perform in a recital at the conclusion of each session.

Areas of Study:
Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Violin, and Voice.

Important Information

About

Lessons meet weekly. Sessions I & II each contain 15 lesson blocks, separately. If you choose to enroll in both sessions, you would sign up for 30 lesson blocks. Information about summer music lessons will be distributed with our campus wide summer program selections in January 2020.  If you are interested, please contact Shannon Duckett, Director of Auxiliary Services, at sduckett@stpaulsmd.org to be contacted specifically for summer 2020. 


Registration & Payments

There must be a registration form on file for each student during the session for which they are enrolled in music lessons. Students must register online and fees must be paid in full before the first lesson. To pay a balance on your account/registration, please visit spsfg.org/payment before the first lesson.


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 and their availability. If you are cancelling a lesson, we ask you notify BOTH the instructor and Shannon Duckett by 8:30am the morning of the lesson. 


Transportation

Transportation is available from the Lower School to The Ward Center Monday through Friday for a fee. For Lower School students who are enrolled in the 3:30pm time slot for lessons, we will have an upper school student pick them up at the lower school and walk them to the Ward Center for their lesson.  For any Lower School students who have lesson slots later than 3:30pm will need to enroll in the Lower School ESP program and they will be picked up 15 minutes before their lesson. All Middle and Upper School students taking lessons will be expected to transport themselves to the Ward Center in a timely manner for their lesson slot. Instructors will only be asked to wait 15 minutes after the start of the lesson for the student or the lesson will be considered cancelled and no refund is issued.

Sessions, Classtime, & Pricing

Session I – Fall/Winter
Session I contains 15 lesson blocks.

Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Session Begins: Monday, September 9, 2019
Session Ends: Friday, January 17, 2020

Note: No classes will be held the week of October 14, November 25, December 23 or December 30.

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 15, 2020

Session Begins: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Session Ends: Friday, May 22, 2020
Note: No classes will be held the week of February 17, March 16 or March 23.

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


Double Session – Fall/Winter/Spring
The Double Session contains 30 lesson blocks.

Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Session Begins: Monday, September 9, 2019
Session Ends: Friday, May 22, 2020

Note: No classes will be held the week of October 7, November 25, December 23, December 30, February 17, March 16 or March 23.

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

Instructors

 

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.


Shawn Heming

Guitar

BM from Towson University
Shawn Heming is the Guitar program director at Archbishop Spalding High School, where he also teaches AP Music Theory, Jazz Studies, and conducts the Spalding Guitar Ensemble. He currently records and performs guitar and mandolin in various rock, jazz, and bluegrass bands in the Baltimore/Washington area. Shawn teaches guitar, mandolin, and ukulele to students of all ages.


Margarita Loukachkina

Piano & Flute

BM in Piano Performance from Peabody Conservatory; MM from Peabody Conservatory
Known for her dazzling virtuosity and lush tone, award-winning pianist Margarita Loukachkina, made her debut at the age of 15, performing the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Williamsport Symphony. After studying at the prestigious Gnessin School of Music, Margarita was accepted with scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory at the age of 16 and since then has performed solo and chamber music recitals across the US, Russia and Europe. Ms. Loukachkina is a frequent guest for international music festivals such as El Paso Pro Musica and Sitka Summer Music Festival, having her recording broadcasted on national television and radio stations.

Margarita holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, where she is currently a Doctoral Candidate. In addition to performing internationally and teaching master classes across the US, Margarita serves as Director of Applied Music at the Garrison Forest School, Director of Young Artist Program at the Baltimore International Piano festival, and is on faculty at the Peabody Preparatory as well as The McDonogh School.


Anita Otreba

Cello & 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.


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.


2019-2020 Music Lesson Registration

Parent/Guardian Contact


Student Information


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 28, 2019
Session Begins: Monday, September 9, 2019
Session Ends: Friday, January 17, 2020

Session II

Session II contains 15 lesson blocks.
Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Session Begins: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Session Ends: Friday, May 22, 2020

Double Session

The Double Session contains 30 lesson blocks.
Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Session Begins: Monday, September 9, 2019
Session Ends: Friday, May 22, 2020

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

Session I

Session I contains 15 lesson blocks.
Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Session Begins: Monday, September 9, 2019
Session Ends: Friday, January 17, 2020

Session II

Session II contains 15 lesson blocks.
Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Session Begins: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Session Ends: Friday, May 22, 2020

Double Session

The Double Session contains 30 lesson blocks.
Registration/Payment Due: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Session Begins: Monday, September 9, 2019
Session Ends: Friday, May 22, 2020


Instruments & Instructors


Cello Instructor
Aneta Otreba
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
Beau Lochte
Piano Instructor
Margarita Loukachkina
Piano Instructor
Molly Schaeren
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
Violin Instructor
Aneta Otreba
Please indicate three times that you are available for lessons with the violin instructor:
Example: Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Guitar Instructor
Shawn Heming
Please indicate three times that you are available for lessons with the guitar instructor:
Example: Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Flute Instructor
Margarita Loukachkina
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
Please indicate three times that you are available for lessons with the voice 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.​


ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
11232 Falls Road
P.O. Box 8000
Brooklandville, Maryland 21022
TEL: 410-823-6323
SECURITY: 443-862-2294
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