Current Classes & Lessons

Music

Voice Audition/Solo & Ensemble Coaching

Instructor: Cheryl Richt                       
Grades: 9-12        
Cost: $42 per session         
One-on-one 45 minute coaching sessions to help prepare for solo festivals and auditions. Work on polishing notes, rhythm, diction and interpretation of pieces. Student provides the music. Two to three sessions are recommended. If you are interested in more than three sessions we recommend registering for private lessons.  

String Chamber Music Intensive

Instructor: Dr. Laura Eakman             
Grades: 5-12 (must be able to read music)
Cost: $100 per student                       
Place: KSU McCain Music Building Includes 8 weeks of group coaching, masterclass with guest artist, and final concert.*
Groups are scheduled at a mutually convenient day/time for participants and coach. Existing groups are encouraged to register; or, Dr. Eakman will form groups based on registration.
Placement Auditions are required for participants not part of a preformed group: - one scale of participants choice (1,2,or 3 octaves; bowing/tempo of choice) - one solo piece                
Please choose pieces and scales that best represent your level of playing Live Auditions held on Saturday, February 9th
OR Video Auditions must be received by Wednesday, February 6th
Final Concert: April 13th, 2019   
 *Other Performing Opportunities throughout session available. Contact Laura Eakman at CSPAStrings@manhattanarts.org to schedule an audition or for more information.  

Suzuki Violin

Instructor: Dr. Laura Eakman             
Ages: 3+   
 Day/Time: Private lessons begin the week of Jan 28. 
Group Sessions: Thursdays, 6:00 pm, Feb 14-Apr 25 
The Suzuki Program incorporates private lessons with group classes. Private lessons allow each child to receive individualized attention and a faster pace of skill development while group lessons create a fun and social learning environment and an entirely different skill-set. Parents in this program form a strong bond with their child by attending each lesson and practicing at home with their child. The Suzuki method creates a joyful learning environment with parental support. Students may register for this program throughout the year. Register by completing a “Private Lesson Inquiry Form” and indicating Suzuki Violin for the instrument. **For information about Group Violin at MAC please see MAC classes.  

Collegium Musicum  

Instructor: David Wood                       
Ages: 18+*           
Place: Kirmser Hall @ KSU  
Day/Time: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm 
Dates: Jan 24-Apr 25 (no rehearsal Mar 14)
Cost: $60                                              
Concerts: Apr 8 & Apr 27
The K-State Collegium Musicum specializes in the historically-informed performance of music from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. This “town and gown” ensemble performs two concerts each semester. In Spring 2019, Collegium Musicum will present music of George Frideric Handel and selections from the late Renaissance masters. No prior experience is necessary. Vocalists and instrumentalists welcome. *Interested high schoolers should contact the instructor prior to registration.

Piano Class for Beginners

Instructor: Barbara Mirano                  
Ages: 5-7               
Place: McCain 127
Day: Tuesdays                      
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm Dates: Jan 29-Mar 26 (8 weeks)                        
Cost: $65
This class is for students ages 5 to 7 with no previous piano experience. Children will experience an introduction to piano playing through a combination of group activities, ensemble playing, and individual instruction. Parents are encouraged to attend each session to help their children practice at home. No class Mar 12.  

Theatre

Seven Minutes of Being Interesting

 Instructor: Emily Trube                        
Ages: 18+ Day: Saturdays                     
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Dates: Feb 2-Apr 6 (8 weeks—no class Mar 9 & 16)         
Cost: $150                            
Place: West Stadium Drama Therapy Room 117
Learn how to build an original performance piece through original writing, choreographing movement, exploring with improv, found text, interesting photographs, or conducting research. "Seven Minutes of Being Interesting" is a class designed around each student creating their own mini one-person show. The student's creations will be performed in full during the last class, with an invited audience. This class is led by Emily Trube, a Kansas State University grad student who directed "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" this past fall in the Purple Masque Theatre, and will be assistant directing the upcoming production of "The Inspector General" in the Chapman Theatre. Before coming to Kansas State to study drama therapy, Emily was a reporter in Texas for CBS Radio. Before that, she graduated from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts and worked in experimental theater in New York.  

Woodworking Power Tool Training

Instructor: George Matthews              
Ages: 18+
Day: Saturday or Sunday                     
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Date: Contact MAC to choose days    
Cost: $50              
Place: McCain 216 (Scene Shop)
Participants will receive hands on training in how to safely operate a variety of power tools commonly used in wood working. Including, but not limited to, chop/radial arm saws, table saws, circular saws, jigsaws, band saws, and pneumatic tools. Days are flexible depending on participant schedules, so bring your friends and get building!  

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Private Lesson Inquiry Form  

CSPA offer scholarships for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Please contact us at 785-537-4420 for information when registering. 

There is a $15 non-refundable registration fee for classes cancelled by the participant. No refunds will be issued after completion of certain sessions of the class (see class descriptions). If a class is cancelled by CSPA, a refund will be issued. 

We currently offer private lessons for:

  •  Bass
  •  Clarinet
  •  Composition
  •  Flute
  •  Percussion
  •  Piano
  •  Recorder
  •  Trombone
  •  Trumpet
  •  Tuba/Euphonium
  •  Violin/Viola
  •  Voice
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