The Instrumental and Vocal Department provides beginning to advanced study in piano, strings, voice, woodwinds, and guitar through comprehensive programs (core, full, and extended), weekly class or ensemble instruction, the High School Certificate Program, and the Summer Music Institute. Percussion instruction is offered through orchestra and chamber ensembles. The traditions and artistic approach to teaching cultivated by the School's founders, Angela Diller and Elizabeth Quaile, continue to guide the School's programs to this day. Diller-Quaile's faculty is united by pedagogical principles such as using repertoire of enduring quality, teaching technique musically, and guiding students to an understanding of the structure of music. Through this integrated approach to music education, our dedicated and skilled faculty develops a responsiveness in students to the beauty of music and to the subtleties of artistic performance.
WEEKLY CLASS OR ENSEMBLE ONLY
HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE
Diller-Quaile's instrument and voice curriculum provides students with a sequenced learning experience. Tailored to the individual instrument or voice, the curriculum focuses on building technical skill as a foundation for expressive performance. Early study begins with short folk songs and progresses to the standard literature of each instrument. Rooted in the teaching philosophy of the School's founders, the musicianship curriculum incorporates the approaches of pedagogues such as Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Zoltán Kodály, Carl Orff, and Edwin Gordon. Developed over Diller-Quaile's illustrious history, the curriculum continues to evolve, as the faculty's work is informed by experience and current research in the field of music education.
Performance is central to instrument study at Diller-Quaile, and there are varied opportunities at every level of study. Monthly Playing Parties for all ages and Performance Seminars for teens, as well as String Festivals and Liederabends, afford students a chance to perform in an informal and supportive setting. Students perform solo each semester, and Advanced Recitals, in which students play extended groups of works, are held each spring. High school students who demonstrate excellence in performance are invited to present a solo Senior Recital, drawing upon repertoire from the standard literature.
The faculty understands and deeply values the importance of advisement and ongoing communication with families. Throughout registration and scheduling, administrators work with families to tailor program schedules to individual educational needs. As the year progresses, teachers and administrators assure that communication remains open and current, best serving the progress of each student. Each semester teachers share written feedback with families about students' work and progress in lessons and classes, and mid-year Parent-Teacher Conferences provide an opportunity for parents to discuss their child's progress and music education with their child's teacher.
APPLYING FOR INSTRUMENTAL OR VOICE STUDY
For the Current School Year
To inquire about enrolling in lessons or classes for the current school year,
please contact Caroline Moore, Admissions & Concerts Coordinator,
at 212-369-1484, extension 26, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|OPEN HOUSES & INFORMATION SESSIONS|
FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m.
1. Attendance at an Open House and Information Session is the required first step in the application process for instrument or voice study. At these adult-only events, the School provides a detailed introduction to the department. Families may also submit an application and schedule an interview at the close of the session.
An RSVP is not necessary. If you have further questions, please contact Caroline Moore, Instrumental and Vocal Admissions and Concerts Coordinator, at 212-369-1484, extension 26, or email@example.com.
2. Submit an application (available on this website).
3. Schedule and attend an interview. Experienced students will play or sing one of their current pieces. A child new to study will have an opportunity to try an instrument, while together we assess readiness for study. At Diller-Quaile the emphasis is on tailoring programs for each student's educational needs, from beginning to advanced players. Priority will be given to students who interview in June.
In addition to weekly program schedules, tuition at each level also includes:
(LESSON AND MUSICIANSHIP CLASS)
|Piano and Guitar||Voice and Woodwinds|
(CORE PROGRAM PLUS PLAYING/REPERTOIRE CLASS OR ENSEMBLE)
|Piano and Guitar||String, Voice and Woodwinds|
(FULL PROGRAM PLUS ADDITIONAL CLASS AND/OR ENSEMBLE)
|Piano and Guitar||String, Voice and Woodwinds|
|SECONDARY INSTRUMENT STUDY|
|30 minute lesson||$1,980|
|45 minute lesson||$2,680|
|60 minute lesson||$3,580|
|WEEKLY CLASS INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION||$1,375|
|WEEKLY CHORUS, ORCHESTRA, ENSEMBLE, MUSICIANSHIP OR ELECTIVE||$1,315|
|HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM||$5,195|
|SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE|
(1-WEEK PROGRAM: JUNE 17-21, 2013)
|Full Day (9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)||$800|
|Half Day (9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)||$300|
|Half Day (3:30-5:30 p.m.)||$300|
To inquire about enrolling in lessons or classes for the 2013-2014 school year,
please contact 212-369-1484, ext. 26 or firstname.lastname@example.org.