Private Lessons

There’s still time to register for Summer 2017 Lessons!
Just contact us at
859.341.8555 or toni.sheffer@nkyschoolofmusic.org
and we will pro-rate your tuition.

The Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel (NKYSM) offers private instruction in:

Violin  |  Viola  |  Cello  |  Double bass  |  Guitar
Piano  |  Voice  |  Flute  |  Trumpet  |  Percussion

All of our faculty members are professional musicians with university degrees in their discipline. Click on an instrument above to see a list of teachers.

Private lessons are offered at 3 locations: (Click HERE for maps)

  • Lakeside Park, 41017 (Immanuel UMC main campus)
  • Southgate, 41071
  • Boone County, 41042 (new!)

Private lesson tuition, per 10-week term:

  • 30-minute lessons: $260
  • 45-minute lessons: $370
  • 60-minute lessons: $480

Click HERE for Registration information.

Click HERE for our School policies.

2017-18 NKYSM Student Recitals:

  • Saturday, November 18 (1:00 pm & 3:30 pm)
  • Sunday, November 19 (2:00 pm)
  • Sunday, February 18 (2:00 pm & 6:30 pm)
  • Saturday, May 5 (1:00 pm & 3:30 pm)
  • Sunday, May 6 (2:00 pm)

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Registration

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel UMC
Registration

There’s still time to register for Summer 2017 Lessons! Just contact us at
859.341.8555 or toni.sheffer@nkyschoolofmusic.org
and we will pro-rate your tuition.

Summer 2017 Programs: Click HERE


2017-18 Registration

Please read our School of Music Policies by clicking HERE.
Please download our 2017-18 Calendar for Private Lessons by clicking HERE.

Detailed tuition information is listed at the bottom of this webpage.

~ 3 Ways to Register ~

  1. Online registration:
    Available for all lessons and programs.
    Click HERE to be directed to our online payment provider.
     
  2. Paper registration:
    Print out the applicable form, attach a check, and mail or hand-deliver your registration.

    - For Private Lessons and Suzuki Lessons, click this link:
              Lessons registration form Summer 2017
              Lessons registration form Fall 2017 (pending)

    - For Mozart Strings, Beethoven Strings, choirs, and all orchestras, click this link:
              Ensembles registration form Fall 2017 (pending)

    Checks made payable to: Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel

    Mailing address:
            Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel UMC
            2551 Dixie Highway
            Lakeside Park, KY 41017

    Drop-off box:
            Secured mail slot beside the Northern Kentucky School of Music registration table on the 2nd floor, near the Immanuel church offices.
     
  3. Phone registration:
    Call us with credit card or debit card information at (859) 341-8555.
    Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Detailed tuition information:

2017-18 program dates

Mozart/Beethoven Strings, choirs, and orchestras: (Semester system)

  • Fall 2017 semester: Sept – Dec (Specific dates TBA)
    Christmas break: Dec. 20, 2017 – Jan 2018
     
  • Spring 2018 semester: Jan – April

Private Lessons and Suzuki Lessons:
Missed the starting date? No problem! Call us at (859) 341-8555.
2017-18 Calendar for Private Lessons: Click HERE for pdf file.

  • Fall 2017 term: Sept. 10 – Nov. 18
    Break week: Nov. 19-25
     
  • Winter 2017-18 term: Nov. 26 - Feb. 17
    Christmas break: Dec. 20 - Jan. 2
    Break week: Feb. 18-24
     
  • Spring 2018 term: Feb. 25 - May 5
    Break week: May 6-12

Summer 2018:

  • 10-week term: May 13 - July 21, 2018
    OR
  • 15-week session: May 13 - Aug. 25, 2018

Private lessons

Private lesson tuition is per 10-week term.

30-minute private lessons: $260
45-minute private lessons: $370
60-minute private lessons: $480

For more info about private lessons, click HERE.

Suzuki violin & viola program

Suzuki tuition is per 10-week term.
Includes 10 private lessons and 8 group classes (45-min classes).

30-minute Suzuki lessons: $345
45-minute Suzuki lessons: $455
60-minute Suzuki lessons: $565

For more info about the Suzuki Program, click HERE.

Mozart Strings

Mozart Strings (Beginner/Level 1 class) tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Mozart tuition: $160 per semester per student.

Mozart tuition includes:

  • Weekly on-site class (60-min classes).
  • Online access to weekly practice videos.
  • 2 Saturday classes each semester @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • 3 public performances total during the school year.
  • Mozart Strings t-shirt.

Mozart tuition does not include instrument rental.

For more info about Mozart Strings, click HERE.

Beethoven Strings

Beethoven Strings (2nd yr/Level 2 class) tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Beethoven tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Beethoven tuition includes:

  • Weekly on-site class (60-min classes).
  • Private Saturday lessons with members of the Southbank Quartet @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • 2 Saturday classes each semester @ Immanuel UMC.
  • 3 public performances total during the school year.
  • Beethoven Strings t-shirt.

Beethoven tuition does not include instrument rental.

For more info about Beethoven Strings, click HERE.

Northern Kentucky Concert Strings

Intermediate (Level 3) auditioned string orchestra. Tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Concert Strings tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Concert Strings tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (90-min rehearsals) @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • 4 public performances total during the school year.

For requirements and more info about Concert Strings, click HERE.

Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra

Advanced intermediate (Level 4) auditioned string orchestra. Tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Youth Orchestra tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Youth Orchestra tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (125-min rehearsals) @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • 4 public performances total during the school year, plus competition/tour (Spring 2017: Orlando, FL).

For requirements and more info about Youth Orchestra, click HERE.

Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia

Advanced (Level 5) auditioned high school string orchestra. Tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Youth Sinfonia tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Youth Sinfonia tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (135-min rehearsals) @ Southgate, 41071.
  • 5 public performances total during the school year, plus competition/tour (Spring 2017: Orlando, FL).

For requirements and more info about Youth Sinfonia, click HERE.

Northern Kentucky Children's Ensemble

Choral training for treble singers (unchanged voices) 6th grade & up. Tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Children's Ensemble tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Children's Ensemble tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (120-min rehearsals) @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • Multiple public performances, plus competition/tour (Spring 2017: Orlando, FL).

For requirements and more info about the Children's Ensemble, click HERE.

Voices of the Commonwealth

Innovative choir (large group and small group) for adults who love to sing. No auditions for large group. Tuition is per 10-week term.

Voices of the Commonwealth tuition: $60 per 10-week term.

Voices of the Commonwealth tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (90-min rehearsals) @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • Auditioned small group: Additional 30-min weekly rehearsal.
  • Performances with orchestra and professional soloists.
  • Travel/tours involved, but optional.

Tuition does not include individual scores.

For more info about Voices of the Commonwealth, click HERE.


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Policies & Safe Sanctuaries

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Safe Sanctuaries policy  |  Snow policy  |  Parking policy

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel 2016-17 calendar: Click HERE.

Tuition policy
  • Tuition is required prior to a student's 1st lessons/classes.
  • New private-lesson students may enter at any point during the year and prorate their tuition.
  • Tuition is non-refundable after the 2nd week of the term.
  • For registration information, click HERE.
Lesson cancellation policy
  • One (1) make-up lesson is permitted per 10-week term.
  • Lessons cancelled by the student with at least 24-hours notice will be rescheduled.
  • Lessons cancelled by the teacher will be rescheduled.
Safe Sanctuaries policy

The Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel (NKYSM) is committed to providing a "safe sanctuary" for children and persons of all ages to experience music education. We have established policies that protect this environment. We commit to compliance on our part and expect it from those who entrust their children to us.

  1. All students under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult (other than the instructor) over the age of 18, who will remain in the immediate vicinity with a visual contact of the student and instructor during the private lesson.
     
  2. All classes and lessons will be taught in rooms with windows, or the doors will remain open during lessons.
     
  3. All NKYSM instructors will have yearly background checks and will comply with the guidelines for "Screening and Hiring of Paid Staff" as specified in our policy.

If you would like to have a full copy of our policy, please contact Toni Sheffer, NKYSM Director: toni.sheffer@nkyschoolofmusic.org

Snow policy
  • If serious weather conditions occur, a decision to close will be published by email, website, phone messages, and/or TV stations by 2:00 pm.
  • Variables to be considered:
    • Whether sidewalks and parking lots can be cleared of snow/ice before traffic flow arrives.
    • Whether an authorized staff member is available to secure the building at closing.
  • Check our website at www.nkyschoolofmusic.org or call (859) 341-8555 after 2:00 pm.
  • Cancellations of schools will not determine our closings as the variables are quite different.
Parking policy
  • Free parking is available in our parking lots.
  • Please do not park in designated handicap spots unless you have an appropriate permit.
  • At Immanuel UMC in Lakeside Park, please refrain from parking on Arcadia Ave, as this is residential street parking.

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

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News

News

from the
Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel

 

April 3, 2017

The Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra and the Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia travelled to Orlando, FL to compete in the national Orlando Heritage Festival. Our orchestras received glowing feedback from the adjudicators and won several awards!

Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra:

  • Gold Rating (93 average score) (Jr division needs to be above 85 to get a gold)
  • Adjudicator Award (This acknowledges groups that scored above a 92 average)
  • Invitation to the Festival of Gold
  • Maestro Awards for Abby Eakins and Johannes Schwarz for their solo

Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia:

  • Gold Rating (99 average score) (AAA division needs to be above 92 to get a gold)
  • Adjudicator Award (This acknowledges groups that scored above a 92 average)
  • Outstanding Orchestra Award (This is awarded to the top scoring Orchestra from the entire competition)
  • Invitation to the Festival of Gold
  • Maestro Awards for Aidan Hedrick, Chelsea Russell, and Gabby Sewell for their solos

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel

  • Sweepstakes Award
    This is an award that is given to the school with two groups participating with the highest overall scores. Northern KY School of Music won over every instrumental group (band, jazz band, orchestra, etc.) that participated in the competition.

Congratulations!!!


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Orchestras

Orchestras

Click on an orchestra for more information:

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Mozart Strings

Northern Kentucky Mozart Strings

Level 1 Beginning string class (violin/viola/cello/double bass)
for 3rd and 4th grade students with no previous experience.
Taught on-site at local elementary schools.

If your Northern Kentucky school is interested in having these before-school or after-school classes, contact Ellen Stephens at ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org or call (859) 341-8555. We will come and present a demo during the school day. This is followed by an informational parent meeting the next week which includes class registration and instrument rental (student is sized and is given their instrument at the meeting).


Mozart Strings runs for 2 semesters: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Classes are taught on-site, before or after school. Each weekly class is 60 minutes.

Tuition also includes:

  • Online access to weekly practice videos.
  • 2 Saturday classes each semester @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • 3 public performances total during the school year.
  • Mozart Strings t-shirt.

Immanuel UMC: 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Tuition does not include instrument rental. Affordable, quality rentals from a reputable Cincinnati shop are made available at the informational parent meeting. These rentals include the Mozart Strings curricular book and a free music stand.

Mozart Strings tuition: $160 per semester per student. All Mozart Strings classes have an enrollment minimum of 14 students.

Click HERE for Registration information.

2nd year students (or those with some prior experience) may enter the Beethoven Strings program.


Our Mozart Strings teachers are professional musicians with university degrees in their discipline:


2017-18 Dates & Schedule: TBA

2016-17 Mozart Strings: Dates & Schedule

Saturday, March 11: (9:00 - 11:00 am) Saturday class @ Immanuel UMC.
Saturday, March 18: (2:00 - 3:00 pm) Performance @ Barnes & Noble on the Levee, Newport.
Saturday, April 22: (9:00 - 11:00 am) Saturday class @ Immanuel UMC.
Saturday, April 29: (time TBA) Spring Concert

Mozart Strings School Schedule, Spring 2017:
        Caywood: Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 pm. (Christopher Weber)
        Connor/Goodridge: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm. (Michelle Carroll)
        Hinsdale: Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 pm. (Molly Hickey, Damian Nelson)
        Homeschool - Boone Co: Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 am. (Matthew Dickey)
        Longbranch: Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 am. (Matthew Dickey)
        Mann: Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 pm. (Evan Hurley)
        River Ridge: Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 pm. (Evan Hurley)
        Stephens: Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 pm. (Michelle Carroll)
        Summit View: Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm. (Mark Reis)
        Thornwilde: Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 am. (Evan Hurley)
        Villa Madonna: Wednesdays, 2:45-3:45 pm. (Molly Hickey)


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Beethoven Strings

Northern Kentucky Beethoven Strings

2nd-year string class (violin/viola/cello/double bass)
for 4th and 5th grade students. Taught on-site at local elementary schools.

Requirement: The completion of Mozart Strings, or 1 year of private lessons, or the equivalent. No audition required.

Beethoven Strings runs for 2 semesters: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Classes are taught on-site, before or after school. Each weekly class is 60 minutes.

Tuition also includes:

  • Private Saturday lessons with members of the Southbank Quartet @ Immanuel UMC.
  • 2 Saturday classes each semester @ Immanuel UMC.
  • 3 public performances total during the school year.
  • Beethoven Strings t-shirt.

Immanuel UMC: 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Tuition does not include instrument rental.

Beethoven Strings tuition: $190 per semester per student. All Beethoven Strings classes have an enrollment minimum of 14 students.

Click HERE for Registration information.


Our Beethoven Strings teachers are professional musicians with university degrees in their discipline:


2017-18 Dates & Schedule: TBA

2016-17 Beethoven Strings: Dates & Schedule

Saturday, March 11: (11:30 am - 1:30 pm) Saturday class @ Immanuel UMC.
Saturday, March 18: (3:00 - 4:00 pm) Performance @ Barnes & Noble on the Levee, Newport.
Saturday, April 22: (11:30 am - 1:30 pm) Saturday class @ Immanuel UMC.
Saturday, April 29: (time TBA) Spring Concert

  • Saturday classes/lessons are organized via online sign-up sheet. The link will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.

Southbank Private Lessons
Location: Immanuel UMC.
To sign up, contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org
Available Saturday dates:
        Jan 21, 28;
        Feb 4, 11, 18, 25;
        Mar 4;
        Apr 1.

Beethoven Strings School Schedule, Spring 2017:
        Connor Middle School/Goodridge: Tuesdays, 5:15-6:15 pm. (Michelle Carroll)
        Hinsdale: Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm. (Molly Hickey)
        Homeschool - Boone Co: Tuesdays, 9:15-10:15 am. (Matthew Dickey)
        Longbranch: Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 am. (Matthew Dickey)
        Mann: Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm. (Evan Hurley)
        River Ridge: Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 pm. (Evan Hurley)
        Thornwilde: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm. (Evan Hurley)
        Villa Madonna: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm. (Molly Hickey)


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Concert Strings

Northern Kentucky Concert Strings
Michelle Carroll, director

Young, intermediate (Level 3) auditioned string orchestra.
No age restriction, approximately 5th-7th grade with 3-5 years experience.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park.
Duration: 2 semesters (Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr).
Requirements: Enrollment in private lessons, and an annual audition.

Concert Strings tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Click HERE for Registration information.

Click HERE for Concert Strings Student Expectations.


2017-18 Concert Strings Performances:
        TBA

2016-17 Concert Strings Performances:
        Saturday, Dec 17: Holiday Concert
        Tuesday, Jan 31: Dupree House (7:30 pm)
        Saturday, Mar 18: Barnes & Noble on the Levee, Newport (4:00 pm)
        Saturday, Apr 29: Spring Concert


Concert Strings auditions: August 26 and 27, 2017 @ Immanuel UMC
Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition.

  • Scales: (1 or 2 octaves) C, G, D, F, and Bb Major.
  • Prepared work demonstrating the student's abilities. Piano accompaniment not necessary.
  • 3 excerpts as given. Click to download excerpts:

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra

Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra
Ellen C. Stephens, director

Award-winning advanced intermediate (Level 4) auditioned string orchestra.
No age restriction, approximately 7th-10th grade with 4-6 years experience.

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park.
Duration: 2 semesters (Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr).
Requirements: Enrollment in private lessons, and an annual audition.

Youth Orchestra tuition:  $190 per semester per student.

Click HERE for Registration information.

Click HERE for Youth Orchestra Student Expectations.


2017-18 NKYO Performances:
        TBA

Spring 2017 NKYO Performances:
        Sunday, Mar 12: Joint concert with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra (3:00 pm)
        Saturday, Mar 18: Barnes & Noble on the Levee, Newport (5:00 pm)
        Mar 29 - Apr 2: Competition & Tour, Orlando, FL
        Saturday, Apr 29: Spring Concert


Youth Orchestra auditions: August 26 and 27, 2017 @ Immanuel UMC
Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition.

  • Scales: (2 octaves) C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb, Eb, and Ab Major.
  • 2-octave chromatic scale from lowest open string only.
  • Prepared work demonstrating vibrato and shifting. Piano accompaniment not necessary.
  • Total of 4 excerpts as given, from:
    - Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov (Listen here)
    - Impresario Overture by Mozart (Listen here)
    Click to download excerpts:

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia

Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia
Ellen C. Stephens, director

Award-winning advanced (Level 5) auditioned string orchestra.
High school students only.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:45 pm @ Immanuel's New Hope Ministry Center, 22 William F. Blatt, Southgate, KY 41071
Duration: 2 semesters (Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr).
Requirements: Enrollment in private lessons, and an annual audition.

Youth Sinfonia tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Click HERE for Registration information.

Click HERE for Youth Sinfonia Student Expectations.


2017-18 Youth Sinfonia Performances:
       TBA

2017 Spring Youth Sinfonia Performances:
        Tuesday, Jan 31: Dupree House (7:30 pm)
        Sunday, Mar 12: Joint concert with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra (3:00 pm)
        Mar 29 - Apr 2: Competition & Tour, Orlando, FL
        Saturday, Apr 29: Spring Concert (1:00 pm & 7:00 pm)


Youth Sinfonia auditions: August 25 and 26, 2017 @ Immanuel UMC
Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition.

  • Scales: (3 octaves) A, E, Eb, and Ab Major.
  • Scales: (3 octaves) c, f, f#, and c# minor.
  • 3-octave chromatic scale from lowest open string only.
  • Prepared work demonstrating student's abilities. Piano accompaniment not necessary.
  • Sightreading.
  • Total of 4 excerpts as given, from:
    - Mahler's Symphony No. 5, Adagietto (except double bass) (Listen here)
    - Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony Op. 110 (Listen here)
    - Bach's Brandenburg No. 5 (double bass only) (Listen here)
    Click to download excerpts:

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Choirs

Choirs

Click on a choir for more information:

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Children's Ensemble

Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble
Lauren Hatter Barnhill, Artistic Director
Toni Sheffer, Piano

Choral training for treble singers (unchanged voices), 6th grade and up.

A great way to spend Wednesday afternoons! Meet new people, learn new songs, and travel to new places. Plus, sing a diverse collection of music from multiple countries in various languages. Styles also include Pop, Broadway, Jazz, and Folk. This choir has a rich tradition in choral music and performs in the community as well as across the state and nation.

Auditions: Wednesdays August 23 and August 30, 2017
To schedule an audition, call (859) 341-8555 or email toni.sheffer@nkyschoolofmusic.org

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Tuition:    $190 per semester per student.
Duration: 2 semesters per year, Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Registration information can be found on our Registration page.

Performances:

  • Spring 2017 Concert: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 4:00 pm
    St. John's United Church of Christ
    415 Park Ave, Newport, KY
    Tickets $5, $10, $20
     
  • Past events include:
    • Ken Lucas' retirement dinner.
    • Rosemary Clooney's Homecoming for KET.
    • Performance with the Canadian Brass at the Aronoff.
    • Singing the national anthem at a Red's baseball game.
    • Being the on-stage children's choir for the Broadway production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, performed with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra at the Taft Theatre.
    • Performing as a guest group for CarolFest in Music Hall.
    • Featured performers at the Kentucky Music Educator's Conference in Louisville on several occasions.
    • Featured performer at Governor Ernie Fletcher's inauguration.
    • Taping for TV's Mickey's 100th birthday celebration shown on Christmas Day.
    • Hosted at National Children's Choir Festival at Carnegie Hall in 1998 and 2002; returned as a participant in 2014.
       
  • Past tours to Nashville, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Champagne, Chicago, St. Louis, Toronto CA, Windsor CA, Detroit, New York City, Orlando, Washington D.C., and San Antonio.

Awards:

  • Nashville Worldstrides Onstage Competition
    • Rating: Gold
    • Adjudicator’s Award for scores above 95
    • Outstanding Choral Ensemble of the competition (all other choral ensembles were high schoolers)

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Voices of the Commonwealth

Voices of the Commonwealth
Tony Burdette, Artistic Director
Toni Sheffer, Piano

Adult Choral Music for a New Generation

A fresh new approach for busy adults in the 21st century. Fit the joy of singing into your hectic schedule! This choir meets weekly for a 10-week period and then performs a concert with orchestra and professional soloists. The programming is diverse, fun, challenging, and educational.

Rehearsals: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park 41017
        Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm (full group)
        Tuesdays, 8:30 - 9:00 pm (VOCE auditioned group)

Spring 2017 term: Feb 21 - Apr 30. Performance on Sunday, Apr 30.

Fall 2017 term: TBA

Tuition: $60 per 10-week term. Tuition does not include individual scores.

Registration info can be found on our Registration page.

For more information, contact Tony Burdette: tonyburdette@juno.com


Performances:

  • Spring 2017 Concert: Dan Forest's Jubilate Deo
    Sunday, April 30
    With the Beaufort, SC choir and the Northern Kentucky Children's Ensemble.
     
  • Fall 2016 Concert: "The British Invasion"
    Sunday, November 20, 3:00 pm, Covington Cathedral of the Basilica
    Program: John Rutter's Requiem; other British pieces.
     
  • January 2016: The Voices traveled to New York City and performed Dan Forest's Requiem of the Living in Carnegie Hall. Tony Burdette was tenor soloist and Toni Sheffer was rehearsal accompanist.
     
  • May 2015: The Voices traveled to Washington DC to participate in the National Memorial Day Festival. They performed at the Kennedy Center under the direction of Dr. Craig Jessop (former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir), accompanied by the National Air Force Symphony Orchestra.

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Suzuki Program

Suzuki Violin & Viola Program

What is the Suzuki Method?

The Suzuki Method is inspired by the ease and manner with which children learn their native language or "mother tongue". Developed more than 50 years ago by Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki, the Suzuki Method is now taught worldwide on many instruments, including violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, guitar, and harp. Recently, Suzuki voice and trumpet were introduced.

Dr. Suzuki’s approach adapted some basic principles of language acquisition. Scroll down to read more about Dr. Suzuki's approach.


About the Northern Kentucky School of Music Suzuki Program

Our program offers Suzuki violin and viola.

For beginner students, private lessons are 30 minutes each. Beginner parents are also taught violin/viola and share the lesson with their child. We encourage prospective families to contact us about scheduling lesson observations.

Our Suzuki teachers are professional musicians with a minimum of an undergraduate degree in music performance. They have also taken Suzuki Teacher Training courses through the Suzuki Association of the Americas and have extensive Suzuki experience.

For more information, send an email to:
suzuki.nkysom@gmail.com


2017-18 Suzuki Program information:

During each 10-week term, Suzuki students receive:

  • 10 weekly private lessons. See our locations.
  • 5 group classes (45 minutes each), as scheduled at Immanuel UMC. (Suzuki calendar pending)
  • Opportunities for public performances both as a group and individually.

Immanuel UMC: 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, 41017

Tuition per 10-week term:

  • 30-minute Suzuki lessons, and group classes: $345 per term
  • 45-minute Suzuki lessons, and group classes: $455 per term
  • 60-minute Suzuki lessons, and group classes: $565 per term

Registration information can be found on the Registration page.

2017 Suzuki Summer Workshop! Click HERE for info.

School policies can be found on the Policies page.

2017-18 Suzuki Program Performances: TBA

    2016-17 Suzuki Program Performances:

    • Sunday, Jan 29: Suzuki & Friends Recital, Immanuel UMC
    • Saturday, March 18: Barnes & Noble on the Levee, Newport
    • May 6 & 7: Solo recitals, Immanuel UMC

    Dr. Suzuki’s approach towards music education adapted some basic principles of language acquisition:

    Parental involvement in a nurturing environment.
    The parent learns to play the instrument before their beginner child does. This allows them to better understand what the child is learning. During daily practice, the parent becomes the "home teacher" and provides demonstration for and assistance to their child. They are expected to participate in all lessons and classes alongside the student.

    A healthy learning environment is emphasized, and is created by the parent and the private teacher in partnership. This environment includes structured practice, sincere encouragement, acknowledgement of the child’s efforts, appropriate praise, and patience, with minimal distractions.

    An early start.
    While it is never too late to start learning an instrument, the most important developmental years are the early years. Listening to classical music can begin at birth. Lessons can begin as early as age 3 or 4; many students begin during their preschool or kindergarten years.

    Listening and repetition.
    Children listen to words over and over again as they learn to speak. Likewise, Suzuki students listen repeatedly to recordings of professional musicians performing the Suzuki repertoire.

    Small, progressive steps in a non-competitive setting.
    Each student learns at his/her own rate, building on small steps so that each one can be mastered well. Previous repertoire is continually refined and polished, and is frequently used as a platform for learning new, more complex techniques. By the time a Suzuki student reaches Violin Book 4 (there are 10 books), he/she will know over an hour’s worth of music by memory.

    Other important aspects of the Suzuki Method include the use of a well-designed curriculum and peer learning. Note reading is not taught until basic playing techniques have been mastered, making the Suzuki Method an ideal way for young children to learn the violin.


    Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
    2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
    (859) 341-8555
    www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

    Summer Programs

    2017 Summer Programs

    For information about private lessons, click HERE.


    Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
    2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
    (859) 341-8555
    www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

    Summer Program Registration

    Summer Program Registration

    Registration info for: Theatreworks, Summer Strings Club, Masterworks for Strings, Chamber Players, and Guitar + Ukelele Camp.

    Detailed tuition info is listed at the bottom of this webpage.

    For Suzuki Summer Workshop info, click HERE.
    For Private lesson registration, click HERE.

    ~ 3 Ways to Register ~

    1. Online registration:
      Click HERE to be directed to our online payment provider.
       
    2. Paper registration:
      Print out the Summer Program registration form, attach a check, and mail or drop off your registration.

      Click this link for the registration form: 2017 Summer Program registration form

      Checks made payable to: Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel

      Mailing address:
              Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
              2551 Dixie Highway
              Lakeside Park, KY 41017

      Drop-off box:
              Secured mail slot beside the Northern Kentucky School of Music registration table on the 2nd floor, near the Immanuel church offices.
       
    3. Phone registration:
      Call us with credit card or debit card information at (859) 341-8555.
      Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

    Detailed 2017 Summer Program tuition information:


    Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
    2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
    (859) 341-8555
    www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

    Theatreworks

    Theatreworks: Musical Theatre & Fun With Acting
    Lisa Bodollo, director

    For ages 6 to 14. No previous experience required!

    June 19-23, 2017
         Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. (Bring a lunch.)
         Friday: 1:00 - 6:00 pm. (Pizza party!)
         Final Production: Friday, June 23, 6:00 pm. Family and friends invited.

    Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

    Theatreworks is a fun, safe backdrop where students can come together to learn "Fun With Acting" or "Musical Theatre" in an artistic playground. Our professional teaching staff is the finest in the city and always looks forward to working with students of this age. Educational: Yes!!!  And plenty of Summer Camp fun!!!

    Choose the category that most interests your child. Each category is divided into youngest, middle, and oldest groups.

    Fun With Acting concentrates on improvisation, character development for the stage, voice/imagination activities, pantomime, script creation, acting games, storytelling, set/prop design, and acting skills.

    Musical Theatre emphasizes Broadway songs and choreography, script creation, acting games, movement fun, prop/set design, and musical acting skills.

    All participants receive a Theatreworks t-shirt.
     
    Tuition: $180 per student

    Click HERE for Summer Program registration

    Click HERE to see all of our Summer Programs


    Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
    2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
    (859) 341-8555
    www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

    Summer Strings Club

    Summer Strings Club
    Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    June 7 - July 26, 2017

    For students who have completed Mozart Strings, Beethoven Strings, Concert Strings, or 1-3 years of private lessons.

    No audition required. Approximately 3rd-6th grade.

    Fun weekly activities: Orchestra, sectionals, special workshops, and spirit wear contest!

    Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

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    Final Concert: Friday, July 28, 6:30 pm
         Devou Park Band Shell
         BYOP (bring your own picnic)

    Tuition: $150 per student

    To register: Click HERE for Summer Program registration

    For more information, contact:
    Ellen Stephens
    ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org

    You might also be interested in:
    Masterworks for Strings (NKYO, Sinfonia, or 3+ years of private lessons. No audition)
    Chamber Players (intermediate and advanced auditions)

    Click HERE to see all of our Summer Programs


    Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
    2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
    (859) 341-8555
    www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

    Masterworks for Strings

    Masterworks for Strings
    Wednesdays 6:45 - 8:45 pm
    June 7 - July 26, 2017

    For students in NKYO, Sinfonia, or 3+ years of private lessons.

    No audition required. Approximately 7th-12th grade.

    Weekly activities: Orchestra, sectionals, and special workshops.

    Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

    Final Concert: Friday, July 28, 6:30 pm
         Devou Park Band Shell
         BYOP (bring your own picnic)

    Tuition: $180 per student

    To register: Click HERE for Summer Program registration

    For more information, contact:
    Ellen Stephens
    ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org

    You might also be interested in:
    - Summer Strings Club (Mozart/Beethoven Strings, Concert Strings, or 1-3 years of private lessons. No audition)
    Chamber Players (intermediate and advanced auditions)

    Click HERE to see all of our Summer Programs


    Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
    2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
    (859) 341-8555
    www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

    Chamber Players

    Chamber Players
    June 19 - August 12, 2017

    Experience an additional dimension to music through small ensembles, with each student playing their own individual part. The students become soloists within their small group, refining and developing skills of leadership, musicality, and confidence.

    Coachings: Five (5) 120-min coachings, and additional 120-min practice sessions. Each group is scheduled individually.
    Example coaching times are Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thurs from 6:30-8:30 pm.

    Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

    Final concert: Saturday, August 12, 4:00 pm, Immanuel UMC Sanctuary

    Tuition: $180 per student

    2017 Auditions:
         Wednesday, May 17
         Wednesday, May 24
    Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition.

    Audition Requirements:

    • Intermediate Level:
      • A Major scale (2 octaves)
      • B-flat Major scale (2 octaves)
      • Prepared piece (Please provide two copies for the audition)
         
    • Advanced Level:
      • A-flat Major scale (3 octaves)
      • B minor scale (3 octaves)
      • Prepared piece (Please provide two copies for the audition)

    Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
    2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
    (859) 341-8555
    www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

    Suzuki Summer Workshop

    Suzuki Summer Workshop

    Date: June 21-23, 2017 (Wednesday to Friday)

    Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: Boone County campus, Immanuel UMC
         1440 Boone Aire Road, Florence, KY 41042

    Activities: Daily group classes (2), masterclass, and craft. Snack provided.

    Showcase: Friday June 23, 12:15 pm, Boone County campus. All welcome.

    Guest clinician: Gayane Grigoryan (Puget Sound)

    Enrollment: For students who use the Suzuki method and who have attended Suzuki group classes. Parents are welcome to observe all activities; attendance is optional.

    Tuition: $100 early bird (due 5/19), $125 regular (due 6/9), $150 late (if space available).

    Registration: Submit your registration form (found HERE) to:
         Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
         2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

    Questions? Email us at suzuki.nkysom@gmail.com

    Click HERE for information about the NKYSM Suzuki Program.

    Click HERE to see other Summer Programs at NKYSM.
     


    Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
    2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
    (859) 341-8555
    www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

    Guitar + Ukelele Camp

    Guitar + Ukelele Camp
    Dr. Chris Wilke, director/teacher

    For ages 7 & up. Minimum 6 months experience.

    July 10-14, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 noon

    Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
    Meet in Room #10 upon entering the building from the parking lot.

    Recital: Friday, July 14, 11:30 am, Immanuel UMC Sanctuary
    Free and open to the public

    This camp will explore technique, small ensembles, special topics, and Intro to Improvisation including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, and Bluegrass.

    Tuition: $160 per student

    To register: Click HERE for Summer Program registration

    Click HERE to see all of our Summer Programs


    Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
    2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
    (859) 341-8555
    www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

    Teaching Faculty

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    Teaching Faculty

    All of our faculty members are professional musicians with university degrees in their discipline. Click on an instrument or program to see the associated faculty members.

    Violin  |  Viola  |  Cello  |  Double bass  |  Suzuki Program
    Piano  |  Voice  |  Guitar  |  Flute  |  Trumpet  |  Percussion
    Northern Kentucky Children's Ensemble
    Voices of the Commonwealth


    Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel: Leadership

    Violin faculty
    Viola faculty
    Cello faculty
    Double bass faculty
    Piano faculty
    Voice faculty
    Guitar faculty
    Flute faculty
    Trumpet faculty
    Drums and Percussion faculty

    Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
    2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
    (859) 341-8555
    www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

    Southbank Quartet

    Southbank Quartet

    The Southbank Quartet of the Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel (NKYSM) was formed in 2012. The group is referred to as "Musicians at work"! All members are dedicated to the community’s needs, with a targeted focus on youth outreach and enrichment.

    The Quartet members teach private lessons to over 90 string students at NKYSM. The members also teach and direct the Mozart (1st year) and Beethoven (2nd year) Strings Programs, which offer an introduction to stringed instruments and repertoire. These classes are offered as after-school classes for 3rd - 5th graders in 12 local Kentucky elementary schools. The Southbank Quartet continues to reach other students through workshops with the Youth Orchestra and Youth Sinfonia at NKYSM, and with Connor and Highlands Middle and High School String Programs. When the group is not making their mark on the community’s youth through education, they are busy performing for students and families and sharing the beautiful gift of music!

    Congratulations Southbank Quartet!
    The Southbank Quartet was given an initial $10,000 grant to perform in local schools and to help assist their mission in educating our community’s youth. Since that first gift, $11,500 has been added.

    The Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel sincerely thanks Albert E. Harris for this amazing gift!


    The Southbank Quartet:

    Musicians in Concert!
    2016-17 Performances:

    • Sunday, Sept 18: Kick-off Concert, Immanuel UMC (2:30 pm)
    • Sunday, Nov 6: Faculty Concert, Immanuel UMC (2:30 pm)
    • Tuesday, Jan 31: Dupree Center, 3939 Erie Ave, Cincinnati 45209
    • Sunday, Feb 12: Southbank Quartet Concert, Immanuel UMC (2:30 pm)
    • Tuesday, May 2: Live @ Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral, 318 East Fourth St, Cincinnati 45202 (12:10 pm)

    Additional school performances TBA


    Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
    2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
    (859) 341-8555
    www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

    Concerto Competition

    Concerto Competition

    Information coming soon...


    Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
    2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
    (859) 341-8555
    www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

    About Us

    About the Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel

    Our main campus:
            Immanuel United Methodist Church
            2551 Dixie Highway
            Lakeside Park, KY 41017

    Web: www.nkyschoolofmusic.org
    Phone: (859) 341-8555
    Email: toni.sheffer@nkyschoolofmusic.org

     

    Our satellite locations:

    • Immanuel's New Hope Ministries Center
      22 William Blatt Ave., Southgate, KY 41071
      GPS address: "22 Wm. Blatt, Newport, KY 41071"
     

     

    • Immanuel - Boone County campus (formerly Christ UMC)
      1440 Boone Aire Road, Florence, KY 41042
     

    Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
    2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
    (859) 341-8555
    www.nkyschoolofmusic.org