Band Classes

All classes are on Mondays at Covenant Life Church in Sarasota.
Student Enrollment Fee of $100 per student to be paid at time of enrollment.

photo dec 22, 4 02 29 pm.jpg
photo dec 22, 4 30 18 pm.jpg

Beginning Band

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
Annual class fee: $175

Learn More

Intermediate Band

2:35 PM - 4:00 PM
Annual class fee: $175

Learn More
0EB2910D-CAB9-4B55-AB86-8A2185DB5E46.jpeg
91191941-31FA-4003-BFE8-899A3D5CEA43.jpeg

Advanced Band

1:05 PM - 2:30 PM
Annual class fee: $175

Learn More

Fusion Jazz Band

11:05 PM - 12:05 PM
Annual class fee: $100

Learn More

Orchestra Classes

All classes are on Mondays at Covenant Life Church in Sarasota.
Student Enrollment Fee of $100 per student to be paid at time of enrollment.

photo dec 22, 4 01 17 pm.jpg

Applied Strings

10:00 AM -10:55 AM  Violin  |  Ages 11+
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM  Violin  |  Ages 7-10
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM   Viola, Cello, & Bass  |  Ages 7+
Annual class fee: $175

Learn More
photo dec 22, 3 57 38 pm.jpg

Applied Strings II

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
Annual class fee: $175

Learn More
photo dec 22, 4 33 33 pm.jpg

Beginning Orchestra

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Annual class fee: $175

Learn More
photo dec 22, 4 33 02 pm.jpg

Intermediate Orchestra

1:05 PM - 2:30 PM
Annual class fee: $175

Learn More
photo dec 22, 3 55 34 pm.jpg

Advanced Orchestra

2:35 PM - 4:00 PM
Annual class fee: $175

Get in Touch

Recorder

All classes are on Mondays at Covenant Life Church in Sarasota.
Student Enrollment Fee of $100 per student to be paid at time of enrollment.

photo dec 22, 4 38 43 pm.jpg
7D849D58-2781-495A-A2DA-495A682F1E46.jpeg

Recorder II

2:15 PM - 3:10 PM
Annual class fee: $160

Learn More

Recorder I

1:15 PM - 2:10 PM
Annual class fee: $160

Learn More

Choir

All classes are on Mondays at Covenant Life Church in Sarasota.
Student Enrollment Fee of $100 per student to be paid at time of enrollment.

photo dec 22, 1 02 23 pm.jpg

Elementary Choir

11:05 AM - 11:55 AM
Annual class fee: $160

Learn More
24B762A1-48D9-4A5F-B5D8-D52C4D1537F6_edited.jpg

Junior Choir

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Annual class fee: $160

Learn More
015FB660-706D-4D4A-8DF3-16FB3FB35CA4.jpeg

Senior Choir

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Annual class fee: $160

Learn More

Choir

All classes are on Mondays at Covenant Life Church in Sarasota.
Student Enrollment Fee of $100 per student to be paid at time of enrollment.

photo dec 22, 1 02 23 pm.jpg

Theory I

11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
Annual class fee: $75

Learn More
24B762A1-48D9-4A5F-B5D8-D52C4D1537F6_edited.jpg

Theory II

11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
Annual class fee: $75

Learn More
015FB660-706D-4D4A-8DF3-16FB3FB35CA4.jpeg

Jazz Theory

11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Annual Class Fee: $75

Learn More

String Classes

All classes are on Mondays and held at Covenant Life Church in Sarasota

Applied Strings

10:00 AM -10:55 AM  Violin  |  Ages 11+
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM  Violin  |  Ages 7-10
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM   Viola, Cello, & Bass  |  Ages 7+
Annual class fee: $175

Applied Strings Classes are for students who have never played a string instrument. One of our professional instructors will teach the basics of the student’s chosen instrument in a class setting with other students close in age. Parents of children under 10 are required to attend all class sessions to aid in their child’s comprehension and retention as well as to facilitate good practice habits at home. Students will participate in two concerts during the year. 


To participate in Applied Strings, students must be at least 7 years old and attend an instrument fitting, which includes a musical aptitude test and provides an opportunity to see and try the orchestra instruments.

Music theory will also be part of their class at no extra cost and should be added during the enrollment process.

Sign Up Now
photo dec 22, 4 01 23 pm.jpg

Applied Strings II

12:00 PM -12:55 PM   |   Annual Class Fee: $175

Applied Strings II is for students who have completed at least a half year of instruction but need more training before moving to the next level. An instructor, proficient on that instrument, will teach the basics of the student’s chosen instrument in a class setting with other students close in age. Parents of children under 10 are required to attend all class sessions to aid in their child’s comprehension and retention as well as to facilitate good practice habits at home. Students will participate in two concerts during the year. 


To participate in Applied Strings, students must be at least 7 years old and attend an instrument fitting, which includes a musical aptitude test and provides an opportunity to see and try the orchestra instruments.

Music theory will also be part of their class at no extra cost and should be added during the enrollment process.

Contact
photo dec 22, 3 57 38 pm.jpg

Beginning Orchestra

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Annual class fee: $175

Beginning Orchestra is designed for students who have had at least one year of Applied Strings Class or have played their instrument for at least one year. Students who complete a year of Applied Strings will automatically move into Beginning Orchestra the following year. Students new to GCHFA who have played at least one year on their instrument will be required to audition prior to joining this group. See Resources tab on the GCHFA website for audition material.


During this class, students will continue to learn music theory, working in Essential Elements 2000 Book 1, begin working in Essential Elements 2000 Book 2, and playing fun pieces from the beginning of the year as a group. They will also have opportunities during their class time to work individually or in smaller groups with section instructors to improve their skills and help them become more confident musicians.

Sign Up Now
photo dec 22, 4 02 29 pm.jpg

Intermediate Orchestra

1:05 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Annual class fee: $175

Intermediate Orchestra is a program for students who have played a string instrument for at least two years. All GCHFA Beginning Orchestra students who desire to play in Intermediate Orchestra and new students who have played for more than two years are required to audition. Private lessons are highly encouraged for this class. Opportunities to play, in addition to the two annual GCHFA concerts, will be available.  See Resources tab on the GCHFA website for audition material.

Sign Up Now
photo mar 07, 2 24 26 pm.jpg

Advanced Orchestra

2:35 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Annual class fee: $175

The Advanced Orchestra is open to students who have played at least three years on an instrument. An audition is required for all students enrolling in this orchestra. Private lessons are highly recommended at this level. Opportunities to play outside of the GCHFA concerts will be available. See Resources tab for audition material.


This orchestra will attend the District Concert Music Performance Assessment in March in which all are expected to attend. However, students who are not registered homeschoolers with their county are unable to participate.

Sign Up Now
photo dec 22, 3 55 34 pm.jpg

Student Enrollment Fee of $100 per student to be paid at time of enrollment.

Choir Classes

All classes are on Mondays and held at Covenant Life Church in Sarasota

Elementary Choir

11:05 AM - 11:55 AM  |  Annual class fee: $160

Elementary Choir is reserved for children ages 6-9. They will learn how to sing a variety of music that will be used to develop their voices, sing on pitch, sing with dynamics. They will be exposed to fun breathing exercises, vocal warm-ups, number singing, vocal techniques and musical terms that will help students sing with musicality. They will perform at the Winter and Spring concerts. No audition is required.

Sign Up Now
photo dec 22, 1 02 23 pm.jpg

Junior Choir

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Annual class fee: $160

Junior Choir is designed for children ages 10-13. They will expand their musical experience by singing a variety of music that will be used to develop their voices, sing on pitch, sing with dynamics and emotion, and sing parts. They will be exposed to fun breathing exercises, vocal warm-ups, number singing, vocal techniques and musical terms that will help students sing with musicality. They will perform at the Winter and Spring concerts. No audition is required.

Sign Up Now
24B762A1-48D9-4A5F-B5D8-D52C4D1537F6.jpeg

Senior Choir

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Annual class fee: $160

Senior Choir is reserved for students ages 14-18. They will expand their musical experience by singing a variety of music that will be used to develop their voices, sing on pitch, sing with dynamics and emotion, and sing parts. They will be exposed to fun breathing exercises, vocal warm-ups, number singing, vocal techniques and musical terms that will help students sing with musicality. They will perform at the Winter and Spring concerts as well as other possible performances. No audition is required.

Sign Up Now
photo dec 22, 12 59 03 pm_edited.jpg

Student Enrollment Fee of $100 per student to be paid at time of enrollment.