St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
At St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, we understand as a homeschooling parent you value high-quality programming with the ability to choose learning experiences you value most for your child. With the introduction of Choice Academy, we are introducing elements of our signature curriculum to homeschooling parents and students in an a la carte program.
Core to who we are, we value small-class sizes and master teachers designing learning experiences so that we can be flexible enough to meet individual students where they are on their journey as a learner. This will be the hallmark of our Choice Academy.
While many more courses will be presented starting in 2018-2019, we are offering our Middle School Orchestra program for families who may be looking for more of an ensemble rehearsal environment. For the budding 11-14 year old musician in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, students who have experience with the violin, viola, cello, or stand-up bass will thrive in this class!
This exciting opportunity will begin January 29th and run Monday-Tuesday-Thursday from 11:55 a.m.-12:35 p.m. around our school calendar. Please see the course description and the instructor’s bio here.
Course Description - The St. Andrew's Chamber Orchestra is comprised of students with varying levels of prior experience and proficiency. We strive to create meaningful experiences through the sharing of music that stay with our students for the rest of their lives. In class, students develop technical skills that allow them to gain command of their instruments. Students also develop ensemble skills that allow them to become better musicians and students across all disciplines. Our hope is ignite a flame in all of our orchestra students to always love and appreciate music.
Instructor’s Bio - Mr. Russell Steadman is St. Andrew’s Chamber Orchestra director and also teaches at Amarillo College as the adjunct cello instructor and Suzuki cello teacher. Mr. Steadman has extensive training on violin, viola, cello, and bass with the cello being his primary instrument. Mr. Steadman attended West Texas A&M University as a music education major as an undergrad and has also been trained and registered for nine different courses in the Suzuki method. In addition to 15+ years of teaching experience, Mr. Steadman also remains an active performer here in the Amarillo community. His playing experience includes 20+ years in the Amarillo symphony, 10+ years as the principal cellist of Amarillo opera, 10+ years as the cellist of the Vienna Conspiracy string quartet, and as an active freelance musician in the area. Mr. Steadman loves being able to enrich lives through the power of music.
If you are interested in applying, please complete the attached application and turn it in with payment of the course fee by Friday, January 19. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have at (806)376-9501 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.