2020 Music Courses and Class Applications

The Partnership offers music courses and class applications in Bedford, as well as with our offsite community partners and instructors.

 

Every course has a virtual component. Students MUST log into Moodle and complete their practice journal and other assignments weekly in order to keep their course or class application. Please note that Moodle assignments may not remain open and accessible all year, so please keep up. Weekly two-way communication between each student and their mentor teacher is also required.


GROUPS:

Most group applications are listed in the catalog under Tutti Ensemble (K-5) or Ensemble Musician (gr 6-8 and 9-12). 
The only group music course not under these headings is Children's Choir.

 

APPLIED MUSIC AND MUSIC EXPLORATIONS CLASS APPLICATIONS:

Sessions are 30 minutes in length, for 26 weeks, typically from mid-September to late April/early May. 

 

To register for time with an expert/instructor, students register for Applied Music and add Music Explorations to add a second 30-min session weekly. K-5 students may not take more than (2) two music class applications. In some cases, students in grades 6-12 may take a third music class application. Please contact Jared March if interested. 

 

Instruments and supplies (strings, reeds, and the like) are not provided by the Partnership, and are the responsibility of the family. Printed teaching materials are also the family's responsibility, except for Music Makers and Children's Choir. 

 

Fanfare recitals are scheduled in Bedford twice a year. Ask your instructor about other performance opportunities.


After registering for the virtual course, and the application desired, scheduling the day and time of the Applied Music/Music Explorations class application or offsite group is completed by contacting the appropriate person/organization. Contact Nancy at 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule at the Bedford location and Gull Lake Middle School (percussion only). For other locations, contact the instructor or community partner, then inform Nancy of day, time, and instructor, to be sure their roster is correctly marked for taking student attendance. 


Questions?  Or want help selecting an instructor?
Please contact Nancy Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jared March at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Community partners and instructors for music:  

 
 

Instruments/Class

In Person Location

Email

Alexis Stark voice Battle Creek This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Andrew Gagiu cello Kalamazoo-WMU This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Andrew Chiu percussion Kalamazoo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Battle Creek Youth Orchestra Music Connections String Ensemble Bedford This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Becky Oexler piano, voice, pipe organ Jackson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bethany Field piano, voice Hillsdale This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Britta DeGroot piano, cello Hillsdale College This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chase Garrett percussion Kalamazoo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cindy Rose piano Bedford, Battle Creek This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Community Music School-Battle Creek piano, voice, guitar, brass, woodwinds, percussion, strings Battle Creek This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Community Music School-Hastings piano, voice, guitar, brass, woodwinds, percussion, strings Hastings This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Crista Simmons piano Online only This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dan Forbes piano Portage This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dickerson Music Company guitar, bass guitar, ukulele Albion This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ed Swarthout guitar, bass guitar, ukulele Bedford This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ellie Clemons harp Online only This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Erin Minard Children's Choir Bedford This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Firehouse Guitars guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, banjo, piano, voice Grandville This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Guitar Center guitar, piano, voice Portage This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Holly Bolthouse piano Sturgis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jaclyn Burke violin Bedford This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jeff Hale percussion Bedford, GL Middle School This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jim Butler Suzuki violin Bedford, Battle Creek This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Joel Snyder voice Kalamazoo jsnyd977@gmail.com
Karin Code viola Portage This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Karla Shotts piano, voice Bedford This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leslie Grubbs piano Bedford, Kalamazoo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lindsey Marks piano, voice Bedford, Battle Creek This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lori Beason piano Kalamazoo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nancy Sutherland piano Marshall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Paul Freeburn guitar, bass guitar, ukulele Bedford pfburn@yahoo.com
Paula Harris piano Bedford, Battle Creek This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rachel Shank trumpet, piano Kalamazoo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Renee Runyon piano Spring Arbor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rita Burghart piano, Music Makers  Bedford, Marshall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Robert Monahan guitar, piano, voice, theory Marshall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Samuel Marks guitar, theory, voice Battle Creek This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Samuel Musser piano Hillsdale, Grand Rapids This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sara Cleland piano Bedford This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sharon Rowland piano, violin Bronson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stephanie Ondracek clarinet, saxophone Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stephen Williams guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, violin Online only This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo orchestral strings, piano, guitar, percussion, music classes Kalamazoo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tamara Flick flute, voice, piano Kalamazoo tamijoy247@gmail.com
Tanner Music Studio piano, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone Coldwater This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Victoria Nunez violin Hillsdale College This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wendy March (March Music Studio) brass, piano Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
West Michigan Homeschool Fine Arts band, choir, drumline, orchestra, color guard Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
William Walker guitar, bass guitar, drums, ukulele Kalamazoo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.