Ethos Music Academy

Academy 1 (Beginners)

  • Monday evenings, 5:15-6:30pm
  • $44 per month (August through September) OR $365 Paid in Full for the school year.
  • Held weekly at First United Methodist Church
    • 265 W. Thompson Lane; Murfreesboro, TN
    • Signs will point to parking and entrance

 

  • REQUIRED BEGINNERS KICKOFF – Saturday, August 27, 2022 – First United Methodist Church

    • Arrive at 9:45am; parents drop off at 10am.
    • BRING A SACK LUNCH AND DRINK
    • Students will rotate between different classes, each with hands-on experiences trying out the four string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass), music fundamentals, and games.
    • Parents will return at 2pm for an informational meeting about Ethos, meet the faculty, etc.
    • 2:30pm. Students will choose which instrument they want to play and be fitted for their rental instrument from Nashville Violins.
      • Parents should bring all the forms noted on the Ethos Registration Page, including the Credit Card Authorization Form.
      • Parents should plan to bring a credit card to go on file with Nashville Violins for the instrument rental.
      • The initial costs for Nashville Violins will include one month’s rental costs (anywhere from $25-$45 per month for violins, violas, and cellos – double basses will be provided by Ethos) and an Instrument Setup Kit (around $60, depending on the instrument), which will include the method book we’ll use in class, a folding music stand, and other supplies (rosin, rock stop or chin rest, etc) needed for your instrument.
      • Students will go home with your Instrument Setup Kit. Students will receive your instrument at our first rehearsal.
      • Instrument Fittings will last 60-90 minutes.
  • FIRST REHEARSAL for Academy 1 will be Monday, September 12 (after Labor Day).

Academy 2 (for those who have completed Academy 1)

  • Monday evenings, 5:15-6:30pm
  • $44 per month (August through September) OR $365 Paid in Full for the school year.
  • Held weekly at First United Methodist Church
    • 265 W. Thompson Lane; Murfreesboro, TN
    • Signs will point to parking and entrance
  • REQUIRED RETURNING MEMBER CAMP – Saturday, August 20, 2022 – First United Methodist Church

    • 10am-3pm
    • BRING A SACK LUNCH AND DRINK
    • The students who will be attending Academy 2 AND the students who were in last year’s Chamber Orchestra will combine for a day long camp full of games, music making, and fun!!
    • Bring your Instrument and Music Stand.
  • FIRST REHEARSAL for Academy 2 will be Monday, August 29.

The Ethos Music Academy are a beginner-level classes for elementary school students (grades 2 and up), offering group lessons on string instruments.

In 2022-2023, Ethos will offer

  • Academy Year 1, Violin and Viola, Cello, Bass (for beginners!)
    • Monday afternoons, 5:45-6:50pm
    • Ethos Kickoff Meeting (info and instrument fitting) on September 11, 2022
    • First class September 12, 2022
    • Held weekly at First United Methodist Church
      • 265 W. Thompson Lane; Murfreesboro, TN
      • Signs will point to parking and entrance
    • $44 per month OR $330 Paid in Full for the school year (September through April)
  • Academy Year 2, Violin and Viola, Cello, Bass (for students with one year experience)
    • Monday afternoons, 7:00-8:10pm
    • Ethos Kickoff Meeting (info and instrument fitting) on September 11, 2022
    • First class September 12, 2022
    • Held weekly at First United Methodist Church
      • 265 W. Thompson Lane; Murfreesboro, TN
      • Signs will point to parking and entrance
    • $44 per month OR $330 Paid in Full for the school year (September through April)