Musical Groups & Workshops

Seacoast Academy of Music in collaboration with

Dorothy Braker present

Spotlight Studio 2021 Winter Special


Do you love to perform or really want to get comfortable with being in the spotlight? This 8-week session will allow the musician aged 12-18 to perform their chosen solo selection with an accompaniment of their peers.

The 8 week journey includes a solid foundation of theory studies and group rehearsals, as well as private coaching for each student on their chosen solo and any other issues they have with the group music, to allow each student to achieve at their best possible level of success.

The culmination of this entirely virtual experience will be a virtual performance presented to friends, family, and local schools or, when safe to do so, a performance field trip to local schools.

Level: Student should minimally have achieved a comfortable intermediate-to-advanced level in their musical studies. Must read music well and be comfortable with key signatures going to 3 sharps/flats. Suitable for all orchestral instruments, including piano and guitar.

Group classes:   8 Saturdays January 9 – Feb 27 10:00 AM

Once a week 60-minute class for 8 weeks. Must commit to no more than 2 absences.

·         Theory class

·         Group rehearsal/sectionals

Private Coaching: 2 private coaching sessions per student plus 1 private video session per student t/b/d by student and instructor

Tuition Cost per student $199

Selected Repertoire – Key: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced:


Allegro Spiritoso, Senaillé             I

Banjo and Fiddle, Kroll   I

Boy Paganini Fantasia     I

Concerto in A minor, Vivaldi mvt. 3          B-I

Concerto in A minor, Vivaldi mvt. 3          B-I

Concerto in E major, Bach            I

Concerto D major, Mozart           A

Etude 1, Elgar     B

Fantasia on Greensleeves            I

Gavotte, Martini              B

Molly St. George set (composed and orchestrated by fiddler Madelyn Morrell) A

Pirates of Scotland (composed and orchestrated by fiddler Alexia Rosa) I

Rieding Concerto             B

Sarabande, Bohm            I

Tamborin Chinois, Kreisler           A

Valse set (composed by fiddler Madelyn Morrell)             A


Bach Suite 1 Prelude       I

Sonata, Eccles    I

Concerto, Telemann       I

Romanian Folk Dances   I


Allegro Appassionato Saint Saëns             I

Bach Suite 1 Prelude       I

By the Fountain, Davidoff            A

Concerto No. 4, Goltermann       I

Elfantanz, Popper            A

Haydn D major (simplified)          A

Flight of the Bumblebee, Rimsky-Korsakov          A

Kol Nidre, Bloch                I-A

Ruthenian Kolowejka     B

Scherzo, Van Goens       A

Slavonic Dance, Dvorak A

The Swan Saint Saëns    I

Tarantella, Squire             I

Valse Sentimentale, Tchaikovsky              I

Vivaldi Double cello concerto      I


Largo from Partita, Bach                A


Gabriel’s Oboe, Morricone          I


Mozart concerto in D major         A

Suite Modale, Bloch        A


Canon in D, Pachelbel (abridged)              B

Fur Elise, Beethoven      I

Ritual Fire Dance, de Falla             A

Suzuki Repertoire Class – Theory/History/Performance class

Students will gain knowledge of the history of the music they’re studying  while deepening their music theory.  A highlight will be the opportunity to perform polished pieces and be encouraged by other’s performances as well.

Suzuki Books 1-2 Five 45 minute classes will meet Mondays 5:00-5:45, alternate weeks $85

Suzuki Books 3-5 Five 45 minute classes will meet Mondays alternate weeks 5:00-5:45 $85

Shake It Up Music Classes

This 12-week virtual Zoom session for children ages 3-7 consists of singing, rhythm activities, musical stories, and fun games to keep little ones moving. All you need to bring to class are some rhythm instruments, many of which can be found in your own kitchen! You can buy an instrument kit like the one found below but wooden spoons and a shaker made out of a container filled with dried rice or beans works perfectly fine as well. Parent or guardian participation is encouraged to help little ones along.

Twelve 30-minute classes will meet weekly at 6pm Thursday $180

Super Beats

Introduction to Electronic Music with Jake Smith


This course will give students the basic skills to begin creating music electronically, often referred to as “beat making”. During this course, students will work towards being able to write and produce a full instrumental song. Skills covered will include program set-up, drum/percussion programming, basic effects, using the mixer, and creating harmonic and melodic parts using MIDI instruments and synthesizers.  Hear the music of Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, and Billie Eilish the soundtracks to Stranger Things and Broadway Musicals like Hamilton. Now you can learn how to compose our own electronic music at a fraction of the price!

Equipment Needed:
· laptop, with just one software program, Reason Intro, which is available to download for $99 from
· MIDI Keyboard. Akai MPKmini keyboard ($99), but any electronic keyboard with MIDI capabilities will work fine for this course.

Requirements include basic computer skills, understanding of quarter notes, eighth notes, triplets, and sixteenth notes. For students 12 and older.

Ten 60 minute sessions, $300

Class dates – Sep 22, 29, Oct 6, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, Dec 1, 8, 15.

Ukulele by Donation with Jamie Sokolowski

Fridays – 4:00-5:00, Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16  Donation of $60

One time Zoom-in donation $12

Skill Level: Open to Everyone, No Musical Experience Required

A multi-generational instructional and performing ukulele group for all ages, all levels. Adults and children coming together to play music, open to all skill levels regardless of ability to read music.

Get in touch


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 726

North Hampton, NH 03862