Musical Groups & Workshops

Partners In Performance Class PIP

These classes are coaching sessions for students who are preparing to perform a specific piece of music together in duet or trio collaborations. The class level will be determined by the music being performed. Classes will contain performance preparation, collaboration techniques and artistry, stylistic and music theory concepts and an awareness of composer/ history.

  •          Any instruments and all ages are allowed.
  •          Early intermediate – advanced levels of playing.
  •         Music pre-selected by teacher/students with parts available for all.
  •          Students need to learn their individual parts with private teacher.
  •          Private teacher(s) must recommend student for the class.

PIP Level 1           $45

1        30 minute ZOOM lesson
1         30 minute live coaching session
1         Performance  (live or pre-recorded)

PIP   Level 2          $65

2         30 minute ZOOM lessons
1         30 minute live coaching session
1         Performance  (live or pre-recorded)

PIP Brush-up       $30

for students who have previously taken Level 1 and/or 2 and simply need one 40 min coaching session before up-coming performance

Teacher: Christine Petrucci and/or other SAM Faculty members, depending upon most appropriate for each student collaboration.

Time: t/b/d by teacher and participating students

Theory / History / Performance Repertoire Class

Level 1 ages 7-12 years old 4:00-4:45

Level 2 ages 13 and up  5:00-5:45

Repertoire 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 and be encouraged by others performances.  Mondays

Session 1 – Jan 4, 11, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15  $102

Session 2 – Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5 $102

Session 3 – Apr 12, 19, May 3, 10, 17, 24 $102

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, see teacher for recommended free software.
· 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 – Feb 24, Mar  3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Apr 7, 14, 28 May 5.

Ukulele by Donation with Jamie Sokolowski

Fridays – 4:00-5:00  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.

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 726

North Hampton, NH 03862