WE ARE YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR MUSIC AND DRAMA STUDY
Since 1999, Allegra has provided the highest level of arts instruction for the full range of aspiring musicians and actors. Our mission is to offer the highest quality instruction in a professional and caring environment while honoring the special trust you have placed with us to educate and encourage excitement about learning. We choose excited professionals who make learning fun. Your child will "drag" you to their classes at Allegra!
Focus On Teaching
All we do is teach. This leaves us free to specialize in one thing - providing the highest quality of music instruction.
University Trained Teachers
Our instructors are highly qualified and many have extensive performance experience. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student's learning style.
All Ages - Beginners to Advanced
Our current students range from 5 years old to students in their 60's. We take care to teach what you want to learn so music is rewarding for students of all ages and levels.
Private lessons ensure that the student has the undivided attention of the teacher and can progress at a level suited to them individually.
We offer full training in repertoire, studies, technique, ear training and sight reading to prepare students for regional competitions and auditions.
Regular Concerts and Recitals
Recitals and concerts are held at least once a year. These provide students with performance experience and build confidence. Participation in music festivals, competitions and workshops is also available.
The Foundations of Music Education
Music is a science
It is exact, specific; and it demands exact acoustics. A conductor's full score is a chart, a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody and harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time.
Music is mathematical
It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions which must be done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.
Music is a foreign language
Most of the terms are in Italian, German or French; and the notation is certainly not English but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas. The semantics of music are the most complete and universal language. Music is history Music usually reflects the environment and era of its creation, the geographical and/or cultural feeling in which it was created.
Music is physical education
Music requires fantastic coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lips, cheeks, and facial muscles in addition to extraordinary control of diaphragmatic, back, stomach, and chest muscles, which respond instantly to sound as the ear hears and the mind interprets it.