Summer music classes start

Ramona Music Outreach Society has scheduled nine summer music classes that started this week for students age 5 and older.

Tamara Frazier, a credentialed music teacher living in Ramona, directs the classes.

“I am excited to see our local music program growing,” said Frazier. “The Music Outreach Society was founded to promote music education for all students in Ramona and the surrounding areas. It is a way for parents to supplement the music education currently offered by the Ramona Unified School District.”

Classes are from $5 to $10 per class, and all classes are one hour. The complete price list is at Music Outreach Society also offers private and group lessons starting at $20 per lesson.

Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, string bass, percussion, drumset, piano, guitar, music theory and recorder classes are offered.

Musicians are taught the fundamentals of music theory, notation, rhythms, music history, performance techniques, ensemble rehearsal rules and performance etiquette. Students enrolled in the Ramona Music Outreach Society (MOS) will be offered multiple chances to perform in the community throughout the year.

Students are responsible for providing their own instruments, but MOS can help families locate low-priced instruments to buy or rent.

Ramona MOS provides most or all other necessary materials.

Nine classes began this week:

•Beginning Band 1: Tuesday 4-5pm

•Beginning Percussion: Tuesday 5-6pm

•Music Theory: Tuesday 6-7pm

•Beginning Band 2: Wednesday 4-5pm

•Percussion Ensemble: Wednesday 5-6pm

•Beginning Guitar: Wednesday 6-7pm

•Strings/Orchestra: Thursday 4-5pm

•Recorder: Thursday 5-6pm

•Beginning Piano: 6-7pm

Space in some classes is limited, so reserving a space is recommended. For more information, contact Frazier at 805-610-3172 or



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