Music Program Includes the Following:
Development is designed for the individual student’s mastery of musical language
Music is primarily a performing art and the student is encouraged to perform:
From memory, Awareness of styles, Empower personal creativity and presentation
High Level Music Instruction in Piano, Violin, Flute, Guitar & Voice
Welcome to Lake Oswego Music Academy! (LOMA)
“Why do we teach music?
Not because we expect you to major in music.
Not we because we expect you to play all your life.
Not so you can relax.
Not so you can have fun.
so you will be human
so you will recognize beauty
so you will be sensitive
so you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world
so you will have something to cling to
so you will have more love, more compassion, more gentleness,
more good—-in short, more life.” An unknown poet
General Outline of Curriculum
LOMA School Year Calendar Events, Performances, Activities
Fall Semester (16 weeks including Thanksgiving week)
Winter/Spring Semester (23 weeks including Spring Break)
Solo Repertoire – Concerto Repertoire – Chamber Music Repertoire
Special Skills for Piano
Art Song – How to support the singer
Choir – How to support the conductor and choir
Skills that develop technical mastery
Development of the individual’s musical approach
Exploration of Repertoire
The lesson structure depends upon the age and developmental stage of the student
Basic reading skills
Concentration and Communication are enhanced through musical mastery
Focus for identification of musical terms that Creates greater expressiveness for
the individual and comprehension of music as language
Strings Program includes the following instruments
violin, viola, guitar, Suzuki violin, chamber music
For the Beginning student, Suzuki Performance Classes
Suzuki is a unique combination of philosophy and teaching that centers on the needs and capabilities of children.
Lessons are short in the beginning and are divided between parent and child.
Parents are an integral part of each lesson and oversee daily practice.
All students have weekly private and group lessons, where they enjoy playing and learning together.
Suzuki lessons are friendly and non competitive, but individual standards are high.
Suzuki teachers believe that ALL children possess the ability to play well.
All pieces are memorized, which develops concentration, memory and intonation.