Private lesson online registration is open! We are accepting new and continuing students for: piano, violin, cello, guitar, harp, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone (new) and voice. In-person lessons will be offered for most instruments. Some instructors may teach online only or a combination of online and in-person.
Visit our website to complete your registration. Because this is a new registration platform, everyone will need to create a new account in order to register. Music School accounts are independent of any accounts you may have existing at VC. Lessons begin the week of Monday, Sept. 19.
Our instructors will be working on the new school year schedule during the next two weeks. Sign up now to start the new school year on a positive musical note!
We are excited to welcome two new instructors this year.
Rosie Jeong Kim, Violin
Kyle Molitor, Trombone
NEW! Theory and Composition 1 and 2
Mr. Palmeter, one of our piano instructors created a new class for students interested in learning more about the music they are playing. This is the foundation for any musician. Open to all students regardless of instrument.
Theory and Composition 1: 10 spots available – $249.00
Instructor: Albert Palmeter
The theory class will consist of: Interval training, scales, chords, ear-training, and how to write a melody (elementary composition). Visit, Valley Catholic Music School Programs on our website to learn more.
Theory and Composition 2: 10 spots available – $249.00
Day and Time TBD
This 10-week class is designed for students who have taken Theory and Comp 1 or those who have previous experience upon recommendation.
Each student will have their own keyboard to learn more about theory and writing their own music. Bring your iPad or laptop and personal ear buds or headphones.
Before registering, contact:
- Albert Palmeter, Instructor, at 503-662-8202 or [email protected]
- Beckie Hocker, Music Department at 503-718-6499 or [email protected]
Scholarship Awardees have been announced! Thank all of our students who participated. Everyone worked very hard to prepare and perform their piece. Congratulations to all of our scholarship awardees:
Elementary School (6 awardees at $150.00 each)
Mihika G., Voice, Grade 4, Instructor: Sr. Juliana Monti
Oliver K., Drums, Grade 5, Instructor: Sr. Juliana Monti
Allison K., Harp, Grade 3, Instructor: Misty Williams
Nikhil K., Piano, Grade 5, Instructor: Seung Min Oh
Joseph S., Piano, Grade 5, Instructor: Albert Palmeter
Riena S., Violin, Grade 5, Instructor: Chris Swanson
Middle School (6 awardees at $150.00 each)
Ellie K., Harp, Grade 8, Instructor: Misty Williams
Zora P., Piano, Grade 8, Instructor: Rebecca Schappert
Matthew R., Piano, Grade 7, Instructor: Junko Gilliland
Olivia S., Flute, Grade 7, Instructor: Beckie Hocker
Morgan T., Flute, Grade 8, Instructor: Beckie Hocker
Sophia V., Piano, Grade 9, Instructor: Rebecca Schappert
High School (5 awardees at $250.00 each)
Chloe C., Flute, Grade 11, Instructor: Beckie Hocker
Hana N., Violin, Grade 10, Instructor: Chris Swanson
Eliza S., Harp, Grade 9, Instructor: Misty Williams
Daphne T., Harp, Grade 10, Instructor: Misty Williams
Veronica V., Harp, Grade 9, Instructor: Misty Williams
Diane Kinkade Memorial Fund (Top score in each category: Wind, Strings, Piano, Voice – regardless of grade, $325 each)
Piano: Karen K., Grade 3, Instructor: Seung Min Oh
Wind: Ayush W., Flute, Grade 11, Instructor: Beckie Hocker
Strings: Leila S., Harp, Grade 7, Instructor: Misty Williams
Voice: Rebecca N., Grade 7, Instructor: Sr. Juliana Monti
Recital Dates for 2022-23 will be announced by Sept. 19, 2022. Recital months are November, February and April.
If you would like to learn more about VC Music School, visit valleycatholic.org/valley-catholic-music-school or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also email me direct at [email protected].