SMARTS Fall Classes 2017

SMARTS, Be A Part Of It!

SMARTS classes include Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theater and Creative Writing. Classes are offered on a first-come first-serve basis via e-mail throughout the year. Prior to being offered SMARTS classes, you must submit an application for each student planning to take classes.

Below is a list of the classes that SMARTS is currently offering for Fall 2017. Currently, these classes are free to SMARTS (PK-12) students. More SMARTS classes will be offered as the year progresses.

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SMARTS Music

SMARTS Student Piano Lessons

SMARTS Student Piano Lessons provide you with a premier piano experience like nothing you’ve experienced before!  Our Yamaha digital piano lab is the only one of its kind in the Mahoning Valley where students will gain piano skills and are part of a musical community.  Being part of a piano lab is a unique experience because when we work together everyone achieves more.  Students interact with the teacher and other students through the use of state-of-the-art technology designed to personalize their learning experiences and meet every individual student at their skill level. SMARTS teachers are professionals in their field and come to us with years of experience and expertise.  SMARTS piano lessons are 75 minutes long once a week and including piano skills and music theory.  Each class consists of a

45 minute piano lesson followed by 30 minutes of music theory.  Maximum number of students is 8. For students who don’t have an instrument to practice on, SMARTS will provide an electric keyboard (first come first serve). SMARTS makes sure to complement our hands-on-music lessons by teaching topics such as musical notation reading, technical exercises, repertoire exploration, and much more. Our curriculum is designed to instill a core understanding and provide a comprehensive music learning experience for every SMARTS student.  Our facility, equipment and teachers make this a program you can’t find anywhere else in this area!

Requirements:  All SMARTS Piano Lessons are free to you but attendance, hard work, practice and dedication are required from all of our students.  If you know that your SMARTS Music student cannot attend one of his/her scheduled lessons, you must call 330-574-2787(ARTS) to notify SMARTS of an approved absence.  If your SMARTS Music student misses more than 3 lessons, he/she will be asked to withdraw from this session of SMARTS Piano lessons, giving another student the opportunity to participate. There will be SMARTS Piano Practice Cards issued and each student must practice at least one hour a week between weekly lessons.  Our suggestion is 15 minutes a day/four days a week, but you can decide what works for you, as this is the minimum requirement.  Remember, students will learn more with more practice. SMARTS piano students will take lessons for the entire year and showcase their hard work at the SMARTS Music Recital in May 2018.

Piano Class 1/
Grades 1-4

This class meets Tuesdays from 4:00pm – 5:15pm on the following dates:

October: 24, 31 (No class October 17)

November: 7, 14, 28 (No class November 21)

December: 5

Cost: $5 for your music book (Average cost of a music book is $10)

Piano Class 2/
Grades 5-7

This class meets Tuesdays from 5:15pm – 6:30pm on the following dates:

October: 24, 31 (No class October 17)

November: 7, 14, 28 (No class November 21)

December: 5

Cost: $5 for your music book (Average cost of a music book is $10)

Piano Class 3/
Grades 1-4

This class meets Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 5:15pm on the following dates:

October: 11, 18, 25

November: 1, 8, 15, 29 (No class November 22)

December: 6

Cost: $5 for your music book (Average cost of a music book is $10)

Piano Class 5/
Grades 5-7

This class meets Thursdays from 4:00pm – 5:15pm on the following dates:

October: NO 12, 19, 26

November: 2, 9, 30 (No class November 16 or November 23)

December: 7

Cost: $5 for your music book (Average cost of a music book is $10)

Piano Class 6/
Grades 8-12

This class meets Thursdays from 5:15pm – 6:30pm on the following dates:

October: NO 12, 19, 26

November: 2, 9, 30 (No class November 16 or November 23)

December: 7

Cost: $5 for your music book (Average cost of a music book is $10)

SMARTS Adult Piano Lessons, $

Have you always wanted to learn piano?  Have you taken lessons in the past and really wished you had continued?  Well here’s your chance!  SMARTS is offering piano classes for adults for the first time in our history.  Our Yamaha digital piano lab is the only one of its kind in the Mahoning Valley where students gain piano skills and are part of a musical community. Students interact with the teacher and other students through the use of state-of-the-art technology designed to personalize their learning experiences and meet every individual student at their skill level. SMARTS teachers are professionals in their field and come to us with years of experience and expertise.  SMARTS piano lessons are 75 minutes long once a week and include piano skills and music theory.  Each class consists of a 45 minute piano lesson followed by 30 minutes of piano theory.  SMARTS makes sure to complement our hands-on-music lessons by teaching topics such musical notation reading, technical exercises, repertoire exploration, and much more. SMARTS piano curriculum is designed to instill a core understanding and provide a comprehensive music learning experience for every SMARTS student.  Our facility, equipment and teachers make this a program you can’t find anywhere else in this area!

Requirements: If you miss more than 2 classes you will be dropped from this series unless you have prepaid for the entire fall semester.

Adult Piano Class: Classes are open to anyone who is over 18 and no longer enrolled in high school.

Cost: If you pay for fall classes in advance the cost is $20/class and a total of $160/fall semester. Payment to be made to SMARTS before the first class. If you choose to pay at the time of class each week the cost is $25/class. Payment to be made to SMARTS before each class. Music books cost $10 each.

Piano Class 4/Adult Piano Class, $

This class meets Wednesdays from 5:15pm – 6:30pm on the following dates:

October: 11, 18, 25

November: 1, 8, 15, 29 (No class November 22)

December: 6

SMARTS Visual Art

SMARTS Visual Art 3/A Planned City - American Institute of Architects Programming Grades 6-12

If you could design a city, what would it be?  Would it be as big Pittsburgh or as small as Columbiana or somewhere in between?  Does your city have roads and rivers, parks and lakes, public buildings and houses?  This course will introduce city planning and its importance.  Along with that, we will introduce and discuss different building types and spaces within a city.  We will look at housing, churches, parks and monuments, stadiums and sports arenas, and civic buildings.  Then we will bring them all together… and this will become your city.

Class projects include space planning, drawing, rendering, model building, clay sculpting and city building.

 

This class meets Tuesdays from 5:30pm – 6:20pm on the following dates:

October: 24, 31

November: 7, 14, NO 21, 28

December: 5

Previously Offered Classes

SMARTS Holiday Card Making Class

SMARTS held its annual holiday card making class with students. The students experimented with different art materials and created original holiday themed cards. All of our classes are taught by professional artists and educators. Each student will designed a card that centered around one of the three themes for this year; Unity, Peace and Love, and Youngstown’s Winter Wonderland. 

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SMARTS at Ohio One
25 East Boardman Street, First Floor
Youngstown, OH 44503

330-574-2787 (ARTS)
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