Columbia College Chicago

Kids Classes

Sherwood offers opportunities for students to learn and enhance individual skills while experiencing the joy of making music with others. Our range of group classes covers many instruments and styles, and offers something for everyone!

* For current tuition rates and schedule, visit our Online Registration Center.


New! Kayla Gets What She Wants - An Original Musical

Ages 6 - 8

New for Summer 2013!

This original musical play, written especially for children ages 6, 7 and 8, is about Kayla, who is sent to her room for being disrespectful. In the midst of pouting, her toys and furniture come to life to teach her a valuable lesson. This original musical theatre piece was written to be performed by young children, and no auditions are required to participate. The class culminates in a final performance that is free and open to the public.

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Kids Piano Lab

Ages 6-8

Kids Piano Lab is an ideal way to try out the piano in a group setting and build the foundation for continued individual study in piano or other instruments. Students will acquire a familiarity with the keyboard, learn beginning music reading skills, and play simple melodies. Classes are taught in Sherwood’s digital keyboard lab. There are three levels of Kids Piano Lab meant to be taken sequentially.

Kids Piano Lab - Level 1 (ages 6-8): 
Introductory students will learn basic concepts and techniques on the instrument including music reading skills and simple one hand melodies. 

Kids Piano Lab - Level 2 (ages 6-8): 
Level 2 participants will begin working on two hand pieces as well as further developing music theory and technical skills.

Kids Piano Lab - Level 3 (ages 6-8): 
Level 3 participants will expand on the skills from Level 2.

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Children's Piano

Kids Piano Lab

Ages 9-12

Kids Piano Lab is an ideal way to try out the piano in a group setting and build the foundation for continued individual study in piano or other instruments. Students will acquire a familiarity with the keyboard, learn beginning music reading skills, and play simple melodies. Classes are taught in Sherwood’s digital keyboard lab. There are three levels of Kids Piano Lab meant to be taken sequentially.

Kids Piano Lab - Level 1 (ages 9-12): 
Introductory students will learn basic concepts and techniques on the instrument including music reading skills, simple two hand melodies, scales, and arpeggios.

Kids Piano Lab - Level 2 (ages 9-12): 
Level 2 participants will progress to learning 3-note chord voicings and extend their range on the instrument.

Kids Piano Lab - Level 3 (ages 9-12): 
Level 3 participants will expand on the skills from Level 2.

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Kids Guitar

Ages 6-8

Are you interested in playing for family and friends or becoming the next rock star? Kids Guitar class is a great way to get introduced to the guitar! Learn chords, strumming patterns, and melodic lines as well as how to play with others in a fun, relaxed setting. There are two levels of Kids Guitar meant to be taken sequentially: Kids Guitar 1 and Kids Guitar 2.

Kids Guitar 1 (ages 6-8): 
Kids Guitar 1 participants will learn basic concepts and techniques on the instrument including how to read and play melodies and chords on the first three strings. 

Kids Guitar 2 (ages 6-8): 
Kids Guitar 2 students will learn all notes in the first position as well as how to play at least one solo piece.

A guitar is required for all guitar classes. Sherwood does not rent guitars, however, your instructor can help recommend one for you.

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Kids Guitar

Ages 9-12

Are you interested in playing for family and friends or becoming the next rock star? Kids Guitar class is a great way to get introduced to the guitar! Learn chords, strumming patterns, and melodic lines as well as how to play with others in a fun, relaxed setting. There are two levels of Kids Guitar meant to be taken sequentially: Kids Guitar 1 and Kids Guitar 2.

Kids Guitar 1 (ages 9-12): 
Kids Guitar 1  participants will learn all of the notes and chords in the first position, as well as how to play in a duet setting. 

Kids Guitar 2 (ages 9-12): 
Kids Guitar 2 students will progress to second position, play solo pieces in two voices, and expanding their theory knowledge to include new keys.

A guitar is required for all guitar classes. Sherwood does not rent guitars, however, your instructor can help recommend one for you.

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Voice for the Young Performer

Ages 6-12

Discover your singing voice in a fun, relaxed, and supportive class!  Through a diverse array of activities and songs, kids will learn about sound production, breathing, diction and interpretation in an ensemble environment.

There are two sections of ‘Voice for the Young Performer’ for children, one for ages 6 – 8, and one for ages 9 – 12.

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Voice