Beginning Musicianship: Skills and Understanding with Kathy Sawada

Beginning Musicianship: Skills and Understanding with Kathy Sawada

February 21, 2018
4:30 pm

Olive Building, 5th Floor


If you’ve wondered how music theory instruction could help your child grow as a musician, join instructor Kathy Sawada and Community School parents at this free, half-hour workshop on beginning musicianship. She’ll answer questions like: Why is music theory important? What is musicianship, and how does it relate to music theory? What do students learn? What is it like to learn from Ms. Sawada? When is the right age to enroll in theory?

Join us for this open and informal talk with Ms. Sawada, who teaches music theory in the Community School of Performing Arts. You can ask questions, learn about her approach to teaching music theory, and interact with other parents who are interested in the program.

About Kathy

Kathy Sawada has taught piano and music theory classes at the Colburn School’s Community School of Performing Arts since 1990. In addition to the Colburn School, Ms. Sawada also was previously on the piano faculty of Greenwich House Music School (’87-’90) in New York City. Ms. Sawada earned her Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College (’76), Master of Divinity from Yale University, and Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She also completed Orff Level I training and was certified by the American Off-Schulwerk Association.

Presented by the Colburn Advancement Department.