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Location, day and time are based on individual classes and will be in the school at Bethesda.

2124 W Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

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Bethesda International Academy Fall classes 

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Step Into Piano - PreK 3 and Kindergarten

A group class to learn beginning piano fundamentals. This piano class is designed to build a strong music foundation prior to beginning private instruction. Our 4 areas of focus are *Note Reading * Rhythm Essentials * Ear Training * Sight Reading. Children will work with various tools learning notes on the keyboard as well as the staff. They will practice using rhythm and reading music. Each class will include keyboard time where children work toward keyboard orientation.

Fall Session:  September 16 - November 22nd Thursdays:  3:30 - 4:15

Tuition:   $200 (10 weeks)


Dramatic Debut - 1st through 4th Grade

A drama program for actors 1st - 4th grades suited to their energy and imagination. In a games-based format, children will express themselves dramatically, using props and costumes. Activities are inspired from familiar contexts like fairy tales, picture books, and pop songs and from the children's own inventive play. They include miming, charades, team-building, improvisation, and more. The session will culminate in a "talent show" of skits to which all are cordially invited.  

Fall Session - September 16 - December 13 Wednesdays  4:15 - 5:00

Tuition:  $240 (12 weeks)


Theater Club - 5th through 8th Grade 

This program is ideal for drama and musical theater enthusiasts. Theater Club will expand on current skills and prepare them for high school and other outside theater opportunities. The program will culminate in a holiday themed performance.

Fall Session - September 16 - December 13 Wednesdays  3:30 - 4:15

Tuition:   $240 (12 weeks)


Private Lessons

Private Lessons offered in Piano * Voice * Guitar * Students are accepted based on readiness beginning in kindergarten. Lessons are rooted in music fundamentals tailored to meet the interests and goals of each individual student.  Lessons may be held within the school as part of the after school enrichment program and are scheduled on a rolling basis. 

Schedule - Weekly 30 minute lessons on an ongoing basis. Schedule based on availability of instructor and student. 

Tuition:  $30 per lesson



 Holiday Stories and Songs - PreK 3 to Kindergarten

This short interim class between Thanksgiving and Winter Break will use holiday stories such as “The Nutcracker” to introduce classic holiday themed music. The session will explore the music in depth learning about the story and the music behind it.  Children will also enjoy learning common holiday carols.

Holiday Session:  December 2 - December 20 (3 weeks) Thursdays  3:30 - 4:15

Tuition: $65.00 (3 weeks)  ** Registration will be available beginning October 30th