New Courses Coming Soon!

Thank you for visiting our new courses page. The classes listed below are coming soon pending student interest. If you are interested in enrolling in one of the classes listed, please take a moment and join our course waitlist. We will notify you once the class is set to run. 

Creative Piano Laboratory

Creative Piano Laboratory is a piano course that offers lab-based individual and group music instruction. Students from beginner to advanced levels will cover piano/keyboard skills & techniques, score reading, and a diverse mix of songs. During the course, students will - create, perform, respond, and connect to music. The piano laboratory consists of eight individual piano keyboards that include headsets where student-to-student, student-to-teacher, and group playing will be performed. For example, students and the teacher can work one-on-one, or with the push of a button, everyone in the class can play, hear each other and work on songs together.
 
Students learn to listen, enjoy, play, read, understand, and appreciate every aspect of music through this one-of-a-kind course. As they advance, students study performance, improvisation, and composition. This course offers a relaxing environment where students are able to realize their potential of learning to play the piano. Research has shown time, and again that intellectual, emotional, and physical development is positively and deeply impacted by music study.

Sewing Fundamentals

Sewing Fundamentals is designed to introduce students to fundamental sewing techniques through the lens of the fashion industry. Students will learn to operate a sewing machine, learn to execute different seam and hem finishes, learn about fabric theory, and learn to cut and sew patterns through approachable and fun sewing projects. This course will give students a taste of what the fashion industry has to offer, or pick up a new hobby!

How Music Helps: Self, Others, and In Action

Block 1 is designed to introduce students to music in health and provide musical experiences that foster exploration of how music can help ourselves. Students will learn about the four ways engagement can occur in music-making (ie: “Four Methods of Music”) and participate in experiementals that apply these concepts to music-making. Students will begin addressing the social/emotional benefits of music as they relate music therapy course content to their own personal passion for music.

Content Examples:
Music Experimental Examples (Relating to 4 Methods of Music):
  • Definition of music (in relation to health)
  • Using music to self-regulate/motivate
  • Four methods of music
  • Self-care vs. self-soothe
  • How music helps with stress relief
  • Creating (prompted) playlists to promote self-expression
  • Songwriting to creatively explore various prompts
  • Lyric analysis to expand understanding/context of existing songs
  • Instrumental improvisation to emphasize free music-making
  • Instrumental exploration  to learn qualities of sound/emotion

Jazz Arts Program

The essential element in jazz, making it unique in the world of music, is improvisation. Jazz musicians have developed the skill of improvising into a “High Art” form. From Luis Armstrong to Miles Davis and many others, jazz is one of the only original American art forms. The Jazz Arts Program at the LuHi Arts Academy is looking for students with an “ear” for jazz. This course aims for the young musician to use the tools involved in jazz improvisation and develop the skills necessary to construct a coherent, thoughtful, exciting solo. Through this course, students are able to build their musical talents and fully experience the unique beauty of jazz music.

*Audition required to be eligible for course. Please see the link below to view the requirements for video submission. Videos should be shared via Google Drive or emailed to artsacademy@luhi.org

Audition Information

Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School    |    131 Brookville Road, Brookville NY 11545    |   516.626.1700
Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School is a Christ-centered, college-preparatory school whose mission is to glorify God by educating young people in body, mind, and spirit.