NMS is proud to give Master Classes in piano, voice, violin and guitar. We offer these classes twice a year for festivals, competition and exams.
The difference between a normal class and a master class is the setup. In a master class, all the students watch and listen as the master teacher takes one student at a time.
The students usually perform a single piece, which they have prepared, and the master will give them advice on how to play it, often including anecdotes about the composer, demonstrations of how to play certain passages, and admonitions of common technical errors. The students usually play the piece repeatedly, in light of the master's comments to attain perfection. Master classes for musical instruments tend to focus on the finer details of attack, tone, phrasing, and overall shape, and the student is expected to have complete control of more basic elements such as rhythm and pitch. All students can benefit from the master's comments on each piece.
Dress Rehearsals for competition will take place approximately 2 weeks prior. The venue is most likely our Hope Fellowship Church host. We invite parents and other spectators to the rehearsal. This is NOT a recital; all students take turns at various levels to benefit from comments and instructions from the teachers present
We have an annual Recital at the end of the Spring Semester. The fee for this recital is $25 per family with part of the fee going to a charity.
NMS gives out Awards yearly at the recital.
Best in category medals given to students at the recommendation from their teachers and for Kiwanis attendance.