Mosaic School of Music & Fine Arts


MAG Church is excited to announce a new program called Mosaic School of Music and Fine Arts! Many of you are familiar with Psalmist School of Music and Fine Arts in the past.  Since the founders of this organization have recently retired, we strongly feel that the mission of Psalmist should go on, especially in Medina County.  


We have a large percentage of homeschool students and families who want to grow in Christian character by glorifying God, and desire to develop their tools for effective worship and evangelism.   With that being said, MAG Church (830 Lafayette Rd, Medina, OH 44256) will be hosting  “Mosaic School of Music and Fine Arts.” 


We will be offering classes in dance, music, art, science and sign language!


Important Dates & Times:

Dates for this program are September 23 to April 21, 2021 on Wednesdays starting at 9 a.m.


Class Times:


9:00-9:45


Beginner Piano

Bass Guitar


9:45-10:30


Budding Scientists

Beginner Sewing

Music For Little Mozarts

Acoustic Guitar


10:30-11:15

Choir

Biology in the Bible

Percussion


11:15-12:00

Beginning Sign Language

Worship Leadership

Whacked on Rhythm


12:15-1:00

Music Theory

Beginning Art


1:00-1:45

Keyboard Harmony


Studio Arts


1:45-2:30

Song Writing



 


Help us Spread the News!


While Psalmist Global is still active in various places around the world, “Mosaic” will be right here in Medina County. And even as your children have grown over the years, I am confident that your family received blessings from God in participating in Psalmist in the past. Let’s continue the blessings by spreading the word to new friends, relatives or neighbors who might just be waiting for a program like “Mosaic!”



MOSAIC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Please take a look at the list of courses that Mosaic will offer. Below, you will find all the classes with a description attached to them.  

Beginner Sign Language

(Ages 5 & up) - Welcome to the world of sign language! Through American Sign Language (ASL) we will be having fun learning the basics, like the alphabet, words and phrases, animal and household signs and even using ASL grammar. We will be praising God all the way too, by learning how to sign worship songs, hymns and simple prayers.

Biology in the Bible

(Ages 10 & up) - In this course our scientists will get a brief overview of the basics of biology and how it all plays into God’s creation.  Some topics we will explore are cells, classification, plants, animals and ecology. We will also have fun while looking through a microscope and performing a few experiments along the way. Science should never be boring! God made an amazing world, so join us and let’s discover it together! Lab Fee $5


Budding Scientist

(Ages 5 - 9) - In this course our budding scientists will get a brief overview of the basics of science and how it all plays into God’s creation.  Science should never be boring! God made an amazing world, so join us and let’s discover it together! Lab Fee $5

Choir

(Ages 8 & up) - Come, praise the Lord through song!  Use your voice to blend with others in unison and using harmony. Students will learn vocal and breathing techniques, warm up exercises and music theory, along with singing a variety of music. Must have at least 5 students engaged in this class.


Beginning Piano

(Age 8 & up) - Students will be learning about hand position, finger numbers, basic rhythms, musical terms and be introduced to all key names as well as learning to read music on the printed page. Piano students must have a piano or keyboard at home for daily practice. Mosaic will provide keyboards for classroom use. Book Fee $10

Music for Little Mozarts

(Ages 5 - 8) Students will be introduced to appropriate piano instruction for their age level, such as finger numbers and moving up and down the keyboard, high and low sounds, quarter notes, rests and bar lines. Singing, rhythm and listening skills are developed along with an appreciation for a variety of musical styles. Piano or keyboard is highly recommended for home, but not necessary. Parents are encouraged to come to the first class. Book Fee $10

Beginning Sewing

(Ages 10 & up) will teach basic sewing skills such as threading needles, tying knots and sewing on buttons.  Students will be introduced to a variety of tools including sewing machines and irons. Lessons will include hand stitching as well as machine stitching.  The main project for this session will be a pillow case, along with some fun, smaller projects as they learn certain skills. Lab fee $5


Studio Arts


(Ages 13 & up) Art is an important part of our education. It fosters creativity, it is an outlet for expression, and it

pushes us to think outside the box. The goal of this class is for students to gain a better understanding of art techniques while learning how to use art in different areas of our lives.

This class will focus on the beginning aspects of studio art. Students will learn basic artistic skills such as shading, use of texture, color theory, mapping, and etc. 


The mediums students will use are graphite pencil, acrylic paint, and watercolor. By the end of class students will have learned the building blocks of the artistic method, while

creating a few masterpieces of their own.  Lab fee $5


Whacked on Rhythm with Boomwhackers 


(Ages 8 & upNo other musical training necessary.  In this class we will be learning some music theory such as the different type of notes and rests and how to read music on the printed page.  We will be learning different types of rhythm, how to play a steady beat, chords and bass patterns.  We will be learning about tempo and syncopation and listening to a variety of music.  This is a fun way to learn about music and praise God with these new instruments called boomwhackers.


Beginning Art


(Ages 8-12) Art is an important part of a child's education. It is an outlet for creativity in a safe environment

and it gives children a chance for self expression. The goal of this class is for students to gain a

better understanding of art techniques while having a great time creating.


During this class students will learn basic artistic skills such as drawing three dimensional, 

shading, use of texture/color, and etc. The mediums students will use are colored pencil, graphite pencil, and acrylic paint. By the end of class students will have learned beginning building blocks of artistic techniques, while creating a few masterpieces of their own

Book Fee $5


Acoustic Guitar

 (Ages 10 & up)  This course will include instruction on chording, strumming, and effective use of a capo.


Worship Leadership

 (Ages 12 & up)  Worship and Church leadership is more than just playing and singing worship songs, it is a discipline that can change Church culture. This course is a discussion about fundamental leadership skills, including how to choose effective worship songs, how to grow as a band leader, and how to minister to the Lord and love others through our leadership.


Bass Guitar

 (Ages 10 & up)  This course will include instruction on right and left hand fingering technique, bass tone, understanding chord charts, and locking in with a band.

Percussion 

 (Ages 10 & up)  In this course, students will learn basic drum notation, rhythms, and wrist technique, and become comfortable behind the drum kit.

Music Theory     

                                                                                        (Prerequisite: Student must have at least 1 year of basic music background)  Music Theory is the “rulebook” for the creation of music. A basic knowledge of Theory is necessary for musicians, especially songwriters and composers. This course covers Theory fundamentals including notation, keys, chord structure, and chord progression.  This class partners well with Keyboard Harmony.

Keyboard Harmony 


(Prerequiste:  Student must have at least 1 year of basic music background)  This course is designed for musicians who need to gain a basic understanding of piano technique to aid in their songwriting skill, theory knowledge, or to supplement other instrumental skill. Topics covered include understanding sheet music, basic sight reading, chording, scales, and fingering technique.  This class partners well with Music Theory.

Songwriting 


(Ages 12 & up)  This course is an exploration of the balance between personal creativity and standard songwriting techniques. Students will explore the lyrical differences between genres, and the associated song structures and writing formulas. Students will also learn the process of song creation from start to finish and will be able to present their written ideas for discussion.