Alongside harmony and singing instruction, students are offered a unique music curriculum split into 5 levels of ability.
Each level incorporates two major fundamental aspects of music education: music theory and sight-reading.
Lessons are taught weekly online via Zoom with our teachers.
Musical symbols are marks and symbols in musical notation that indicate various aspects of how a piece of music is to be performed
Students learn the fundamentals of written symbols in music and their meanings. Examples: staff, note, dynamic markings, rhythmic articulations, clefs, etc.
Learn to sing a variety of ascending and descending
scales that ultimately help with pitching.
Students will sing various scales and arpeggios using solfege. Examples: major, 3 types of minor, pentachords, pentatonic, whole-tone, etc.
Learn how to clap and count outlooks
Students will be provided with rhythmic examples and asked to clap the rhythms in the examples while counting along in a subdivision.
Learn to read short sections of notes in order to advance to more complicated sight reading
Students will be provided short patterns of notes to read in succession, excluding rhythm.
Being able to identify the name of notes on the staff.
Students will learn to notate (write down) examples of notes/phrases played aurally.
We utilize SightReadingFactory.com for our sight-reading curriculum.
Practices and tests are timed and recorded with disappearing measures.
Example taken from Squad Sight Reading Level 1C.
For those wanting to audition for solos in our official albums and box-music videos, or for those wanting to learn how to properly set up their at home studios and microphone, the Online Recording Class is for you. This class sets students up to learn the fundamentals of recording high-quality vocals on their own using GarageBand. Using a computer or laptop is ideal but phones and iPads are possible.
Students get 3 x 45min private online classes.
1. Recording Device
Adapter for iPhones or iPads
Adapter for iMacs or MacBooks
3. Garage Band App
Click to download:
Do you walk around the house making drum sounds all the time? Want to put that skill to good use? Come learn Beatboxing (Vocal Percussion) with our awesome beatboxing master Parker Wright.
Beatboxing is used in a cappella music to emulate the drums and rhythm section by making various sounds with the voice and mouth and is a VERY important member of the team.
Learn the fundamentals of beatboxing including the basic drum sounds:
Learn how to create grooves, how to read a written form of beatboxing and how to lead a song’s tempo. Eventually you will be able to create your own groove to suit any song.
One of our most FAVORITE Add-Ons is the Box Music Video / Album Package. All our students are eligible to sign up and each semester we release a professional album on all music streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon, etc.
Students who have taken the online recording class are eligible to audition for solos. All other students will submit harmonies using voice memos on their phones and film themselves in the comfort of their homes.
Depending on the song, students will receive costumes and make-up to with occasional tutorials for the more complicated looks.
Check out some of our favorite videos on our Youtube page!
Students get 2 professionally-edited videos and 3 professionally-mixed songs per semester. Those who wish to solo must complete the Online Recording class.
LIGHTS , CAMERA, ACTION!
1. Squad recommended Ring Light.
2. Smart phone with a high quality camera