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    Improving his creativity

    Our students have many opportunities to experience the Arts. They can practice their skills, or learn new hobbies with our 8-week “Interest Clubs”. Drawing and painting, video making, cooking, shooting, yearbook, horsemanship, chess are a few of the “Interests” we offer to students.

    The Annual Talent Show is an opportunity for our students to exhibit their artistic abilities and talents to their classmates and the Oaklawn staff.

    Exposure to the arts is also enriched by visits to museums, concerts and movies, during weekly outings and special outings.

    Music

    Each of our students is enrolled in the general music course.  He will receive two 50 minute classes in music each week.  The music course is designed to give each Oaklawn student an exploratory experience in which he will study a variety of topics related to the appreciation and performance of music.

    The topics of study for the course include:

    1. BASIC MUSIC THEORY

    I Students  develop  skills  related  to  note  reading,   note  writing,  rhythmic  accuracy, pitch and sound production.

    2. APPLICATION OF MUSICAL SKILLS

    Students develop an understanding of musical concepts through practice and performance.

    Students participate in an instrumental exploratory session designed for all students to learn about the different instruments and their specific sounds.

    Students  will  try  many  instruments  and  determine  whether  or  not  they  would  like  to“CUSTOMIZE” their experience by enrolling in special lessons or groups.

    Student  performance  opportunities  present  themselves  throughout  the  year  and  include Parents Weekend, Christmas Program (required) and Graduation (required).

    3. MUSIC OF THE MASS / MUSIC´S ROLE IN CATHOLIC TRADITION

    CUSTOMIZABLE OPTIONS (at additional cost to student)

    Students also have the opportunity to “CUSTOMIZE” their musical experiences here at Oaklawn.  A student may choose to enrich his experience by enrolling in our private or small group lessons for one or more of the following instruments at an additional cost per weekly lesson.

    • Guitar
    • Electric Bass
    • Drum Set
    • Piano

    Students interested in other orchestra instruments may be able to connect with instructors from a local music school.  The offering varies from year to year, and is available by parent permission only.   There is an additional fee for transportation, instrument rental, and instruction.