The Community Music & Arts Network
 

Current Staff:

Pamela West-Finkle, Director
* K-12 NYS Certified Music Teacher
* Masters in Music Education
* Five independent album releases
* Parents’ Choice Award Winner
* Ten year classical/symphonic

 performance career
* Twenty year rock/blues/folk

& children’s performance career
* Singer/songwriter, composer,

producer, arranger,

multi-instrumentalist & conductor.

*Grant-writer/Executive

Administration, Press Contact

 

Jenna Petrone & Sage Finkle

Photographers


JAM CAMP PAST COUNSELORS:

Faith Spangler

* 2017 Graduate of Delaware

Academy

* EP Release 2018 produced by

Pamela West-Finkle

* Performing Singer-Songwriter,

Guitarist, Pianist

* Music Industry Major at

SUNY Adirondack

*Student of Pamela West-Finkle


John Hultenius

*2017 Graduate of Delaware Academy

*2012 Jam Camp Attendee


Matthew Curran, Band Counselor
·
Ten year performance career
·
Two independent album releases
·
Youngest guitarist sponsored by

Gibson guitars
·
Frequent appearances on NYC

 radio & television
·
2009 & 2012 Jam Camp Counselor
·
Guitar prodigy, singer-songwriter, composer, producer, drummer,

bassist.


MW Degen
·
Hartwick College – Bachelors in

 Music Education

Boston University -- Masters
·
K-12 NYS Certified Music Teacher
·
String teacher at Delaware Academy in Delhi
·
Bassist extraordinaire!

Joseph Piasek
·
Elmira College Music Education Major
·
Theatre
·
Singer-songwriter, pianist
·
Several years music camp counselor experience

Arthur Piczc
·
Technical Director/Recording

& Sound Guru/Equipment Manager
·
Senior at SUNY Oneonta’s Music

Program
·
President of the SUCO Music

 Industry Club
·
Bassist extraordinaire!
·
Product creation and marketing
·
Member of SUCO’s Jam Band

Ensemble

Assistant Counselor
·
Cassie DeLuise
·
Elmira College Theater/Dance Major
·
Music & Theater camp counselor experience
·
Former student of

Pamela West-Finkle

Counselors in Training
·
Matthew Keating, 2012

Stamford Central School Graduate,

Metal Guitarist, singer, songwriter,

2009 Jam Camp attendee,

Former Student of Pamela West-Finkle

·
Robin Ward, 2012 South Kortright

Central School Graduate, Tenor

Saxophone with Dirty Blind,

2011 Jam Camp Attendee

· Caleb Howland, 2012 South Kortright Central School Graduate, pianist extraordinaire, singer, arranger

Programs


All programs require pre-registration.  Flexible Payment Plans, Credit Cards, Sliding Fee, and Scholarships are available.  Please contact Director, Pamela West-Finkle to inquire: FunMusic4Kids@aol.com or 607-652-2330 | 607-441-8448.

Music Together®

Mixed Age Family Classes 
(Birth to age 5 & Caregivers) 

Open Registration is going on NOW!
Please give us a call
(607) 441-8448 or 607-652-2330
Or Email FunMusic4Kids@aol.com
to schedule your
FREE Sample Class!

 

Fall, Winter & Spring Song Collection
Sessions are
10 Weeks. Summer Collections run during the month of July into early August. New families wishing to try out the program are always welcome to take a trial class any time of the year or come to one of our free demonstrations scheduled throughout the year.

Registration includes beautifully illustrated parent education materials, an activity songbook, a CD, digital download of that collection of songs.  There are nine collections total with three "best of" summer collections--three fabulous years of family fun!

New locations may offer introductory classes at a reduced commitment and tuition, featuring the

Music Together® Family Favorites CD


All classes are subject to enrollment.  Please call or email to pre-register for a free demonstration as class times and locations are also subject to change.


Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center - Production Building
24 Market Street, Oneonta, NY
www.foothillspac.org
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm


INTERGENERATIONAL & OUTREACH CLASS
Robynwood Assisted Living Center, corner of Walnet & Maple St., Oneonta
http://www.robynwood.com

(Class is held in the downstairs Dining/Activity Hall)
Thursdays, 10:00 am


Accompanying siblings under 9 months FREE. 
Maximum 12 children per class.

Ten Week Session:
$177 First Child New Family
$160 for Returning Family
(Shorter sessions will be prorated)

More children under age seven? 
Add:
$73 for Second Child New Family
$65 for Returning Family

$50 for Third Child New Family
$45 for Returning Family 

Introductory classes have prorated tuition based upon the number of weeks, and include the Family Favorites CD and booklet. 

Not all classes may be running in the summer session. Call for Summer Session Rates and class availability.

Accompanying siblings under 9 months FREE. Older siblings are always welcome to join us on occasion, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, visiting friends or nannies/babysitters - No charge! A caregiver can be anyone who has a bond with that child.

Some sibling scholarships for children 1-7 may be available depending on space availability.

Maximum 12 children per class.



Pay Pal Accepted. (Go to Admissions & Enrollment Tab) to download registration forms and pay with Pay Pal/Visa/MC.  Pay Pal pull down menu is for the ten week session ONLY.  If you have worked out a payment arrangement or prorate, please use the Donate tab on the left column of this website to enter the agreed upon payment.

Checks should be made payable to:
CMANetwork or the Community Music & Arts Network

If you desire to preregister in advance and wish to send a check with registration form, please call 607-441-8448 or FunMusic4Kids@aol.com to request the address.

Flexible payment plans and partial scholarships may also be available, depending on time, location, and enrollment.





Why should my child participate in an early childhood music class?

Music Together®

classes are based on the belief that music expression is as much a basic life skill as walking and talking, and that ALL children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence and pleasure in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning.  


By emphasizing actual musical experiences rather than concepts about music, we introduce children to the pleasures of making music instead of passively receiving it from CDs or television.  Integral to children’s musical development is the active participation of parents and caregivers

Up to ten children, infants to age seven, meet once a week for 45 minutes to experience new songs, chants, small and large motor movement activities, and instrument jam sessions.  Children and adults have many opportunities to create and play, experiencing improvisation at the most joyous and fundamental level.

Children may or may not participate in class as they choose and are given the freedom to respond in their own way, according to their own developmental level and temperament.  The children learn in class by listening, observing, feeling their parent’s movement, and playing and experimenting themselves.  This learning is then reinforced at home by parent/child music interaction during your family's daily activities.

Regardless of your background in music, you can give your child a love of music.  Parent enjoyment, not musical skill, is the single most important factor in fostering a love of music-making in children.  Do something wonderful for yourself and your child  and join us for some family music fun!



PRIVATE LESSONS FOR ALL AGES AVAILABLE
in
 voice, guitar, piano, flute, bassoon, saxophone, music theory, pitch/ear training, rhythm development, beginning rock drumming,
drum circle, improvisation, and audition
or performance coaching.


Fee:  
$30 per hour 
$25 for 45 min
$20 for 30 min

Group
Lessons &
Family
Lessons
available!
(Family lessons are especially recommended for guitar students under age eight)
Call
607-441-8448
607-652-2330
or email
FunMusic4Kids
@aol.com
to inquire.
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