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Piano Klass Kidz at Cadek

Piano Klass Kidz provides an accessible small group and one-on-one format for children ages 6 to 8 who are learning piano. This structure builds self-esteem and confidence and paves the way for traditional music lessons and beyond. 

Research in early childhood music education has shown that group instruction not only imparts basic music skills, but also provides an enjoyable, stress-free environment for learning. This program enables students to learn and develop skills in a group setting, helps them connect with their peers, and serves as an excellent preparation for the next step in learning music—private instruction at Cadek. 

Piano Klass Kidz Upcoming Terms
This two-year program is designed specifically for students 6 to 8 years old. Students participate in 45 minutes of weekly instruction in note reading and music development. During each class, technique, theory, repertoire, and ensemble work are emphasized. A recital at the end of each term allows students to showcase their newfound skills and achievements with family and friends. 

Enrollment for each class is limited to six students, and classes are available for new and returning students.




Explore visual arts through Cadek at GPS!

Cadek is excited to add introductory visual art classes to our offerings. 

  • Small group class sizes for a supportive learning environment
  • Introduction to drawing, painting, and sculpting
  • Designed for elementary girls and boys, ages 7-10
  • Held on the GPS campus in the school’s art studios
Open your eyes to wonder and creativity! Is your elementary student interested in exploring the arts? Join longtime GPS art teacher Meg Brock for an introduction to visual art. Ms. Brock will guide students through drawing, painting, and sculpture techniques. 

Cadek art classes are open to everyone, girls and boys, ages 7 to 10.

Young students are naturally inquisitive, and art experiences are critically important to fostering creativity. This six-week session provides a hands-on introduction to the visual arts that can unlock creative inspiration and introduce basic visual art techniques at a formative age.




Flute Choir with Dr. Ronda Benson Ford

Weekly rehearsals—Mondays 6:30-8 p.m.
In the Band Room at Girls Preparatory School

Develop your practice, gain independence on the flute, and learn new, fun pieces as part of this engaging weekly chamber music group. Led by Dr. Ronda Benson Ford, an esteemed flute instructor at Cadek and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Flute Choir at Cadek gives flute students a space to practice and grow. 

Flute choir is open to any flutists who have played for at least three years. The group will play standard flute choir repertoire, as well as arrangements of pieces from musicals and pop music. 
  • Open to flutists who have played for at least three years. Private lessons are not a prerequisite for participation.
  • Flute Choir rehearsals are held weekly on Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m., at in the band room at GPS.
  • Flute Choir will perform one recital each semester.
For specific details and placement inquiries, please contact instructor Dr. Ford at Ronda-Ford@utc.edu. 



Collaborative Piano - The Art of Accompanying with Andrea Tierney

For late intermediate to advanced pianists
1 Saturday/month, 45 minute classes

Will focus on the skills needed to play in an ensemble as well as to accompany soloists. Group classes will touch on sight reading, harmonization, and basic arranging skills, as well as the opportunity to accompany both instrumental and vocal soloists, as well as choral ensembles. Pianists will play both piano duets and duos, always with an emphasis on healthful, injury preventive technique.




Suzuki Group Piano with Andrea Tierney and Suzuki Group Violin with Bryony Stroud-Watson

A group class built to complement private instruction to enrich students and parents musical journey. 


How it Works

If you're interested in music lessons through Cadek Conservatory, get started here. If you're new to the Conservatory, please click "New Student Placement" below and fill out the form.