Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy​

Music Study: Intensive Learning Labs     Spring 2024

Labs must begin in January!

  • ​Students are required to keep track of their weekly practice times and communicate those minutes with their music teacher.
  • All students are required to do a project for this class. Speak with your mentor for instructions.
  • Music Lessons Syllabus

Students and teachers must be able to readily switch to an online delivery and learning format at any point in the semester in order to register for classes.

Most music teachers are planning on providing in-person instruction unless the State of Michigan issues restrictions, in which case instruction must then continue online.  Some teachers may only be offering instructional labs online.  Be sure to clarify the current format from the start when you sign up with your teacher.

In addition to the required Music Project, the Partnership covers one Music Study intensive session (lab) per week for Kindergarten through 12th grade, up to our maximum weekly allowance.  Students in grades 6-12 may take an additional group music class.  Discuss fees with your chosen teacher before instruction begins; any amount charged above our allowance is the responsibility of the family.  

Students arrange for intensive training at a time that is convenient for the student and teacher.  Students must use a teacher who is already approved by the Partnership or the student will be responsible for all class fees. Approved teachers are listed on the instrument pages here on our website.

Contact us at  hspdocuments@shamrocks.us if you question whether or not a teacher is approved.

It is expected that once a student begins the class, he or she will continue throughout the remainder of the semester.  If steady, adequate progress on the Project, as guided by the student's mentor teacher, is not being made during the semester, the labs may be suspended.  Student may take one session and stop if they feel it is not a good fit.  You are responsible to take this class off your schedule.  If a student quits after more than one session but before Feb. 5, the family may be responsible for the costs incurred to that point. 

Teachers must contact us at hspdocuments@shamrocks.us to receive and complete paperwork to be eligible to teach Partnership students.

***Music teachers who teach Partnership students BEFORE being approved by the Partnership will NOT be paid for their efforts.

Questions or request for teacher qualifications? Email hspdocuments@shamrocks.us

Teacher of Record: Mandy Jankoviak

Choose from the list of approved teachers below. If your preferred teacher is not listed, contact our office immediately: hspdocuments@shamrocks.us

Choose from the list of approved teachers below. If your preferred teacher is not listed, contact our office immediately: hspdocuments@shamrocks.us

Choose from the list of approved teachers below.  If your preferred teacher is not listed, contact our office immediately: hspdocuments@shamrocks.us

Choose from the list of approved teachers below. If your preferred teacher is not listed, contact our office immediately: hspdocuments@shamrocks.us

Choose from the list of approved teachers below. If your preferred teacher is not listed, contact our office immediately: hspdocuments@shamrocks.us

Choose from the list of approved teachers below. If your preferred teacher is not listed, contact our office immediately: hspdocuments@shamrocks.us

Choose from the list of approved teachers below.  If your preferred teacher is not listed, contact our office immediately: hspdocuments@shamrocks.us

  • Citadel Dance and Music Center, Contact Susan Dietrich-Reed: Benton Harbor:  925 1099 
    viola, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, and ukulele
    www.citadelDMC.org
    Families are responsible for all costs above max partnership contribution
  • Music Academies (Val Rumpf), Niles: 362-5780 
    ukulele, viola, chin-cello, and recorder
  • School of American Music, Three Oaks Library: 269-409-1191  
    Ukulele and Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone​  http://schoolofamericanmusic.com
  • West Michigan Homeschool Fine Arts.  www.wmhfa.org
  • Dave Carlock's FRS Program, Benton Harbor, #310-480-4565, customerservice@funkinrockschool.com
    Bass Guitar, Ukulele
  • Evan Closser,  BSPS Choir Room and 602 N Main Street Studio,  917-657-8842, eclosser@homeoftheshamrocks.org Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Clarinet, and Saxophone
  • Jose Cruz, Berrien Springs, 269-240-3344 jcruz@vaes.org  
    Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Saxophone
  • Ramona King, #574-612-3765, rkharpist@yahoo.com   
    harp
  • Christina McMurray, Stevensville, text only to #317-519-6962,  mpemusicacademy@gmail.com   Ukulele
  • ​Alan Mitchell, Berrien Springs   alanm@andrews.edu  269-876-9953   
    Trumpet, Horn, Trombone,  Baritone, and Tuba​
  • Edward Randles, Berrien Springs, 574-271-8219,  edwrand@yahoo.com    
    Double Bass
  • ​Victor M. Reyes-Prieto,  Frobel Music,  Online only! Call to request packet. Berrien Springs, MI. 978-353-9325 Email: FrobelMusic@gmail.com.  
    bass guitar, ukulele, clarinet, and Recorder
  • Debra Rosengren, Berrien Springs, #269-277-3837   classicflute7@hotmail.com
    Flute   
  • Vladimir Slavujevic, MMus, LRAM, LTCL  Morning and online lessons are also available. Will teach at your home if you live within 5 miles from downtown Berrien Springs. NO extra charge for coming/driving.
    Emails:    vladimirslavujevic5@gmail.com   
    Home phone: 269-815-5254     Cell phone: 269-277-6950  
    Clarinet, Ukulele