5th-7th: Music Theory & Technology – iPads

Teacher Name: Michael Lacasse
Teacher Email: mjlacasse@gmail.com
Tuition: $160.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $20.00 OR in two semester payments of $80.00
Discount for Semester Payment: No
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $35.00 *Note: This supply fee covers insurance, cases, keyboards, etc., and it will be lower in future years. Optional equipment: usb midi keyboard (~$40)
Deposit (due at registration): $20.00
Grades: 5th-7th
Minimum Class Size: 8
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Class Time: 3rd hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours:

Required Materials or Books: music composition notebook

Class Description: Create music using BVC’s new computer lab!
The purpose of this course is to enhance the students’ understanding of the underlying principles of music, while exploring technology used to create, arrange, and perform music. The course covers music theory topics ranging from basic rhythm and chord progression to modes of the major scale. Students will become proficient with music software to recreate sounds and rhythms from a variety of music styles, and even compose their own songs. No prior musical skills necessary! This class will be beneficial and fun for both experienced musicians and motivated beginners.

Michael Lacasse

Michael Lacasse


Michael makes his living as a software engineer but loves music. He has played piano and percussion since childhood. While attending West Virginia University, attaining a degree in Computer Engineering, he enjoyed taking music theory and jazz improvisation classes in the music department. During college, he also competed on an indoor drumline and continued lessons in both piano and percussion. He plays regularly with a worship team at Fellowship Bible Church and enjoys helping his own kids at home as they learn guitar, saxophone, and drums. When it comes to using a computer to create and explore music, Michael considers himself an avid hobbyist. He is excited to share his passion for music and inspire confidence and creativity in his students.