Group Classes

Summer Reading Orchestra
Tuesdays 6-8 pm

Bay Chamber Recital Hall

4 sessions: June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7

$10.00/session (drop in or sign up for all four)

Led by Deirdre McClure

Our Summer Reading Orchestra returns on June 26 for four sessions. This informal ensemble plays through works in the standard orchestral repertoire. Musicians of all ages are invited to attend these focused, yet enjoyable rehearsals. This summer, we invite players to read through concertos, in addition to playing the symphonies, overtures, and suites we love. Please call the office to sign-up or just come to the first rehearsal!

Conquering Performance Anxiety

What: 4 sessions, 90 minutes each

When: Tuesdays: June 26, July 10 and 24, and August 7; 3:30-5PM

Where: Bay Chamber Music School Recital Hall

Cost: $60

Enrollment limit: 7 participants

Led by Deirdre McClure

We are offering this new group class for anyone looking for guidance about overcoming nerves while performing. It has come up more than once that many musicians (especially adults, its seems) face debilitating anxiety regarding playing for others, even in a casual and friendly setting. To address these issues, Deirdre will be leading the class which will meet for four sessioins just prior to her Summer Reading Orchestra.

Build confidence and conquer anxiety through weekly performance practice and feedback.
Breathing techniques, correct posture and dress, and mental strategies for beating stage fright are all addressed.
In each session all participants perform one short piece.
Small class size promotes trust and full participation.

uke class

Ukulele Group Class
Day & Time: Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

Cost: $60/6-week session
Instructor: Jeff Weinberger

The main theme of this class will be "The right strum for the song". A common question is how to know what strum is appropriate for any given song. We will look at music from many genres and seek the answers to this question. The class will perform these songs together as a group after practicing them and getting to know them. A sub theme of the class will be melodic playing and how to handle the single note melodies in these songs. Those who are comfortable with that aspect, will play the melodic parts while others perform the strumming parts to form an ensemble sound. This is a performance oriented class with an emphasis on lots of hands on group playing.

Sax and Guitar

Jazz Ensemble

Date & Time: Mondays 6:30 – 7:30PM

Starting March 5
Cost: $80/ 8 week session
Instructor:  Mike Whitehead and Nate Martin

Explore jazz in a fun supportive environment.
We will be using simple jazz/blues tunes to explore the key components of jazz; rhythm, harmony, melody, improvisation and group interplay. Come to learn what jazz is all about or to expand your existing knowledge. All instruments and voices are welcome.

The Jazz Ensemble is free for any students currently enrolled in private-instruction at Bay Chamber Music School.