Group Classes

Six More Classes for the Insatiably Curious   
Tuesdays 11AM – Noon
April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
$60 for 6 week session
Instructor: Malcolm Brooks

Through discussions and casual presentations, we will return to some unsolved musical mysteries and venture into new ones. Possible mysteries include:

  •  – Harpsichord vs piano - how do you prefer your Scarlatti this morning?
  •  – The Double Bass personality - who plays something so inconvenient?
  •  – Melodic Rhythm - if you take away the pitches, do you still have a melody?
  •  – The Enduring Blues Progression - how has something peculiar become universal?
  • – Documentary Songwriting 3 - the Insatiably Curious design their third song
  •  – Performers as creators - what gives Casals or Gould the right to break the rules?
  •  – Pleasure and performance - what makes something a joy to sing or play?

 

Ukulele Group Classes

"There is a ukulele revolution going on…" An accessible, portable, inexpensive instrument for all ages, the ukulele can enrich your life and add a new dimension to family and community music making. In the 8-week courses students will learn the basic chords and strums necessary to play a varied repertoire of popular, folk and classical music. Resources will be made available to explore the instrument above and beyond this basic course. Students provide their own instrument and tuner. The instructor will provide the music, instruction and inspiration. Ukulele: it makes people happy!

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Intermediate Ukulele Group Class
Date & Time: Mondays 6:00-7:00PM

Cost: $60/6-week session
Instructor: Jeff Weinberger
This Intermediate level class will emphasize song learning. Through the songs of varied styles and techniques, students will learn not only more about uke playing, but also basic musicianship.

This session of Jeff Weinberger’s Ukulele Group Class begins with 3 weeks dedicated to single note, melody and scale studies and 3 weeks of chord melody playing (playing chords and melody simultaneously like piano or jazz and classical guitar).

Students should bring their own instrument and electronic tuner. Players must know at least 6 chords and be able to play a simple song all the way through. The entire spectrum of "intermediate" level playing will be covered though, and all players will have an equally important role.

 

Sax and Guitar

Jazz Ensemble

Date & Time: Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00PM
Cost: $60/ 6 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.