Lessons and Classes

Private Lessons

Music mentoring is available for everyone of all ages and abilities. Fall semester is 14-weeks long and Winter/Spring semester is 18 weeks long. Focus is on guitar, voice, beginning piano, music technology, or any combination of these instruments.

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2018 Winter/Spring Classes:

Guitar Maintenance: January 19, 2018 – $10

Julia Kamanda will teach you how to select and change your strings, use a guitar humidifier, and polish the wood. We will discuss the importance caring for our instruments so they maintain a good sound. Highly recommended for the beginner guitar student of every age. Class includes a new set of strings and a peg winder for each student. Parents are welcome to attend so they can better understand what it takes to take care of a guitar. 6 students max. Register here

Creative Piano: February 9, 2018 – $15

Teaching artist Caleb Heckman will lead the group in new ways to approach the piano, introducing simple major and minor chords, the bedrock of popular music. We will play fun music theory and ear training games to sharpen our listening skills and deepen our understanding of the keyboard. Highly recommended for the beginner piano student age 7-12. 6 students max. Register here

Singer/Songwriter Workshop: March 16, 2018 – $20

 

Taught by local singer/songwriter Liz Fulmer, this class introduces the skills musicians need to write songs: selecting chord changes, writing lyrics, and finding the melody needed to convey emotion. We will do a variety of writing exercises and music games that reinforce these skills and have fun collaborating on new music. Some time will be spent listening to well-known songwriters, both past and present. For any young musician who is interested in songwriting. Recommended for ages 11-17. Register here

Stage Performance Workshop: April 6, 2018 – $20

Local jazz singer Amy Banks will work on the nuances of what it means to be a singer onstage. Vocalists are storytellers and need to use their whole body and honest emotion to move an audience. Up your performance game by learning to calm stage fright, exude confidence, and present yourself professionally. Recommended for vocalists age 10 – 17. Register here

CReATE Ensemble: Fridays in April 2018

Young Musicians age 5-7: 4:30 – 5:15pm ($30)
Young Musicians age 7-11: 5:30 – 6:45pm ($50

The CReATE Contemporary Music Ensemble has added a class for even younger musicians this year! In just four weeks time, each group of musicians will learn to play or sing a part for a contemporary song, and perform as a group in the Young Musician’s Showcase. No music experience necessary!  Register

 

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