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  • Banjo

    Learn to play the banjo in the old time clawhammer style. Beginning This course is for beginners and those with a bit of experience. We’ll start with right hand technique and chords. The goal will be to learn a handful of melodies that people actually play in open G and, hopefully, in double C and G modal tuning. Learning by ear will be stressed but handouts of banjo tab will also be available. Continuing For clawhammer banjo players who can already play at least a handful of tunes and who are looking to learn more in G, G modal, and in double C tuning. We will focus on the right hand technique as well so that you can get the best sound that you can. Take out your banjo and polish up your playing! Please note: Students must have a banjo.
  • Drumming: Beginner (Adults)

    Gain the foundational skills you need to play your favorite music on the drums. Using practice pads, cover all of the necessary skills to master this fun instrument. Start with stick control and learn how to properly grip and balance drumsticks using both hands. By the end of the session, you’ll be starting to add in and coordinate your feet. We will talk about rhythm and start learning how to sight read. Come learn how to play a great musical instrument and have fun doing it! Please note: Bring a drum practice pad and set of sticks to each class. Otherwise these will be available to borrow during class. Supplies are limited. Suggestions on purchasing items will be included in the Registration Confirmation email.
  • Guitar

    Beginning Our talented and passionate instructor will help you learn the elements of guitar and the basics of music in a fun, group-oriented format. Acquire the tools you need to play songs with the group or to continue learning on your own. No experience required; all you need is a guitar and one or two hours a week to practice. Continuing This course is perfect for anyone who has completed Introduction to Guitar or who has been playing guitar for a while. Come join us if you are looking for a fun and supportive environment to continue learning and playing. We will focus on developing stronger musical skills through playing individually and with the group. Please note: Students must have a guitar.
  • Intro to Music Theory

    Reading music is a fundamental skill for any musician. Grow your confidence as a musician as you discover all aspects of music literacy from reading notes, rests, and beats to understanding scales and chords. Make more sense of music with the ability to finally understand why certain combinations of notes sound better than others. You will be able to more formally analyze work from some of your favorite artists and maybe even get your own creative juices flowing whether you compose, arrange, transpose, or transcribe music! No prerequisite required.
  • Piano: Beginner

    Learn how to play the piano in no time with this introductory class. With the one-to-one relationship of keys to notes and the intuitive layout of the music with bass and treble clefs corresponding to each hand, piano is one of the easier instruments to learn how to play. We’ll focus on learning how to read the music, then work on playing with correct fingers. Piano is one of the few instruments that calls for both hands to play equally. Leave this class knowing how to play basic scales in both hands, creating a deep rich sound. Please note: Students must have a tuned piano or digital piano keyboard along with an adjustable camera or two (phone, computer, iPad), one on the keyboard and both hands, the other on the score (share screen) or face. Instruction will be provided on the best setup on the first night of class.
  • Scene Study: Intermediate Acting

    Discover your hidden acting talent—or reawaken it—in a safe, fun, nonjudgmental, and creative space. Work with and learn from peers as we create believable, honest characters onstage. This is a scene study class, so expect to spend time in and out of class exploring character development and listening and responding to your scene partner with honesty. Some prior acting experience will be helpful but is not required as we will spend a lot of time working together in class to practice our craft.
  • Ukulele (Adults)

    Have you always wished you could play a musical instrument but thought it would be too hard—or too late—to learn? Try the ukulele! The approachable uke is the instrument of choice for great-sounding, portable music. Beginning Starting with tuning and holding your ukulele, learn the basics quickly and start playing songs you love right away. Simple chords will have you sounding great after just one class. You’ll soon have a repertoire of popular songs from many genres. Learn how to find ukulele chord charts, strum and sing at the same time, and strum rhythmically with confidence. Continuing You’ve learned several basic chords and can strum three-chord songs—what’s next? Elevate your skills to move to the next level. Learn how to play barre chords fluidly, strum interesting rhythms in a variety of genres, and enhance your strumming with cool percussive techniques. Learn to play and sing a wide variety of songs and know which strum patterns to use. We'll explore fingerstyle uke with tablature for plucking cool rhythmic patterns and even some recognizable riffs and melodies. Please note: Bring your own uke. A clip-on tuner is recommended but not required.
  • West African Hand Drumming

    Explore djembe, a goblet-shaped drum played with bare hands, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Learn techniques to make basic drum sounds—bass, tone and slap—to create rhythms integral to West African culture. All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Please note: A limited number of drums are available to borrow.