Beginner’s Harmonica for Adults with Seth Holzman (ages 13 and up):
Every Monday, 6:30 – 7:45pm, January 27th, 2020 through March 23rd, 2020 (no class February 17th)
Learn to play simple traditional folk songs and elementary blues on one of America’s most popular, portable instruments – the harmonica! Basic techniques such as bending, trilling, tongue-blocking, vibrato, and wah-wah will be covered. Individual attention will be given to each student. No musical background is required. Bring a 10-hole diatonic key of C major harmonica (such as the Hohner Special 20, Hohner Marine Band Model 1896, or equivalent) to the first class. Required text may be purchased for $9.00 from the instructor the first night. (Optional: bring a tape recorder, a digital recorder, or some other recording device if you wish to record the classes.)
REGISTER FOR BEGINNER’S HARMONICA HERE
Blues Harmonica 1 (Ages 13 and up)
Every Monday, 8:00 – 9:15pm, January 27th, 2020 through March 23rd, 2020 (no class February 17th)
Let’s continue our work with the harmonica and focus on the Blues. The harmonica’s unique sound is integral to the distinctiveness of many great blues bands. Learn some techniques and styles of background and lead playing. We will work on songs by Slim Harpo (“Something Inside Me,” “Raining In My Heart”), Little Walter (“Last Night,” “Hoochie Coochie Man”), Sonny Terry (“Bring It On Home To Me”), etc. Bring a 10-hole diatonic key of C-major harmonica such as the Hohner Special 20, Hohner Marine Band Model 1896, or equivalent, to first class. Required text may be purchased for $9.00 from the instructor the first night. (Optional: bring a digital recorder or some other recording device.) (Note: This class is for people who have taken Harmonica For Beginners or others who have acquired similar skills and knowledge and have Seth’s permission to take the class.)
REGISTER FOR BLUES HARMONICA 1 HERE
Beginner Ukulele (Ages 13 and up) with Christopher Davis-Shannon
Every Tuesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, January 28th, 2020 through March 3rd, 2020
A crash course in the most adorable instrument around! In six weeks we will learn everything from the beginning, no prior music experience necessary. We’ll explore tuning the uke, proper posture, open position chords and learn a host of old folk music! Feel free to bring your own ukulele but even if you don’t have one yet we have plenty to use while you’re here.
REGISTER FOR BEGINNER UKULELE HERE
Intermediate Ukulele (Ages 13 and up) with Christopher Davis-Shannon
Every Tuesday, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, January 28th, 2020 through March 3rd, 2020
Learn the true joy of ukulele as we explore everything from traditional Hawaiian techniques to mainland swing strumming to baroque classical music. You’ll be surprised what this little instrument is capable of!
REGISTER FOR INTERMEDIATE UKULELE HERE
Beginner Guitar (Ages 13 and up) with Joe Makovieki
Every Thursday, 7pm – 7:45pm, January 30th, 2020 through March 5th, 2020
Start your musical journey with the world’s most popular instrument! We’ll start from the beginning, learning chords, finger-picking, and some songs. Always wanted to play but never had the chance? We’ll have you making music in no time!
Intermediate Guitar (Ages 13 and up) with Joe Makovieki
Every Thursday, 6pm – 6:45pm, January 30th, 2020 through March 5th, 2020
In Intermediate Guitar we will build upon the skills learned in beginner or on your own. We will learn more intermediate level chords. We will focus on more major, minor, and pentatonic scales. We will focus on right hand strumming technique in multiple time signatures and folk styles. We will also practice playing together for about half of each lesson, fostering the ability to play with someone in a pick-up setting using the chords and scales we’ll focus on. This is a mixed level intermediate guitar class for all who have taken Joe’s classes or a similar equivalent before. We will also be doing some focused learning of repertoire as discussed in previous classes.
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