We are one week away from starting our Winter Class session and we couldn’t be more excited! Sign up for a class and get ready to be a part of the music!
For ongoing classes, we are currently offering Voice, Harmonica, and Ukulele for Adults, and Beginner Ukulele and Early Childhood Education classes for kids! We also have a one-day performance masterclass, Own the Stage with Meghan Cary on February 9th!
Mondays, 8:00 – 9pm, January 27th to March 2nd
Come improve your singing with Molly Hebert-Wilson! This beginner/intermediate class will cover breathing and support, how to sing without tension, expanding vocal range through learning how to use your chest, mix and head resonance, and how to connect to your material and the audience in performance.
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 7 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
Early Childhood Education Classes
Wee Folk (Recommended Newborn to 24 months)
Wee Folk sessions will continue to introduce gentle sounds to your Wee Folk’s tender ears through sing-a-longs, stories and basic children’s percussive instruments. Parents and caregivers can participate in lullabies and sing-a-longs and help little ones clap along to basic rhythms. Wee Folk classes will also introduce more movement as our little ones become more active.
PB & Jammers (Recommended 2 to 5 years)
Our PB & Jammers will get a hands on experience with some basic instruments including shakers, bells and tambourines. They will learn the fundamentals of rhythm and melody as well as a basic introduction to singing and music theory.
Own The Stage with Meghan Cary
Sunday, February 9th, 2020, 3pm-5:30pm
Own the Stage, Meghan Cary’s masterclass in performance, is an afternoon intensive of in-the-moment coaching on the stage with an audience of your peers. Meghan will help you identify ticks and tricks that aren’t serving you, freeing you to connect with your story, express that story authentically and powerfully, and by doing so, draw your audience into it. In this fun group environment, everyone learns not only by being coached individually, but also by observing others breaking through in the moment on the stage. Step out of old habits and onto the path to freedom, confidence, and JOY on stage.
If you want to bring your show to the next level, book bigger, better venues and fests, or simply feel more comfortable (i.e. have more fun!) sharing your songs in a circle or at an open mic, this workshop will help get you there.