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Guitar Class

$90

with Randy Lindsey, MMA

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Learn to play songs in just a few classes this fall! While we discuss technique and practice chords and strumming, we'll work on reading music in standard notation and guitar tablature.Get some new strings, start practicing, and bring lots of enthusiasm and questions about guitar! New students: $20 materials fee paid to instructor. No class Oct. 14 and Nov. 11.

Jam Time

$75

with Randy Lindsey, MMA

Calendar Sep 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class is for musicians who are past the beginner stage. Our Jam Time Class will have discussions and hands-on practice with how each musician can be an integral part of the overall sound of making music with others. If you can tune your instrument and you can play through basic chord changes and/or melodies, and you are looking for something more to complete the joy of making music, this class is for you. We're talking guitar (even electric), voice, bass, keyboard, mandolin, fiddle, ukulele, sax, whatever. Come ready to build your skills by playing with other musicians. Materials supplied by the instructor.

Just Once Guitar for Busy People

$25

with Don Pride

Calendar Oct 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you’ll learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment and you won’t have to take private lessons! This crash course teaches some basic chords and will get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Topics include how chords work in a song, how to form the three main types of chords, how to tune your guitar, basic strumming patterns, how to buy a good guitar and things to avoid, and how to play along with simple tunes. Bring your acoustic guitar to class. Required materials fee of $29 for workbook and practice DVD will be collected in class by instructor. Limited to 15 students. For more information, visit justonceclasses.com. No discounts.

Just Once Piano for Busy People

$25

with Don Pride

Calendar Dec 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

You don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Required materials fee of $29 for workbook and practice CD is collected in class by the instructor. No discounts.

Mixed Level Belly Dance

$140

with Josephina Gasca

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Authentic Belly Dance, or raks sharqi, is an ancient form of dance. Raks sharqi means “dance of the east” in Arabic. Belly dance celebrates every body type and every stage of life. The dance is proud and powerful and soft and sinewy with elegant and isolating movements emanating from the core. It’s the Pilates of dance. And so much fun! In this mixed level class, we will work with improvisation and group choreography, as well as continually working with subtleties of technique at whatever level you are. Please wear comfortable clothing, similar to what you might wear to a yoga class that will allow for free movement and the ability to see your movement. Hip scarves make it even more fun. You can dance barefoot or in a pair of comfortable dance shoes. Zils (finger cymbals) and veils will also be used in class and are available for purchase from the instructor. No class Oct. 14 and Nov. 11.

Mixed Level Belly Dance FREE TRIAL

Free

with Josephina Gasca

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Authentic Belly Dance, or raks sharqi, is an ancient form of dance. Raks sharqi means “dance of the east” in Arabic. Belly dance celebrates every body type and every stage of life. The dance is proud and powerful and soft and sinewy with elegant and isolating movements emanating from the core. It’s the Pilates of dance. And so much fun! In this mixed level class, we will work with improvisation and group choreography, as well as continually working with subtleties of technique at whatever level you are. Please wear comfortable clothing, similar to what you might wear to a yoga class that will allow for free movement and the ability to see your movement. Hip scarves make it even more fun. You can dance barefoot or in a pair of comfortable dance shoes. Zils (finger cymbals) and veils will also be used in class and are available for purchase from the instructor. No class Oct. 14 and Nov. 11.

Singing Class

$90

with Randy Lindsey, MMA

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This fall we will have fun singing songs in parts (SATB) while discussing vocal production to help you become a stronger, more confident singer. Our singing class is not only for enjoying singing together; we will also address concepts such as accuracy of pitch, projection, pronunciation, and personal style. Come discover the capabilities of your own voice! New students: $15 materials fee paid to instructor. No class Oct. 14 and Nov. 11.

Ukulele Extravaganza

$55

with Margie Landis

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks
For many years the happy instrument so closely associated with Hawaii has been experiencing a huge revival around the world. Here is your chance to take part in the ukulele revolution. Folks of all adult ages will enjoy playing this very cool but accessible instrument. In this class students will learn to read music and play songs by picking and strumming. No prior musical experience is necessary. The instructor taught instrumental music at Mt. Ararat Middle School and after taking a leave of absence to study music therapy at Arizona State University, she fell in love with playing the ukulele. Students need to have their own standard (soprano), concert, or tenor ukulele in good working condition for use in this class. Students will need to purchase "Ukulele in the Classroom Book 1, C6 Tuning" by James Hill & Chalmers Doane, available online from Empire Music, West Music and Groth Music. No class Oct. 14 and Nov. 11.




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