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Guitar for Beginners

$69

with Pat Colwell

Calendar Jan 22, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This class is designed for those who are either rusty or who have never played. Don’t worry if you can’t read music. Participants will learn to play basic chords that will allow you to join in on simple songs. You will become familiar with the parts of your guitar, “open” chords, finger placement, different genres of music and much more. Soon you will be strumming along to your favorite music! Bring your acoustic guitar, tuner, and a flat pick. A 3- ring binder or pocket folder is highly encouraged.

Please note:  there will be no class on February 19.

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Acoustic Jam Session

$69

with Pat Colwell

Calendar Jan 22, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 19 weeks

Tired of strumming your guitar alone in your basement or garage? Ready to take the next step and start playing with others? This class will provide students with a low pressure, non judgmental opportunity to experience the joy that comes from making music with other people. We will focus primarily on acoustic guitar-based music, but other acoustic instruments such as mandolins, fiddles, bass & harmonicas are welcome, as are people who would like to try singing with a group. Students should have a solid understanding of their instruments including tuning, basic chords and rhythm patterns and be willing to work in small groups with other musicians. The ability to accept constructive feedback from an instructor is also important. 

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East Coast Swing

$71

with Louis Moniz, JR

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Remember that great party you went to last summer? Remember when you got up and tried to channel Saturday Night Fever and everyone just stared? Don't let that happen again! If you learn how to Swing, you'll be the life of the party, impress the boss and probably get a raise. Who doesn't want that? Swing can be danced to a wide variety of music, making it one of the most "useable" dances. No experience necessary, just a desire to have fun! Both couples and singles are welcome.

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Line Dancing

$71

with Louis Moniz, JR

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Line Dancing is back and hotter than ever! Join other dancers and conquer the steps or just come for the great exercise. You never need a partner, but you can bring all your friends and have a lot of fun. Mad Louie will teach both current and older dances being done at local establishments. Wear proper footwear (for safety). No clogs, flip flops, crocs or open back shoes.

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Up Close and Personal with the Great Highland Bagpipe

$15

with Vera Maheu

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

We've all heard Amazing Grace, Auld Lang Syne and many other songs played on the bagpipes. Here's your chance to see how they work! Learn about the different parts of the bagpipes, how to tune them, and how they're different from other instruments. We'll talk about the pipe's history and traditions, find out about available classes and how you can participate in a pipe and drum band. If you're brave enough, you might just get a chance to play them. Are the pipes calling you?

Just Once Guitar for Busy People

$24

with Don Pride

Calendar Mar 16, 2020 at 6 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 how to play along with simple tunes. Bring your acoustic guitar to class. A materials fee of $29.00 for workbook and practice DVD is due to instructor at the class.

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Just Once Piano for Busy People

$24

with Don Pride

Calendar Apr 6, 2020 at 6 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. You can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one evening; 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. Students do not need to bring a keyboard to this class. A materials fee of $29.00 for workbook and practice CD (for each registrant) is due to the instructor at class. Cash/check only.

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