Core Level Classes



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List of All Core Level Classes (27 found)

Accordion 1

Accordion  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Ian Wilson with your contact information.

Accordion 2

Accordion  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Ian Wilson with your contact information.

Acoustic Stones

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday with John Mead

Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle

Fiddle & Cello  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday with Matt Brown

Get comfortable with the violin, even if you've never played a string instrument before!

Fiddle 1

Fiddle & Cello  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Tuesday or Wednesday with Colby Maddox or Steve Rosen

Begin with the basics of fiddling and learn to play simple tunes in no time.

Fiddle 2

Fiddle & Cello  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Ian Wilson with your contact information.

Fiddle 3

Fiddle & Cello  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday with Colby Maddox, Steve Rosen or Jordan Wankoff

Fiddle 3 is a good place to start for intermediate fiddlers or advanced classical violinists.

Fiddle 4

Fiddle & Cello  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Tuesday with Paul Tyler

Rosin up your bow and come on down.

Guitar 1

Guitar  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Any Day of the Week with Mary Peterson, Mike Blackburn, Steve Doyle, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Charles Kim, Dan Fulkerson, Shelley Miller, Cathy Norden, Paula McKernan, Andrea Bunch, Steve Levitt or TBA

For the complete beginner.

Guitar 1 Repertoire

Guitar  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Any Day of the Week with Mary Peterson, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Chris Walz, Dan Fulkerson, Elaine Moore, Shelley Miller, Cathy Norden, Jim DeWan, Jane Hanna or Louis Bardales

Improve your skills by learning lots of great songs, different strums and a few licks, while singing and playing at the same time!

Guitar 2

Guitar  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Carlos Chacon, Mary Peterson, Joel Frankel, Mark Dvorak, Shelley Miller, Rebecca Toon, John Abbey, Steve Dawson, TBA, Louis Bardales, Chris Corsale or Deanna Devore

Your playing will take on a new dimension.

Guitar 2 Repertoire

Guitar  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Any Day of the Week with Linda Smith, Jimmy Tomasello, Shelley Miller, Anne-Marie Akin, Jason McInnes, Cathy Norden, Tom Ryan, Paula McKernan, Steve Levitt, Tommi Zender, Matt Gallagher or Deanna Devore

This class is great entry point for the self taught. You will build repertoire and develop skills.

Guitar 3

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Linda Smith, Barbara Silverman, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Charles Kim, Dan Fulkerson, Randy Morris, Bob Goins, Anne-Marie Akin, Tom Ryan or Deanna Devore

Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking.

Guitar 3 Repertoire

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Any Day of the Week with Bill Brickey, Dan Fulkerson, Shelley Miller, Cathy Norden, John Abbey, Steve Levitt or Louis Bardales

Armed with the knowledge of bar chords one can expand their repertoire to include many idioms.

Beyond Guitar 3

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Linda Smith, Dan Fulkerson, Steve Dawson or Tommi Zender

A special level for students who want to continue on the path of musical growth offered during our morning classes or within the confines of our Armitage location.

Guitar 4

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Friday or Saturday with Charles Kim, Elaine Moore, John Abbey, Steve Levitt or Deanna Devore

Students of Guitar 4 are well on their way to being able to perform and to express themselves musically.

Guitar 4Ever

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Chris Winters, Mark Dvorak, Dan Fulkerson, Jacob Sweet, Rebecca Toon, Steve Dawson or Chris Corsale

Students have been known to repeat this class endlessly! And of course, learning the guitar is a lifelong journey.

Guitar and Vocal Studio

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Tuesday or Wednesday with Elaine Moore or Chris Corsale

Grab that guitar and sing and play with others.

Extended Play

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday with Mary Peterson, Chris Winters or Steve Levitt

Make a long term commitment to improving your guitar playing skills

Crash Bass for Guitarists

Bass  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Many of our Bass classes rotate through the year. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Harmonica 1 and Repertoire

Harmonica  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Skip Landt

Learn the basic skills used in blues, gospel, folk, country, and more!

Harmonica 2 and Repertoire

Harmonica  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Skip Landt

Students will play songs in the first three "positions" and will learn/develop note-bending skills.

Piano 1: Introduction to Piano

Piano  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday, Thursday or Saturday with Farah Farid, Gwen Klemenz or Andrew Doney

Piano 2

Piano  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday with Farah Farid, Renee Nanzer or Andrew Doney

Piano 3

Piano  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday with Farah Farid, Renee Nanzer, Gwen Klemenz or Andrew Doney

Piano 4Ever

Piano  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Tuesday with Renee Nanzer

Piano: Beginning Repertoire

Piano  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Wednesday with Farah Farid

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