Pop & Rock Classes



Study the styles, play the tunes - join the band.

Concept Album Ensemble »

Join us for a the summer session as we take on the Moody Blues' classic album "Days of Future Past". Driving the bus is the guitar guru himself, Steve Levitt. Open to all players of intermediate skill level. It's a great way to improve your style.

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Tom Petty Ensemble »

Calling all American Girls, Mary Janes, Refugees and Vampires in the valley. Don't back down or breakdown here's your chance to learn and celebrate one of the most iconic songbooks around. John Mead will teach the tunes and gear you for performance. The waiting is the hardest part…

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List of All Pop & Rock Classes (71 found)

Basslines For An Endless Summer

Bass  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

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

Saturday with Harlan Terson

A little bit of soul, a little bit of surf pack your bathing suit.

Bass Groove Lab

Bass  |  Group ClassIntermediate

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $147 ($137 members)

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Wednesday or Saturday with Steve Levitt

You call the tune; we'll learn the tune.

‘90s Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($206 members)

Tuesday with John Mead or Andrea Bunch

Whatever dude..East Village, East London, Eastern Europe, East Building.

Band Coaching Adult

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Saturday with Bob Goins

Beach Boys Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with Cathy Norden

Take your ensemble playing and harmony singing skills to a higher level with the music of a true genius, Brian Wilson.

Daytime Beatles Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Friday with Steve Levitt

Session 4 Let It Be Session 5 Abbey Road

Beatles Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Wednesday with Steve Levitt

Session 4 Let It Be Session 5 Abbey Road

Beatles for Beginners

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with Charles Kim

The music of the Fab Four simplified for those who have only played a short while.

Mellow Gold Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($206 members)

Monday with Cathy Norden or Steve Dawson

Have you ever been mellow? Here's your chance.

Classic Album Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Saturday with Charles Kim

Session 4; “Nevermind” by Nirvana

Concept - Soundtrack Album Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with Steve Levitt

Session 4: “Days of Future Past” by The Moody Blues

Modern Country Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

Come explore your 21st century inner twang.

The Wrecking Crew Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Monday with Alton Smith

From the Chairman to the Monkees and loads in betrween

Disco Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

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

Eclectic Electric Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($206 members)

Wednesday with Steve Doyle or Tommi Zender

we can take this bus anywhere you want.

Ensemble Basics

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Tuesday or Saturday with Charles Kim

Get your act together before joining an ensemble or group.

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements and more.

Glam Rock Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($206 members)

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

Grateful Dead Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with Steve Levitt

Come join Uncle Steve's band

Grunge Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Sunday with Shelley Miller

yeah yeah whatever…where are my Doc Martins?

Here and Now Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Monday with Andrea Bunch

Just what it says, contemporary music.

Jam Band Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Monday with Jon Wall

Let's kick out the jams and get better while we're at it.

John Prine Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($206 members)

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

Latin Grooves and Roots Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Sunday with Manny Bances

Add some spicy flavorings to whatever style you play: Jamming with Latin Roots music and contemporary funky fusions.

Mountain Goats Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Saturday with Shelley Miller

Folks have asked and now we're offering it.

Muppets Mania

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

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

Monday with Charles Kim

New Orleans Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

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

One Hit Wonders Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Poets of Pop Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

We're paying attention to both lyrics and groove.

Pop Divas Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

A room full of stars. Join the constellation.

R&B Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Wednesday with John Mead

Immerse yourself into the work of an artist or musical movement.
Session 3 Gladys Knight Session 4 Stevie Wonder

Reggae Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with Gregg Ostrom

Come get you some ska, rocksteady, roots reggae, and dancehall from the great nation of Jamaica.

Riot Grrl Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Rockabilly Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

Join this rootsy band comprised of a combination of R&B mixed with country influences.

Soul Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($206 members)

Thursday with Alton Smith or Bill Brickey

Session 3: The music of Muscle Shoals- Aretha, Wilson, Clarence and more

Soundtrack of the Windy City

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

Connect with your metropolitan roots!

Tom Petty Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with John Mead

Oh hell yes! Baby put on your party dress and join the band.

Women's Acoustic Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Monday with Andrea Bunch

Come together to celebrate popular music by women from all eras.

Women's Rock Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

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

Yacht Rock Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with Cathy Norden

Rock & Pop Chamber Music

Fiddle & Cello  |  Group ClassAdvancedNew!

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

This class is offered on alternating sessions with Folk & Classical Chamber Music.

RPA Ensemble aka Dawson's Guitar 4Ever

Guitar  |  Group ClassAdvanced

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

Thursday with Steve Dawson

A group of 4ever students under Dawson's leadership

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar

Guitar  |  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 Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Lead Guitar Basics

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

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

This and other musicianship classes are offered in rotation thru 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.

Rhythm Guitar

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

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

Monday with Dan Fulkerson

Focus on one of the most essential elements of playing guitar and music itself.

Building Chord Vocabulary

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

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

Monday or Thursday with Dan Fulkerson or TBA

Let's go beyond bar chords and learn to respond fearlessly to any chart.

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

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

Monday with Jacob Sweet

Fun easy pieces to add pizzazz to your style.

Fingerstyle Repertoire

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

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

Thursday with Randy Morris

Develop a songbag of solo accompaniments and instrumentals in a variety of styles.

Pop Guitar Techniques and Arrangements

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

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

Tuesday with Chris Corsale

If you feel like it's time to add a few bells and whistles to your playing, then this is the class for you.

Overdrive 2 Electric Guitar Styles

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

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

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

Enhancement medication for the electric guitarist.

Extended Play

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

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

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Alvin McGovern, Chris Winters or Dan Fulkerson

Make a long term commitment to improving your guitar playing skills

Hard Rock and Metal Unplugged

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

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

Thursday with Dan Fulkerson

All the licks, all the tricks - but with minimal hearing loss.

Introduction to Electric Guitar Styles

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

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

Wednesday or Thursday with Dan Fulkerson

Make the transition from acoustic to electric.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar 1 Skills

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

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

Sunday with Chris Winters

Expand techniques and your personal riff artillery within the framework of songs and progressions in the blues/rock idiom.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire

Guitar  |  Group ClassAdvanced

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

Sunday with Chris Winters

An ongoing class which develops repertoire in the blues/rock genre.

Beatles Acoustic

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

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

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

Helter Skelter to Hare Krishna all acoustic

Beatles Fingerstyle Guitar

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

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

Monday with Michael Miles

A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

French Chanson Repertoire for Guitarists and Singers

Guitar  |  WorkshopIntermediateNew!

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Sunday with Staff

Guitar Study Hall

Guitar  |  Group ClassOpen to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $0 ($0 members)

Monday or Wednesday with Steve Levitt

A free Q & A with one of the school's renown guitar gurus. COME BY AND WE'LL HELP PLACE YOU IN THE PROGRAM

Manouche Guitar Gypsy Style Introduction

Guitar  |  WorkshopIntermediateNew!

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Saturday with Staff

Jump into this vital guitar style.

Introduction to Gypsy Jazz Guitar

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

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

Monday with Michael O'Toole

8 chord shapes will enable you to start playing in this style

Heavy Metal Hits and Misses

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

Explore a potpourri of heavy metal music.

How to Play Guitar in a Band

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

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

Sunday with John Mead

Learn how to play with others it's different than playing by yourself!

Manouche Guitar Gypsy Style Melody

Guitar  |  WorkshopIntermediateNew!

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Saturday with Staff

Get your Django chops on.

Rockabilly Guitar Styles

Guitar  |  WorkshopIntermediateNew!

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Sunday with Staff

Cats and Kittens let's get ready, steady, GO!

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.

Blues Bass Techniques & Forms

Bass  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 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.

Playing Reggae Bass

Bass  |  Group ClassAdvanced

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.

Piano Lab: Dueling Pianos

Piano  |  Group ClassAdvanced

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

Ukulele 3: ‘Ukulele Ensemble

Ukulele  |  Group ClassOpen to All

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

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman

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