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  ·  $202 ($192 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  ·  $202 ($192 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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle

Fiddle & Cello  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Monday or Tuesday with Brandi Berry or 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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Tuesday with Paul Tyler

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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Tuesday or Sunday with Steve Rosen or Jordan Wankoff

In Fiddle 2, you'll really start feeling the rhythm that defines the fiddle.

Fiddle 3

Fiddle & Cello  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 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  ·  $202 ($192 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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Any Day of the Week with Carlos Chacon, Barbara Silverman, Charles Kim, Dan Fulkerson, Bob Goins, Shelley Miller, Paula McKernan, Andrea Bunch, Steve Levitt, Matt Gallagher or Chris Corsale

For the complete beginner.

Guitar 1 Repertoire

Guitar  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 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 or Jane Hanna

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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Your playing will take on a new dimension.

Guitar 2 Repertoire

Guitar  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Any Day of the Week with Mary Peterson, Joel Frankel, Jimmy Tomasello, Anne-Marie Akin, Jason McInnes, Rebecca Toon, John Abbey, Steve Levitt, Steve Dawson, Tommi Zender, Louis Bardales, Chris Corsale 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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking.

Guitar 3 Repertoire

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Any Day of the Week with Mary Peterson, Barbara Silverman, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Charles Kim, Randy Morris, Shelley Miller, Cathy Norden, John Abbey or Tom Ryan

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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Linda Smith, Dan Fulkerson 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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Bill Brickey, Elaine Moore, Shelley Miller, John Abbey, Steve Levitt, Louis Bardales 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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

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  ·  $202 ($192 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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Tuesday, Thursday or Friday with Mary Peterson, Chris Winters, Elaine Moore or Cathy Norden

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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Saturday with Harlan Terson

A course designed for those who already play another stringed instrument.

Harmonica 1 and Repertoire

Harmonica  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 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  ·  $202 ($192 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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday with Renee Nanzer, Gwen Klemenz or Andrew Doney

Piano 2

Piano  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Piano 3

Piano  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Piano 4Ever

Piano  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Tuesday or Wednesday with Farah Farid or Renee Nanzer

Piano: Beginning Repertoire

Piano  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Friday with Tina Rose

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