Core Level Classes

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Accordion 1

Beginner

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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Accordion 2

Intermediate

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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

New Fingerboard Mappings with Gary Lee Joyner

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Saturday with Staff

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

Gary will unveil fresh insights into the guitar fingerboard. We will look at a couple elements of “standard” tuning that are keys to unlocking the confusing secrets of the fingerboard.

Vocal Technique for Guitarists

Beginner

Wednesday or Thursday with Bill Brickey or Julia Storke

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Singing and play all at once with an emphasis on the voice.

Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle

Beginner

Thursday with Brandi Berry Benson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Fiddle 1

Beginner

Tuesday with Steve Rosen

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Fiddle 2

Intermediate

Monday with Devin Shepherd

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Fiddle 3

Intermediate

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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Violin 1

Beginner

Monday with Brandi Berry Benson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Violin 2

Beginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Violin 3

Intermediate

Wednesday with Brandi Berry Benson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Guitar 1

Beginner

Any Day of the Week with Mary Peterson, Steve Doyle, Bill Brickey, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Charles Kim, Dan Fulkerson, Albert Martinez or Rebecca Toon

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

For the complete beginner.

Guitar 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Laura Doherty, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Dan Fulkerson, Catherine Norden, Rebecca Toon, Steve Levitt, Chris Corsale, Alicia Lees or Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday with Carlos Chacon, Barbara Silverman, Chris Winters, Elaine Moore, Albert Martinez, John Abbey, Tom Ryan or Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Your playing will take on a new dimension.

Guitar 2 Repertoire

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday with Dan Fulkerson, Shelley Miller, Albert Martinez, Paula McKernan, Chris Corsale, Alicia Lees or Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Guitar 3

Intermediate

Any Day of the Week with Mary Peterson, Mike Blackburn, Barbara Silverman, Chris Walz, Randy Morris, Shelley Miller, John Mead, Steve Levitt, Louis Bardales or Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking.

Extended Play: Guitar

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday with Mary Peterson, Chris Winters, Charles Kim, Elaine Moore, Catherine Norden, Jim DeWan, Louis Bardales or Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Make a long term commitment to improving your guitar playing skills

Guitar 3 Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Bill Brickey, Charles Kim, Elaine Moore, John Mead, Catherine Norden, Jim DeWan, Andrea Bunch or Matt Gallagher

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Beyond Guitar 3

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Bob Goins, Catherine Norden or Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday with Mary Peterson, Dan Fulkerson, Shelley Miller, Catherine Norden or John Abbey

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Guitar Fingerboard Theory

Intermediate

Monday, Wednesday or Saturday with Chris Winters, Steve Levitt or Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

This class is highly recommended for all guitar students. Make it a point to enroll at some point in your musical journey.

Guitar 4Ever

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Chris Winters, Shelley Miller, Jacob Sweet, Tom Ryan, Steve Levitt, Steve Dawson, Tommi Zender or Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Guitar 4ever with Holstein

Advanced

Saturday with Ed Holstein

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

The one and only legendary folk icon, Ed Holstein holds court for acoustic guitarists.

Guitar and Vocal Studio

Intermediate

Wednesday with Elaine Moore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Grab that guitar and sing and play with others.

Advancing Guitar: Licks and Tricks

Intermediate

Tuesday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Learn approaches to the fingerboard designed to improve your playing

Fingerstyle Workshop Series

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Monday with Michael Miles

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Return To Guitar

Open to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Crash Bass for Guitarists

Beginner

Saturday with Harlan Terson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Folk/Blues Harmonica 1

Beginner

Friday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Piano 1: Introduction to Piano

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday with Farah Farid, Paul Giallorenzo, Julia Storke, Renee Nanzer or Kelsey Georgesen

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

(previously named Introduction to Piano)

Piano 2

Beginner

Thursday, Friday or Saturday with Paul Giallorenzo, Cassie Fox or Kelsey Georgesen

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

(previously named Piano: Beginning 1)

Piano 3

Beginner

Monday, Wednesday or Thursday with Farah Farid, Julia Storke or Kelsey Georgesen

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

(previously named Piano: Beginning 2)

Piano 4Ever

Intermediate

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Paul Giallorenzo, Julia Storke, Cassie Fox, Renee Nanzer or Kelsey Georgesen

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

(previously named Piano: Intermediate)