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

Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle

Beginner

Wednesday or Thursday with Brandi Berry or Matt Brown

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

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

Fiddle 1

Beginner

Tuesday or Sunday with Paul Tyler or Jordan Wankoff

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

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

Fiddle 2

Intermediate

Tuesday with Steve Rosen

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

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

Violin 1

BeginnerNew!

Wednesday with Brandi Berry

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

Violin 2

BeginnerNew!

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

Violin 3

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday with Brandi Berry

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

Guitar 1

Beginner

Any Day of the Week with Linda Smith, Dan Fulkerson, Bob Goins, Jimmy Tomasello, Shelley Miller, Albert Martinez, Cathy Norden, John Abbey, Steve Dawson, Tommi Zender, Louis Bardales, Chris Corsale or Deanna Devore

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

For the complete beginner.

Guitar 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Any Day of the Week with Mary Peterson, Joel Frankel, Chris Winters, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Charles Kim, Bob Goins, Jimmy Tomasello, Shelley Miller, Rebecca Toon, Louis Bardales, Matt Gallagher or Deanna Devore

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

Any Day of the Week with Mary Peterson, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Charles Kim, Chris Walz, Randy Morris, Shelley Miller, Jason McInnes, Paula McKernan, Steve Levitt, Louis Bardales or Deanna Devore

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

Your playing will take on a new dimension.

Guitar 2 Repertoire

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Carlos Chacon, Mary Peterson, Linda Smith, Barbara Silverman, Bill Brickey, Charles Kim, Randy Morris, Shelley Miller, Cathy Norden, TBA, Chris Corsale or Deanna Devore

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

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

Guitar 3

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Carlos Chacon, Mary Peterson, Barbara Silverman, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Dan Fulkerson, Shelley Miller, Paula McKernan, Andrea Bunch, Steve Levitt or Chris Corsale

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

Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking.

Extended Play

Intermediate

Tuesday, Thursday or Friday with Mary Peterson, Chris Winters, Elaine Moore or Steve Dawson

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

Make a long term commitment to improving your guitar playing skills

Guitar 3 Repertoire

Intermediate

Any Day of the Week with Mary Peterson, Steve Doyle, Charles Kim, Elaine Moore, Cathy Norden, John Abbey or Andrea Bunch

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

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

Beyond Guitar 3

Intermediate

Monday, Wednesday or Sunday with Linda Smith, Mike Blackburn or Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 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 or Wednesday with Elaine Moore, John Abbey or Jim DeWan

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

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

Guitar 4Ever

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Chris Winters, Mark Dvorak, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Dan Fulkerson, Jacob Sweet, Tom Ryan, Steve Dawson or Tommi Zender

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

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

Guitar and Vocal Studio

Intermediate

Tuesday or Wednesday with Elaine Moore, Rebecca Toon or Tom Ryan

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

Grab that guitar and sing and play with others.

Advancing Guitar: Licks and Tricks

AdvancedNew!

Tuesday with John Mead

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

Learn approaches to the fingerboard designed to improve your playing

Guitar Study Hall

Open to All

Monday or Wednesday with Steve Levitt

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

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

How to Strum (Nearly) Anything

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $101 ($96 members)

Crash Bass for Guitarists

Beginner

Monday with Harlan Terson

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

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

Folk & Blues Harmonica 1

Beginner

Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Skip Landt

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

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

Harmonica 2 and Repertoire

Intermediate

Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Skip Landt

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

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

Piano 1: Introduction to Piano

Beginner

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

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

(previously named Introduction to Piano)

Piano 2

Beginner

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

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

(previously named Piano: Beginning 1)

Piano 3

Beginner

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

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

(previously named Piano: Beginning 2)

Piano 4Ever

Intermediate

Tuesday or Wednesday with Farah Farid or Renee Nanzer

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

(previously named Piano: Intermediate)