Core Level Classes

The best time to start is NOW

Accordion 1

Beginner

Saturday with Beatrice Makdah

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

Get started with your squeezebox studies here!

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)

Accordion 3

Advanced

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

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

Acoustic Stones

Intermediate

Monday with John Mead

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

From London thru the known Universe get your rocks off.

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

Tuesday or Wednesday with Genevieve Koester or Patrik Ahlberg

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 or Thursday with Colby Maddox or Genevieve Koester

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

Thursday or Sunday with Jordan Wankoff or Patrik Ahlberg

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 or Sunday with Steve Rosen, Jordan Wankoff or Genevieve Koester

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

Wednesday 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 Bill Brickey, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Charles Kim, Dan Fulkerson, Elaine Moore, John Mead, Cathy Norden, Jim DeWan, Andrea Bunch, Steve Levitt, Matt Gallagher, Alicia Lees or Deanna Devore

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

For the complete beginner.

Guitar 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Any Day of the Week with Carlos Chacon, Mary Peterson, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Charles Kim, Dan Fulkerson, Bob Goins, Shelley Miller, Cathy Norden or Alicia Lees

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

Any Day of the Week with Mary Peterson, Linda Smith, Steve Doyle, Alvin McGovern, Charles Kim, Dan Fulkerson, Randy Morris, Elaine Moore, Rebecca Toon, John Abbey, Louis Bardales 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, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Joel Frankel, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Charles Kim, Shelley Miller, Paula McKernan, Paul Kaye 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

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Linda Smith, Mike Blackburn, Chris Winters, Chris Walz, Dan Fulkerson, Shelley Miller, Rebecca Toon, Steve Levitt, Steve Dawson or Chris Corsale

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

Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking.

Extended Play: Guitar

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday with Mary Peterson, Chris Winters, Elaine Moore or Louis Bardales

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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Barbara Silverman, Randy Morris, Jim DeWan, Jane Hanna or Steve Dawson

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 or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Linda Smith 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, Saturday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Shelley Miller, John Mead, John Abbey, Tom Ryan or Louis Bardales

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 Sunday with Chris Winters, Dan Fulkerson, Randy Morris or Steve Levitt

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 Linda Smith, Chris Winters, Mark Dvorak, Jacob Sweet, Tom Ryan, 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 and Vocal Studio

Intermediate

Tuesday or Wednesday with Elaine Moore, Cathy Norden or Chris Corsale

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

Monday or 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

Guitar Arranging and Singing with Happy Traum

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Staff

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $45 ($40 members)

Join the legendary guitarist and educator make the most of what you've got to arrange simple song to make them interesting and compelling!

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

Richard Smith Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Staff

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $50 ($45 members)

Join acclaimed fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith to learn some classic Nashville style guitar work!

Crash Bass for Guitarists

Beginner

Monday 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

Thursday or 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

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday with Cassie Fox, Renee Nanzer, Andrew Doney or Eck Sierra

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

(previously named Introduction to Piano)

Piano 2

Beginner

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday with Farah Farid, Julia Storke, Cassie Fox, Andrew Doney or Eck Sierra

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

(previously named Piano: Beginning 1)

Piano 3

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Julia Storke, Renee Nanzer or Andrew Doney

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

(previously named Piano: Beginning 2)

Piano 4Ever

Intermediate

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday with Farah Farid, Julia Storke, Renee Nanzer or Eck Sierra

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

(previously named Piano: Intermediate)